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pen advice, best pen for $200 or so
Posted 02 March 2006 - 03:11
here are some pens i am thinking of
pelikan 605 for $129
pelikan 400 something honey tortoise for $119
bexley submariner grande around $200
visconti midi and maxi van gogh
Posted 02 March 2006 - 03:23
From my experience:
Can't go wrong with a Pelikan 600, it's my favourite size and the nibs are 1st class.
Bexley's have wonderful nibs too, and a great stub nib.
Visconti nibs are a little too dry out of the box.
Never seen nor handled a Filcao in person.
Now looking for a Sheaffer OS Balance with a Stub nib or a Music nib
Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:32
I'd also consider the Danitrio raw ebonite ED fillers, either in rough or gloss finish. Not a lot of flashiness, but if you want a good writer that holds a ton of ink, this seems to be it. Lots of nib choices as well. (Disclaimer: I haven't written with one . . . yet. Mine's in the mail as I write this.)
Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:07
Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:23
Posted 02 March 2006 - 11:32
If you really want to appreciate the depth of the WM Florida Blue ink your using, you may want to select a pen with the colour to match like the Signum Orione in sapphire blue with a medium nib. You can get it with either a gold or steel nib and in cart/converter or piston filler mode. Incidentally, Richard Binder has the piston filler Oriones with 18k nibs for $235.
Posted 02 March 2006 - 13:38
i tend to write smaller, so the xf nib worked well, it just made the florida blue look so pedestrian. i saw some exemplars that really made colors stand out. i am thinking of getting a fun pen from the guy who has those german pens for like $35 delivered with the all gold nibs in a fine. just to maybe use a havana brown or a purple ink.
i really dont like the look of an all black body pen: if so, im going with a MB. i did check out richards site. that is where i saw the bexleys in better depth. the submariner grand in blue he has, but is out of stock, well, i think it is oversize but it is piston fill and about $200. he also has that red one that is a smaller size. not too wild about the gold on it, as i prefer silver.
there is a 400 series white tortoise pelikan at altmas for $119 and a 600m in all blue there for $129. these are decent. i can get maybe a 800 pelikan blue black for $180. i dont know the difference in size between an XF nib and the 0.4 fine nib and 0.7 medium.
keep the ideas coming. i really appreciate the depth of knowledge on this board. oh, by the way, the pen i get would really be a workhorse. id use it everyday
Posted 02 March 2006 - 13:50
Posted 02 March 2006 - 15:12
I purchased the Pelikan 605 from Altman. It is a great pen and a wonderful writer. But it is not flashy at all. I also have a Pelikan Picadally Circus. Now that is a flashy pen!! I picked that up at Avalon Pens for $245. The pen that I have coming tomorrow is the Stipula Duetto Artic with a platnium Stub nib 0.9. This pen is beautiful. You can get them at Swishers for $165.00. Hope this helps.
Posted 02 March 2006 - 16:07
For $200 I'd go for the 605 or SMG, but my 400 white honey tortoise is absolutely the most attention-getting pen so far. I can whip out a favorite cool vintage or modern celluloid and nobody notices, but the WT often gets positive comments. Even my wife, who gets all manner of free pens from vendors (including MB look-alikes) and ignores my pen fetish, had a wow moment when she saw it.
...also want something kinda flashy....
Women in particular seem to like it. If I was single and on the prowl, I'd carry it all the time instead of having to walk a dog or a friend's baby ;-)
Posted 02 March 2006 - 18:02
Posted 02 March 2006 - 18:47
i think it is gonna be one of these three. anyone spot some deals email me. i am ready to buy. also think i am gonna get one of those german piston fillers for a fun pen to use with purple or brown ink