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    Default Re: Any suggestions for modern "nails"?

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    Sheaffer 300. Weighs a ton, you could beat off muggers with it.
    That is what I like the Rotring 600 for. It also doubles as a windshield breaker, for those times your car slides off the road and into a lake.
    I've got a Rotring 600 pencil that I never use. If it came to a fight between them, I'd actually bet on the Baoer 100 (sort of a Chinese Aurora 88 - the original hooded 88.) The build quality is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexwi View Post
    Hi,

    Based on what I've seen listed so far in this discussion, I guess I'm a "nail person."

    I like the Pilot Metropolitan.

    Then there's Platinum's Cool or the Preppy. The Pelikan Jazz is quite "naily," but the grip is horrendously slippery - it's not just metal, but POLISHED metal, but the stiffest of all my nibs would have to be a Pelikan Celebry

    Alex
    Alex - I think you meant the Plasir, not the Cool? The Cool has a different nib to the Preppy and is actually exceptionally flexible. (It's amazing that it's not a better known pen...)

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    Default Re: Any suggestions for modern "nails"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenails View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alexwi View Post
    Hi,

    Based on what I've seen listed so far in this discussion, I guess I'm a "nail person."

    I like the Pilot Metropolitan.

    Then there's Platinum's Cool or the Preppy. The Pelikan Jazz is quite "naily," but the grip is horrendously slippery - it's not just metal, but POLISHED metal, but the stiffest of all my nibs would have to be a Pelikan Celebry

    Alex
    Alex - I think you meant the Plasir, not the Cool? The Cool has a different nib to the Preppy and is actually exceptionally flexible. (It's amazing that it's not a better known pen...)
    You're right I should've written "the Cool AND the Preppy." I think they're both pretty stiff, although the Cool gives a bit more, and you're also right in that their nibs are different.

    Alex

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    Default Re: Any suggestions for modern "nails"?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexwi View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexwi View Post
    Hi,

    Based on what I've seen listed so far in this discussion, I guess I'm a "nail person."

    I like the Pilot Metropolitan.

    Then there's Platinum's Cool or the Preppy. The Pelikan Jazz is quite "naily," but the grip is horrendously slippery - it's not just metal, but POLISHED metal, but the stiffest of all my nibs would have to be a Pelikan Celebry

    Alex
    Alex - I think you meant the Plasir, not the Cool? The Cool has a different nib to the Preppy and is actually exceptionally flexible. (It's amazing that it's not a better known pen...)
    You're right I should've written "the Cool AND the Preppy." I think they're both pretty stiff, although the Cool gives a bit more, and you're also right in that their nibs are different.

    Alex
    My understanding is that Cool gives to an exceptional amount. Not as much as a Falcon or Ahab, but well outside the normal range -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51HSPFterw

    https://blog.wonderpens.ca/platinum-cool-fountain-pen/
    Last edited by ilikenails; January 6th, 2019 at 10:49 AM.

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