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    Default My final Grail Pens

    At least until I find more things I can't live without.

    Parker, all of them:

    Parker Lucky Curve True Blue, any vintage version. Just not the modern one.

    Parker Duofold Pastel, in Magenta and/or Lilac.

    Not ambered, not in poor condition, not project pens.

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    For once someone actually uses the term Grail in an appropriate manner. I wish you good fortune on what is admittedly a very difficult hunt.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    For once someone actually uses the term Grail in an appropriate manner. I wish you good fortune on what is admittedly a very difficult hunt.
    Have you seen the term misused outside of reddit? There it has really lost meaning entirely. I've seen a standard vanishing point refered to as grail pen there.

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Have you seen the term misused outside of reddit?
    In a word, yes.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Have you seen the term misused outside of reddit?
    In a word, yes.
    How about a minty vintage grail?

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    Anything can be a grail to someone, and, at least theoretically, should represent the culmination of a singular search. Can you imagine if Sir Perceval found the Holy Grail, gave a whoop, put it one side thinking it's not shiny enough, and then set off in search of other grails?

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    I guess it's open to interpretation, but anything standard off the shelf can't be grail in my opinion. Grail pen as a term shouldn't be tied to the financial aspect of obtaining it. Can you imagine Sir Perceval buying the Holy Grail from the nearby market stall, and replacing the search with working until he could afford it?

    "John behind the cow dung stall sells holy grails. He has 75 in stock at the moment. Bundle discounts are possible, depending on how holy you want your purchase to be."
    Last edited by adhoc; April 7th, 2021 at 06:31 AM.

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    Going on what I see here, grail pens cease being grail pens after about a fortnight of ownership, then the search goes on.

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    Going on what I see here, grail pens cease being grail pens after about a fortnight of ownership, then the search goes on.

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    Default Re: My final Grail Pens

    It was a cup. Thats the meaning.

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