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EDC writing instrument picture thread...

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

  1. DDG.2

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  2. 313

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    Lamy Vista. Starting to show some wear after a year of constant use.[​IMG]
     
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    Nice one. I have a couple of these and they are pretty cool and cheap. They are rugged although the nib is a bit stiff and provides little feedback. If you use a Lamy ink convertor it opens a whole new world of inks...which is my current obsession. The Lamy shades are a bit tame for my liking. Another simialr demonstrator pen option is the TWISBI diamond or Eco. All make very good what-you-fail-to-realise pointing devices in meetings...

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  4. 313

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    Just popped a converter cartridge in and loaded with some Diamine Deep Dark Blue, sweet.. The TWSBI Eco is a nice one for sure, mine seems too nice for EDC in fact so Vista gets to take the abuse :p
     
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  5. tbzbbt

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    I have just ordered some Diamine Majestic Blue which apparently has a red sheen and a brilliant saturation which pops off the page. The bank manager will read my signature and weep.

    Pelican Edelstein Sapphire is another great colour.To maintain an EDC relevance...the cartridges come in a really nice flat tin in which you can secret your Maxped hatemail, sewing kit or stash of aspirin.

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  7. themadplumbarian

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  8. oke

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    What's fun is that Machine Era has redesigned their Field Pen to now have a similar clip/bolt-action as the ink cartridge advancing and retracting mechanism, and the preview's there at their ig account: j.mp/RedesignMEFieldPen_ig

    So now, with their use of an aluminum clip (I figure they didn't change that material since it won't scratch the stainless steel barrel), there won't be a gap between the clip and the barrel, so the clip should still hold onto pocket materials securely, and it's the same form factor as the Fisher Millennium and Böker Plus Tactical Pen K.I.D. CAL .50.

    I think the only downside is that, if it uses the same ink cartridge as the 1st incarnation of the Field Pen, then it uses the Schmidt Megaline 4889, which is compatible with the Fisher PR4 pressurized refill without the adapter at the end. Though I like that refill, I like that the Böker Plus Tactical Pen K.I.D. CAL .50 is around the same length (and shorter, actually), and yet uses the Parker-compatible International G2 ink cartridge, which then opens up the variety of options out there (which include the PR4 with the plastic adapter).

    I'd like to see if a gap is shown at the clip/bolt's lowest point of its path, however, at least there isn't a gap when the pen point is extended.

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  9. RMinNJ

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    Yeah... I looked at the machine era website...one can see the gaps in the writing in one of pictures... that would drive me insane no matter how nicely the pen is made..
     
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    I so want a bolt pen, there's one I love it's just so simple, heck if I had a lathe I could have one turned in an hour.. JR
     
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    This looks surprisingly much like my unbranded brass clicky pen. Is the clip on yours any decent? Mine was very very poor and bent on me the first time i clipped it onto something thicker than a shirt, turns out the clip was brass too.....
     
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    There are more pictures of the redesigned Field Pen which is now got a mechanism like the TiScribe-Bolt? I've only seen that one sneak peek so far... I know only some urls are now approved, but can you point where one pic shows a gap on the 2nd incarnation of the Machine Era Co Field Pen? Thanks!
     
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    Two new EDC favorites from Germany!

    [​IMG]
     
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    What, where, how much? :)


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    Google for Gold und Messerschmiede, it's the first search hit. The main page has a link to the Minipen international orders. Prices depend on modifications and extras but it's in the same range and other high end pens like the TiBolt.
     
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    Thank you for the info. My wallet hates you ;-)


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    Lost my Space Pen. Again. Going back to pencils.[​IMG]
     
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    That's an interesting pencil cover. If you don't mind I would love to know more info about it. Thanks


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    Bro. Those are awesome!


    IN OMNIA PARATUS.
     
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    Sure, they're Kutsuwa pencil caps: https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/KT49093/kutsuwa-stad-pencil-cap-set

    They fit long points, but are a bit loose on thinner (like Staedtler/Faber-Castell) pencils and need to be squeezed a bit to hold. Thicker pencils like this Tombow or Cedar Pointes fit snugly right off.
     
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