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17 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Does anyone else enjoy a good pen as much as myself? I recently bought a Conklin Mark Twain Signature Edition pen, http://www.conklinpen.com/product/signature.html , in green with a fine nib. Bought a bottle of Waterman blue-black ink and an extra converter--sexy.
 
17 years ago
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Trent
I enjoy my blue inked, ball point, Quills.
lucas's avatar
17 years ago
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i exclusively use the uniball vision fine black.

except for grading, when i use the uniball gel impact red.
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17 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
haha larz remember that night requel was puking and were just sittin there talking about pens!
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17 years ago
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almost forgot about the pen part, but i think so

in the bathroom, right?
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17 years ago
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the law is no protection
I love a good pen. I have trouble finding one I really like, though. the last model I found was from Zebra. they updated them though and they kind of suck now.
 
17 years ago
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Trent
lol or in the blue barrel of pop cans
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17 years ago
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lucas
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well, i meant where we were talking about pens, not everywhere raquel puked :o
phi_'s avatar
17 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
This post has gone OT so fast my neck hurts...
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17 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
yeah she was in the bathroom
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17 years ago
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lucas
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phi_: :D

so back to pens...
 
17 years ago
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dbrown
me, i'm all about the blue or black paper mate med. i'd normally prefer fine but they're free from work so i can deal with it.
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17 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm totally in love with: http://www.fountainpenhospital.com/images/oma … 203-80.jpg
phi_'s avatar
17 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
And this might be my next pen purchase: http://www.carandache.ch/products/writing/hex … t=5882.485
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17 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
Cool I was going to get this one for my pocket: http://www.carandache.ch/products/writing/ecr … ct=404.286
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15 years ago
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bluet
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15 years ago
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bluet
i have the montblanc meisterstück platinum line hommage à frédéric chopin with a medium nib and montblanc blue-black ink: http://tinyurl.com/5unl3k

i think it's the cheapest montblanc pen you can get, but when i tested it in the store, i liked the nib of this one the most. i use this for most of the things i write

for my filofax i have a pilot g-tech at 0.4 mm because i've got the smallest size filofax: http://tinyurl.com/5ddco3

for colouring i have one pilot green glitter pen i found on the ground outside the school cafeteria, a seven-pack of pilot pastel pens and a twenty-pack of stabilo felt tip pens:
http://tinyurl.com/5e7oe6
http://tinyurl.com/6r48ts (mine came in a hexagonal tin can)

i also have lots of pilot g-2 gel pens and a single bic medium that i let people borrow
nestor's avatar
15 years ago
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nestor
pilot v5 - black.

i need to get myself a fountain though.
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15 years ago
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bluet
yeah, i've got three black v5s as well
phi_'s avatar
15 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I miss my Lamy Vista fountain pen in XF. :(
lucas's avatar
15 years ago
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today i bought a sakura pigma micron 08 (0.50mm) black pen. it is both archival and waterproof. i'll use it to write on the back of my fiber-base photos in the darkroom.

i was so impressed with the pen that i also bought the 01 (0.25mm) version for typical writing use.

http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/Pen-Archival
 
15 years ago
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dbrown
live and die by these:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/pilot-g2-gel-pen/
that said, when i'm directing a show, i swear by the:
http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Product/Sharpie_F … arker.html
red and only red.
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15 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
@ luke: I like those pens a lot :D
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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lucas
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-200-in-2 … ds-Best-W/
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12 years ago
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lucas
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does anyone have opinions on lamy blue-black or violet-purple ink?

thanks!
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12 years ago
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bluet
> does anyone have opinions on lamy blue-black or violet-purple ink?

They're cartridges. I don't like cartridges.
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
agree with bluet. i find converter fill much more economical and convenient.
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12 years ago
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nestor
i need to get the nib holder on my first safari fixed. the nib is loose :(

i think i can send it to lamy usa with $7 and they will fix it.
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12 years ago
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nestor
i tightened up the nib with a binder clip... works perfectly.

currently running:
vista, F nib - waterman south seas blue (daily driver right now)
safari charcoal, F nib - noodler's walnut
safari white, EF nib - noodler's baystate blue (keep this one at home - with the awesome rhodia notebook lr got me!!)
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Nice!

I've currently got:
Vista, XF nib - Waterman Havannah Brown
Conklin Mark Twain, F nib - empty (just fixed)

Have a bottle of J. Herbin's Vert Empire on the way, though. :D
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12 years ago
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bluet
Mostly pencils nowadays.

Staedtler Mars Lumograph 3B
Staedtler Mars Lumograph 4B
http://www.staedtler.com/Mars_Lumograph_eng

Faber-Castell GRIP 2001
http://www.faber-castell.de/38238/Katalog/fcv … aid=183440

KOH-I-NOOR Versatil 5207
http://leadholder.com/lh-non-kin_cz-versatil-color.html
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
I find the EF way too fine and dry. F is just right for me.

Would love to get some J. Herbin Rouge Hematite, but the drying time is just too slow for a daily ink in my job.
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12 years ago
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nestor
> Mostly pencils nowadays.

Are you worried about the archival quality of pencils?
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12 years ago
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bluet
>> Mostly pencils nowadays.
>
>Are you worried about the archival quality of pencils?

No.
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12 years ago
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i'd like to buy a fountain pen. which should i go with? maybe the lamy safari (in charcoal with the z28 converter)?

i want a dark purple ink, similar to the uniball rollerball purple.

i like sb+cp the most on this chart, i think.
bluet's avatar
12 years ago
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bluet
The Safari has a peculiar grip. You should try one with your hands before you buy. The nibs are great. My Al-Star writes the smoothest of all pens I've tried.
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I really like the Safari (and, in turn, the Vista and Al-Star) line. They're inexpensive, the nibs are smooth, and they're rugged.

As for ink ... I just got some of the Private Reserve Tanzanite ink, and it looks (and writes) beautiful.

Here's some color samples, though they aren't very good samples. http://www.privatereserveink.com/colors.html
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12 years ago
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> maybe the lamy safari

just get one. they're so cheap! the biggest issue i can see you having is the nib - i agree with bluet, but lots of people might prefer more flexible nibs.
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12 years ago
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nestor
man, noodler's baystate blue has really stained my white safari.

it also stained my sink(!)
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
The Private Reserve Tanzanite is a lot brighter than that picture would lead you to believe, though. I hadn't really looked at it under good light until yesterday and wow... bright!

Mixed it up with some other ink, here for posterity:

10 parts - Private Reserve Tanzanite (base color)
2 parts - Waterman Havannah Brown (to darken)
1 part - Pilot Iroshizuku shin-ryoku (to retard/eliminate feathering)
 
12 years ago
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karpet
awesomeness!
What great timing. I recently made the decision to own and use 1 pen and 1 pencil.

I have a Lamy that I think is a safari, with an EF nib. I have two inks at the moment: Private reserve velvet black and Quink Blue Black. My pencil of choice is a Staedtler Elite Fineline Pencil.

I enjoy only carrying a small pencil case with me everywhere I go. I also like that "in theory" I'm making less waste. I haven't done any calculations on the waste thing so I can't say for certain that I am, but again it "feels" like I am, or at the very least I like minimalist/functionalist element of 1 pen and 1 pencil.
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12 years ago
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how does owning fewer tools lead to more functionality?

usually the cost to my minimalism is loss of function
 
12 years ago
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karpet
awesomeness!
Specific situations and circumstances would make "less" more for some individuals and not others. For my situation I take notes, and I journal. That is it. I'm not a heavy user of pens so I have one that I really like, I take care of it, and as a result it works every time I need a pen, and because I like my pen and only have one, I know where it is. I'm never without a pen. However, I am sure someone else's unique situation leads them to needing another solution. So I cannot say with absolute certainty that less tools leads to more functionality for everyone. I can say though for this moment in time for me, less pens makes my life easier.
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12 years ago
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nestor
i hear ya, karpet
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Want
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12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
read a bunch of reviews, this looks like an awesome pen!

i just ordered a clear F with a twbsi diamond bottle and a fresh bottler of noodler's aircorp. i'm a bit tired of the noodler's squeteague that i've been using as a daily ink with my vista for a couple months now.
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
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Let me know how it is!
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
will do

useful tool for this thread: http://www.gouletpens.com/Nib_Nook_s/1114.htm
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12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
swab shop is also a good tool.
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
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Oh man, oh man. Thanks, nestor!
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12 years ago
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nestor
it's AWESOME. it's less stiff and wetter than the lamy vista fine. really, really smooth writer with the air corps blue-black.

huge piston fill mechanism is nice and fills with less air than the vista. i need to spend a bit of time figuring out how to use the diamond bottle properly.
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12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
check out the huge flex on this custom ground namiki... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRebkWHsHC0

this guy has other videos on knives that may interest people here
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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i like the polar bear

i just bought the twsbi 540, a bottle of noodler's bad belted kindfisher, and a clairfontaine pad from goulet pens.

this pen hobby is getting expensive.

--

anyone want to buy my lamy joy 1.1 aluminum cap for cheap? i don't think it's for me.
phi_'s avatar
11 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
TWSBI + Clairefontaine! <3

Got a bottle of Private Reserve Dakota Red and Montblanc Midnight Blue recently. Not digging the red too much at the moment, but I have some ideas in my head to tweak it.
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11 years ago
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i want some of this http://www.gouletpens.com/Pilot_Iroshizuku_Ts … n69205.htm
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11 years ago
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i just bought a green pilot parallel, a bottle of salix, a bottle of scabiosa, and a bottle of carbon black.

i have a blue twsbi 540 f and a smoke twsbi 540 ef.

i use clairefontaine (in a variety of forms) exclusively.
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11 years ago
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nestor
paper is stressing me out these days. i don't like the latest clairefontaine notebook i picked up.
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i'm in love with the nakaya decapod.
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11 years ago
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nestor
confirmed: my dream pen is the nakaya decapod in kuro-tamenuri, probably with a regrind to italic or stub... with the iroshizuku tsuki-yo ink
 
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karpet
awesomeness!
I lost my Lamy :( I picked up an Esterbrook (with XF nib, so nice) for $20 cad and I'm on a waiting list for the iroshizuku line to come into the province.

@nestor, how is the dry time on that stuff?
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
sorry, don't know - i don't own any yet.

unless you really want to support your local shop, you can always order online. goulet pen co runs a really tight ship.
 
11 years ago
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karpet
awesomeness!
I dig supporting the locals. Brick and mortar is a dying breed, and the place that I go to does it really well.
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11 years ago
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lucas
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goulet pen company is not local to anyone because it doesn't have a brick-and-mortar store, but because it's a mom-and-pop, it's as "local" as it gets for an online-only store. they are very involved with the online community.

i understand and appreciate your support for local brick-and-mortars, though.
phi_'s avatar
11 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got a new (glass!) converter for my old Conklin Mark Twain ... no more leaks/clogged nibs! :D

Filled it up with Mont Blanc Midnight Blue (a permanent ink).

And, lucas, I used some in the ink I'm still working on for you ... hopefully it improves the staying power of the ink. Drying time is fairly quick too at the moment. :)
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11 years ago
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nestor
my twsbi 540 broke. the internal part of the feed that plugs into the ink chamber snapped in two, and so now i can't screw the feed piece back onto the pen.

:(
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11 years ago
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that's happened to me before. it just happened again less than ten minutes ago!

another $20 repair. :( maybe i write with too much force.

twsbi diamond 540 nib units
nestor's avatar
11 years ago
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nestor
damn. i should have been happy with my lamy.

i love the look of the micarta but not sure i want to support these guys.
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11 years ago
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lucas
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it's only happened to me once on each pen. i have two. no regrets. the good news is that each time you buy one, you get another size of nib. i was an idiot before and just tossed the entire thing! i didn't save the feed or nib! :[
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11 years ago
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hey, check out the pilot metropolitan. it's on my christmas list.
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10 years ago
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lucas
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welp, i'm selling some fountain pen stuff if anyone's interested.
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
not interested in the joy, but you have lots of other fp gear i'd like :)
lucas's avatar
10 years ago
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lucas
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like what?
nestor's avatar
10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
your diamond 540 :)

i never emailed them! i really ought to just do that
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10 years ago
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lucas
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sheesh. i think i've already destroyed the extra spare i had them send me, so i don't have an extra to give you anymore.
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10 years ago
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nestor
i love fountain pens to death, but sometimes i wish i had a pen i could bring on a plane.

http://www.bigidesign.com/welcome/solid-aluminum-pen-stylus/

looks nice and has lots of cartridge options.
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
(Carry the pen nib up?)
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10 years ago
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lucas
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i brought my pilot metro and my diamond 540 on the plane with me this trip! i just put them in a plastic bag, and nothing terrible happened on the flight from SBA (elev. 3 m) to MSP (elev. 356 m).

what typically happens to one of these pens in flight?
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10 years ago
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nestor
http://www.gouletpens.com/Articles.asp?ID=451

it sounds like you can do it fine. i retract my frustration
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Someone stole my fucking pen today.
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8 years ago
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pilot g2 lovers--I think this pen looks really cool:

karas kustoms retract pen in copper
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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I've been rocking the Precise v5 as my EDC. I wish I could find a refillable pen with that fine a point.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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that pen i linked can accept these as refills:

ohto ceramic rollerball in 0.5mm (which i think writes very nicely), 0.4mm
pilot hi-tec-c refills in 0.4mm (would also be pretty nice, i think, after trying bluet's)
pilot gel pen refills in 0,38mm and 0,5mm
platinum gel pen refills in 0,5mm
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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also, i bought a lamy 2000 makrolon ef in june when jetpens had a good promotion going on. it seemed scratchy, and after a couple months of trying to break it in and polish the nib, i finally returned it for a replacement. just got the new one. it's a pretty nice pen. i don't really deserve it, probably. oh well
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7 years ago
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I've been using pencils lately, but this weekend I repaired my Pilot Preppy . The barrel had cracked where the threads are. I machined a new one out of polyoxymethylene. It's a little heavier now, but a lot more sturdy. I want to make fancy barrels for all my cheap pens now!

I also settled on a notebook, and got the Maruman A5 spiral notebook grid ruled 40 sheets N247 10-volume set
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
i got a pilot custom heritage 92 this year, my first gold nib pen, and promptly broke the clip off the cap.

otherwise still rocking the lamys previously noted.
phi_'s avatar
5 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Bumping this just to show my Conklin some love again. <3
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5 years ago
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bluet
what inks do you guys like?

i like the dark gray look of the black platinum ink: https://www.jetpens.com/Platinum-Black-Ink-Fo … es/pd/1456
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5 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
noodler's heart of darkness is the best black ink ever.

j. herbin's emerald of chivor is amazing if you want some unf to your ink

pilot/iroshizuku's yama-guri is a daily driver for me ... I like brown ink

revision... if you like gray inks, check out noodler's lexington gray
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4 years ago
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the law is no protection
I'm not super into pens or ink but I looove the stabilo point 88s. they're pretty nice to write with but I mostly love the colors :P https://www.stabilo.com/com/products/writing/ … -point-88/
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1 year ago
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i bought a lamy 2000 f recently. i write more pages on the days when i use it than when i use my other, cheaper pens

i've filled it with kaweco purple summer. it dries fast. i want to try pilot kon-peki in it next
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6 months ago
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i love my lamy 2000, but it's been a headache.

i splurged big-time and bought one back in 2016.

the nib didn't feel great. so i sent it back to jetpens.



From:JetPens <jetpens@jetpens.com>
To: LR
Date:Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:08 PM

Hi Lucas,

We've received your Lamy 2000, and I can confirm that it definitely feels scratchier than it should be.

I have arranged for a replacement package to go out to you tomorrow, free of charge, after I have tested it myself. You will be sent an automated shipping confirmation email once the item has been sent from our warehouse.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns in the meantime. I apologize once again for the issues you experienced.

Best,
Ryan
JetPens




From:JetPens <jetpens@jetpens.com>
To:LR
Date:Friday, September 23, 2016 1:52 PM

Hi [name],

I just wanted to let you know that I've finished testing your replacement pen. Compared to your original pen, it still has a noticeable amount of feedback (which is pretty much unavoidable for nibs this fine), but it doesn't feel scratchy the way your original pen did. Specifically, the original pen tended to scratch the paper on down/left strokes, which the new pen doesn't do.

The replacement pen will ship out from our warehouse later today, and you'll get an email confirmation with tracking info after it's left. Thanks again for your patience, and let us know if there's anything else we can help you with in the meantime!

Best,
Ryan
JetPens




From:LR
To:JetPens <jetpens@jetpens.com>
Date:Monday, October 10, 2016 4:43 PM

Hi Ryan,

I received the pen on Friday. Thanks for your help, this pen is much nicer!

[sig]




i dropped the pen, i think, and bent the nib. i sent it in for repair. $75 seemed reasonable for a nib replacement.



From:lisa.katt@rediform.com
To: LR
Subject:Lamy Pen Repair
Date:Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:07 PM

Good day,

We have received your Lamy pen submitted for repair. Our pen repair technician indicates that the nib is bent and will need to be replaced. The cost for the new nib will be $75.00. Please send your check or money order to:

Lamy Customer Service
555 Airline Drive, Suite 100
Coppell, TX 75019

Thank you!

Lisa Katt
Customer Service Supervisor
Blueline Rediform

555 Airline Drive
Coppell, TX 75019
T 800.456.7334 x 2324 | F 800.999.0074 | www.rediform.com




the new nib seemed scratchy.



From:LR
To:lisa.katt@rediform.com
Subject:Re: Lamy Pen Repair
Date:Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:24 PM
Size:24 KB

Hi Lisa,

I recently received the repaired Lamy 2000 when I returned from my Christmas vacation. Unfortunately, I am not satisfied with the repair. The replacement nib is not smooth--it is so sharp that it collects paper fibers on a Rhodia pad.

Please advise how to remedy this situation.

Kindly,

[sig]




i never received a response. i should have been more diligent at following-up with them.



From:LR
To:repairs@lamyinc.com
Subject:2000 nib
Date:Friday, August 12, 2022 2:31 AM

Hello,

I think the nib on my Lamy 2000 may have a problem. It does not write smoothly. Can I send it in for repair?

Thanks,
[sig]




From:LAMY Repairs <repairs@lamyinc.com>
To: LR
Subject:Re: 2000 nib
Date:Monday, August 15, 2022 3:31 PM

Hi [name],

We are not able to repair the gold nibs back to factory specifications once they have been damaged.

We do stock replacement nibs for the 2000 FP in the following sizes:
EF, F, M, B, BB, OM, OB, OBB.
The nibs are $155 plus shipping and insurance.
You can purchase the nib and install it or we will install the new nib and perform a complete complimentary service on your pen.
You can follow the repair-return instructions listed below.

Please box your pens securely and ship to address listed below.

It is recommended that you insure and use tracking as we are not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.
Please provide a description of your concerns and contact information including: return address, telephone number and E-Mail.

We will contact you with a repair estimate when the evaluation is completed.

Regards

Bob


Lamy Service Center
Bob Nurin
4729 E. Sunrise Drive
PMB #406
Tucson, AZ 85718




From:LR
To:LAMY Repairs <repairs@lamyinc.com>
Subject:Re: 2000 nib
Date:Monday, August 15, 2022 4:49 PM

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your response. Upon searching my email history, I realized that I sent the pen to Lamy for repair back in 2016. When I received the pen back, it was not satisfactory. When I asked to have the pen fixed, the service center would not respond. I have attached the email thread.

How can I get this remedied?

Thank you.

[sig]




From:LAMY Repairs <repairs@lamyinc.com>
To: LR
Subject:Re: 2000 nib
Date:Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:21 PM

Hi [name],
I have been informed by my supervisor that we cannot accommodate your request after five plus years since you received the pen back from the distributor.
I have been authorized to extend a 20% discount off the current price of a new nib or a new pen.
Regards
Bob      

Lamy Service Center
Bob Nurin
4729 E. Sunrise Drive
PMB #406
Tucson, AZ 85718




From:LR
To:LAMY Repairs <repairs@lamyinc.com>
Subject:Re: 2000 nib
Date:Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:58 PM

Hi Bob,

Thanks for following-up. Yes I realize that a long time has passed. It's rather shameful that I've been using a scratchy pen all these years.

Can you recommend how I could inspect the nib for damage before sending it in? Is it possible that the tines are misaligned or something else? Do you have a tutorial or information sheet available for this?

Thanks a bunch.

[sig]




From:LAMY Repairs <repairs@lamyinc.com>
To: LR
Subject:Re: 2000 nib
Date:Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:56 PM

Hi [name],
We can't comment on the condition of your nib until we have had an opportunity to evaluate it.
You may want to contact a nib meister for additional information.
Regards
Bob

Lamy Service Center
Bob Nurin
4729 E. Sunrise Drive
PMB #406
Tucson, AZ 85718




From:LR
To:jetpens@jetpens.com
Subject:Body threads stripped on Lamy 2000
Date:Wednesday, June 14, 2023 12:55 AM

Hello,

From JetPens I purchased my Lamy 2000 fountain pen, which had been working reliably for years. I keep it in the same protected location in my briefcase.

Recently I removed the cap to use the pen and noticed that all of the ink had leaked into the cap, where it had pooled. I thought it strange, but otherwise the pen seemed normal, so I refilled it, used it, and stored it in my briefcase again. Upon next use, it had again lost all the ink, pooled again inside the closed cap.

In an attempt to fix the problem, I disassembled the pen, flushed the nib assembly with water, and attempted to screw the nib assembly back onto the body. Many of the threads seemed broken, and I am worried that this is the source of the leak.

Do you have a replacement part to restore the threads on the body assembly that interfaces with the nib assembly?

Thank you,
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From:JetPens <jetpens@jetpens.com>
To: LR
Subject:Body threads stripped on Lamy 2000 [#199546]
Date:Wednesday, June 14, 2023 12:34 PM

Hi [name],

Thank you for your email. I'm so sorry to hear that the threads of your LAMY 2000 pen have broken!

I just checked, but unfortunately we don't have any spare LAMY 2000 parts on hand, and we don't carry separate replacement parts for sale. I apologize that we can't be of more help!

We might suggest checking with LAMY to see if they have any replacement parts or can assist with repairs. Here is their contact email and phone number:

repairs@lamyinc.com
520-395-0183

Thank you for your patience, and please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Best Regards,
Emily
JetPens




From:LR
To:repairs@lamyinc.com
Subject:Body threads stripped on 2000
Date:Wednesday, June 14, 2023 12:52 AM

Hello,

My Lamy 2000 fountain pen had been working reliably for years. I keep it in the same protected location in my briefcase.

Recently I removed the cap to use the pen and noticed that all of the ink leaked into the cap, where it had pooled. I thought it strange, but otherwise the pen seemed normal, so I refilled it, used it, and stored it in my briefcase again. Upon next use, it had again lost all the ink, pooled again inside the closed cap.

In an attempt to fix the problem, I disassembled the pen, flushed the nib assembly with water, and attempted to screw the nib assembly back onto the body. Many of the threads seemed broken, and I am worried that this is the source of the leak.

Can I obtain repair or a replacement part to restore the threads on the body assembly that interfaces with the nib assembly?

Thank you,
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From:LAMY Repairs <repairs@lamyinc.com>
To: LR
Subject:Re: Body threads stripped on 2000
Date:Thursday, June 15, 2023 2:30 PM

Hi [name],
At the present time, replacement barrels for the 2000 FP are not available as individual items.
Lamy has elected to replace customers' pens with completely new pens at the cost of the broken components and return shipping.
We are required to return the complete broken pens, including the nib, to the factory in Germany for this process.
The estimate for the replacement would be $85 for the barrel, $10 return shipping and insurance and the replacement costs of any other missing or broken components.
If interested, you can follow the repair-return instructions listed below.

Please box your pens securely and ship to address listed below.

It is recommended that you insure and use tracking as we are not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.
Please provide a description of your concerns and contact information including: return address, telephone number and E-Mail.

We will contact you when the evaluation is completed.

Regards,
Bob

Lamy Service Center
Bob Nurin
4729 E. Sunrise Drive
PMB #406
Tucson, AZ 85718




well, that's a lot of money. plus the nib is less-than-ideal. so i'd rather buy a new pen altogether than keep repairing this one.

but would i forge ahead and buy another, given my experiences? idk.

there was a window of time when i had the nib working nicely. but it was very finicky. i loved the piston mechanism.

i might instead look at the pilot custom heritage 92.

but the lamy 2000 is great if it's working well! best wishes for you and your pen, bluet!
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5 months ago
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bluet
what a sad story, lucas

in the beginning my 2000 felt dry. it made very thin lines, and sometimes required coercing to start. i pressed down on the nib a few times, uncomfortably hard, and that made it wetter. now it lives up to the reputation of being broader than usual at every grade

nowadays i alternate between my 2000 and a promotional medium safari that i got from my employer, with cartridges
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2 months ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
in the meantime, i let a girl borrow the pen, and she misplaced the cap.

i think my journey with the lamy 2000 has come to an end until i make more money.

but i wonder what lamy's acquisition will do to the brand!
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2 months ago
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bluet
mitsubishi bought lamy!

"The reasons that prompted the sale included the need to find a strong partner to develop the growth area of digital writing and expand international sales." i hope they don't sink too much money into this stuff: https://www.lamy.com/en/digital-writing/class … smartness/ seems like the worst of both worlds :(

i adore mitsubishi's pencils though
lucas's avatar
1 month ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
yeah Mitsubishi makes nice writing instruments

I just want a nice piston-filled pen similar to the Lamy 2000 (at a lower price-point)
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4 weeks ago
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bluet
it's dissimilar to the 2000, but kaweco has a new piston-filled pen:

https://www.tegne.no/produkt/kaweco-piston-fi … 7mm-black/

i wonder if it's any good. i've avoided their cartridge pocket pens, but this one tempts me
lucas's avatar
5 days ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
cool, but a little pricey maybe? or not for a piston?