Oh, my! I'm sure glad this review got updated. I have been using my Technixx for over two years now. Doesn't seem like it -- it seems as if I opened the box just yesterday. Because of the smooth nib and the fact that the Technixx is a standard cartridge pen, my Technixx has become one of the standard pens I use to vet out inks. Still writes smooth and easy, loves any ink you put in it, and just keeps on going. Reminds me of the Energizer Bunny. But, what do you expect? It's a Pelikan product. And any Pelikan I have had -- from the very inexpensive Future to the M200 (high-end for me) has given great service.
So I currently have five Pelikans, all broad-edged italics. One of these years, I will have to break down and buy a Pelikan XF altered to full-flex by Richard Binder. But, then again, my copperplate is cooking along very well with Gillott 303 nibs in an elbow oblique holder. Interesting point: all five of my Pelikans have been bought through isellpens.com. So he has my vote for repeat pen-buying.
As far as ink, well, I love Noodler inks for daily use. But, then again, Aurora has such lovely hairlines ... And most modern inks seem to do pretty well. Guess I'm still searching for the perfect ink.
Even more than ink, paper is catch as catch can. Still love my Bagasse copy paper for daily work. (Go green!) Have some OLD papers laying around -- a generic laid-linen, half a ream of Southworth 100 % cotton typing paper. From an era when typing papers were really meant for use in a typewriter. And some other fun papers.@Aaron
: Pen clips are a real bearcat to cope with. The Technixx clip holds up quite well. Another good reason to have one in your pen box. Other pens with a similar clip are the Lamy 2000 and the Lamy Logo/CP1 series. Might check those out. They are smaller pens than the 2000 and -- for a Parker user -- may feel more comfortable.
Edited by Randal6393, 13 November 2010 - 02:36.
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