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3 hours ago, Leo_Luz said:

About Platinum #3776 seeming like cheap materials, translucent Pilot C74 seems like it too, right?

 

It does to me.

 

The two Pilot C74 pens I had (and sold) were plain black, because that was the only colour option on which I could get the #5 SF and #5 Music nibs. (The Pilot CH91 is a different model option, and I have still have one of those, also in plain black and it has an SFM nib.)

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6 hours ago, InkNsap said:

This is one of the reasons I wish I could try them first. In a store, with the nib I want and good paper. I just don’t want to cash out +100£ on a pen and regret it. 😕 

I might need to wait to visit Japan some day in one of those heavenly stationary stores with walls of FP and displays of notebooks to try. 
 


True indeed...regret is the most expensive of all the feels. :(
ESPECIALLY when you can't get your money or time back.
Its funny that Japan is still having pen shows, albeit smaller and more restricted, and doing great.
If I had the money and free time I would book a flight just so I can say i went to a pen show before I died.
Guess that's a bucket-list item now.

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7 hours ago, InkNsap said:

This is one of the reasons I wish I could try them first. In a store, with the nib I want and good paper. I just don’t want to cash out +100£ on a pen and regret it. 😕 

I might need to wait to visit Japan some day in one of those heavenly stationary stores with walls of FP and displays of notebooks to try. 
 

My thought when I take decision on buying C74 was "buying around 4 cheaper pens will cost around the same as C74 and I will still wanting it"

 

My problem with C74 Fine feedback is mostly because left handers push the nib on paper instead of pulling. And I bought Fine because a Medium nib would make the ink smudge my hand.
 

Often people that didn't like C74 tells that have problems with the lightweight, short section, length or girth (considering only the writing experience and ignoring all aesthetic aspects). 

I prefer lightweight pens (Platinum Preppy instead of a Jinhao X450 for example), I don't like long pens (never used any of them posted) and I'm really ok with short sections. So before buying C74 I already knew that it would be ok.

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I share your affection for the Penbbs 456 in the sherry material and have it inked with a Diamine red. I do not find it difficult to clean. Swapping nibs is simple, though I find the Penbbs nibs to be competitive with others. Medium is as wide as they get, but other no. 6 nibs fit, and you can also easily and reversibly hack other flex or italic nibs into them. Penbbs offers parts packs at a reasonable price. The 456 is a nicely crafted, high-value pen.  

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Thank you Bobje! That’s the one is in my basket. I still haven’t decided. I just made a bit of a impulsive purchase so it might need to wait until next month. 
 

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1 hour ago, bobje said:

I share your affection for the Penbbs 456 in the sherry material and have it inked with a Diamine red. I do not find it difficult to clean. Swapping nibs is simple, though I find the Penbbs nibs to be competitive with others. Medium is as wide as they get, but other no. 6 nibs fit, and you can also easily and reversibly hack other flex or italic nibs into them. Penbbs offers parts packs at a reasonable price. The 456 is a nicely crafted, high-value pen.  

 

 

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