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Short Pocket EDC Pen

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by timebomb, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    Guess I've been fortunate here in Northern Virginia; never had any Fisher ink issues with the 'bullet' space pen even in summer in a hot closed up car. Plenty of issues with other types of bp/rb refills but none with the Fishers. We get our share of 90+ weather here; and that can translate into the inside of a car parked in the sun being an oven. Never tried measuring the temps inside said vehicles; maybe I'll try one of these days. Or not! ;)

    L'chaim!

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  2. RED-FIVE
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    Yep your're right on the 4c correction! Thanks! Had zebra refill numbers on the brain:confused:

    Yeah let me try it again...
    • Uni Jetstream SXR-200-05 D1 Black Refill
    • Zebra JSB-0.5 Gel Pen D1 Black Refill

    That's stings doesn't it....But oh they're handy! Not as short as all the other compacts in my collection, but I find them more justifiable when the Prime points add up. ;) The Jetstream ink made it a nice upgrade. Interesting how many of us have similar preferences.
     
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  3. Tesla

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    We have a name for 90+ in Texas---temperate, or if you prefer, spring-like:D
     
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    Prime points? I think I need to do some research. I spend thousands each year on Amazon, but I have no idea what "Prime points" are.
     
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  5. Osage

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    For those of you who want something different in a small EDC/travel metal bodied pen I use the Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen. The Liliput is the among the smallest fountain pens in the world that use standard international short ink cartridges. Threading on the end of the barrel allows the cap to be screwed on securely, bringing the pen to a comfortable, full-sized length while in use. Originally introduced in 1910, the Liliput was re-released in 2011. The one Con I can think of is the price--about $160.00. Also some might think that the Liliput being a fountain pen is a Con, but for me that is a Plus. lol

    [​IMG]IMG_0297 by John Call, on Flickr

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  6. ox71

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    I like the liliput, it looks great but I don't like the price, so I found the Oh to Tasche, it also uses international short cartridges, writes great and is super small[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  7. Moshe ben David

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    Well, since we're now having an 'embedded' sub-forum { ;) } on pocket size fountain pens...

    I have a couple of the Kaweco Sports; these are 'fatter' than the Kaweco Lilliput described above by @Osage, but do accept standard international short cartridges. Here is a pic of one such pen; and btw one can get converters for these:

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    My favorite pocket fountain pen though is the Pilot M90; which uses standard Pilot cartridges or a converter. This pen was a LE release of the previous Pilot MYU 90 pen (the earlier one dates back to 1973; the M90 came out in about 2009. They do come up for sale on eBay sometimes for ~$500! Interesting thing about these is the barrel, of stainless steel, has the nib machined as part of the barrel. Not any flex, but an incredibly smooth and reliable writer! When closed, this pen EASILY will ride in the 5th pocket of jeans.

    Sorry guys; I tried pasting in some pics from a Google search but failed :(. Just search for Pilot M90 fountain pen....

    ADDITIONAL INFO: For my fellow fp fanatics... after logging off I took another look at my Google search and found an extensive review/history of this Pilot M90. Worth a read if you're into fountain pens -- especially collectible ones! https://clickypost.com/blog/2015/2/22/pilot-m90-fountain-pen-discontinued-f-nib

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    i scored a Pilot M90 a few years ago. I wanted one since they were first released but couldn’t afford one back then. I love the look of the integrated barrel & nib and it is a great writer!
     
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  9. Adam Ng

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    Love these but they are easily slipped out of your pocket. Lost three so far.


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  10. Adam Ng

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    I made little sleeve like this from recycled leather to help keeping them in my pocket better.




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  11. Moshe ben David

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    Great minds think alike! I almost posted a suggestion to do this ... use a slip case I mean ;). I edc a Fisher Telescoping pen together with a Streamlight Microstream in a leather slip case I repurposed from using for a Kaweco pen. Works great.

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  12. Tesla

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    I have to play contrarian here. As a "less is more" guy, I cringe at the idea of "something to carry something I carry". Putting things in a "carrying case" in your pocket just makes them more difficult to access and use---my $0.02......:unsure: I grant that if you're Batman, a utility belt may be called for. It comes down to how much you carry, in part, I suppose.
     
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  13. Moshe ben David

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    Different strokes ..... :)

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    Au contraire! Sleeves like these keep things at your finger tips. Easy to get to when you don’t have to fish around.[​IMG]


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  15. tbzbbt

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    Ive just had an ink-splosive experience with my black Liliput after a flight. The ink ended up on my fingers clothes and - dont ask - tongue. Excellent pen though maybe a spacepen trekker is one to travel with...

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  16. Moshe ben David

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    +1 -- and then some! :)

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  17. Tesla

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    All due respect, they keep them in your pocket, which you then have to reach into & retrieve the holder, remove the pen (or whatever), place the holder back in the pocket, use the pen, re-retrieve the holder, place pen back in holder, then replace holder & pen BACK into pocket. Couple the inefficiency of constant back & forth with the additional bulk the holder adds in the pocket and you get a deal-breaker for me. The holder may give some level of protection to a pen or device, so if you are one of those who value that, good on you. As for me, I prefer my tools to be....tools. I want them as handy as possible if I'm going to use them efficiently. I don't really care that they look "used" after a while...I didn't buy them to look at: I bought them to use. In addition to keys (on a nano-clip), I carry a pocket knife (in RF pocket), AAA stainless clicky light (clipped to RF pocket), mini wallet (LF pocket), pocket pen (clipped to LF pocket), and a comb (RR pocket). I have easy access to all I carry without doing the "tool two-step".

    I subscribe to the "less is more" philosophy. Those who subscribe to the "carry the kitchen sink and stopper" philosophy may, in fact benefit from further organization.
     
  18. ox71

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    anyone with reasonable dexterity can select an item inside its slip while still in pocket, if you can't maybe spend some time working on your knots to build better finger manipulation.
    most who are into EDC and collecting EDC have refined or are in their process of refinement of what they carry and you will be hard pressed to convince them that what doesn't work for you won't work for them.
    my wallet for instance, it is a clone of the ridge wallet and a reviewer on YouTube stated that the squared edges on the side you slip the cards into are difficult to slip the card into and the ridge wallets chambered edge makes it easier. well in my experience with the clone that hasn't been the case at all, I find it to be easy to use and I've never had any difficulty inserting cards or even a lotto ticket or receipt in between cards.

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    It’s an interesting point you raise with whether additional organisation is required in normal use: a container within a container so to speak. I store my Kaweco short-black-specials in a dual leather Kaweco grained leather slip on account of their diminutive size. I have several “normal size” pens such as Lamy Swift which rattle around wild and free in unconstrained glory in the pocket. My Liliput has no pocket clip so that does too. My trekker space pen is on a lanyard, and my other space pens are in an edc maxped mini pouch. The real fountain pens are all in individual leather slips or tucked into admin slots in bags. My point to recounting this is that there is no method in the madness, and the constant tension between protected carry vs easy access is what makes edc such fun...

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    Nothing wrong with my dexterity. I play guitar and have for 56+ years....and yes I could probably do that just fine..question is why would I want to add something that provides no utility to me? I'm not trying to convert anyone who doesn't agree...just saying why it doesn't work for me. Again, my general philosophy is "less is more" (excepting guns & ammo, I guess), so my opinion reflects that...just as yours reflects the opposite.
     
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