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When Posting, Pens With A Screw Top Option On The Barrel?


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#1 cougarking

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 14:32

I like to write using  the cap posted.

 

On some pens this can cause wear on the barrel when the cap is posted.

 

Wonder if  members can advise any pens that you can screw the cap to the top of the barrel  ?

 

Alternatively best pens to post without leaving a mark?



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#2 pajaro

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 14:35

Some Cross pens let the cap click onto the barrel end.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 14:40

Montegrappa Symphony came to my mind first.



#4 como

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 14:45

Ah, the Montblanc mini Mozart too.



#5 Tadeusz

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 14:48

For something in the affordable range, the TWSBI mini has a threaded distal end, and is a great value for a very enjoyable pen.



#6 Cyclohexene

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 15:07

Along the vein of affordables (hence excluding the Lilliput, although you can get a Chinese copy at a low price):

If you can find it, the Muji aluminium fountain pen, specifically the longer version. It has specially designed grooves at the barrel end to fit the cap rim (?) when posted. Googling and seeing some images of it will explain it better than I could. I think this is a superior posting mechanism than a screw-to-post design because it is much less finicky to post quickly.

Moonman Wancai has a screw-to-post feature as well, albeit in a pocket pen form. PenBBS is a similar idea with a rather unique execution, though not my cup of tea.

While it has neither screw-to-post feature nor any protection against marring, the Parker 51 and it's numerous homages/copies/clones are the perfect posting pens in my humble opinion. It's a pen I can't write with unposted.

#7 Paul-in-SF

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 21:00

There are some pens that are made to post but without screwing on, that is, the end of the barrel is smaller than the body of the barrel and it is meant to receive the cap when writing. The only example I can think of at the moment are those Hong Dian Forest Series pens that have shown up in a few threads here: https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B07YK224DZ



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 21:37

There are some pens that are made to post but without screwing on, that is, the end of the barrel is smaller than the body of the barrel and it is meant to receive the cap when writing. The only example I can think of at the moment are those Hong Dian Forest Series pens that have shown up in a few threads here: https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B07YK224DZ

Also the Pilot Myu 701 and the M90.



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 21:38

Stipula Passaporto -- though for these you need to attach the cap... They are the size/shape of a pill you'd give to a horse (or something you'd shove into the other end).

 

I should have included this image

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(Added 1855 UTC Tuesday 11)

 

 

I have an old Bexley Tuck-Away in which the cap threads to the tail.


Edited by BaronWulfraed, 11 August 2020 - 18:56.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 22:40

Yes, the Stipula Passoporto.  I have the FPN version from 2011.  There is no clip, but with the cap screwed on, it is really a comfortable and reasonable-sized pen.  I especially like the italic nib I got with mine.

 

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 02:09

I like them in this style too: Montblanc Boheme, TWSBI Mini Vac, Duke 669 those screw on the back of the pen. The LAMY Studio is clip posted on the pen.



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 02:36

Pilot Quattro 89. The pen in my avatar.
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Posted 11 August 2020 - 13:00

I have small hands I don't post. I let the cap fall on the floor so that I can get some exercise picking them up. 



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 15:24

Aurora Hastil



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 15:46

Kaweco lilliput.



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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:49

The 2018/19 release passaporto is an overpriced piece of trash. So cheaply made it makes a $0.99 jinhao feel sorry for it.

 

TWSBI mini, kaweco liliput, delike makes a screw end solid brass pen. The cross spire is a lightning fast screw post.

 

But in reality, a user grade pen will pick up nicks and marks. Any raw metal pen made of copper, brass, bronze, steel, aluminum, silver or titanium will develop more character from its little marks. Try not to be too worried about it.


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Posted 18 August 2020 - 05:58

Montblanc Starwalker.


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Posted 18 August 2020 - 12:48

Sailor does a tiny pen with threaded barrel end.  If you don't mind a wait, most of the small pen makers can make a threaded barrel end for you as well.



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#19 Tas

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 13:07

This Taccia Covenant Midnight Breeze has a screw-on cap, exactly the size of the barrel, that screws softly onto the body. Very satisfying to undo but gives the pen a bonkers balance if posted.
Whilst it ticks one box for you, I'm pretty sure this unticks another.

Lovely pen and for some reason produces some of my finest handwriting.fpn_taccia_covenant_midnight_breeze.jpeg


Edited by Tas, 18 August 2020 - 13:07.


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Posted 18 August 2020 - 14:13

not easy to find as even before Delta closed down the pen was already discontinued, however I consider the Delta Parthenope Old Napoli as a very nice example of what you are looking for.

The pen is designed so that the shape, size and balance is best when the cap is screwed on at the end.

The Parthenope (on the right) was also available in red marbled, brown marbled and blue marbled, besides black.

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Edited by sansenri, 18 August 2020 - 14:22.







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