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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    This is definitely a grail pen for me: a Pelikan M700 Toledo with a delicious 18c medium PF nib. Although the pen was advertised as being from 1996 I believe it to be from 1990 as the knob is identified as W.-Germany. I love the nib on this pen!

    The pen is engraved with this info: 9/L22 CT

    This is from an advertisement for a similar pen: Pelikan M700 debuted in 1986. In the earlier days, M700 Toledos were engraved by 3 artists (initials CT, EH and JB). Among the three, CT is the earliest engraver (and the most creative one in my opinion) and he has long retired. This is one of the earlier art pieces made by CT.
    I think this pen is worth a post on its own
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    If we were to count swappage, that thus created a "new" combination and changed what the pen is. I would have to say it would be this :

    Going from a Pastel Green Sheaffer Snorkel Valiant, to a becoiming a Statesman, and a Grey Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman, Becoming a Valiant. I wanted the 14K gold nib, preferably the EF I like the most from the desk pen that's broken), to match the aesthetics of the grey pen along with the gold snorkel tube, since it matches the trims and cap/clip better. And I am more likely to be keeping a 1st year, than the pastel green.





    Though it was a tiny bit of work to swap because the nib units and sections were not the same, the first year having a thinner collar band on the pen, and later models having a thicker one, and can't just unscrew and swap, so had to break down the dried up ink on the PdAg unit, just to be able to unscrew it off that unit, swap em, re-adjust the snorkel tube on both (replaced the snorkel tube on the green one with one from my broken desk pen because capillary action wasn't working too well on it's tube).

    So yea... sort of new-to-me now, but working all well with what I want. lol.

    Did get these this month though :









    An assembled picture of the Lifetime Triumph pending, got it currently inked with Waterman South Seas Blue (Inspired Blue).

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    Self isolating at the moment so I've treated myself to a lovely second hand Yard O Led Retro Grand (The black resin with Sterling Silver parts model)

    Its a substantial pen in so many ways and feels very solid, its heavy at 51g inked and this one has a very firm but smooth fine nib ,even the barley pattern chased resin parts feel thicker than many pens (~2.6mm).

    A large pen but a lovely writer

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    Inoxcrom Sirocco Plata pluma y boligrafo.
    Sterling silver set, both purchased separate.

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    With 14kt Nib.




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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    I was thrilled to have acquired a Sailor Pro Gear Graphite Lighthouse. (shown here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-FdcGNjBpK/)
    I love how the Sailor nibs write, and been wanting a Pro Gear since I realized the PG Slim is just too slim for me. I just couldn't find a design I wanted until the Graphite came!

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    Picked this up cheap off the eBay (which claimed to never have been inked, but clearly it was as I figured it would be).

    Just got it this afternoon, cleaned it up and restored it. The sac pretty much just poured out of the pen once I unscrewed the nib unit.
    The pressure bar was pretty rusted, sanded it down and polished it up and slipped it back in on the spacer, also had to resort to the hair dryer to get the grip out of the section (seems the plastic had some shrinkage especially around the inner cap).






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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Recently found this Osmia Luxus.

    The button filler is not working properly. Any advice or tips are welcome.
    Would love to turn this into a daily writer.




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    What seems to be the problem with it?
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    These four arrived in trade. For the most part I had to pull and re-seat almost all the nib/feeds to their correct position, the nib on some was sticking very far out ahead of the feed, which may have given the impression that they were flex/soft, but because of such, couldn't support capillary action when filled normally, and not just dipped for testing. The Slimfold for example had the nib/feed positioned in such a way that the tip was so spread apart the previous owner thought it was a broad, once re-seated and adjusted it was a fine point.
    I also heat set the feed on the jade Wahl for a good fit and excellent flow, and added a breather tube to the Skyline that was missing. I re-sac'd the Jade Wahl with a silicone sac.







    And this little Balance Junior in Rose Glow that I am not sure what I'm going to do with (haven't messed with it deciding if I want to keep or trade it), it's a little on the small side for me, though not as bad as the lady size carmine balance I had.




    The Wahl LT and Skyline are both currently inked :


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    That Skyline moire color is to die for. Very nice set of pens there.

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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    That Skyline moire color is to die for. Very nice set of pens there.
    And while I would prefer a semi-flex of sort, it's not everyday I come across something of an accountant style nib (XXF Firm)



    The Jade Wahl though, seems it either doesn't like silicone sacs or something else, as it decides to burp upwards into the cap earlier today (as it remains upright), probably temperature differential, but usually don't expect it to happen when upright. The Skyline though (partly because of the breather tube and feed design), handles like a champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    That Skyline moire color is to die for. Very nice set of pens there.
    And while I would prefer a semi-flex of sort, it's not everyday I come across something of an accountant style nib (XXF Firm)
    Wow very nice. I have a Balance with a posting nib and it is pretty awesome. Yours is a special pen for sure.

    The Jade Wahl though, seems it either doesn't like silicone sacs or something else, as it decides to burp upwards into the cap earlier today (as it remains upright), probably temperature differential, but usually don't expect it to happen when upright.
    That's odd. But then I don't have experience with silicone sacs. Are those the ones that are very slightly air permeable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post

    That's odd. But then I don't have experience with silicone sacs. Are those the ones that are very slightly air permeable?
    They are, and it did the same thing to an Esterbrook J today that was just left sitting upright in a cup (installed a silicone one for a client). Silicone sacs are gas permeable which is why you can't store them on their side or upside down (desk pen), they have to stay nib up. When I pulled the section out, I noticed that pretty much all the ink stayed in the grip area and didn't even make it down to the middle of the sac, some weird surface tension going on.

    I noticed on the Jade Wahl, when I refilled, and made sure the ink got to the bottom of the sac, it didn't do a weird burpage upwards anymore. So I did a dish detergent and ammonia flush on the estie grip/sac and flushed with clean water in the hope that I got any residue on the walls of the sac, since I didn't bother to flush either when I installed them, just installed them straight from the bag. So we'll see. But yea I recall a long time ago, silicone was annoying in the sense that ink likes to hug in weird places and you can't exactly throw an agitation device in a lever filler (like a tiny spring or BBs).

    I re-sac'd my Pilot Super 250 and Parker Slimfold with a fresh PVC sacs, at least those don't have any gas permeability or the weird surface tension thing going. (but they can't be used in celluloid pens).

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    Default What is your latest pen acquisition?

    These are all pretty recent as I've started down the slippery slope of pen collecting...

    Montblanc Jonathan Swift

    Lamy Safari

    MB Meisterstuck Vermeil 144 Fine

    Pelikan M200 Smokey Quartz

    MB Amadeus, FP, RB, and mechanical pencip

    and Fisher Space Pen Bullet (it pairs well with the Ridge wallet).

    Some more will be coming in before too long.


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    A couple of more came in; one is a MB Monte Rosa and the other a nice little Waterman Laureat in marble blue.

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    Lamy Candy (Purple and Aquamarine)
    Platinum Curidas (clear version)
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    Lamy Candy (Purple and Aquamarine)
    Platinum Curidas (clear version)
    Would you post photos. please?

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    The fountain pen version; I've had the ball point since the 90s. Actually the notebook as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogwldfltr View Post
    The fountain pen version; I've had the ball point since the 90s. Actually the notebook as well.

    I have a biker friend who would love these. Where did you get them?

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