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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Not quite pulled the trigger yet - for all of $10 or thereabouts - but itchy fingers on ebay for a Jinhao 51a as a reasonable alternative to wasting my time on trying to get a P51. Anyone got the 51a? Pros, cons?



    https://www.purepens.co.uk/products/...en-black-white

    But for me they are not an alternative to the Parker 51, just something that looks similar. But hell, they are not a lot of money, buy both if you want to try a 51a but isn't there a vacumatic filling 51 look-a-like? That is the one I would go for, if I had to.

    I was washing my Parker 51 at work at the kichen sink, an older employee came up behind me to wash his coffee cup and said 'Is that a Parker 51?'

    I would have been embarassed to have said 'No its a Jinhao'.
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    It was a good pen day today, although lesson learned (now twice) to review the measurements of any pen storage system before purchasing. Most of my pens won't fit- especially not the new one.


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    Two pens with FPG links!

    1) A Leonardo Momento Zero fitted with a vintage nib. I have three Momento Zeros and love them except that the standard steel nibs are a little boring. This is very nice. I got it from Redeem Pens, which is run by penwash.

    2) My first Waterman Carene, bought from Zhivago.

    Thanks to you both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fqgouvea View Post
    Two pens with FPG links!

    1) A Leonardo Momento Zero fitted with a vintage nib. I have three Momento Zeros and love them except that the standard steel nibs are a little boring. This is very nice. I got it from Redeem Pens, which is run by penwash.

    2) My first Waterman Carene, bought from Zhivago.

    Thanks to you both!

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    A couple of beauties. I think you will like the Carene. I have two. The 18k nibs are smooth and lovely to look at.

    Cheers.

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    Nothing anywhere near as nice as those - and I did look long and hard at Penwash's Leonardo, but as usual am too slow to make a decision - my latest pen is an exceedingly modest 2nd tier Esterbrook J (transitional) in brown with a NOS 9668 (which will be replaced with one of my Osmiroid nibs most likely).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Nothing anywhere near as nice as those - and I did look long and hard at Penwash's Leonardo, but as usual am too slow to make a decision - my latest pen is an exceedingly modest 2nd tier Esterbrook J (transitional) in brown with a NOS 9668 (which will be replaced with one of my Osmiroid nibs most likely).
    One of those short-tined calligraphy nibs? I have some of my family's Esties and some Osmiroid nibs but somehow never thought to try this!
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    Yes! Those short tined nibs. They are an exact fit in an Estie section. It's the Osmiroid 65 set I think, the other set doesn't fit.

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    The latest arrival is a Pelikan M205 Duo in transparent green with matching highlighter ink. (BB of course)

    Earlier this week I picked up a Parker 51 with 1/10 12k gold filled cap. It's enroute.

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    A new, in the box Pelikan M205 in blue.
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    (Montblanc 149 - Calligraphy ..... Colorverse Crystal Planet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post






    (Montblanc 149 - Calligraphy ..... Colorverse Crystal Planet)
    Wow...Congratulations!!
    I plan to get one of those in 2 years for my next work anniversary (15 years) if they are still available.
    (P.S. From day one, I have loved your writing...I believe I could watch you write as if it were a television series...just astoundingly beautiful...wow.)
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    Congratulations on a fine acquisition. You are a beautiful writer. You make me want to practice more. It's not as if I don't have time in these days of Covid-19.

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    Just got my Picasso 916 Malage in blue and carnation (?)

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    FPR Jaipur V2 ultraflex. The poor thing took an age to get here (6+ weeks for express shipping) and had a little side trip to Denmark, but finally turned up in all it's screaming orange glory. Now filled with Diamine Honey Burst (not really orange, but I wanted to use it) and playing very nicely so far. I may need to do a bit of work on the feed, but overall I'm happy

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    Just like Ptero, I too have gotten a hold of Montblanc 149 Calligraphy pen. I still have to learn how to use it properly and I think it will have to go back to Montblanc for a tune up, as it doesn't write well at the moment. This is my first fountain pen purchase in over two years. I am enjoying it quite a bit, it's a very soft nib, I hope Montblanc will be able to fix it so it writes perfectly. We will see.


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    After a 14 week wait, my new Nakaya Decapod Twisted Cigar in toki tamenuri arrived today

    One happy panda

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    That's very pretty

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    Took a gamble on purchasing this collection today.
    I can make out what might possibly be a Parker 51 and a dark green moderne in the front of picture.
    Cannot seem to make out the remaining pens.
    Hoping for a lucky dip
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    I took a flyer on a pen I had heard about, the Narwhal Schuylkill. A thread on FPN tipped me off to a limited edition in a dark red ebonite that had been made up for Dromgooles and I decided to chance it.

    Based on positive reviews, having an affinity for dark ebonites, and wanting to check out a promising, modest-cost piston filler. I ordered one late last Thursday evening. It just arrived now, which is remarkable service. Put a standard first ink in it and this is a very, very nice pen. The cap is too long/heavy for comfortable posting but it can be done. The ebonite gives it just a bit of heft and between that and a generous barrel length, it is comfortable un-posted. The barrel threads are essentially unnoticeable, which along with the generous-length section makes for comfortable writing. The nib is a well-done steel M and wrote totally smooth out of the box. The pen also has a well-made ink window.

    With the limited edition packaging of the wooden box and leather case, this is an excellent purchase ($80 total), and worth consideration. They have this same basic pen in various colorful acrylics, minus box/case, for $40-55. Here's a quick phone-cam shot of the entire package as received:

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    Very nice, Jon. That looks like a very good deal at 80 bucks. Where is it made?

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