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I am thinking of buying one of these - but I could not find any review on it.

 

Anyone used them? How are they. Please share your opinion

 

Thanks

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Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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Just saw one on Sunday.

Looks nice, but quite a bit heavier than the FP.

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Just saw one on Sunday.

Looks nice, but quite a bit heavier than the FP.

Thanks.

 

I will stick with my Rotring Tikky.

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I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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Having F/p, B/P & R/B from these pens, I'd love the Mechanical Pencil, but so far they have been twice the price of the F/P. Am I looking in the wrong place [ebay]?

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I do have one. They are not that widely available in our neck of the wood. Actually I had been keeping an eye for a fountain pen for quite a while after a long period of not using one. The use of fountain pen has been declining for years but I do remember using them throughout my late primary and secondary school years. I stumbled into the Pilot range. I believe its the Pilot MR fountain pen model as sold in Europe where it make use of International converter instead of the Pilot proprietary one. Bought the FF and mech pencil. Do like the heft and the feel of the pencil. I use it for doodling in rotation with other pencils that i have. No I dont carry it around... being in T and jeans most time. The pencil cost less that the FP at the stationers that I bought it from and they dont have that many in stock. Glad that I have bought it because there is no more in stock.

Knowing what it is I suppose it cost Pilot more to make them than the FP, hence the lacking marketing push for it. In time I believe there will not be that many of it around depending on how long Pilot will decide to keep the production run. If I find another at the price I paid I will definitely buy another. Makes a great gift to those that prefer to use a more substantially sized writing instruments. And with 4B eno-G lead that I use it writes so smooth and sure..... almost FPlike.

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It is certainly a nice MP.

 

The good aspects are that it is:

*Comfortable to hold

*Well made with the (removable) mechanism mainly made of metal

*The lead advancement (done by pressing the entire cap downwards) has a good feel

 

The bad ones are:

*The tube is non-retractable so not pocket safe

*There is a gap between the cap and the barrel (needed for the lead advancement to actually work!) which slightly ruins the design, especially when it is seen next to the FP. For aesthetics, a twist-advance mechanism probably would have been a better choice (though less practical) but Pilot might not have a suitable design.

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To me the gap between the gap and the cap and barrel is acceptable. I kinda distinguish between pen the the mech pencil that I have. Then again I acquired different colors for those two just to be sure. Not that I am carrying them both in my pocket at the moment, just that if I do I will want to know which one is which. They look the same from the top!!

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