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Easy one! VP for me.

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One more vote for the Pilot Custom 823, because it writes and works so beautifully and reliably, is well balanced, and has a simple elegant look. Travels well on airplanes because of the safety shutoff.

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Another for the Custom 823.

 

Love the fill mechanism, smooth M nib and the general feel of it in your hand.

 

And the classiness of the look

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Sort of the one that you would pick to write with forever! Not the most expensive or one with the greatest history but the one you would choose to write with.

 

curious,

 

Kurt

 

 

The Namiki Yukari Royale just shades it over the Sailor King of Pen, but both pens are terrific.

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Got to be the VP!

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Oddly enough, it's a Pilot 78G in Teal with a BB. I love that pen so much that when it comes down to it or an M800 for the day's tasks, the Pilot goes in the shirt pocket and the Peli goes in the back-up case.

 

 

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Sailor Pro Gear w/ H-F nib. Got it here, and haven't been able to find a spare that's got exactly the same feel...seriously made me think about selling the rest off, and only having one pen. That thought did pass, though.

 

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Custom 823 is hard to top.

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This is a really hard choice, because the Japanese pens are hard to beat. I like the Sailor King of Pen, the Danitrio Mikado, and any of the Pilot Custom series that use their No. 15 nib.

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These are all favorites, but the second one from the left is the best writer. I love it. I'm a sucker for bori's.

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Those are beautiful - what are they (apologies for my ignorance!)

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Can there be three?

 

My Sailor 1911 "large" Red/Black with H-MF nib.

 

This pen was upgraded by Michael Masuyama. It writes smoothly, is well-balanced, and always makes me smile when I look at it.

 

Nakaya - Aki Tamenuri Cigar Portable Size and Heki Tamenuri Piccolo - nibs by Mattishaw - is there more to say?

 

 

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My Nakaya reddish black tamenuri with elastic music nib. The finish has impeccable color and depth, and the nib is wet, juicy and lays a beautiful line.

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I like the 78G pens, no question, but my favorite would have to be my only: Pilot M90.

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These are all favorites, but the second one from the left is the best writer. I love it. I'm a sucker for bori's.

http://www.custombindes.com/photos/bori2.JPG

 

 

Those are beautiful - what are they (apologies for my ignorance!)

 

They're all Japanese eyedropper pens with ink shut offs. You have to slightly unscrew the blind cap so that the ink will flow. The finish/style is kamakura-bori. Save for the all black pen, there are multiple layers of lacquer applied to the pen and then the carving is done, revealing the different layers.

 

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My Sailor 1911 with H-MF nib in black and rhodium. Just more comfortable to hold than my also great writing Namiki VP.

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