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When you sit down at your desk, go to sign a form....

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by gatorbait1872, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. gatorbait1872

    gatorbait1872 Loaded Pockets

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    Doh! Feeling like an EDC failure right about now...... Haha[​IMG]
     
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  2. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    You need a good gel back-up. There is an awesome pen at Dollar Tree. I don't recall what the brand is. I'll see if I can get the info off of my go-to signing pen.

    Edit to Add: The pen that I use to sign is an "Inc R-2 0.7mm rollerball". The best place to find them is at the Dollar Tree chain, though they can also be found on-line.

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  3. chmsam

    chmsam Loaded Pockets

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    In this forum you're taught...

    Flashlight: 1 is none and 2 is 1. Carry multiple lights and spare batteries.

    Knives: What do you mean what "knife" do I carry? The correct word is "knives."

    And you ran out of ink...

    Not even out in the boonies. And in the dark. And in a snowstorm. With wolves snapping at you.

    But at a desk. Your desk.

    For shame. For shame, sir.

    Hang your head low.

    For shame...

    Hrrumph, I say. Hrrumph.

    EDC indeed...

    Can't always teach old dogs new tricks but they still know how to bite.
     
  4. A144
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    A144 Loaded Pockets

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    I usually have 2 pens on me. If I used cartridges, I'd carry a spare.

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  5. gatorbait1872

    gatorbait1872 Loaded Pockets

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    I usually carry spares, but I've been flip flopping bags and trying new things and it just got missed. It's all good, I had a spare, always have a space pen in my pocket.
     
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  6. Evil D

    Evil D Loaded Pockets

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    Years ago I had a pretty big life event and during that time I was pretty religious about keeping a journal about it, and I would only write in that journal using a fountain pen. I had stalk the local art stores and buy up all the cartridges because I'd go through them so fast. This made the novelty wear off pretty fast.
     
  7. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    Two pens for me, too. In a digital world, my hand-written signature is still required.
     
  8. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    To be honest I'd be hesitant to sign anything without a waterproof ink anyways... that looks like Pilot Black. Great ink (have been using it in my Prera for the past week or two) but not waterproof IIRC.
     
  9. rat-7

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    I always have my fountain pen with me but I also always have a space pen in my front pocket with blue ink in it. Its old school thinking going back to the days where all copiers were B+W and you used a blue pen to denote the original copy. I also find fountains useless if the sheet you signing has multiple layers like the purchase order forms we use at work.
     
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  10. polonium9

    polonium9 EDC Junkie!!!

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    For signing, even if I forget having a bigger pen on me, I've always got a pilot birdy in my pocket sorter. Works for me as a backup.

    Always carry a backup. Trust me. Carry more.
     
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