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    Default Any pen, money is no issue...

    I have a special birthday coming up this year and the wife has made me a one time fountain pen offer I can't refuse...

    So, if money was no object (yeah right...) what is the ONE pen you would get?

    I'm looking for inspiration, and possible ideas/direction I haven't thought of.
    Plus, it's nice to know what peeps rate and think are great pens

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    If money was no object (and I bet my big birthday this year is older than yours) I would buy a Montblanc POA Copernicus.

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    I would like to get one of the Nakaya Portable Writer Chinkin pens.

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    I would get a Pelikan M800 and ask Shawn Newton (or another) to customise it with a celluloid (or wooden!) binde. Then I would buy a suite of nibs:
    • 14c Fine (flexy)
    • 18c Extra Fine (nail)
    • 18c Medium Stub
    • 18c Medium Arabic/Herbraic

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    If looking vintage:

    I would but the biggest, cleanest Parker Vacuumatic money could buy
    Or a pristine, lovingly restored Waterman 100 year pen.
    or one of the rarer, cleaner, Sheaffer Balance Premier pens.

    if new maybe some fancy pants Urishi pen or one of those new Aurora pens with the 'flex' nib
    or a limited M800 or a MB Hemingway or one of the larger Omas pens (before they are all gone).

    Or see what Pilot does this year for their 100 year anniversary.

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Look up the Onoto Pen company!


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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Platinum Izumo Raden, unless you have one already.

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    If money was no object, then probably a Hakase custom made pen, as the experience of having it made would be something to remember, as well as the pen itself.

    The idea of a whole suite of nibs, though, that's also a nice one: in fact, I probably wouldn't get a new Pelikan, but would get the whole suite of nibs plus Mr Masuyama's good services for one of my M600s or M400s.

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    There's a part of me that would want seek out some stunning, legendary and super-rare pen like an Aurora Asterope in blue/gold/cream.
    But I would probably be happier commissioning a custom pen. Right now I'm imagining a Soennecken 111 Superior replica in ebonite with unique urushi lacquer--a swirling base of vermilion and turquoise under delicate gold webbing, and, to maintain that wondrous reflective effect at the base of the nib, a small portion of the inside of the section in the same vermilion. An original flexible medium stub with lots of shading. An original clip with the underside and finial engraving lacquered in a bright iridescent turquoise. Conid's CAISO bulkfiller system. I better stop now before I literally begin to drool. :P
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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    One of the Maki-e Namiki Emperors.

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    I know I would be looking in Nakaya's catalog.
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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Something made by Manupropria, perhaps with a nib customized to be oblique cursive italic.


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    a bitchen Wing Sung for your Sweet 16!

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    A Maxpens green striated 146

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Sammy, you live in Japan. Any custom pens from Hakase, Kawakubo, Ohashido, and probably others...

    Or this pen:

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments. There are some stunning pens on that mix! Lots of good for thought...
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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    I would like to get one of the Nakaya Portable Writer Chinkin pens.
    How did I forget the Chinkin pens!
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    Great minds...
    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    ...if new maybe some fancy pants Urishi pen
    On my short list of ideas.
    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    ...a limited M800
    I really, really love the gold Raden.

    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    one of the larger Omas pens (before they are all gone).
    On my short list of ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    Or see what Pilot does this year for their 100 year anniversary.
    The wait is killing me. I already know of a store that has some limited edition Capless Decimos...
    Sam O

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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmoto88 View Post
    Look up the Onoto Pen company!
    I'm already looking at the Charles Dickens range! Stunning!
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    Default Re: Any pen, money is no issue...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bungle View Post
    Platinum Izumo Raden, unless you have one already.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
    One of the Maki-e Namiki Emperors.
    On my short list...
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