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    OMG, Ian you have a Hitchcock? That is one sweet pen. I love the clip and the nib. What do you ink that one up with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfsisler View Post
    OMG, Ian you have a Hitchcock? That is one sweet pen. I love the clip and the nib. What do you ink that one up with?
    Yeah, it is a wonderful pen not only to look at but believe me, the writing experience is equally wonderful! So far it has had Hitchcock red ( naturally it was the first ink in the pen) also Aurora black and now Diamine ASA blue.

    I think of all three the Diamine is the nicest, not only esthetically as it seems to match the pen well but also in terms of flow.

    The nib on this one is amazing, in fact it is one of the things I love about MB, their nibs in my experience have always been lovely to write with. This one combines buttery smoothness with feedback, just about the perfect nib.. Well, if they did it with a stub then I don't know what I would do, there would not be enough superlatives!
    Mont Blanc Alfred Hitchcock,Mont Blanc 149, Montegrappa Historia, Parker Duofold senior special (1927 vintage), Sheaffer imperial 777,Parker 51 special,Stipula Tuscan dreams piston, Stipula Tuscan dreams Ti flex nib,1944 Vac 51.

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    My Sheaffer/Levenger Mediterranean. Have to have something that matches my shirt, after all.

    I will confess, however, that I have it inked with a (gasp) cartridge. Sacrilege to some, I know, but I carry one of several Sheaffers every day and keep cartridges at work because I don't feel like messing with bottles here at my desk.

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    An Aquamarine Safari F loaded with J.Herbin Vert Reseda has replaced the Pink Safari at work.
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    A Lamy 2000 with J.Herbin Rouge Hematite.

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    just me twsbi (waterman havana brown) and a black Safari with F nib and Rome Burning in it.

    not too exciting, but at least the lighting is terrible.

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    Pelikan 140 with a fine semi flexible nib (Pelikan 4001 black ink) and a Parker 51 XF nib (Waterman "Teal" = 50/50 green+blue)

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    Hitchcock once again.. I go to use my other pens but this one just keeps taking over!
    Mont Blanc Alfred Hitchcock,Mont Blanc 149, Montegrappa Historia, Parker Duofold senior special (1927 vintage), Sheaffer imperial 777,Parker 51 special,Stipula Tuscan dreams piston, Stipula Tuscan dreams Ti flex nib,1944 Vac 51.

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    Pelikan M815 Wall Street LE - Medium - Aurora Black ink
    Pelikan M620 New York - Custom 1.3mm Stub - Pilot iroshizuku murasaki-shikibu ink

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post
    Yeah, it is a wonderful pen not only to look at but believe me, the writing experience is equally wonderful! So far it has had Hitchcock red ( naturally it was the first ink in the pen) also Aurora black and now Diamine ASA blue.

    I think of all three the Diamine is the nicest, not only esthetically as it seems to match the pen well but also in terms of flow.

    The nib on this one is amazing, in fact it is one of the things I love about MB, their nibs in my experience have always been lovely to write with. This one combines buttery smoothness with feedback, just about the perfect nib.. Well, if they did it with a stub then I don't know what I would do, there would not be enough superlatives!
    Officially MB does not have stubs, but if you get the chance try their double-broad or an oblique. As long as you don't blame me afterwards .
    I have a BB in one of my Montblancs .


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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post
    Hitchcock once again.. I go to use my other pens but this one just keeps taking over!
    I have the same syndrome with my much more humble m400 White Torty.



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    Today's pens are:

    Sailor Realo with medium nib (boring, but a good pocket pen)
    Delta Stantuffo Mocha Oro Rosso Grande LE with Minuskinized factory stub nib (try saying that ten times fast)
    Nakaya Neo Standard heki tamenuri with 0.7mm Mottishaw stub (one of my absolute favorites)
    Lamy Al-Star with 1.1mm italic (designated ink testing pen - currently evaluating Noodler's Squeteague)

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    Pelikan m400 White Torty, Diamine Kelly Green!

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    Venus President.


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    cool! my dad always tells me about venus velvet pencils, but I never knew that they made fountain pens!




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    Very nice, Ivan!
    BTW ... You totally underestimate your penmanship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa59 View Post
    Very nice, Ivan!
    BTW ... You totally underestimate your penmanship!
    ditto that.
    Nice line variation when writing with that nib. Lookin' good.

    The Venus President has a quaint old world charm and the Waterman ink too.
    I quite like the pen's cap.

    Did you 'sepiarise' that photo ?
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    Very impressive penmanship Ivan. I second (or is it "third" in this case?) that.

    One question: I am not familiar with the Venus brand but it looks awfully like an Osmia from the 1950s, when they were being taken over by Faber-Castell. Compare with the Osmia-Faber-Castell 884 or 883, for instance. Are there any connections between those brands?
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