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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by A144, May 18, 2014.
A144, these are EDC?
Yep, the only one I haven't carried is the clipless version of the Micarta. I have a 580 with me a lot, and will actually be EVERY day once school starts next week. I usually carry a cheaper backup pen as well like a Lamy Safari, Pilot Metropolitan, or a Jinhao.
AL Sport like any other days. too convenient. my Classic Spot will be here sometime this week along with Parker 51. Classic Sport will be my back up pen. there is some room left in my left front pocket for it. Parker 51 will be my "work in progress" pen. it's restored and polished, but has bit of clip wear, i want to get a fine nib for it.
Just picked up a Pilot Falcon (Resin) with the SEF nib... loaded her up with Apache Sunset and have been testing it out for hours... nevermind the horrible penmanship and smearing. The SEF nib will lay down a hair-thin line and flexes to a decent broad. I can't wait to start sketching with it!
Another Falcon, though this is the metal variant. The SF nib sure is fun.
same ole set up.
how that 51 coming along? have to taken the hood off yet?
I've actually gotten it writing. After soaking it for a few days to loosen up all the dried ink, I was able to take the hood off and clean the nib and feed.
The nib seems to be a Fine, and write fairly dry. I think it still needs a bit of alignment but the nib has a nice feeling on the page. It almost feels like writing with a hard pencil lead. Smooth, but with some feedback.
I think it is a regular 51 with a gold nib, but I'm not quite sure. When I get a chance I'll post some pics on the Parker forum on FPN for confirmation.
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align it and probably floss it. my Arrow was doing something funny after i cleaned it up. flossed it with brass, and not it's nice wet writer. the line is much thicker than way i like it, but replacing the nib will cost more that i want to spend for it.
Lamy Vista as a work beater.
replaced the nib on my AL Sport. now it's back to "normal". the nib it marked EF, but it's little thicker than before, but writing very smooth. no scratchiness i felt on the previous pen before. the tine is rather even. can't wait till 51 comes in.
my first Parker 51 in burgundy. using BSiER. the line is very thick. the nib is very very smooth. i had to align it a hair. i think Parker nibs are just very smooth. my Arrow is also buttery smooth without any tuning. night time pix.. color doesn't show.
Sorry my penmanship is nearly nonexistent.
That platinum plasir looks nice. Smooth reliable writer?
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It writes pretty well! At the beginning it skips now and then but after using it for a while it rarely does that anymore. Now I usually flip it over and write with the back of the nib to get a finer line because I use cheap paper so it has a tendency to make the ink spread out; doing so is a tad scratchy but with the correct side of the nib it writes quite smoothly. So far, I've only used the ink cartridge that came with it and just this weekend I ran out and filled it up with Parker Quink so I'm not sure how it will write now.
I typically carry the yellow pilot vanishing point loaded with iroshizuku yu-yake ink. I use it mostly for sketching, in that nice warm sunset color. Makes for pretty figure studies. I've found the VP to be very reliable. There is no start up lag and it doesn't skip, even with very little maintenance. From left to right: Kaweco sport, ohto fine ff-10n, pilot vanishing point, lamy vista, lamy all-star, twisbi vac 700. Have had my eye on a Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e, Swirling Petals of Cherry Blossoms but haven't gotten around to ordering one.
Rockslide I'm really liking that yellow VP. I've been itching to get a VP, but am thinking about a Decimo from Japan now though.