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    Default Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Here is a quick impression of my new Pilot Elabo with a SEF job and resin body. I've included a few photos. The other pens for size comparison are an Italix Parsons and a TWSBI 580.

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post
    Here is a quick impression of my new Pilot Elabo with a SEF job and resin body. I've included a few photos. The other pens for size comparison are an Italix Parsons and a TWSBI 580.

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    I took the photos early with just my desk lamp for lighting.

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Midori paper does better line variation, but has more tactile feedback.

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    The Falcon is a fun pen, congrats! Reminds me that my has been un-inked for a while and I should put it in the next round of my rotation.

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Lovely review, and how come I can't write and nicely as you do? You have caught the spirit of that flex-ish nib.
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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    country dirt - I must say that your handwriting is anything but. Very, very nice!

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Quote Originally Posted by Marsilius View Post
    Lovely review, and how come I can't write and nicely as you do? You have caught the spirit of that flex-ish nib.
    Thank you for your kind words. Practice and writing slowly is the only way I can hold my cursive together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsilius View Post
    Lovely review, and how come I can't write and nicely as you do? You have caught the spirit of that flex-ish nib.
    Thank you. I do enjoy a bit of flex now and then. I really like the fine lines this nib writes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    country dirt - I must say that your handwriting is anything but. Very, very nice!
    Thank you. You are too kind!

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Well done. Every time I write with my one flex nib it looks like a psychotic on Meth.
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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    It really is a fun nib to use and experiment with. I had an old burgundy resin Falcon which I loved. I received an offer that was too good to say no to and sold it. I just haven't gotten around to replacing it YET!

    Enjoy your pen and keep up the writing - practicing and otherwise. There is something about sitting down and handwriting stuff that is irreplaceable - imho.

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    I really like this and the special nib. However, I only tried our the Metropolitan and not any really expensive pen yet. Do you think this is going to be a good buy for me?

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    Default Re: Pilot Elabo -First Impression

    Excellent review of an interesting pen. And your handwriting is enviable!
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