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The nukes are flying tomorrow, and you can choose any one fountain pen (doesn't have to be one you own) to take with you to survive the coming collapse. Make it last - it'll be your last modern writing instrument until society rebuilds, and that means it'll have to be durable enough to make it through without repairs or breaking.

 

What do you pick?

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For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God.

Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails.

Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon.

Amen.

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my 1951 tortoise shell Pelikan 400 with the OBB nib.

"It's funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I did not even grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy."  Elizabeth Kostova

 

 

 

 

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Pencil.

 

Mind you, I have no fantastical plan which assumes intact survival.

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Monteverde tool pen obviously.

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I mean, I have the rollerball and I find it very uncomfortable so I never use it, but if for some reason I was trying to survive the apocalypse (not sure I'd actually bother really) and for some reason I could only have one pen, and for some reason I didn't pick a permanent marker so I could, like, write on rocks and stuff... then I guess it would be the Monteverde tool fountain pen. That way at least I have a bubble level in case I need to build a bookshelf or something.

 

 

And a stylus tip in case I need to use a mobile phone and I've lost my fingers.

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As much as I love my fountain pens, in such a scenario, I'd go with something like the Pininfarina Cambiano. Would be better off using that than my broad wet nibbed fountain pens on cheap paper :D

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Hi all,

 

Well, you'd have around 20-30 minutes...

 

... so, I'd be reclining in my back yard; looking out at the ocean, (well, Great Egg Harbor), having a drink, saying a few prayers, calling a few very choice people for a quick "goodbye and I love you"... and preparing to meet my God.

 

Because I'd really rather not survive the attack.

 

But I would be wearing sun glasses and I'd have my first L2K in my pocket... just in case I survive it. :thumbup:

 

 

- Anthony

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ParkerDuofold

Just to follow-up...

 

I figure the fiberglass L2K will hold up well against all the Black Rain and nuclear fall-out. :thumbup:

 

 

- A.C.

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My opinion:

Any demonstrator pen is an apocalypse pen - it`s the same thing, see, as the apocalypse reveals the inner workings :)

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Hi,

 

At first I thought of my rotring 600, but then I thought of pen/s with the fewest moving parts and no reliance on caartridges / converters: so that brings me to either an eye dropper or the capillary fill Parker 61 [Flighter.

 

Bye,

S1

 

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The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

 

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Visconti mosquito pen. I can use it to shoot up a dose of heroin and go out with a smile on my face.

 

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In Heidelberg back in a international stress situation... HQ USAREUR and 7th Army were in Heidelberg....the number one Euro target. I lay in bed, and as I raised there was a brilliant flash. I fell back face into the pillow saying the 4 letter word..........Two bitter breaths later....I was still alive. The sun had struck a window across the street just right. :lticaptd:

 

Since then I renewed my contract.....I get to take it all with me, wife, house and fountain pens....all of them.

They do have better single malt up there....but if only one pen....the 400nn OF maxi-semi-flex (I can survive with green stripe...in it holds more ink than my early '50's tortoise pens).......a big supply of scotch for bottles for the letters. :unsure: Eventually, I may have to use Sherry bottles. :(

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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The most durable pen would be one that is easily serviceable, with nearly ubiquitous parts for replacements. It would be like the old Landrovers; parts were easily had, and you could have it fixed regardless of where you were in the world, regardless, since parts were easily sourced. I would be hard-pressed to say that fountain pens fall into any form of ubiquitous form. Ink would be hard to come by, and paper that would work well enough with what paper remains. Pencils would be an ideal form. Robust, but consumable, but still highly ubiquitous and writes in most conditions.

However, if something like this would be to happen, I'd rather go out in a blaze of glory with the initial thermonuclear blast than the horrors afterward.

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.................................Parker 51.

 

My blue one was with me when I pulled alerts in the LCC of a Titan II ICBM site.

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"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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L2K

 

But if it were 2 pens.... I'd take my Lamy Safari, too.

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Sorry TWSBI's... we have an idea what may happen to you,

 

Sorry Jinhao's, you're tough, but you always make me want something a little more. I'll always remember you with a Franklin-Christoph M,

 

Sorry my Ebonite Beauties... but you're not tough enough,

 

Sorry Pilot CH 92, but the OP's a jerk, drew the line, and says I can't take anymore : ( lol.... OK I'll sneak you under the thread : )

 

Noodler's!?! Nice try, you.

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Pelikan m600 old style with 18k nib, easily my most reliable pen.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

B. Russell

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.................................Parker 51.

 

My blue one was with me when I pulled alerts in the LCC of a Titan II ICBM site.

 

That's crazy! Got any stories from that period?

For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God.

Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails.

Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon.

Amen.

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That's crazy! Got any stories from that period?

Most of the things I can remember could get me into some trouble, even after forty years.

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"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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