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    Now I need to acquire another pen so I can post my Jotter for scale.

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    I received a 1970's-era Pilot pen with a 14kt gold nib yesterday. Pink barrel, metal cap. The cap isn't in superb condition, but it's okay. It's just got a bit of pitting and corrosion.

    And I realized last night that I have a problem. I had just gotten a pen from JetPens a couple of days ago, and realized that they ship out of the greater San Jose, CA area. Nothing amiss in that, right? Well, what is amiss is my thought: "Oh, good! If I ever have a fountain pen emergency and need something quickly, I can order it from JetPens!" A fountain pen emergency????!?! Yeah.

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    It's a tradition in certain circles in the UK (and the United States) to work crossword puzzles in ink, never in (gasp!) pencil. It's pretty much confined to people who think for a living, like police detectives and intelligence service personnel. I don't work my crossword puzzles with a fountain pen, because there would be so much bleed-through on newsprint. But I do use a gel pen. I was once in military intelligence. The crossword (a newspaper one, not a cheapie book of easy puzzles) was one way to tell the enlisted from the officers. The enlisteds worked crossword puzzles and did so in ink. The officers scratched their heads in amazement and sometimes admitted they could get a word or two, but never the whole puzzle.

    But the idea of working a crossword puzzle in pencil? Perish the thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procyon View Post
    The 51 set is very lightly used, but there are a couple of tiny dings in the cap. It writes really great. I filled it up several days ago and have been using it regularly.

    Although the Nassau set is great, the Estie set was the real coup. The green cracked ice pen is very rare, and the pencil is virtually impossible to find. It is also about the flashiest celluloid ever used on a pen.
    My 51s has caps dents, but I suspect as much in a pen made in42.

    Esterbrook is the king daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFarnon View Post
    It's a tradition in certain circles in the UK (and the United States) to work crossword puzzles in ink, never in (gasp!) pencil. It's pretty much confined to people who think for a living, like police detectives and intelligence service personnel
    Ive never been in the military or intelligence just the most lumpen of the lumpen-intelligentsia but i always do crosswords in pen. I tend to use drier inks most of the time, but if i use my xf Sailor, ink doesnt matter too much. I also use a Parker 61 and various very fine nibbed Sheaffers & 51s. My parents always did them with some special kind of Pilot rollerball which theyd by the gross. Come to think of it, my mother in law always does crosswords with a black Bic.

    Why? I hate the way pencil feels on newsprint. The paper will tear it you erase, so i see no advantage to pencil.

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    Convey Stewarts BHR with a Duro Nib
    Mabie Todds Pencil and Dip pen combination. Unfortunately the nib is missing. However the pen holder is a fantastic piece. It takes dip pen nibs of any size.

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    Latest inbound pen is a handmade "Prime" by Mythic Pen Co. turned from a resin poured by the intractable Jonathon Brooks. This will probably be (FC notwithstanding) the last of this type of pen that I buy, unless I can swap out this with a Ghost Koi version. The current Truphae resin more or less ticks the boxes of the Ghost I think, so we'll see.

    Why the last? Well, there's only so many Jowo nibs I can usefully employ, and I would like to try some other gold nibs.
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    After weeks of searching and months of waiting...it's finally here!



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    I recd a STIPULA 22 Capri, In an ice Blue color with a Piston Filler and Medium Titanium nib. I have four others in the Series in different colors! It is below.
    The pen, box and paperwork all came to me in Brand New Condition.




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    Green striped Conway Stewart No. 36 with a medium Italic nib.

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    The one on the left, made by Brad at Mythic Pen, and the material is by Jonathon Brooks. It's a great pen in the hand, and other than vintage materials (and some Italian materials that I've not seen yet) Jonathon probably pours the best pen rods in the business. It's a shame I can't get my favourite of his materials, but it is good to hear that he is recovering well from his recent health issues. Hopefully he will be back to pouring more wonderstuffs (which may occasionally appear on the secondary markets for lowlifes like me).


    Now that I have these 4 custom made pens by 3 different makers, and have used another by two other makers, I feel confident in stating that there is no significant difference in quality in this market. This is a good thing though, as one can be assured of high quality while picking and choosing among material makers and pen designers.

    The Mythic Pen is the Prime model. Fits perfectly in my hand, doesn't post, doesn't need to. Just need to choose an appropriate nib for it, and the ink is going to be Sailor Shigure!
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    That's a beauty, EOC!

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