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    In my view, for most people, it started with the visual appeal.

    Later on, after they are in, they will discover so many cool things in this hobby that "hooked" them even more.

    Take me for an example, I knew what a fountain pen is, I had memories of using one when I was little, but not until I saw photos after photos of gorgeous fountain pens that I realized it could be a new hobby.

    Therefore whenever someone asked me which pens to show to an interested person, I'd say start by showing them the most beautiful pen you've got.
    Hey, that can be a good thread.
    Good idea. Something like Waterman Carene, or a beautiful and inexpensive Chinjese Jinhao X-450. Perhaps one of the more beautiful Sonnets. A Chinese lacque model. Form over function. Interest them in the looks. Might be more successful.
    Precisely. And there are so many visually-striking ones to choose from.

    I remembered as a newbie in this hobby, one of the most memorable pen for me is the Tornado Lincoln, one from Retro 51, whose focus (and profit maker) is actually ballpoints.

    Much later on, I bought the fancy version of that pen:

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    I agree totally. I catch people looking at my Kaweco all the time, itís not necessarily the prettiest, but itís definitely one of the most interesting designs.
    Agree. Kaweco Sport is one of those visually-interesting, if not exactly striking

    The old ones are cooler, in my opinion. But I'm glad that the new ones follow their shape if not their filling system.

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    Forget 149. There are so many writting instruments that perform better or just as well. If we have come to the point where it costs that much, better that we stick to a BIC Click.
    Is this some kind of contest? Iím sure youíve won already. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
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    Forget 149. There are so many writting instruments that perform better or just as well. If we have come to the point where it costs that much, better that we stick to a BIC Click.
    Is this some kind of contest? Iím sure youíve won already. Congrats.
    No, but given the threads of a broken, cracked, or otherwise non functional MB, I consider it good advice.

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    Default Re: The "3" pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
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    Forget 149. There are so many writting instruments that perform better or just as well. If we have come to the point where it costs that much, better that we stick to a BIC Click.
    Is this some kind of contest? Iím sure youíve won already. Congrats.
    No, but given the threads of a broken, cracked, or otherwise non functional MB, I consider it good advice.



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    Looking forward to see a writing sample from you with your BIC Click to compare it regarding line quality and visual appearance.
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    Default Re: The "3" pens

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
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    I agree totally. I catch people looking at my Kaweco all the time, itís not necessarily the prettiest, but itís definitely one of the most interesting designs.
    Agree. Kaweco Sport is one of those visually-interesting, if not exactly striking

    The old ones are cooler, in my opinion. But I'm glad that the new ones follow their shape if not their filling system.

    Coveting the old Kawecos...

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    Default Re: The "3" pens

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TBSDSpaniard View Post
    I agree totally. I catch people looking at my Kaweco all the time, itís not necessarily the prettiest, but itís definitely one of the most interesting designs.
    Agree. Kaweco Sport is one of those visually-interesting, if not exactly striking

    The old ones are cooler, in my opinion. But I'm glad that the new ones follow their shape if not their filling system.

    Very nice. Please post a writing sample when you have time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TBSDSpaniard View Post
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    I agree totally. I catch people looking at my Kaweco all the time, itís not necessarily the prettiest, but itís definitely one of the most interesting designs.
    Agree. Kaweco Sport is one of those visually-interesting, if not exactly striking

    The old ones are cooler, in my opinion. But I'm glad that the new ones follow their shape if not their filling system.
    Very nice. Please post a writing sample when you have time.


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    I assume you meant the vintage one?

    I sold one of them, this one I still have with me:

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    I agree totally. I catch people looking at my Kaweco all the time, itís not necessarily the prettiest, but itís definitely one of the most interesting designs.
    Agree. Kaweco Sport is one of those visually-interesting, if not exactly striking

    The old ones are cooler, in my opinion. But I'm glad that the new ones follow their shape if not their filling system.
    Very nice. Please post a writing sample when you have time.


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    I assume you meant the vintage one?

    I sold one of them, this one I still have with me:

    Fantastic!


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    Default Re: The "3" pens

    I think budget is critically important. Many fine pens have been suggested in this thread, but there is a world of difference between a Pilot Metropolitan and an MB 149 or Aurora Homo Sapiens.

    Another important consideration is the type of nib, and this is very personal and it really requires some hands-on experience to find your preferences. Some people prefer fine, even extremely fine nibs, some like them broader, even much broader, and then there are stub nibs and cursive italics and flex nibs and even specialty grinds like architect nibs. Also different people prefer different amounts of feedback. i prefer buttery-smooth nibs, but some people complain that writing with a nib like that is like writing on glass, with their nib sliding out of control.

    Other factors include the filling system and the ink capacity.

    And of course, aesthetics.

    In short, there's a lot to take into account. I'd suggest buying a few of the less expensive pens available of different types, and then if you find that you like a certain style and can afford it, try out a more expensive pen in the same style.
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