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  1. I'm thinking about getting a Tuckaway out of sheer practicality. I'd like a pen I can put in my pants pocket, and it looks like the Tucky was designed to do handle this. I don't mind using and abusing pens, which explains the almost-ruination of a Vacumatic last week. I'm also a fan of the Triumph nib which I think the tuckaway had in later models. I was wondering if anyone knew how big the section was on the Tuckaways? I have a Sentinel Snorkel (I think they were calling this the "thin model") and while I love the nib, I don't like the thickness, I wish it were larger. It doesn't have to have a massive section, just bigger. Same for the Imperial IV and Imperial II Deluxe - just a little too thin (though I rather like the Imperial II Deluxe as a writer.) Also how well does it hold up to just putting it in your pocket and walking around all day? Will I end up opening it up after walking to work, only to find my hands covered in ink?
  2. I've decided I am in the market for a Tuckaway. After hours of trying to decide which body material, trim, filler system, etc that I want, I am leaning toward the older striated vac models. I would prefer a Touchdown sac filler, but I assume they dont exist in striated as that would defeat the purpose of the transparent barrel. Then I got concerned that the vac barrel could get permanently stained and ruin the transparency. Noodler's Bulletproof Black is pretty much my exclusive ink just because I require as much water resistance as possible. All my other pens are sacced or C/C pens. Can someone confirm if this is or is not a problem before I purchase a striated? If not possible, then I will concentrate on a solid bodied Touchdown Tucky. Also, is there a very SIMPLE (eg. one sentence description) of all the different Sheaffer trim levels and a hierarchy? Every time I try to read some posts, the discussion gets way heavy with minor nuances and one-year variants, etc, etc. As someone just getting his feet wet with Sheaffer, I would just like a very simple primer. I'm sure there is a good post on FPN, I just haven't found it yet. I know this is probably wrong, but to give an idea: Valiant: ? Crest: has a metal cap Craftsman: cap and barrel match. Thin wire cap band. Lowest tier





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