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Pens and pencils are technology. What do you use daily gee? I

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Pens and pencils are technology.
What do you use daily gee? I just got my Rotring 800+.
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I'm cheap as fuck, plus my penmanship is shit so a lamy vista does the job.
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>rotring

Rotring is love, rotring is life
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Did someone say rotring
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Rotring fags: does Rotring produce a fountain pen that looks simillar to the 800 series mechanical pencils? I really, really dig that look.
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>>46831588
This is my humble rotring collection and I love every single one of them. Except the 800. Fuck that piece of shit. It looks all nice but when you get to writing the mechanism feels wobbly and cheap as fuck. 600 all day long.
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>>46831632
Rotring doesn't produce FPs anymore.
The only ones were rotring 600/newtons back in the 90s.
They look like the capped lava/silver ones in the rotring pics. (Black one available too)
Prices will run high with about 250-350usd for a black/silver one and 400-500+ for a lava finish version.
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>>46831632
No :(. In fact, rotring has not produced fountain pens since the early 2000s. Feels bad cuz their design style is absolutely gorgeous. They recently brought back mechanical pencils so maybe fountain pens soon, I dunno. I would buy the fuck out of their fountain pens if they ever brought them back though. Rotring stuff lasts forever.
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>>46831681
Shame to hear that, for that kind of money I could get a Parker Duofold of something equally fancy.
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>>46831700
I'd keep an eye on eBay, occasionally they're on for much less, they don't stick around for long though so you'd have to be quick about it.
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I have Lamy and Waterman fountain pens but I end up using this bic 4 color pen the most.
I love it for taking notes and studying.
I can write the formula in blue, add notes in green so that they don't confuse me while reading, black for diagrams/vectors or whatever, red for corrections of course.
Maybe if I had 4 fountain pens I could do the same, but dunno, maybe I'd look more like a retard than I already do.
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>>46831870

>writing in different colors
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>>46831914

The way he presents it made me want a multicolour pen though.
Too bad the only one I'd want, a lava rotring trio pen, is like 700usd buyout on ebay
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I bought two Pilot MRs (european version of Metropolitan) recently and implanted one of them with Plumix BB italic nib. Also ordered Sailor tokiwa-matsu ink. Imma gonna learn a bit of calligraphy.
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>Not using gold nib fountain pens
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>>46831059
>any year
>not joining the bic crystal masterace
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Still waiting on a few chinkshit fountain pens.

>>46833193
Enjoy your pens that stop working before half the ink is used.
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>>46833145

Do I look like a poorfag? I prefer platinum
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>>46833193
I used them & they write in a smooth manner, nevertheless I've found something better. DONG-A (kek) Korean pens, they're cheaper and way better. Hi-gliders 100 cost like 30 cents each.
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>>46833145
>>46833815
>Not going for the stealth look
The black nib/dark body combination gives me an extra 10 wpm writing speed
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A reliable, adorable daily driver.
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>>46831059
>2015
>Not using a Mont Blanc
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>>46833910
>Implying I don't keep a couple safaris as beaters
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thread about pens and not a single Pilot. You people make me sick, also not gonna make it.
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>rollerballs and mech pencils
Disgusting.

>cartridges and converters
Disgusting.
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I buy these a fuckton at a time. Seeing as I chew my pens I would never get a nice one.
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>>46834119
That's nasty anon, don't do that.
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>2015
>Not using more cost efficient pen

You can buy 20 of these for $5
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>>46834157
Or I can buy one fountain pen which will outlive me.
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>>46834157
>Not buying a pen that shows your social class.
Or maybe you are.
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>>46834136
Yeah it's pretty bad, I'm not going to defend it. I started doing it after I quit smoking completely subconsciously and I'm finding it a harder habit to drop...
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>>46834157
>>46834193
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>>46834193
If my social class entails illogical and impractical choices then yes I suppose I am
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>>46834070
>Not posting a load out
Worst of all
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>>46834342
I only use one pen, Anon.
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>>46834426
A pelikan 200 I bet
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>>46834448
Close but no cigar.
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so, what does /g/ recommend as a first pen?
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>>46836060
crayons
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Using some jinhao 599s for the time being.
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nexus minimal fountain pen with bock nib

mine just came in the mail, its pretty nice to use
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>>46836477

another stock photo from the website, i chose the matte black, was it a mistake?
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>>46831477
>>46831588
I somewhat regret not getting silver.
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>>46836060
a screwdriver

in reality it depends on your budget
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Ticonderoga Blacks are indisputably the best wooden pencil known to man.

That being said, how is the rotring 500? It's on massdrop right now and my shekels are intrigued.
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Jinhao x450 is pretty good but too wet and broad for me. I used like a full converter's worth of ink in 2 days of note taking. Jinhao 599 makes a much finer line but is scratchy and I can't seem to fix the scratchiness with a whetstone like I did with the jinhao. Safari's still my top pen for overall usability.
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Best pen
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>>46836550
Aren't all mech pencils ultimately identical cause it's just about the lead?
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>>46831059
A Caran D'Ache 849 my father gave me.
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>>46837583
If that's the case why even get the pencil housing?
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>>46837638
You got the grip of a certain geometry and the balance of certain weights but between that there's not that much to say.
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Zebra F-402 because they feel good in the hand, write pretty well, and you can find them at any Walmart or Staples storefront, which are all over where I live.
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>>46836534

How do these write? I like the look, but idk about dropping $40 on a single pen I might hate.
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The Noodler's Ahab is the only pen that respects user freedom. except for the other noodlers pens

Posted pick from online because my moto g has a shitty camera.
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>>46839178
Speaking of fiddling, anyone know how to make a nib into a fine-point by grinding it? I don't know what determines its line width
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I have a middle end Pilot fountain pen, but I haven't used it since l graduated.
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Wooden pencils don't feel right in my hand. This specific mechanical pencil is the only one that doesn't either a) feel weird and b) have the lead break at the smallest touch.

I never liked pens since I need the ability to erase my mistakes, not scribble over them or use white-out.
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This is all I use. Fucking love it. The extra fine tip is really useful for math notes
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Lamy Safari Al and Pentel P205, Parker Quink black inc and Pentel Ain Stein 2B and HB leads
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>>46833969
That's the Rolex of fountain pens
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>>46840349
Rolex watches aren't that ugly. 149 is nice looking though.
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>>46834157
>implying
Even FP's are cheaper for poorfags, specially if you get something used for a few cents
One of the FP bloggers made a comparison, in which a FP was quite cheaper in the long run than a ballpoint, can't find it though
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>>46834157
This is still the king of disposable pens, just don't use the one with "USA" imprinted on it
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>>46840505
No
King has always been >>46840297
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>>46840540
I wouldn't exactly call the V5 disposable, it's almost $1 per pen while the Ultra is like $.25
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>>46831059
The ones that write up side down. The astronauts use them.
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>It's a fucking pen thread again
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Skilcraft B3 Aviator brass in matte black. Refined industrial look. Takes a crane to break.
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>>46840719
what are the top two?
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>>46841021

Unfortunately I don't know about the top one. I know it's chinese, but it was a gift from a friend. It came with a nice box but all the writing on the insert cards were in chinese.

The brass one below it was listed in the invoice from when I bought it a couple years ago:

SH2652 Sheaffer Delta Grip fountain pen, ca. late 1980s. Most Delta Grips were ballpoints and beyond that most Delta Grips went to the ad specialty market for advertising purposes. Much nicer than your average cheap plastic advertising pens. These are all metal pens with satin gold finish with the typical molded plastic black clip and top piece. Fit with gold plated steel nibs marked Sheaffer Made in USA and M for Medium point. Designed for cartridges, but we find they accept the Sheaffer squeeze converters perfectly, so we're including one with each pen (retail value $15). The piston style converters do not however fit into these pens. Sheaffer Skrip cartridges also work fine. Pen measures 5 3/16 inches long and is cylindrical in shape with flat ends. These pens have never been used, they are new old stock that was recently acquired. You will note that there is a tiny hole near the top of the clip. No, the white dot is not missing, these pens never wore Sheaffer's white dot. They were designed for an advertising emblem to be attached at the top of the clip. Perfect pen with a small hole at the top of the clip. Available with a smooth medium point.

(I got mine for $30 but I wouldn't know where to find one now).
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>>46838226
The pen is an average ballpoint pen. The pencil is neat how the tip retracts, even while you write so you don't need to click it as much. The heftiness gives a good balance to both in your hand.
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>>46831588
>Rotring Core
I keep wanting one of those because they're the ugliest thing ever.

I have a Rotring Skynn, which is similarly atrocious.
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Ohto master race reporting.
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>>46840505
>>46834157
I really don't understand why anyone would like Bic ballpoints. The line is inconsistent and they require too much pressure to write.
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>>46841862
>made in japan dude
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>>46841906
the ones I've had have worked just fine without much effort
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>>46841945
...but the pressure is much less for gel and rollerball pens; it's far more comfortable if you're writing for more than a couple minutes
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>>46841945
provided you have a heavy style and use the same pen frequently this is likely to be the case but for most people bics are a nightmare where the ink is so gummed up behind the ball you gotta score a big circle in some scrap paper to revive it and push too hard to keep their penmanship from being useful.

After bics became popular the writing style and angle changed to more perpendicular and less flowing - not a coincidence.
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>>46836581
I got the method down eventually, with the nib from this plus a fine whetstone you can take the line and handling from scratchy, skipping ,wet and broad as fuck to smooth as hell , dry and extra fine and all places between.

Consider the x450 is about $3.50 delivered
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I love this fucking thing.
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>all these ordinary ball point and gel pens
where is your style gentoomen?
This is my baby.
It gets me all the bitches.
It's a good conversation piece too.
It's made entirely out of metal and it accepts both bottled ink and ink capsules as well. And yes, it is as heavy as it looks and that weight feels great in the hand.
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>>46842854
Does that come with a matching cheap ass chinese sword, weeaboo-san?
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>>46842879
pen is mightier than any sword anonchan!
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>>46842854
>It's a good conversation piece too.

what kind of conversations about pens can you have other than "hey anon you got something I can write with"
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