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The pen and pencil thread 18575

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2014, 09:56:35 PM »
The first one from the left, Pentel Graphgear 1000. :tu: One of the best,. if not the best I've ever used. :D

The other Pentel is also very good.
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2014, 09:59:35 PM »
Some of my favorite pencils :D


P205 and Sharp Kerry! :drool:

Apparently these two were voted the best general mechanical pencils.

http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.ca/p/top-10-general-mechanical-pencils.html

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2014, 09:59:53 PM »

The first one from the left, Pentel Graphgear 1000. :tu: One of the best,. if not the best I've ever used. :D

The other Pentel is also very good.
they are all Pentel except for the zebras (one of them modded to .5mm) :D I guess I really like Pentel lol


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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2014, 10:04:41 PM »

Some of my favorite pencils :D


P205 and Sharp Kerry! :drool:

Apparently these two were voted the best general mechanical pencils.

http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.ca/p/top-10-general-mechanical-pencils.html
yes very good pencils! I also recommend the Pentel Smash :)


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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2014, 10:37:13 AM »


Always carry my complete Parker Urban Magenta set to work. I mostly write with the fountain pen…
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2014, 11:45:49 AM »
That a nice set. Parkers are my favorite.
Love fountain pens and dip pens.

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2014, 09:52:40 PM »
From left to right: Alcatraz (rollerball), Fire agate (fountain pen), Volcano (ballpoint), Neptune (fountain pen), The Celt (ballpoint), Dracula (rollerball), front: Mardi Gras (fountain pen)

Psi name all of my pens :D

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2014, 10:51:03 PM »
Rascal your picture isn't showing :(
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2014, 10:55:15 PM »
Rascal your picture isn't showing :(

It was there a moment ago.  And it's a nice one. :D
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2014, 10:56:11 PM »
Hmmm, can't see it. Damn!

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2014, 11:13:10 PM »
That's weird showing for me. Let me try again. Can you guys see this one?

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2014, 11:26:57 PM »
Now i can see them! And they are sweet!

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2014, 11:43:02 PM »
Thanks! :cheers:
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2014, 11:44:36 PM »
Do you carry any of them, or use them at home?

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2014, 12:37:20 AM »
Do you carry any of them, or use them at home?

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I always carry at least one with me. Occasionally two. But now that my multitool collection is growing, I will probably only carry one. Bah, who am I kidding, I will still probably carry two. :D
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2014, 12:46:00 AM »
I always carry one of my fountain pens with me.

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Nate

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2014, 01:46:11 AM »
Fountain pens are my favorite also duct. When I use them, I find that people are very curious about them. Whenever anybody asks about them  I always offer to let the person wright with it. Interestingly, people are often intimidated by fountain pens, but when they try it almost everyone falls in love with it. They are always surprised by how smooth fountain pens write and how much control they offer compared to the ballpoints most people are accustomed to. I think many people think that all fountain pens are calligraphy pens. Which you and I know is not the case. It's nice to meet another fountain pen enthusiast.

 
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2014, 09:30:46 AM »
Fountain pens are my favorite also duct. When I use them, I find that people are very curious about them. Whenever anybody asks about them  I always offer to let the person wright with it. Interestingly, people are often intimidated by fountain pens, but when they try it almost everyone falls in love with it. They are always surprised by how smooth fountain pens write and how much control they offer compared to the ballpoints most people are accustomed to. I think many people think that all fountain pens are calligraphy pens. Which you and I know is not the case. It's nice to meet another fountain pen enthusiast.
I have noticed this too. Word for word. I let them try try my pen also. A few years ago, I stopped at the gas station in town. I used my pen to sign the reciept. The girl, an OU student, said that it was cool pen. I asked her if she whated to try it. She did and loved it. A few weeks later I stopped in there and the first thing she that come out of her mouth was "lookie at what I got!"
She had gotten herself a nice Parker and uses it at school all the time. She is the only one I got hooked on fountain pens. And I was not out to try to convert people.

Fountain pens rule!
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Nate

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2014, 03:55:02 AM »
Fountain pens are my favorite also duct. When I use them, I find that people are very curious about them. Whenever anybody asks about them  I always offer to let the person wright with it. Interestingly, people are often intimidated by fountain pens, but when they try it almost everyone falls in love with it. They are always surprised by how smooth fountain pens write and how much control they offer compared to the ballpoints most people are accustomed to. I think many people think that all fountain pens are calligraphy pens. Which you and I know is not the case. It's nice to meet another fountain pen enthusiast.
I have noticed this too. Word for word. I let them try try my pen also. A few years ago, I stopped at the gas station in town. I used my pen to sign the reciept. The girl, an OU student, said that it was cool pen. I asked her if she whated to try it. She did and loved it. A few weeks later I stopped in there and the first thing she that come out of her mouth was "lookie at what I got!"
She had gotten herself a nice Parker and uses it at school all the time. She is the only one I got hooked on fountain pens. And I was not out to try to convert people.

Fountain pens rule!
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 I won't lie, I actually try to convert people  >:D I'd bet you that the OU student converted some classmates of hers. Fountain pens are spreading like a virus  :D On a different note however...... here are a couple of my mechanical pencils.

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #94 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:20 AM »
Nice! I like the one on the top.

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Nate

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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #95 on: March 28, 2014, 02:07:53 PM »
My EDC:

Rotring Rapid Pro 0.7 pencil with F leads, Rapid Pro pen with fine black refill and a twin-tip Sharpie.
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2014, 02:11:56 PM »
This is one of the one I carry around.


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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2014, 02:43:34 PM »
Zebra keeps letting me down.  I've had a couple models of their heavy steel versions, and they fail on me. In one, the clicky failed. In another, the clip bent open, and you can't remove it to bend it back down.

I'm a southpaw, so I kinda like that cheap fountain pen they came out with, but mon dieu is it ugly.  The pen itself is fine, but the cap is terrible.

I used to use a Pilot varsity, but I can't find them anymore, plus they tended to leak.

Nowadays I just carry a good old Pilot G-2. Simple, cheap, easy to find, long lasting, enough ink flow so it doesn't jam, and when it does break I don't have to hold a funeral.  I also carry around a Sharpie Twin Tip.

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Leatherman Skeletool   Led Lenser P3 AFS P
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2014, 03:29:56 PM »
This is one of the one I carry around.
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Which model is that?
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Re: The pen and pencil thread
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2014, 03:39:02 PM »
Zebra keeps letting me down.  I've had a couple models of their heavy steel versions, and they fail on me. In one, the clicky failed. In another, the clip bent open, and you can't remove it to bend it back down.

I'm a southpaw, so I kinda like that cheap fountain pen they came out with, but mon dieu is it ugly.  The pen itself is fine, but the cap is terrible.

I used to use a Pilot varsity, but I can't find them anymore, plus they tended to leak.

Nowadays I just carry a good old Pilot G-2. Simple, cheap, easy to find, long lasting, enough ink flow so it doesn't jam, and when it does break I don't have to hold a funeral.  I also carry around a Sharpie Twin Tip.

In my opinion, there's kind of a void in the midmarket of pens. Like you're saying you can get a cheaper model pen which in general are pretty good quality nowadays, but you end up replacing them. Which is okay because the price. The other alternative is you go for quality which is going to last you for years. But of course you have to pay the price for that quality. But then you get into the pens in the middle, like in the $20 to $80 range, and generally speaking there not significantly better enough than the cheap models to justify the price. Keep in mind I am talking about mass production pens, customs are different ballgame.

 

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