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EDC writing instrument picture thread...

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Mumbojumboo, May 3, 2012.

  1. RMinNJ

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    Yeah... its hard to buy pens on the internet.. I found I generally like the Jotter length...anything much longer and I just feel the pen is too long.
    Even my KK Retrakts feels too long (and the EDK variant was shorter but had an entirely different feel to it).
    I also found I don't like them too fat either but the length makes any pen appear bigger.
     
  2. PBJS II

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    I've gotten more comments since I've been using the Aluminum Retrakt.
    I like it ever so much more than I did at the start.
     
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  3. RMinNJ

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    Yeah KK really got it right with the Retrakt shape; the width and taper. Surprisingly the EDK feels totally different despite the same diameter.
     
  4. Nusm

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    I was most disappointed with the fact that the EDK doesn't take a shortened G2/Juice refill. I thought for sure that, since the Retrakt did, that the EDK would, but alas no.
     
  5. PBJS II

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    At least one of the comments on my Retrakt was how good it writes.
    Thanks to taking a G2 refill!
     
  6. sino2

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    New Pen has arrived: The Zebra Telescoping Pen SL-F1:

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    Copared to my Lindauer Walletpen:
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    Almost same lenght,but slightly thicker body:
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    When the Zebra is expanded and the Lindauer posted,the Lindauer is slightly longer.But the thicker holding part makes the Zebra way better to grip while writing.The telescoping mechanism is firm,but i can see,that it can get sloppy after some time.The Clip on the Lindauer is way better, longer and flexible,allowing comportable and save carry.The Zebra's is just OK here.
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    The telescoping mechanism of the Zebra is faster to operate than removing and postign the cap from the Lindauer.The Zebra is more convenient to hold and write. But i like the lindauer more, for the encapsulated ballpoint tip and the saver clip.
     
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  7. Zookie

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    Hulk do you sell these? If so i'd love to purchase one!
     
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  8. PBJS II

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    He does indeed. But a wee bit too spendy for me!
     
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  9. Sindri

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    Pelikan Jazz today
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  10. P Carbon

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    This is my daily use pen I made for work. It's been in service now for about 3 months, that's why it's got a few marks on it

    It takes the Hi-tec C refill (not the cavalier version) as i just wanted to see if i could use the origional refilI in a retractable pen, hence the slightly strange blunt look. There were a lot of constraints because the ends of the refill are cut at a slant and are never exactly the same so i had to devise a way to use the register about 10mm back from the tip.

    There is zero movement in the tip when writing (the hole for the tip 0.05mm bigger than the tip itself) and its pretty light (29 grams) and has good balance as I made sure that the aluminium parts are almost the same weight at both ends, so it doesn't get tireing to write with all day. I didn't bother putting a clip on it as it sits on my desk all day and because it's bolt action it doesn't roll off.

    I prefer to write with this over my Ti-click PRO even though there almost exactly the same dimensions and weight as my pen feels a bit more substantial at 12mm diameter.

    The main body is 12mm carbon fibre tube with polished aluminium fittings and a titanium bolt for the thumb stud in the bolt action (the bolt is the only part I didn't make myself).

    Anyway enough of me waffling on, here's the pics

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  11. Lellobeetle

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    Yes, the Zebra SL-F1 in gray
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  12. oke

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    Nicely done!

    :cool:
     
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  13. P Carbon

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    Thanks :)

    I just wanted to do something I'd not seen before, and I do like the hi-tec c refill just not the crappy plastic tube it comes in.



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  14. Bad Company

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    Hey guys-

    I just backed my good buddy Will Hodges' (Tactile Turn) new machined bolt action pens on Kickstarter.
    Looking forward to getting the pens.
     
  15. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Kaweco Special


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  16. Moshe ben David

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    @Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen: That Kaweco Special sure looks nice! Now I have to see if they're available here and for how much. Just what I DIDN'T need!

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    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  17. Sindri

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    mostly one or 2 out of these and some bic crystals for lending out (and mostly never getting back ofc...)
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  18. PBJS II

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    I tried carrying a lender. But if they ask to borrow i generally hand them a capped pen but keep the cap.
    They don't usually wish to keep a non capped pen and I rarely forget to get my pen back!
     
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  19. Moshe ben David

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    Don't think I'd go that route, especially not with any of my fountain pens. Too much risk of getting a mangled nib back!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  20. PBJS II

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    I don't carry fountain pens daily. However I did drop the Retrakt and screwed up the tip of the G2 refill.
    Undoubtedly a nib wouldn't have faired well. No the capped pen I carry has a G2 refill as well.
    I have it as a backup for the Retrakt...