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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by flnder, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. flnder

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    I have to say I am a big fan. I have had a stainless Maxmadco pen for a few years, really like it a lot. So much so that it is a safe queen. The other day I ordered two lightweight ones from Jim, just got them. I wish had a camera like the rest of you guys because these things are awesome and the new refills write beautifully. The speed which Jim sent them is amazing and he threw in extra springs. man this is like Christmas
    Thanks Jim
     
  2. Gary Gross

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    All you need is a phone and upload to Tapatalk from there (I don't use a "real" camera). We love pictures here! Feel free to post away!
     
  3. MichiganMan

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    He's one of the first, and IMO one of the best of the many private pen designers that have come up in the previous decade. I have one of his earlier stainless pens with the black relief logo. I've communicated with him a few times about the pen and he's never been anything less that friendly, helpful, and informative. He's clearly an artisan that enjoys his work.

    After over half a decade of using my pen both in the field and office I can say that its ridiculously worth the price, admittedly more so at a desk than a doorway as the weight of the stainless does lend itself to being dropped, but even then it has held up admirably. Based on that, I suspect that the lighter aluminum and titanium pens would be ideal for field use. You're only serving to deny yourself by keeping yours hidden away.

    By all means, implement best practices to ensure it doesn't walk off. Mine rode in a select sleeve of my portfolio that ensured that its absence was immediately apparent upon conclusion of its use. But after that, use it as the beloved tool its designer no doubt intended it to be.
     
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    It certainly makes pens from large commercial manufacturers seem like cheap crap (thinking of all the pressing and plastic used in them).
     
  5. chaosmagnet
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    Love mine. Love it so much I bought a spare to keep in the safe.
     
  6. bmwboris

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    I'm also a fan!!!

    The build quality and tolerances of his pens are amazing

    I have one of each material/model he has produced, and will keep buying each and every model he will produce. I don't mind paying the postage costs to ship to Australia either- as once you have the pen in hand- you can feel the quality and justify the cost
     
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    The build quality of my stainless steel model is excellent. I rather prefer the heft over others weighing much less.
     
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    I've bought one as a gift to someone else, but I've not yet treated myself to one of Jim's works of art. I'm still lusting after a ti or aluminum version.
     
  9. Loadout

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    So which model is the one to get?
     
  10. Nusm

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    That's going to depend on what you like - a light, medium, or heavy pen. If you like heavy, go for the stainless, brass, or copper. If you like light, go for the black aluminum (and trust me, it's *really* light). And titanium is right in middle. For me, the titanium is the sweet spot, the perfect weight & balance.
     
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    Thanks. Some reviews mention that the Ti is more grippy. Why is this? Is it brushed differently?
     
  12. Nusm

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    I think that it's just the nature of the metal. Stainless steel is a slicker material, and the titanium metal itself has more grip to it.
     
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    Titanium is the sweet spot in weight for me as well.
     
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    I have the Ti. Looking to get an Al and a SS in the future.
     
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    He has repaired my brass and SS pens a few times now, the Ti hasn't taken any damage yet. They are used every single day in an industrial setting and are pretty well beat up on occasion. He chided me for damaging a "precision instrument" until I responded that my pens are tools to be used as such and I will pay what is needed to repair them.
     
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    I have the Ti and SS. I like both. When I originally bought the SS, the Ti wasn't available. Since getting the Ti 2-3 years ago, I use it regularly, while the SS doesn't get used as frequently. The Ti definitely has a "stickier" feel to it. If I could only have one, I would keep the Ti over the SS...but am happy to have both.
     
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    I am trying[​IMG]

    Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
     
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    Anyone selling a ti bolt action? He said he would sell me one if he found any titanium left to use to make one and its probably not going to happen...he also said hes no longer building pens and hes pretty much selling his last stock online...i think this would be impossible to find a seller though
     
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