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    I didn't know about asking to buy the nibs separately. The threshold for free shipping is $100, so about 3 nibs. Something to think about. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I believe you can buy nibs separately without any issues - the Nagahara grinds aren't listed on the nib unit menus, but can, I think, be requested at an additional charge.
    I asked FC about this. The Nagahara nibs can only be purchased with a pen. Audrey's SIG grinds can be purchased as a standalone item.


    Seeing as I am posting here: this arrived recently. With a Medium Nagahara Stub (the cursive italics were sold out in fine and medium ).

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    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Nice looking threads! What model is that?

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    Model 20: it's a slip cap
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    Model 20: it's a slip cap
    I've been considering one of those. I even think in that color. Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    Model 20: it's a slip cap
    I've been considering one of those. I even think in that color. Nice!
    The vintage vibe won me over.
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Pelikan 605.

    A376DFEF-22C3-4FBA-91C5-4491157C7A6D.jpg

    I was unsure about buying an M600 - I get along with 400s and 120s just fine - and then I saw a black 605. I had to, and I love it.

    I remember my first pen over $50, I was so torn about spending THAT much money. That was back a bit, but I admit that this one made me gulp.

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    Pelikan m200 gold marbled, and Pelikan m600 red tortoise. It was really only a question of time. I think I held out pretty well there, no? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I believe you can buy nibs separately without any issues - the Nagahara grinds aren't listed on the nib unit menus, but can, I think, be requested at an additional charge.
    I asked FC about this. The Nagahara nibs can only be purchased with a pen. Audrey's SIG grinds can be purchased as a standalone item.


    Seeing as I am posting here: this arrived recently. With a Medium Nagahara Stub (the cursive italics were sold out in fine and medium ).

    fc-20.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    Model 20: it's a slip cap
    I've been considering one of those. I even think in that color. Nice!

    Defintely recommend the model 20 "Marietta". After I tried the one that Marie kindly lent me, it has been often in my thoughts to acquire. That was a version in vintage green, a colour I really liked, but in the end I plumped for one in Kaleidoscope, which is a terrifically fun splash of colours. This model of FC pen is likely (in my opinion) to suit almost any hand. Mine are huge and I can use this pen unposted (it's fine) or posted (it's superb!). The Nagahara fine cursive italic is simply amazing too - my previous experience with this kind of grind was a bit of a let down, but confidence is restored. This nib writes pretty much the same as my favourite dip pen - an Esterbrook #442 Jackson stub - only smoother.

    I think the FC's offering on nib grinds really helps the brand to stand a step up, and the quality of the pens themselves seem to be on a higher level than most of the independent makers I've experienced so far.

    Incidentally, does anyone know if FC's Kaleidoscope acrylic is the same as Edison's Rock Candy acrylic?

    ps. @silverlifter, you are in NZ yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Incidentally, does anyone know if FC's Kaleidoscope acrylic is the same as Edison's Rock Candy acrylic?
    If it's not exactly the same acrylic, I suspect there's nothing to choose between them - they certainly look the same, and quote the same colour combination.


    I have a new pen that I'm really enjoying - this is a Karas Kustoms Vertex in white delrin with the sea glass coloured section. I bought it completely on a whim when I was looking for something completely different, and I'm very pleased I did.

    I got the broad titanium nib, and found it a bit 'blobby', so have stubbed it slightly - actually it's probably more italic than stub as I haven't really softened the edges much and it's an absolute joy to use. The section is one of the most comfortable I've used in a modern pen - right up there with my favourites, and the clever cap closure seems perfectly airtight so far.

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    After nearly two-years of abstention, Iíve fallen back down the rabbit hole. Including the Wancher Seven Treasures in Bakelite which finally arrived, thatís six new pens in just few weeks.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    @silverlifter, you are in NZ yes?
    Yep. Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Hi Maria
    I just picked up the new reissue of the Parker 51. I have a vintage model and wanted to compare. I think I like the new one better.
    Mark

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    I just picked up the new reissue of the Parker 51, Midnight Blue, medium nib. I compared it to a vintage one I have and I think I like the new one better. I like the screw cap and the converter. My biggest dislike is that it feels small in my hand. It writes smoothly with almost no feed back. Otherwise it is pretty much the same.
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    I got a couple of dark sparkly pens yesterday. I don't normally do shimmer inks, but I may have to make an exception for these - as I think they need to be matched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I got a couple of dark sparkly pens yesterday. I don't normally do shimmer inks, but I may have to make an exception for these - as I think they need to be matched!

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    What are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceebert View Post
    Pelikan 605.

    A376DFEF-22C3-4FBA-91C5-4491157C7A6D.jpg

    I was unsure about buying an M600 - I get along with 400s and 120s just fine - and then I saw a black 605. I had to, and I love it.

    I remember my first pen over $50, I was so torn about spending THAT much money. That was back a bit, but I admit that this one made me gulp.
    I like the black Pelikans, maybe even more than the tortoise stripe.

    At any rate, is that really an EF nib? Has it been modified in some way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I got a couple of dark sparkly pens yesterday. I don't normally do shimmer inks, but I may have to make an exception for these - as I think they need to be matched!

    dark-and-sparkly.jpg
    What are those?
    Top one's from Bonecrusher Studios, and the bottom one's from the Woodshed Pen Co. And I'm delighted with them! I've realised that the modern pens I enjoy are definitely as minimal as possible, preferably with no extraneous fittings and furniture, but that I do have a weakness for pretty materials! In many ways they're very like my favourite really old pens, which tend to be very unadorned early 20th Century eyedroppers.

    I have no excuse for all the stuff I have that falls in between the two extremes

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    My latest pen: Homo Sapiens

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    Quote Originally Posted by whorne View Post
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    This bad boy arrived yesterday.
    Completely exceeded my expectations!

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    This is beautiful! Did you install it on your OPUS 88?
    Indeed I did! This is what I have been trying to find and missing...now...I am home.
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