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    "Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?"
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    Not just pens, but I like the vintage Autopoint pencil at the top. Using it with a 1.1 mm B lead. Below it, an Eversharp Skyline with Namiki Blue ink, and a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 with Montblanc Midnight Blue.

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    Is the Aurora worth thr money?
    Smooth nib?
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    Apologies for this self-indulgent ramble in what should be a brief ‘what I used today’ but I thought I would talk you through my thoughts on why I like this little pen, a 1936 Parker Moderne and especially on how the pen fits in Parker pen history and also what it might have meant to the original owner.

    The Moderne is a small pen, although it fits my big hands in that the blind cap rests on that little hinge of flesh between your forefinger and thumb, I am sure it has a better scientific name but you have all looked down at the spot that I mean so I hope that I have got my point across.

    When I look at an old pen I try and imagine its history could have been. This pen would not have been an expensive pen when new, perhaps the cheapest Parker in the display cabinet and therefore not chosen by a social climber who wanted to impress at the office, it may have been a first school pen, I will settle for that. A Christmas gift for someone just starting Big school.

    The condition of the pen suggests that it actually didn’t suit them too well, perhaps they wanted something more colourful. The pen has not seen much use, the imprints are nice and clear, there is no brassing on the clip, no scratches anywhere on the pen and the nib is like new. An original nib on an 84 year old nib that is perfect is a nice find.

    I have owned the pen about 10 years, I bought it at the same time as a Junior Duofold which is just a little older, much smarter and more substantial, but I like the Moderne which is a world away from the Parker 51 and yet only a few short years separates the two. The Moderne and the 51 couldn’t be more different from the filling system, the cap design and the way that the nib works, giving flex and style. This pen is the biplane to the jet age 51.
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    I love pre-war Parkers; they're so well made and such a pleasure to work on. Modernes sell well, too.
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    The peeps at the fountainpens subreddit are trending a showcase of Pilot gold nibs.

    This is my joining the fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    I've pretty much only used the same five or six pens in the new year. For today...

    1948 Parker 51 Custom, black, fine. Quink Black having run it out of Lamy Black which is quite a bit drier. Quink works so well with this pen. My work pen today.

    Pilot Stargazer, black, fine. J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune, a lovely dark purple similar to Diamine Damson but much wetter. Sadly, I found it feathers badly on my bullet journal paper. Fine for letter writing. I don't think I will get a bottle after all. The search for purple ink continues...
    Have you tried Diamine Imperial Purple? It is, by far, my favorite purple, especially in EF and F nibs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Radonactionservices View Post
    Have you tried Diamine Imperial Purple? It is, by far, my favorite purple, especially in EF and F nibs.
    Haven't tried that one yet, thanks for the heads up. Was thinking of trying Grape too. I have a couple other Purple samples in the queue to try out.

    Meanwhile, I've been using my Golden Pearl Vacumatic all day after further reshaping the nib closer to F. It came to me worn flat and writing like a B.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaputnik View Post
    Eversharp Skyline, Esterbrook mechanical pencil, and Stipula Passaporto. I didn't actually use the Fisher Space Pen (yet), but it was there in case it was needed.
    Simple amazing!

    I like these pens, and I think I need to add them to my collection.
    I work as a translator and mostly spend all my time on a computer and the Internet.

    But whenever I need to write something down, I always take out one of my beauties. This is a special ritual for me.
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    I've been using my long-neglected Wahl-Eversharp Equipoise in Tunis Pearl celluloid with EF flex nib. I filled it with Montblanc bordeaux ink from the old 50ml bottle.

    I'm going to cheat and use Syd's online image of an Equipoise in Tunis Pearl. I think it is one of the prettiest celluloids.

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    I am certainly enjoying this, my first English pen, a CS 84 that I got from Deb.

    Yes, the US postal service is being intentionally slowed. It took not much time to arrive in the US from Scotland, but stayed in Chicago for over a month.
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    Used my second most strikingly unique fountain pen, this Pilot striped MYU, with De Atramentis Document Brown ink. My most strikingly unique fountain pen is the non-striped version of this, currently not inked. YMMV for what makes a pen's appearance striking.
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    Mid-20s Duofold Junior with Waterman Bleu Mystère turns out to be a great combination. I really love writing with this pen. Something satisfying about the grip and the pleasant nib feedback.

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    XXL Day:

    • 1939 Parker Vacumatic Maxima - MB Midnight Blue IG
    • 1937 Sheaffer Balance Premier - KWZ IG Blue #3


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    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Wow, gorgeous pens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Wow, gorgeous pens!
    Heh. I can only wish that I look half that good at that age!
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Modern 146 with an OBB. These modern obliques just don’t stack up to the vintage.

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    Here’s what’s in my pen pouch at the moment.

    Eversharp Symphony pen/pencil-Sheaffer Green

    Noodlers Ahab- Noodlers Habanero

    Metropolitan- Sheaffer Red

    Waterman Carene- Noodlers Black

    Esterbrook J- Quink Black

    Sheaffer Triumph- Sheaffer Blue

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    Parker 180 with De Atramentis Gaius Julius Caesar, Mabie Todd Swan 3150 with Namiki Blue.

    The Fisher Space Pen is just along for the ride, but if I do want a ballpoint for something, it's there.

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    One of the very few modern pen model that I actually "hunt". Finally got one.

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