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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJon View Post
    Franklin-Christoph was going to be my suggestion as well. Maybe worth looking at their pens? They ship internationally for free on orders of $100.

    As a side note, your humble collection is very nice.

    Yes, the shipping cost is a sticking point on a relatively inexpensive buy. Unfortunately I have no more desire to buy pens that fit Jowo nibs (I have two already) and so FC pens are not on my radar.


    And thanks, though the 'collection' is mostly ordinary stuff.

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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Onogaro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Just found this in the back of a drawer. I had completely forgotten about it.



    Problem solved (for now at least)
    That's beautiful.

    @Lady Onogaro: If you would like to have it PM me your preferred mailing address and I will gift it to you.
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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    You could put your pen wrap in a tin or padded case that isn't for pens.

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    Lovely pen wrap. Generous of you.
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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Still searching for a carrying solution that fits my routine. Who'd a thunk it would be this tricksy to decide?

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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Still searching for a carrying solution that fits my routine. Who'd a thunk it would be this tricksy to decide?
    What about a leather cigar case with a slip cover? I use them for mine with the added anti-rattle and anti-scratch precaution of lining them with felt using contact adhesive. Works a treat and you should be able to find one at similar prices to those I have bought - i.e. about $10-30.

    Here's one I wish I had nabbed! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-P...rdt=true&rt=nc

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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Fountain pen cases are also made in a similar way to cigar cases. Here is mine:

    Porsche pen pouch_0010a.jpg
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    Nice!

    Actually, I suspect I need to take a step back and consider what pens I really need to take to work. There is always a slightly guilty feeling of pens being underused and left at home, hence my initial desire to take everything. However, the reality is that I don't normally use more than 3-4 pens at work, sometimes just one. So maybe a case that takes that many would be better than the larger offerings.

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    There’s always the risk that you lose the case, or the bag is stolen or something. Both have happened to me, with loss of pens in each incident. The more pens that are in a case the more that you lose.

    Now i leave the pens that need a case at home and just carry a couple Lamy Al Stars. They’re nice enough to keep me interested but not so expensive that it would really bug me if i lose one.

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    Yeah, kinda heading in that direction. Thinking about grabbing a Lamy 2000 pencil and multipen to go with the FP, and just taking them in a 3 pen case. In addition, my Hobonichi is currently holding a Pilot Decimo and a Parker 51. Perhaps this is best, to leave the rest at home.

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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Somebody has added a tag to this thread of "odd coat". Anyone care to enlighten me on the meaning of this?

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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    I recommend Nock Lookout cases, inexpensive, ample protection, colourful and handle larger pens without issue. Also available locally in NZ for $45NZ.





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    Very nice. Local seller currently doesn't have any colours I like. Also, I get the impression that Nock are struggling to supply the market. Not sure how true that is though. You have some fabulous pens too!

    Edit: the Girologio 12 pen case in leather is only slightly more expensive - but is killed by shipping.
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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    I get the impression that Nock are struggling to supply the market. Not sure how true that is though.
    Seems like they're getting out of retail and reverting to direct sales.

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    That might explain the lack of stock locally or from retailers like the Goulets. However, I just checked the Nock website and there is very little on offer there either.

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    Default Re: No way to carry pens...

    Sounds like whatever product changes are coming won't appear till later this year or early next.
    Some discussion here, 27:29 to 37:10, international sales and forthcoming products from around 34:30.

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    Well, that sucks - both on the uncertainty of what (if anything) will be available, in what format or in what colourways - not to mention the international sales issues.

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    I've only ever ordered direct. Flat-rate international shipping was fair.

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    Kinda gravitating toward a Nock Sinclair, but finding it difficult to locate a colourway that suits my taste. Raven/Aqua is my first choice. Mandarin/Steel a distant second (I can find this but not the other).

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    How about this? https://www.amazon.com/Metier-Life-M.../dp/B071WQ7RFW
    $15 and it has a small notepad, too.

    This case is just a few bucks more: https://www.amazon.com/fountain-Sepa.../dp/B00XG9FTQC

    This one is genuine leather: https://www.amazon.com/Otto-Angelino.../dp/B07R516MQB

    Amazon is our friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Somebody has added a tag to this thread of "odd coat". Anyone care to enlighten me on the meaning of this?
    Maybe the thread is coated with something odd? It is also tagged with paging_goulet.

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