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corgicoupe

Seeking opinions, thoughts, experiences, etc on the Relief 66 fountain pen.

 

I may have an opportunity to get one but wanted to hear from anyone/everyone who has/had one.  I have a Relief 2-L, a Relief 12, a couple of Dollar pens, and ten or so Esterbrook Js. How would a 66 fit in? How will it compare with those I already have? Is it different enough from the Dollar pens to make it worth acquiring?  Any other thoughts?

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For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

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gweimer1

The Relief 66 looks like a Dollar pen , but has a longer cap and barrel.

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corgicoupe

I decided to pass on this as it is not significantly different than the early BHR Dollar pen and the later plastic Dollar pen that I already have, and the broad nib is not my favorite.

 

Baptiste knew how to make a short job long

For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

Robert Frost

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Those nibs are really good writers. Was going to sell mine until I checked out the writing and decided to keep it.

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corgicoupe

Yeah. The 314 nib series are great writers.

Baptiste knew how to make a short job long

For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

Robert Frost

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corgicoupe

Someone purchased it already. A good buy, I think.

Baptiste knew how to make a short job long

For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

Robert Frost

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How could they not be? It’s an Esterbrook!!!

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For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

Robert Frost

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True, I haven't been dissatisfied to date, but I have not been dissatisfied with any that I have acquired. Perhaps I am easy. 

"Respect science, respect nature, respect all people (s),"

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