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28 minutes ago, ParramattaPaul said:

Today's notations have been, and are being, made with a CS broad nib Churchill.

You seem to like that pen!  I believe it shows up on this thread pretty regularly. ;)

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8 minutes ago, essayfaire said:

You seem to like that pen!  I believe it shows up on this thread pretty regularly. ;)

I do like it, and yes, it is frequently used.

 

There are five inked pens on my desk.  Two are Onotos and three are Conway Stewarts.  They and the Gravitas pen that I EDC are the pens I use almost all of the time.  With that, they appear here on a regular basis.

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11 hours ago, BlueJ said:

I would guess probably a Fine point by MB standards but of course there are variances from nib to nib in factory grinds.

 

Could be a Fine. 👍

 

It's a good writer, whatever it is.

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On 4/16/2022 at 7:40 AM, lionelc said:

you have a better eye for sales than me, what do you think of pensachi's current easter sale?

 

On 4/16/2022 at 9:27 AM, A Smug Dill said:

Frankly, it is not worthy of my attention.

 

The last time I placed an order with PenSachi, it was during a promotion in which you'd get 7% off a Pilot (and, if I'm not mistaken, Sailor was also an eligible brand) pen with the application of a discount code, but 15% off (automatically applied without the use of a code,

 

Once again, now.

 

p.s. And now I see that I still can't use the free shipping ‘reward’ that was redeemed using points. PenSachi's whole loyalty rewards programme is worthless ink crud, then, when none of the benefits can be used buying whatever is on offer on special promotion.

 

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Today I'm using a Jinhao x450, EF nib, with Noodlers Red Black. The pen is a little heavy but writes smoothly. I was able to repair the loose cap after viewing an online tutorial and found a Jinhao branded EF nib from a seller in China. It's now one of my favorite pens.

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Today, it was the turn of this eeny-meeny teeny-tiny white Diplomat Butterfly. It doesn't hold a whole lot of ink (using a Sailor Chalana converter, which fits perfectly) but it's fun to write with a doll's pen every now and then 😁

 

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FP addict thanks to #Penpalooza. Currently can't stop collecting Diplomats.

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28 minutes ago, DvdRiet said:

Today, it was the turn of this eeny-meeny teeny-tiny white Diplomat Butterfly. It doesn't hold a whole lot of ink (using a Sailor Chalana converter, which fits perfectly) but it's fun to write with a doll's pen every now and then 😁

 

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I used the equally skinny Kaweco Special that lives on my bedside table to write a reminder note just a few hours ago.  Today's pen choice though is my Onoto Scholar.

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1 hour ago, ParramattaPaul said:

I used the equally skinny Kaweco Special that lives on my bedside table to write a reminder note just a few hours ago.  Today's pen choice though is my Onoto Scholar.

 

That sounds like a pretty big size difference - those Scholars are not small pens, correct?

 

But I think you have to think even smaller for the Butterfly! It is truly ultra-slim. I had to look up the Special, but if it's the thin hexagonal model I found, it's still quite a bit bigger than this one. The Butterfly is skinnier than the thin Travellers, as you can see next to a flame one below, and it is too thin for a standard cartridge or converter. I don't know if it's the same size as the Sailor Chalana, but it must be awfully close if the tiny converters fit. Anyway, it is as they say, smol. :)

 

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@Vintage_BEYes! The Pelican school pens are fantastic, they have a more ball-shaped tip so are more tolerant of a variety of angles. In the Pelikano Junior pens this feature is even more pronounced.  Lamy makes a "K" for Kugel nib that is similar. 

 

We keep a Pelikano Junior pen that I've converted to an eye-dropper on the kitchen table and use it daily for the crossword, lists, etc.

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2 hours ago, OCArt said:

@Vintage_BEYes! The Pelican school pens are fantastic, they have a more ball-shaped tip so are more tolerant of a variety of angles. In the Pelikano Junior pens this feature is even more pronounced.  Lamy makes a "K" for Kugel nib that is similar. 

 

We keep a Pelikano Junior pen that I've converted to an eye-dropper on the kitchen table and use it daily for the crossword, lists, etc.


We have Lamy Safari’s on our kitchen table. The Pelikano’s are no longer made so I am a bit protective of the one that survived 😄

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7 hours ago, Vintage_BE said:

… and a humble Pelikano. Great writer. 

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That's how I ended up with some Esties! But instead of them having been mine, they had been hers.

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15 hours ago, Vintage_BE said:

A TWSBI with a “ flex” (in reality: soft-feel) fine Fountain Pen Revolution #5 nib.

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Beautiful penmanship!!!

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