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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by gaining_age » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:41 am

JimVH wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:04 pm
I feel like I need (okay, want) a demonstrator pen. I've always thought they were cool looking and enjoy seeing their mechanicalness (word?). I used to have this impression that demonstrators used to be somewhat of a rarity. I presume they were mainly used as sales props, but now they're available for almost every model.

Here are a couple that really blow my skirt up:

The Pelikan Souveran
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The Aurora 88
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The Pelikan would be my choice, but both of these pens are around a gozillian dollars, so I'm on the lookout for a cheapo.
I picked up a Moonman T1 -- Brass-- it's quite cool and writes quite well.
It's pretty heavy-- I would not post the brass cap on it :) It's got a nice section that shows the ink and piston-- rather demonstratorish. Quite a bit cheaper available from Amazon but took a while on shipping.
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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by gaining_age » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:43 am

I had a work anniversary and small reward-- I rewarded myself by spending some funds on a Lamy Dialogue 3- matte black-- it's a fine nib which writes very, very smoothly and the nib retracts. It's darned cool looking but definitely pricey.
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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by JimVH » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:09 am

gaining_age wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:43 am
I had a work anniversary and small reward-- I rewarded myself by spending some funds on a Lamy Dialogue 3- matte black-- it's a fine nib which writes very, very smoothly and the nib retracts. It's darned cool looking but definitely pricey.
Very interesting. I’ve never dealt with a retractable nib.
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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by 7formy1911 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:04 pm
I feel like I need (okay, want) a demonstrator pen. I've always thought they were cool looking and enjoy seeing their mechanicalness (word?). I used to have this impression that demonstrators used to be somewhat of a rarity. I presume they were mainly used as sales props, but now they're available for almost every model.

Here are a couple that really blow my skirt up:

The Pelikan Souveran
Image

The Aurora 88
Image


The Pelikan would be my choice, but both of these pens are around a gozillian dollars, so I'm on the lookout for a cheapo.
I have a Noodlers Ahab (2 actually) and love them.

https://www.gouletpens.com/products/noo ... gKPvPD_BwE
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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by coco » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:21 pm

7formy1911 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm
JimVH wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:04 pm
I feel like I need (okay, want) a demonstrator pen. I've always thought they were cool looking and enjoy seeing their mechanicalness (word?). I used to have this impression that demonstrators used to be somewhat of a rarity. I presume they were mainly used as sales props, but now they're available for almost every model.

Here are a couple that really blow my skirt up:

The Pelikan Souveran
Image

The Aurora 88
Image


The Pelikan would be my choice, but both of these pens are around a gozillian dollars, so I'm on the lookout for a cheapo.
I have a Noodlers Ahab (2 actually) and love them.

https://www.gouletpens.com/products/noo ... gKPvPD_BwE
I have a TWSBI Vac 700 that I like.
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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by JimVH » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:19 pm

Thanks fellas.
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Re: Fountain Pens

Post by jruegg » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:49 pm

coco wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:21 pm
7formy1911 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm
JimVH wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:04 pm
I feel like I need (okay, want) a demonstrator pen. I've always thought they were cool looking and enjoy seeing their mechanicalness (word?). I used to have this impression that demonstrators used to be somewhat of a rarity. I presume they were mainly used as sales props, but now they're available for almost every model.

Here are a couple that really blow my skirt up:

The Pelikan Souveran
Image

The Aurora 88
Image


The Pelikan would be my choice, but both of these pens are around a gozillian dollars, so I'm on the lookout for a cheapo.
I have a Noodlers Ahab (2 actually) and love them.

https://www.gouletpens.com/products/noo ... gKPvPD_BwE
I have a TWSBI Vac 700 that I like.
+1 except mine is the 580AL.
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