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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    Just...find me an inexpensive beater that writes.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    Dr. Inkenstein--it was a dark and stormy write!

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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    I gotta say, holding one in hand and checking it out up close does help negate the creepy factor. I just picked one up that needs restoring and find it quite charming in real life.

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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    I have a couple of the black cartridge only pens, one part of a pen and pencil set. Superb, trouble free writers. I use a button filling converter in one. I have a Touchdown filling dolphin in green and a touchdown filling desk dolphin in black somewhere. Packed away for a move that doesn't look like it will happen.

    The dolphins have endeared themselves to me. I lived in Florida for forty years, and often watching dolphins coming up for air at the beach. These pens remind me of real dolphins.

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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    Barrel, yes. Cap, yes. Nib .... eugh, no thanks. Sticking to Imperials and Targas.

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    And the new tally is:

    Camp Me-Likey: 6 pen people.

    Camp No-Likey: 7 pen people.

    BTW, the members of the (now famous) Lone Star Pen Club loved the pen when I showed it to them in one of their virtual pen meets.
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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    Not really a fan of the dolphin's faux-inlaid design. Versus an Imperial with a full inlaid, but I imagine the dolphin will outlast them as the glue comes undone on the true inlaid nibs.

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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    The first Dolphin I bought was in about 1978, when I bought a green dolphin with a chrome cap with a golden cap ring and a Touchdown filler. $8.00 in an office supply company. Used it for years, not sure where it is now. Now I have the two black C/C pens, one with the pushbutton converter, converter from from Peyton Street Pens. Both of them are very nice. I have had a couple of Targas, but never liked them as much as Dolphins and the other Imperials. My Targas have been skinny ones. I might have liked the thicker ones better, don't know, have a thicker one I haven't used. Can't find it.

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    Default Re: The "Dolphin"

    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Not really a fan of the dolphin's faux-inlaid design. Versus an Imperial with a full inlaid, but I imagine the dolphin will outlast them as the glue comes undone on the true inlaid nibs.
    Sheaffer Inlaid nibs are secured using metal tabs that goes into the section (plastic).
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