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Show us What Fountain Pens You're EDCing!

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by A144, May 18, 2014.

  1. nikao

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    My new one is a Retro51 Tornado Lincoln EXT with a M nib, have not really used it yet. Does anyone know if I could get a stub nib for it?


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  2. Sammyboulder

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    Taking notes with a fountain pen is so much more enjoyable! Especially If you use an ink color that you love (I use a dark pink). Just be ready to explain to people why they can't "try" your pen...unless you're more trusting than me! :p
     
  3. A144
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    I couldn't find what size nib these pens take, or if the nib is even removable from the section. If it seems to be close in size to a standard #6, and you've got a spare laying around give it a try. If not, buy the cheapest Jinhao x750 or x450 you can find on eBay to test the nib. Or you can just buy a #6 stub from Goulet to try.

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  4. A144
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    I've let a few people try a TWSBI 580 but am more inclined to let them try out my Pilot Metro if I'm carrying it.

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  5. Ben Rubinstein

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    I did some research on that one, seems to only come with a medium nib.
     
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  6. A144
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    And here's the pic of the Eco I promised, compared to a 580.

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  7. Elathan

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    after reading this forum, i decided to go back to using a fountain pen. i was going to order one on my day off, but i had to sort out the shed while the weather was good, ( we only get one dry day to about 223 days of rain here in the UK! ) when in a drawer i found this! i bought these in 2009, it was a 20th anniversary edition for tim burtons batman film. i remember misplacing them within weeks of buying them and never getting round to even putting a cartridge in the fountain pen!
    so i got some cartridges for the fountain pen ( the ballpoint worked right away ) and have been edcing them in there tin at work ever since. and im loving using a fountain pen, i find im actually writing to much in patients notes now! im now looking at getting something a bit more serious, so i can try different nibs ect.

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  8. polonium9

    polonium9 EDC Junkie!!!

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    I'm not more trusting than you!

    If someone asks, I prefer to hand them the Jinhao 159. It's chunky, and I wouldn't mind the $1.59 loss if something happened to it.
    The Kaweco Sport is my pocket go-to Fountain pen. I rarely carry a pen other than the Kaweco now, it's just that good.
    I also got off brand ink, 50 short cartridges for under $10. It should last me a long while, at least through the semester!

    Highly recommend the Kaweco sport. Works every darn time I yank it out of the pocket.
    (I also had a gift card for $25, so it ended up being about $2 of actual bank money for me to spend. hehe)
     
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  9. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Sammyboulder
    I'm the same way with my pens... I have to trust someone a lot to lend them a fountain pen (or even a decent ballpoint). I tend to jump around with colors and inks, though... the idea of a dark pink intrigues me though :) maybe I'll pick up a sample or two in my next package from the Goulets (after I work through the 17 or so samples I still have yet to try...)

    Welcome to the forum, by the way. Enjoy the addiction ;)
     
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  10. Sammyboulder

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    I'll have to check out the Kaweco! It looks just narrow enough that I could comfortably use it with my little hands.

    thatotherguy
    Luckily I have converters in all my pens, so I limit myself to the two or three bottles I have until they're used up - otherwise the options would get very dangerous. And thank you! Long time lurker/admirer. The forum has fueled yet another expensive hobby :help: It you haven't found it yet, I highly recommend fountainpennetwork.com. I'm not sure if I've spent more time on there or here :D
     
  11. thatotherguy

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    I'm thatotherguy1 on FPN. Great forum. Fairly new over there but enjoying every moment :)
     
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  12. Radley
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    NOT a good day!!!
    Got my pen court on my coat and snapped the built in pocket clip!! I have had the boker plus CID Cal45 for a ages now and have used it everyday since. I have had to smooth it off and form the ends as best I could for now but sad to think Im going to have to update on the EDC pen I had no wants to change. Not the most expensive pen around but it has been perfect for my needs for over three years now.
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    Anyone looking to offload a Ti version or Bolt you can always PM me.
     
  13. tandem

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    Cross Aurora

    Last Safari (Fine)

    Pilot Metropolitan (Fine)




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  14. A144
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    Got my black Eco with 1.1 stub in today. The stub is narrower than others of the same size I have. Works well inked up with Diamine Majestic Purple.

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  15. usk15

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    I have bought exactly the same set from EBay! Actually I''l give this set to my daughter when she turn 8 YO.
    Anyway Parker Vector it's a workhorse pen, no matter if FP, MP or BP...but it's too slim for my preferences!
    Enjoy yours!
     
  16. polonium9

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    The Kaweco Sport

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    I can attest to it's "sport name". I've run with it, I've done construction with it, I've carried it literally everywhere I know. It is the best fountain pen for my uses and fits perfectly into a little carrying thing with an LM Micra and Thrunite Ti3. It hasn't failed once. It's a work horse. Oh, did I mention no ink leakages? Did I mention it doesn't waste ink? It's my favorite and I recommend you get one for yourself.



    (I had a gift card, though, and got it for $1.90)
     
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  17. nikao

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    Got it apart and will order a #6 Goulet thanks for the help. Hope I don't have problems but I think stub makes a fountain pen better then a ball point.
     
  18. nikao

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    It worked, been using it for 2 days now and no problems.


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    That's really good to know, I loved the look of it but didn't want to be stuck with a medium nib.
     
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    Lamy Safari today. [​IMG]


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