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March 30 Day Pen Challenge

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #90 on: March 08, 2021, 04:02:18 PM
Day 8:30

Today's combo, Lamy Vista and Zebra F-701.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #91 on: March 08, 2021, 11:44:09 PM
Day 8...



Ti Maxmadco with titanium pocket brethren.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #92 on: March 09, 2021, 09:53:16 AM
Day 9

Back working from home today. Notepad and pen ready to go when needed...

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #93 on: March 09, 2021, 10:16:02 AM
Day 8 out of 30 total....

As an author, I have penned two books with my.mom. (She is a much more prolific author).

This is not the pen I used to do it. This is a Papermate Inkjoy 50 1.0 M.

But this is the computer I used, to write the second book.
That’s very cool Jim :like:


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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #94 on: March 09, 2021, 10:22:02 AM
Day 9:
A bit of Cuore Sportivo:

Alfa Romeo ad pen from ’90s.
I think this might’ve been gift from local 155 launch back in the day.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #95 on: March 09, 2021, 12:40:22 PM
Nice combo there, old Lefty!  :like:

Day 9:30

For today, it's a classic: 1950's Esterbrook LJ and a Fisher Bullet as its sidekick.

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #96 on: March 09, 2021, 04:03:12 PM
That’s very cool Jim :like:

The first book starts in Australia during the 1850's gold rush. They are Christian fiction.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #97 on: March 09, 2021, 04:07:18 PM
Day 9 of 30

This golf knife was in one of my confiscated TSA batches I bought. It has a pen....

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #98 on: March 09, 2021, 05:05:51 PM
Day Niner



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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #99 on: March 10, 2021, 03:05:48 AM
So what are some good affordable tactical pens? Like in the <$20 range?
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #100 on: March 10, 2021, 03:12:42 AM
So what are some good affordable tactical pens? Like in the <$20 range?
Zebra X-701 is less than $10. Zebra 701 is $5, but it does say “Tactical.”
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #101 on: March 10, 2021, 04:10:15 AM
I cannot say much about tactical pens, since that's not my thing but, I can say that the F-701 is a great EDC pen (I've read that the X series is a blacked out version of the F series, with a few cosmetic changes and a pressurized refill already in it but costing twice or thrice the F): it is hefty but not overbearing, feeling good in hand and does not require too much pushing/pressing down to write with it (it is a ballpoint afterall; there are hacks to make it a roller ball as is the G series), it is easy and safe to sanitize, and for an inexpensive pen, it looks and feels very good and has a great clicker mechanism (although by some reviews, it is a hit or miss thing). If you replace the cartridge with one of the Fisher Space Pens (like I did, and since it is the "new, all metal" F-701, no need to mod the rubber nosepiece; just lube the refill's barrel shaft and click on), you get yourself a cheap, write anywhere expendable pen that'll last you a very long time. One caveat; I would call tacticool, but would not use as a defense/tactical tool as the inner barrel is a plastic cylinder to which the smooth barrel and knurled grip are pressed onto, and the tip and clicker are threaded on. Personally, it's my preferred EDC ballpoint because of its looks, value, ease of use and maintenance, and if lost or "borrowed" I'm not at a loss; although not a "real tactical", I'd recommend you get one  for the reasons said above (and, really, it is inexpensive). Here's mine:
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #102 on: March 10, 2021, 04:16:31 AM
pipedreams, that picture of "the champs" look stunning; congrats!  :tu:


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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #103 on: March 10, 2021, 04:47:50 AM
pipedreams, that picture of "the champs" look stunning; congrats!  :tu:
Thank you!  :cheers:
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #104 on: March 10, 2021, 05:03:09 AM
Day 10:30

1/3 of the way already... here's today's carry:
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #105 on: March 10, 2021, 10:22:43 AM
Day 10

Similar to yesterday really, another day, another page in the notepad ready to be filled...

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #106 on: March 10, 2021, 10:56:15 AM
The first book starts in Australia during the 1850's gold rush. They are Christian fiction.
:like: Your time here rubbed off mate, start set in Ballarat maybe? :hatsoff:


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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #107 on: March 10, 2021, 12:43:42 PM
Day 10:
Time to act grown up:

Omas Amerigo Vespucci.
I think this might’ve been a limited series in early ’90s.
Got mine from nice shop in Genoa in ’95 or thereabouts.
Love the light frame and the way this one flows on any decent paper


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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #108 on: March 10, 2021, 01:27:35 PM
Day 10:
Time to act grown up:
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Omas Amerigo Vespucci.
I think this might’ve been a limited series in early ’90s.
Got mine from nice shop in Genoa in ’95 or thereabouts.
Love the light frame and the way this one flows on any decent paper


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Ooh, that's nice.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #109 on: March 10, 2021, 02:35:53 PM
:like: Your time here rubbed off mate, start set in Ballarat maybe? :hatsoff:

Actually the ship is at anchor at St. Kilda when the book begins. The American captain has died from appendicitis, the crew has deserted the ship to go to the goldfields, and the captain's widow is faced with the dilemma of what to do with the ship, the passengers, and how to get home. It ends up with a real international cast of characters.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #110 on: March 10, 2021, 04:53:42 PM
Day 10 of 30.

We're rather pen poor around this house. Priority #1: Does it write? If yes, keep. If no, toss. Here is a veteran old Paper ❤ Mate Comfort Mate, suffered a clip amputation during the Stationery War. Takes a lickin and keeps on clickin.

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #111 on: March 10, 2021, 04:57:24 PM
Oh, and appropriately, the knife is a Kershaw Epistle. Epistle means 'letter', as in "I therefore write this lengthy epistle unto thee with ink and pen, since I knowest not by what time or manner I mightest come unto thee"
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #112 on: March 10, 2021, 07:36:30 PM


Maxmadco and I are at the optometrist for my yearly exam. I don’t use pens provided by businesses, I always carry my own.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #113 on: March 11, 2021, 03:35:26 AM
pipedreams, I'm really liking that pen of yours, looks very clean and classy, and the bolt action makes it rather unique; if you don't mind me asking, what kind of refill/cartridge does it take?
 :like: :cheers:

Edit- just found out parker-style refills (that was easy) but, its no longer made and elusive to get (that was sad).
Anyway thanks for showing yours, as it appears to be one nice piece of kit!  :tu:
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #114 on: March 11, 2021, 03:55:23 AM
pipedreams, I'm really liking that pen of yours, looks very clean and classy, and the bolt action makes it rather unique; if you don't mind me asking, what kind of refill/cartridge does it take?
 :like: :cheers:

Edit- just found out parker-style refills (that was easy) but, its no longer made and elusive to get (that was sad).
Anyway thanks for showing yours, as it appears to be one nice piece of kit!  :tu:

Yes, Parker-style refills. It came with an Itoya cartridge and I dearly love the way it writes. I buy a dozen 2 packs at a time on eBay.

It is a wonderfully made pen and I was disappointed to hear that the gentleman who made them closed up shop. I would have loved to pick one up in brass. They are super scarce now and command a small fortune on the secondary market -even in used condition.

I’m am fortunate to own it and take full advantage by using it regularly. It’s functional jewelry.
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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #115 on: March 11, 2021, 04:06:36 AM
Day 10:
Time to act grown up:
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Omas Amerigo Vespucci.
I think this might’ve been a limited series in early ’90s.
Got mine from nice shop in Genoa in ’95 or thereabouts.
Love the light frame and the way this one flows on any decent paper


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That is one good looking pen you've got, OL, glad to see it in such pristine condition!  And yes, it is a very special limited edition as it was the first Omas to be made as a Limited Edition in the early 90's.  Crafted from briarwood (as was also its case) with a deep red tint,  It came kitted with a  presentation box which included a piece of sail cloth, reminiscent of the sails of the italian vessel from which its name comes from. :tu:


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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #116 on: March 11, 2021, 04:11:22 AM
Yes, Parker-style refills. It came with an Itoya cartridge and I dearly love the way it writes. I buy a dozen 2 packs at a time on eBay.

It is a wonderfully made pen and I was disappointed to hear that the gentleman who made them closed up shop. I would have loved to pick one up in brass. They are super scarce now and command a small fortune on the secondary market -even in used condition.

I’m am fortunate to own it and take full advantage by using it regularly. It’s functional jewelry.

Yes, I can understand and be empathic to your thoughts; I would have liked a blacked out one but, now that you mention brass... that would have a wonderful patina by now! :drool: :facepalm: (soo sad right now.)


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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #117 on: March 11, 2021, 05:03:45 AM
Day 11:30

Refueling The Little One for today's tasks:

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #118 on: March 11, 2021, 11:20:06 AM
Day 11

Keeping an eye on the Afghanistan v Zimbabwe Test Match while I'm getting on with work (honestly, I am, no, really...)

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Re: March 30 Day Pen Challenge
Reply #119 on: March 11, 2021, 11:29:19 AM
That is one good looking pen you've got, OL, glad to see it in such pristine condition!  And yes, it is a very special limited edition as it was the first Omas to be made as a Limited Edition in the early 90's.  Crafted from briarwood (as was also its case) with a deep red tint,  It came kitted with a  presentation box which included a piece of sail cloth, reminiscent of the sails of the italian vessel from which its name comes from. :tu:
Thanks!
Picture lies a bit I’m afraid, it has been used quite a lot and does have some minor blemishes.
I do remember the box snd case, should still have them somewhere.
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