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    Default My Keepers

    The shoeshine box I use to store my pens needed to be repaired, so I pulled all my pens out and thought I would share a couple of pictures. These all are used pretty regularly or I have sentimental connection to them. I don't have out my myriad of inexpensive pens, bit I'm sure some of you have a box or drawer full just like them.

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    The top photo is my Lamys. The charcoal with the red cap is a frankenpen and is an amalgamation of my first two Lamy pens. I lost the charcoal cap, so the red cap moved over and the red body seems to have disappeared in a move. The second photo is various brands including Ranga, Italix, FC, Waterman and an X750 with a Goulet nib. The third photo is my TWSBIs and I like all of them. The final is my small collection of vintage Esties with only the 2nd tranny from the right being unusable at the moment.
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    That's quite a nice and varied selection there!

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    Default Re: My Keepers

    What is the faceted stainless pen on the right in the third photo?

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    That is a TWSBI Precision. My favorite from that maker.

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    Love your Lamys! For some reason the family likeness is really evident in your photo - the Safaris, Studios and 2000s all look like they belong together.

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    Thanks @amk . I'm somewhat tempted to put everything away except for the Lamy pens and give them a year long drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post
    Thanks @amk . I'm somewhat tempted to put everything away except for the Lamy pens and give them a year long drive.
    Do share with us if you do. I don't know if I could do that for a full year but have been contemplating simplifying to only a couple of reliable writers for several months.

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    I'm down to only having ink in 2 other pens besides a Lamy 2000 and 2 studios. Once I empty them in the next 48 hours, I'll really think about using only the Lamys until at least the end of the year. Except for possibly MI #28...
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    I used only vintage Pelikans for a month. It was good fun! though I did, half way through the month, find out that my 400NN has a crack in the section. Don't ask me how I found out.... :-)

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    Lovely to see the collectiopn and the old Esties.
    Mags or Rob Maguire MB 149, 147, 146,144, Mozart, Boehme, Sailor Realo, Aurora Optima, Churchmen Prescriptor and Parson's Essential, Parker 51 1.3 mm stub, Parker Vacumatic 1939 OB Can, TWSBI's (540,580, Mini and Vac 700), Pelikan M 1000/800 Demonstrator 600/200 demoM/200 OBB, Visconti Rembrandts (2), Lamy, Cross, Watermans, Pilots, Sheaffer's, Omas 360 LE 84/360, GvFC, Esterbrooks J and SJ, Bexley Jitterbug, Taccia, Eversharp 1952 flex, Edison Herald, Franklin Christoph Piper.

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