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That’s a very nice pen @Gloucesterman. Really like the Man 100 and Gentleman I just acquired, might have to look at adding an Edson someday. My wife keeps telling me to pick a nice pen for my birthday ha ha. @inkstainedruth it’s more about shape than size for me. Where the swells are etc. I love the Pelikan M10000 and will probably add one someday. The KoP suits me better because of that than the MB149 and Custom Urushi and if I ever have a friend letting one go at a great price will probably take it on a long term test drive! Unlikely I’ll ever own one of the other two. @dms525 that’s a gorgeous pen.

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8 hours ago, Gloucesterman said:

. . . I wonder if I will ever actually own one. . . .

You wondering this brought to mind that I have the same admiration for Yard-O-Led.  They have grace, style, and equally important to me, history.  I can easily afford to buy one, but my personal ethics prevent my making what I consider (within myself and for myself only) an extravagant and 'selfish' purchase solely for the sake of ego-gratification.

 

But, that's me and my problem.

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On 7/6/2024 at 11:14 PM, ParramattaPaul said:

I suspect that procuring an old sheaffer bottle off of the shall not be named auction website might  be a way to relieve one of the required 'heroic deeds'.

 

Only if you have a "tip dip/touchdown", snorkel, or small nib format pen... the side reservoir in the old Sheaffer bottles still won't let you get the last of the ink with a long, open feed style nib like the one in a PGS.

Plus many of the original era ('50s?) caps are rusty now :(

 

I just can't see the benefit in having less ink capacity *and* higher chances of spreading pathogens around my ink supply.

David-

 

So many restoration projects...

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On 7/8/2024 at 12:03 PM, JonSzanto said:

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Damn!

 

it's like a Delta, but done with Sailor fit, finish and attention to detail!

David-

 

So many restoration projects...

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2 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

Sigh.  Don't suppose they got made in smaller sizes....   I suspect a King of Pen would be WAAAY to big and heavy for me (I do really like my 2 Pro Gear Slims).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

You could test the size by buying a Jinhao X159, the pen I mentioned I purchased on the previous page, as it's almost identical... they're €11 in Europe but only about $6 in America (and probably half that in China).

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Just picked up a Conway Stewart, felt a bit posh! Can’t help but love their classic vibe. Anyone else got one of their beauties?

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10 minutes ago, Revekah said:

Just picked up a Conway Stewart, felt a bit posh! Can’t help but love their classic vibe. Anyone else got one of their beauties?

I have several vintage Conways and a few modern ones including a Churchill. I love them. They are great pens. All of my vintage Conways date from before the 1950s except one that was my late wife's school pen from the 1960s.

 

 

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14 hours ago, ParramattaPaul said:

my problem

 

14 hours ago, ParramattaPaul said:

You wondering this brought to mind that I have the same admiration for Yard-O-Led.  They have grace, style, and equally important to me, history.  I can easily afford to buy one, but my personal ethics prevent my making what I consider (within myself and for myself only) an extravagant and 'selfish' purchase solely for the sake of ego-gratification.

 

But, that's me and my problem.

Somehow labeling it a problem does you a disservice.

Our values are the way we guide and manage our life experiences.

 

When I set up my table at the Commonwealth Pen Show, I post a sign noting that I donate at least 10% of my profits to various charities. In fact, I end up donating much more because knowing that the money is being used to buy food, medical equipment, care services and other such stuff has given me much more pleasure and satisfaction than any pen I have ever owned.

 

One interesting thing is that, thus far, no one has ever asked me about which charities I have supported.

YMMV, of course.

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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16 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

Sigh.  Don't suppose they got made in smaller sizes....   I suspect a King of Pen would be WAAAY to big and heavy for me (I do really like my 2 Pro Gear Slims).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


  I don’t think they are, unfortunately. @Merrick was kind enough to let me try his  Luminous Shadow KOP and we put my Pro Gear Slim next to it, and the size difference was massive. It’s not heavy, but cumbersome for my hand size and grip style. I was given some Peter Pan pens that day as well, and that size comparison was hilarious! 

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Sailor X Sakazaki Penguin Pro Gear Slim MF, Sailor Manyo Konagi

Blue Marbled Parker Duofold Centennial IM, Scribe Indigo

Parker Falcon, Oblation Portland Rain

Parker IM Monochrome Blue F, Parker Penman Sapphire

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1 hour ago, Penguincollector said:


  I don’t think they are, unfortunately. @Merrick was kind enough to let me try his  Luminous Shadow KOP and we put my Pro Gear Slim next to it, and the size difference was massive. It’s not heavy, but cumbersome for my hand size and grip style. I was given some Peter Pan pens that day as well, and that size comparison was hilarious! 

Did you happen to get any photos of the two pens together?  Just curious.

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15 hours ago, RJS said:

You could test the size by buying a Jinhao X159, the pen I mentioned I purchased on the previous page, as it's almost identical... they're €11 in Europe but only about $6 in America (and probably half that in China).

Or I could just read the KoP technical specs on the Goulet Pens website....  That gives the weight for pens both posted/capped and unposted.

As for me, last night I hit the buy button for a couple of Parker Vectors when the seller made an offer.  With tax & shipping the pens and the two included cartridges will cost less than $8 apiece -- each one will cost less than I paid for my original Vector years ago, new in a store!  

Of course a couple of converters (assuming I don't have any spare ones at this point) will cost more than I'm paying for the pens did, but still roughly puts the total price apiece in the range of the most expensive Vectors I've ever bought over the years.

Well that, and the massive amounts of aggravation I had since yesterday with PayPal....  (And PayPal wonders why I absolutely REFUSE to connect them to my bank account! :angry:)

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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1 hour ago, Surlyprof said:

Did you happen to get any photos of the two pens together?  Just curious.


  I don’t think I did, but if he brings the KOP to the show I will ask if I can take one. 

Top 5 of 20 currently inked pens:

Namiki Origami Tradition maki-e Penguin F, Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku

Sailor X Sakazaki Penguin Pro Gear Slim MF, Sailor Manyo Konagi

Blue Marbled Parker Duofold Centennial IM, Scribe Indigo

Parker Falcon, Oblation Portland Rain

Parker IM Monochrome Blue F, Parker Penman Sapphire

always looking for penguin fountain pens and stationery 

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2 hours ago, Surlyprof said:

Did you happen to get any photos of the two pens together?  Just curious.

 

I don't have a real Pro Gear Slim, it's too slim for me, but I do have a Jinhao 82. Here's a set of pics comparing the Luminous Shadow to the Jinhao 82 and a full size Pro Gear, capped and uncapped. For the capped I lined them up at the band at the bottom of the cap. For the uncapped pics I lined them up at the furniture at the bottom of the section. For an additional size reference there's also a set of pics with the Luminous Shadow, the Pro Gear full size, and a 1911L.

 

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 
 

-Groucho Marx

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20 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

Sigh.  Don't suppose they got made in smaller sizes....   I suspect a King of Pen would be WAAAY to big and heavy for me (I do really like my 2 Pro Gear Slims).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

I suspect this was a trial run for a new line of Sailor pens, similar to how the King of Pen got a Realo limited edition before the 1911 and Pro Gear lines got them as regular releases. Unfortunately it looks like the Luminous Shadow pens sold poorly as they are discounted at every retailer for $580, much lower cost than what North American retailers normally sell King of Pen models for, so I am not holding my breath that we will see L and S size Luminous Shadow pens.

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 
 

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18 minutes ago, Merrick said:

I suspect this was a trial run for a new line of Sailor pens, similar to how the King of Pen got a Realo limited edition before the 1911 and Pro Gear lines got them as regular releases. Unfortunately it looks like the Luminous Shadow pens sold poorly as they are discounted at every retailer for $580, much lower cost than what North American retailers normally sell King of Pen models for, so I am not holding my breath that we will see L and S size Luminous Shadow pens.

 

Oooo .... A PG Realo in the Luminous Shadow resins would be sweet ... and <sigh> irresistible.

 

David

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4 hours ago, dms525 said:

 

Oooo .... A PG Realo in the Luminous Shadow resins would be sweet ... and <sigh> irresistible.

 

David

I would be second in line for that pen.  I love my 1911 Realo.  I’d love it even more if it was a PG.

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Here's a quick shot to show that the KoP "Luminous Shadows" arrived safe and sound yesterday. A lovely writing experience.

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39 minutes ago, JonSzanto said:

Here's a quick shot to show that the KoP "Luminous Shadows" arrived safe and sound yesterday. A lovely writing experience.

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Lovely. Use it in good health.

 

David

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2 hours ago, JonSzanto said:

Here's a quick shot to show that the KoP "Luminous Shadows" arrived safe and sound yesterday. A lovely writing experience.

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Heat photo. Glad to hear the pen suits you.

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I got a price alert that a Pilot 743 in FM was on sale for under $170, just got that one in last night. It’s got that famed Pilot smoothness with just a hint of feedback from being a finer nib width. It almost makes me want to get an 823 in M. 

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 
 

-Groucho Marx

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