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Just saw this pen on eBay today. First example I've ever seen of an all-black Japanese fountain pen (including nib). Judging from the pictures, the nib looks to be a M and reminds me too much of the Preppy, otherwise I'd be tempted to buy it myself.




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I know Sailor has had the Pro Gear Imperial Black out as a LE for the last year. It is a wonderful looking and performing pen.


I think Pilot also has an all black capless pen as well.

<p>Currently collection:<strong>Lamy Safari's</strong> x5, <strong>Lamy Al Star's</strong> x3, <strong>Lamy Studio's </strong>x2, A <strong>Lamy 2000</strong>, <strong>Kaweco Sports/AL Sports</strong> x7, <strong>Noodlers pens (Konrad and Ahab)</strong> x10, <strong>Noodlers Konrad Ebonite</strong> x2, <strong>Hero 616</strong> x10, <strong>Reform 1745</strong> x10, <strong>Sailor 1911m</strong> x2, <strong>Sailor 1911 Realo</strong> x3, <strong>Sailor Pro Gear Realo</strong> x2, <strong>Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black</strong>, <strong>Sailor 1911 Sterling Silver</strong>, <strong>Visconti Opera Club Cherry Juice</strong> (M <span>Dreamtouch</span> Nib), <strong>Visconti Opera Elements </strong>x3 (Amber and Black with M <span>Dreamtouch</span> Nib, Blue with M Gold Nib), <strong>Visconti Homo Sapiens Steel Age Maxi</strong>, <strong>Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age</strong>, <strong>Montblanc 146 Le Grande</strong>... Plus I am sure I have forgotten some.

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I have one of these black Platinums. I bought it from the late Dennis Bowden several years ago. The medium nib is a wonderfully smooth writer. But the pen is a bit on the thin side, somewhat thinner than a standard Targa but a bit thicker than a Slim Targa.

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