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Help with a slim FP

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by alukardfe, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. alukardfe

    alukardfe Loaded Pockets

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm looking to buy a FP but I have issues with their size. What I mean is that the body of FP tend to be wide.

    I would like recommendations for pens that are slim as much as possible and have a fine nib.
     
  2. CitizenSnips

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    Entry level Parkers and Watermans are generally slim
     
  3. A144
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    Check out the Lamy CP1. It's just a bit over 9mm in diameter, one of the thinner FPs out there. Depending on how fine you want it to write, I'd go with an EF or F nib.
     
  4. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    How slim do you want it to be? I don't have any recommendations but I'm sure some of the more experienced FP aficionados around here could help if given a measurement.
    Remember that a FP works with relatively thin, quickly used ink, so if you have little room for ink there won't be enough to last even a day (depending on your writing). There has to be a certain thickness simply to leave enough room for an acceptable ink reserve.
     
  5. Minibear453
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    It's hard to suggest a fountain pen without knowing other requirements. But I only have two fountain pens that can be considered "slim." The Pilot Metropolitan and Pilot Decimo. Not sure if it matters to you, but the Decimo is a clicky. My eyeball measurements place the place the metropolitan at just over 7mm and the Decimo at roughly 10mm. A picture of the latter for the thread:

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  6. alukardfe

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    Very slim. This one is great.
     
  7. alukardfe

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    Both are to thick
     
  8. alukardfe

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    From purely functional stand point I get that they need to be thick. But it just looks weird to me.
    I use a parker jotter pen and want something slim.
     
  9. bullet08

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    Kaweco Liliput.
     
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  10. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Monteverde Poqiito? According to the description it's 0.7 inches
     
  11. A144
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    I would guess that description is incorrect as that's over 17mm. Goulet lists the section at 7mm at it's thinnest. But if the OP is looking for a normal length but thin FP, this tiny pocket pen may be too short.
     
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  12. Stonerman33
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    I'm not finding anything I'd WANT to use at less than 9-10mm.

    Sailor makes one, though it's about £235
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    The hero 70 appears pretty thin, might be cheap enough on fleabay, but I've found hero pens to be kindof a crap shoot. Sometimes they write great, sometimes they go right to the trash.

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    By cutting out any of the 9mm+ diameter pens, you're really limiting your options to the point that it's hard to make a good recommendation for something that will write reliably for years and years.

    Maybe take a leap of faith and try out the pilot metropolitan to see if you can make a "fat" pen work. If you can handle the girth, it'll open a world of possibilities. (That's what she said.)


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  13. thatotherguy

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    @A144
    It may well be that I misread the description- I only took a quick glance.
     
  14. AsTheCrow

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    My Lamy Logo is the slimmest fountain pen I own, writes well, looks gorgeous, and has the single best clip I have ever seen on any writing implement. Body diameter is 9.5mm. It's a little too slim for me to write comfortably with for very long. I keep it filled with a blue-black and basically just use it for signing documents at work. My workhorses are fatter.

    The next slimmest I have is my Sheaffer 100. I can write comfortably with it, though it's not much thicker than the Logo. Body diameter is 11mm.
     
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  15. jacobwilson99

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    Lamy CP1
    Lamy Logo
    Kaweco Liliput
    Ohto Tasche

    I've been looking at slim pens and I think my vote would go to the Lamy CP1. Beautiful, Lamy warranty and customer service, the clip is awesome.