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looking for suggestions for a new pen
Posted 04 January 2006 - 16:34
Please help me pick my next pen. I think I've got it narrowed down to 3 choices
DaniTrio Densho raw ebonite
I'm looking for a decent size pen (M215 being about the smallest I'd like to use), piston or eyedropper fill, good writer, not too flashy, preferably less than $100, must be less than $150.
I'm open to suggestions on these as well as any others that people like and would recommend.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 16:52
Bear in mind that Lamy 2000 nibs are wider than most so order a point size narrower than your usual size. It has a slight convenience edge over the Pelikan with its click-on cap.
Also consider a Pelikan M250 (same as M200 but with 14k gold nib).
Posted 04 January 2006 - 17:24
I don't own a Dani or the Lamy 2000, but as a Pelikan M200 owner, I can vouch for that pen and why it (and its varients) have such a huge following on this board.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 17:59
Posted 04 January 2006 - 18:49
Please note that they are VERY different sized pens! The Dani is considerably bigger and much more substantial to hold. It's not a heavy pen by any means, but the Pelikan is very very light by comparison.
I'd recommend figuring out what size and shape of pen you like best. Both of those pens are great writers - the Dani holds an enormous amount of ink! - so it's more what you want from a pen rather than which is a 'better' pen.
(I don't have that particular Lamy since the shape of the section doesn't look like something that would fit the way I write. I have several Safaris and variants, though, that fit me perfectly.)
Posted 05 January 2006 - 04:19
Who is John Galt?
Posted 05 January 2006 - 13:20
That is the answer I was looking for! That is my plan, I just can't justify purchasing all three at one time
can't go wrong with any of those three. Buy them all , or just buy any one!
I've also added the Duke Mako to the list for consideration. While it has received good reviews at FPN, I'm not sure if it is in the same category as the others. But it is a pen I like the looks of, so it will eventually wind up in my collection.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 22:41
1) Lamy 2000 (I own 2)
2) Namiki VP (I own 1) - oops! typo
3) Pelikan M400 (I own several)
4) Pelikan M200 (I own several +)
Edited by Glenn-SC, 06 January 2006 - 02:03.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 23:07
Here's my breakdown:
1) Pelikan M215- Beautiful pen, loved a lot on FPN. Interchangeble nibs means it's flexible plus it also leaves you the option of getting customised nibs later on.
2) Lamy 2000- A great hooded nib and a classic design. A real work horse.
3) Danitrio- A wonderful pen which will give you the "unique" feel. Brilliant quality, handmade design and not something which you'd find in your local shop.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 23:15
Posted 06 January 2006 - 18:42
thanks for the recommendation for the Lamy 2000, and the link to the review. It was your review that originally put the idea of the Lamy 2000 in my head in the first place.
Yesterday I ordered a 2000 from Pam Braun. I'll let everyone know my thoughts on it after it arrives and I have had the chance to use it a little.