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Bought A Homo Sapiens, Thinking About A Second Fp


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Brand new to the FPN forums after purchasing a Visconti Homo Sapiens bronze maxi with medium nib. I purchased it with a bottle of Pilot iroshizuku tsukushi ink. The biggest selling point (beyond its uniqueness) was that it seems to readily cling to my fingertips more than any other eon, and I found it easier to hold. I was surprised to find that it seemed to skip when starting a vertical downstroke, but wondered if it might be the paper (I was writing in a Moleskine).... I tried again on a sheet of regular notebook paper and the pen did not skip at all. I haven't yet tried it in a Graphic Image journal I bought.

 

Anyway, I'm already thinking about then next one and was looking for something quality, but perhaps smaller, less expensive, and different from the HS. Right now, the Sailor 1911M looks the most interesting (possibly the larger 1911, but I thought the smaller 1911 would fit better in my briefcase's pen slots, as the HS stuck pretty far out). As the HS is my first, I have not yet tried any cartridge pens, and wondered if they might be preferred for air travel.

 

Open to any input and suggestions.

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WELCOME TO FPN

 

i assure you that you will learn so much on this forum if you stay long enough

 

and theres many kinds of papers that is FP friendly, do check black and red out at office space/ staples etc , and check out Gouletpens.com for assorted of good equipment, inks and pens

 

 

and you can always check out used montblancs out on classifieds and, u can check pelikans out theyre all are great pens.

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A Sailor 1911, in either size, is a great pen. Smooooth nib and a wonderfully reliable writer with converter or Sailor brand cartridges. Sailor inks are very good.

 

I also have a Visconti Homo sapiens.

"how do I know what I think until I write it down?"

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I really like my Sailor pens and agree with the comments about them. I don't have any Visconti ones so really can't be of any help in a comparison.

The Good Captain

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking that I may have gotten too wide a nib (pretty sure I got the medium). I didn't really notice it before, but it seems wide to me now. Of course, I'm still trying to nail down a good fountain pen friendly journal. I already knew that the Moleskine is not that great (since that's what I've been writing in so far), and the Graphic Image journal, while nice, is most definitely not friendly to fountain pens (wet ink seems to sit on top of the paper, even more skip-prone than the Moleskine, bleed-through). That will likely turn out to be an expensive mistake. Still looking for harmony between writer, pen, and paper.

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