Favourite pens and notebooks?

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Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Postby Pastychomper » 14 Aug 2019, 10:23am

Another ex-cartridge-user here. One of my schools mandated fountain pens and Parkers were all the rage (to the point that I was sometimes mocked for not using one). I tried one for a while but it flowed faster than the cheap pens I was used to, wasting ink and giving thick lines that didn't work well for my small writing. I still keep a cheap fountain pen for when I want to write neatly.

I used to be a fan of Pilot's tiny-tipped, liquid-ink rollers for making tiny notes in margins, but don't bother so much these days. Now I'm into mechanical pencils, preferably 0.7mm and metal-barrelled. I often have artificially greasy skin, which interferes with a lot of cheap ballpoints.
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Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Aug 2019, 10:50am

I seem to remember I used Conway Wombats not Parkers at school because the latter were so much more expensive

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Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Postby skyhawk » 14 Aug 2019, 10:56am

Hmm interesting thread, can't read it all, I don't collect pens but have two rolled gold Cross pens and a chrome one I use all the time

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Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Postby tatanab » 14 Aug 2019, 2:51pm

At school (1960s) Platignum and Osmiroid were the usual fodder. One chap had a Parker which we lusted after. I've had several cheap Parkers since. I do not recall anybody using anything other than fountain pens be it cartridge or ink sac. Although I seldom use it, these days I quite like my Pilot Vanishing Point, primarily because it is different.

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Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Postby fausto copy » 14 Aug 2019, 2:53pm

Anyone remember Osmiroid? (Edit- someone beat me by 2 minutes :lol: )
I bought one through primary school as it was recommended for us left-handers.
The tip of the nib curves left so it's supposed to write smoother.
Never worked for me.
Now I tend to use Excel notebooks :wink: and if writing letters to my Godmother in Australia, I choose Apple Chancery as the font, so it looks like nice handwriting. :roll:

Edit 2: aren't all pencils "vanishing points". :mrgreen:

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Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Postby Tangled Metal » 14 Aug 2019, 3:20pm

Anyone remember those plastic pens with a kind of fake FP nib. The ink wicked from the reservoir through the plastic nib and it kind of wrote like a calligraphy pen with a thick and thin writing direction. I thought it was a pentel but can't see it.