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    Good afternoon!

    Over the last year or so I've been able to learn a lot about my preferences for a pen. I knew going into it that I preferred a heavy pen, but how heavy and shape/size preference were things that took a little time. I don't write for long periods and I'm usually just jotting notes at work or making short bullet entries in a journal, so how a pen feels when I pick it up and take the first stroke is more important than whether it tires my hand.

    My favorite pen in my small collection is a Levenger L-Tech 3.0. I haven't weighed it but literature and reviews I've found state 45-50g. I always post the cap and I really love the knurled grip section. The one thing that would make it perfect is a round body instead of the heptagonal section. The diameter, length, and weight of the pen feel great to me. This might be an odd preference, but I prefer smaller #5 nibs to a #6.

    Can anyone recommend pens that are similar to the L-Tech, but with a round body? But not the Jinhao dragon pen

    If it matters, I am left handed, I tend to write small, and quickly. For that reason, I prefer wetter writers, though understand that a nib swap can address any complaints. Because of my weight preference all of my pens so far have ended up being brass bodied.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    I watched the SBRE Brown video review of the Faber-Castell Loom and he mentioned that it's a fairly heavy pen because it has a metal barrel.
    Then I managed to get one for a good price from Amazon Warehouse and I would call it a reasonably heavy pen. It writes beautifully.
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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I watched the SBRE Brown video review of the Faber-Castell Loom and he mentioned that it's a fairly heavy pen because it has a metal barrel.
    Then I managed to get one for a good price from Amazon Warehouse and I would call it a reasonably heavy pen. It writes beautifully.
    Thank you Chrissy I checked them out! PenChalet lists some as being discontinued and up for sale at a discount, so I guess I better hurry! I had also previously looked at, and then forgot about, Italix pens. I recently learned that Mr. Ford is retiring in 2021 so there is an urgency there as well Haha I hope I didn't come into this world at the tail end of the good part!

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    https://www.gentlemanstationer.com/b...ion-pure-black

    Plus check Pens for Sale.

    As an owner I can confirm they are heavy and round and quickly uncapped.

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    The Diplomat Excellence A weight (I think 43 grams) if you could accept the no6 nib. I (think) Sheaffer preludes weigh a bit if you'd prefer a smaller nib.

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Quote Originally Posted by top pen View Post
    The Diplomat Excellence A weight (I think 43 grams) if you could accept the no6 nib. I (think) Sheaffer preludes weigh a bit if you'd prefer a smaller nib.
    Whoa...that is a fantastic looking pen. The dimensions and weight look like its right in my preference! It is pricey, but not outlandish.

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Quote Originally Posted by SManZ View Post
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    The Diplomat Excellence A weight (I think 43 grams) if you could accept the no6 nib. I (think) Sheaffer preludes weigh a bit if you'd prefer a smaller nib.
    Whoa...that is a fantastic looking pen. The dimensions and weight look like its right in my preference! It is pricey, but not outlandish.
    If you choose to go with the Diplomat, be sure to check out the Marrakesh (brown) model. I never thought I'd buy a brown pen... But pair that with Pelikan's Brilliant Brown ink, it's the perfect match.

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Quote Originally Posted by SManZ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I watched the SBRE Brown video review of the Faber-Castell Loom and he mentioned that it's a fairly heavy pen because it has a metal barrel.
    Then I managed to get one for a good price from Amazon Warehouse and I would call it a reasonably heavy pen. It writes beautifully.
    Thank you Chrissy I checked them out! PenChalet lists some as being discontinued and up for sale at a discount, so I guess I better hurry! I had also previously looked at, and then forgot about, Italix pens. I recently learned that Mr. Ford is retiring in 2021 so there is an urgency there as well Haha I hope I didn't come into this world at the tail end of the good part!
    Some of the earliest ones might have plastic barrels so maybe check before you buy. The matt gunmetal one definitely has a plastic barrel as SBRE Brown mentions.
    Mine is a piano white and has a metal barrel. It has a B nib that writes like a M.
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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I watched the SBRE Brown video review of the Faber-Castell Loom and he mentioned that it's a fairly heavy pen because it has a metal barrel.
    Then I managed to get one for a good price from Amazon Warehouse and I would call it a reasonably heavy pen. It writes beautifully.
    Thank you Chrissy I checked them out! PenChalet lists some as being discontinued and up for sale at a discount, so I guess I better hurry! I had also previously looked at, and then forgot about, Italix pens. I recently learned that Mr. Ford is retiring in 2021 so there is an urgency there as well Haha I hope I didn't come into this world at the tail end of the good part!
    Some of the earliest ones might have plastic barrels so maybe check before you buy. The matt gunmetal one definitely has a plastic barrel as SBRE Brown mentions.
    Mine is a piano white and has a metal barrel. It has a B nib that writes like a M.
    I'm glad you mentioned that. I was checking out the matte gunmetal one. A plastic barrel would have been quite a disappointment!

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Quote Originally Posted by SManZ View Post
    I'm glad you mentioned that. I was checking out the matte gunmetal one. A plastic barrel would have been quite a disappointment!
    I wanted that one specifically because I knew it would be lighter, and Stephen mentioned in his review that it was. I've since confirmed it has a plastic barrel.

    However, it's significantly more expensive than the other colours here and I really just wanted to try one out at a lower price level.

    As a UK price comparison the cheapest matte gunmetal I found is 39. I bought my Piano White for 19.93 on Amazon. Quite a decent saving.

    It's also worth typing Faber Castell Loom into the ebay search box and selecting lowest price including shipping. There are a couple of sellers on there selling brand new ones in different colours.
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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Platinum Izumo weighs somewhere in region of 35-40 grams depending on who you ask.

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Lamy 2000 stainless steel version weighs around 34g unposted, 55g posted.

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    Default Re: Heavy Pens - Similar to Levenger L-Tech?

    Namisu make some hefty pens with round cross-sections (but no. 6 nibs) and often have very reasonable prototype sales.

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