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Need Help Choosing A Pen With A Cap

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by K1CKtheCHICKEN, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. K1CKtheCHICKEN

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    First off, I know nothing about pens and dimensions and everything but what I do know is roughly what I want. I want a pen that either twists or has a cap that is thicker than your average pen. I feel that my writing is better with a thicker pen so I am looking for that for sure. I prefer cap over twist but either is good. I like a pocket clip but it is not a deal breaker for me. The only requirement is that it will not bleed through normal paper and last a long while as well as be under $25. $25 is a lot of money for a pen in my current situation so please do not tell me to save more money because I don't have enough yet as it is. Thank you
     
  2. mooshi
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    Screw cap or snap cap? :)

    And what diameter are you aiming for?

    Ballpoint? Rollerball? Fountain pen? Felt tip? Gel ink? Brush pen? :)

    Barrel material?
     
  3. K1CKtheCHICKEN

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    You're killing me Mooshi! Haha, screw or snap does not matter. As far as diameter it doesn't after, just thicker than normal by a fair bit. And it does not really matter which type but I just need it to not skip while writing as my writing is small and a little skip of the Ink and letters are missing from my words. Barrel material - wood or metal. Thank you for being so fast
     
  4. Myth90045

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    And you just wanted a pen!!! Lol

    Moosh is your girl when it comes to pens. You're in good hands

    Sent from inside my bag
     
  5. mooshi
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    :p I have a fascination with pens. hahaha :D

    Do you have a pen you already like in terms of ink/refill, size of the writing tip, ink flow?

    By thicker than normal, what are you using as your baseline? Bic Stic?

    Do you "post" your cap when you write (put it on the back of the pen)? I only ask 'cause it changes the balance of the pen as you write. :3
     
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    haha But my recommendations are just my opinions, based on my personal experience. :D These questions just help narrow things down a bit.
     
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    For ink, I'm open to suggestions but the tip has to be regular sized or thinner if possible because my handwriting is very very tiny so thicker tips make everything blend together. I have been told I write very fast as well so whatever your recommendation is ill trust it!
     
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    hehehe :3 "Regular" for me is different too.

    I'm just going to use the typical Bic Stic as a baseline since everybody is familiar with it. The typical Bic has a "medium" point. Do you like that line width or something thinner, like say (if you've ever used these):
    • Zebra, Fine (ballpoint)
    • Pentel RSVP, Fine (ballpoint)
    • Pilot Precise V5 (rollerball)
    Or rather, do you prefer writing with 0.5 or 0.7 mm?

    Do you have a heavy hand when you write? What sort of papers will you be writing on? Do you write through carbon copies? Receipt papers?
     
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    My mistake. Saw criteria and went fishing in bookmarks.
     
  12. K1CKtheCHICKEN

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    I press down pretty hard when I write and it is for writing on normal paper
     
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    Try w/CRKT TaoPen

    Nice thick, anodized al, screw lid, fisher space insert for convenient no bleed function. And good price. It can also double as kubotan.
     
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    BTW try surfing the forum, AFAIK there is my reviewof it somewhere on EDCF so you can check it out!
     
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    Hmm... I was leaning toward rollerball since they're pretty good at not skipping. Depending on how hard you write, might want to stick with ballpoint, though.

    Monteverde pens tend to have wider barrels and caps. Have you considered a Lamy? You can get the Al-Star (aluminum body) for about $25.00 shipped - the Safari and Al-Star have the triangular grip, though. They have a few others in your price range too, but they might be too slim. Refills for these run about $4.00 each.

    What about a Sherpa Pen sleeve thing ($30.00)? Say you like to write with Uni-Balls (gel rollers)... you can slip that in to the Sherpa and have a sturdy pen that looks snazzy. haha I've been wanting one for years but have been waiting on a design that I like. :D I've narrowed it down to the cigar one and the LE Year of the Snake one. :p It makes refills a little cheaper and easier to find, at least.

    Then there's Cross, Faber Castell, a few Parkers, Caran D'Ache, Retro 51...

    If you don't mind the maintenance, you can try out refillable rollerballs (use fountain pen ink) like Kaweco's Sport line.
     
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    My Favorite pen is a Lamy 2000 rollerball. Timeless design and feels great in your hand. If you look around you can get on form ~$85.

    Check it out here.
     
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    Lamy Safari Rollerball seems to tick your boxes. Decent thickness, cap, clip, writes smoothly, durable, and under $25.

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    Retro 51's are great pens.
     
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    If you are looking for a fatter twist ball point, this is one I just finished for our very own Gnarly.
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    It takes a Fisher or Parker refill. Little shorter than a Bic. Would something like this be what you are looking for? At least this size?
     
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