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Offline danny

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Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« on: December 14, 2010, 05:35:41 AM »
Below are pics of some of the pens in my current collection:


Collection of Pelikan fountain pens



Aurora 88 Sterling Silver


Omas 360 Demonstrator


Nakaya Ishime Kan-shitsu with flexy nib

Offline kenixck

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 07:15:25 AM »
poison pen come liao !

Offline sshark

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 07:54:27 AM »
My humble collections of Pilots and logitech :)


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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 08:13:38 AM »
Danny,

When one looks at a fountain pen, what does one look for?
Is it:
Built material?
Ink type?
............

How do you gauge a good pen?

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 08:32:39 AM »
Not speaking on behalf of anyone but mine, the feeling of the nib during writing is very important. The smoothness and soft nib feel. this is of course when u actually buy the pen for use. IMO, for collection purposes, they share the similar criteria with watches which I can't into details as i dunno much :)

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 01:01:19 PM »
Not really fountain pens, but my pens that I use to doodle on my blog, lol :)

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 01:17:04 PM »
@kinson

I like the "I want a frying pan" :)

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 01:20:05 PM »
@sshark:

Ahahah, thanks thanks  ;D

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 09:10:39 PM »
Danny,

When one looks at a fountain pen, what does one look for?
Is it:
Built material?
Ink type?
............

How do you gauge a good pen?

Hi Peter,
At the risk of oversimplifying the whole selection process, the following would be the likely criteria for me:
I use my pens to write so what's most important to me are the nib quality and the ink capacity. Generally the Japanese brands such as Pilot, Sailor and Platinum/Nakaya tend to have very good nibs. Amongst the non Japanese brands I find Lamy, Pelikan, Visconti and Stipula to have reliable and good quality nibs.
As ink capacity is also important for me I like to go for Piston fill pens whenever possible. As an alternative cartridge converters are also fine.
Last but not least you have to like the look and feel of the pen. I particularly like the Japanese Urushi lacquered pens and Celluloid pens.

I guess when it comes to the crunch, the purchase decision for a fine fountain pen is very much an emotional thing. Buy the one that appeals to you the most.

 :Cheers:

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 02:07:44 PM »
you are right. the dealer at the weld kl is highly recommended. is it necessary to bring along your writing pad during the selection process? i reckon the paper you will be writing on is somewhat of a factor. i know some people are more at home writing with a few hundred ringgit pen and to some they are more comfort with more expensive ones. just my humble opinion.

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 02:12:53 PM »
Hrmm, since we're on the subject. Maybe some of the guys here might want to share why they love fountain pens or something along those lines. I'm always curious why people like them since the ink is a little thick and wet for me. I'm more used to the usual 0.5 and 0.7 Pilot G2, since there's more control (and I tend to lose my pens :p).

I love stationary, though, so I'm keen on hearing from others.

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010, 03:00:13 PM »
Hrmm, since we're on the subject. Maybe some of the guys here might want to share why they love fountain pens or something along those lines. I'm always curious why people like them since the ink is a little thick and wet for me. I'm more used to the usual 0.5 and 0.7 Pilot G2, since there's more control (and I tend to lose my pens :p).

I love stationary, though, so I'm keen on hearing from others.

Personally I love fountain pens because of the way the ink flows so smoothly. With a fountain pen you're actually in control of your writing whereas with a ball pen, the pen controls you.
Also fountain pens are simply much better looking with the finely engraved 18K nibs.

I have posted a few fountain pen reviews on my blog which may be of interest to members who wish to learn more:

http://dannytam.com/category/fountain-pens/

http://dannytam.com/category/fountain-pens/page/2/

 :Cheers:

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011, 10:07:57 AM »
Something  I bought before last year ended.


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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011, 12:50:52 PM »
Something  I bought before last year ended.



That's a good looking Sailor PG demonstrator.  :thumbsup:
Congrats.

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011, 01:10:21 PM »
Something just arrived.




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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011, 04:59:08 PM »
Wow looks to be something from the orient?

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 09:21:34 PM »
yup from taiwan :)




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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2011, 08:53:28 AM »
yup from taiwan :)





wow... skeleton... nice. how much ?

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2011, 10:17:08 AM »
"Demonstrator" actually. Listed @ USD39.99 + shipping from US

http://stores.ebay.com/TWSBI-Pen-Store

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2011, 10:24:45 AM »
"Demonstrator" actually. Listed @ USD39.99 + shipping from US

http://stores.ebay.com/TWSBI-Pen-Store

Great looking pen. Looks like a piston filler. Good buy.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2011, 11:00:45 AM »
yes, it is a piston filled pen. recommended by some members in a pen forum. they compared this pen with a pelikan 200 (ss nib) which costs twice as much. its fine nib writes like pilot medium :)

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 12:25:33 PM »
Hey guys, sorry to resurrect this topic, but my dad passed me his old Mont Blanc that was given to him, so I thought it might be a good time to give fountain pens a try. Any suggestions on where to find suitable ink or something for it preferably in PJ? Any ink would be fine? The pen isn't in the best of conditions, but I assume it's working. I'd probably take it to the service center, but that'd probably suck my money.. :p

Dad doesn't care much about stationary, so probably wouldn't be useful to ask him. Btw, don't you guys find that fountain pens bleed through the pages a lot?

I actually found a relatively cheap one here...thought of maybe getting one for fun, hehe: http://www.melpens.com/Lamy/AL-Star_Silvergreen_Fountain_Pen.aspx

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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2011, 12:35:00 PM »
Yes, I own a carbon color Lamy Al-star and it nice to hold. The nib is not as smooth as my pilot VP Fermo but its price is 1/5 of the pilot :)

With my limited knowledge about ink, I think most ink will do for the mont blanc (unless this pen uses specific type of ink ) You could use mont blanc ink but I think parker, lamy and shaffer ink will do alright
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Re: Let's see pics of your favourite fountain pens.
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2011, 12:45:44 PM »
Nice. I'll go out and evaluate the price of the ink, if it's not too expensive, I'll give the Mont Blanc a go, if no Ill buy the Lamy...i like the yellow one, haha.

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2011, 07:26:19 PM »
Actually, I'll probably take a trip to the Weld tomorrow to check out this PenGallery that you guys talk about. Any suggestions on a beginner fountain pen to try, aside from the LAMY I linked earlier?

Cheers,
Matt