Any high-end fountain pen lovers on here?

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  1. srf11

    srf11 Member

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    Not a very widely followed hobby, but I sure do love some of the beauties.

    One of my own faves:

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  2. newking70

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    love montblanc & parker.
     
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    Yes...but I'm in the business.
     
  4. radicool

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    No, I can't afford to have another expensive hobby. It would be dangerous for me because I know I'd get into it. But I do love the things, so I buy the cheap disposable one to write with.
     
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    I have a Mont Blanc that was a gift from a previous employer. It isnt one of the super fancy ones, but it was well over $150. Kinda crazy that a pen could be so expensive.

    I treat it like most people probably treat their Gibson R9s. I leave it at home and never take it any where for fear of it getting stolen.
     
  6. feet

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    like 35mm film, watches and old typewriters, pens- fountain and otherwise- are another largely useless item that i'm utterly fascinated by. when something so utilitarian is so pretty it no longer serves a purpose... i don't know. i can flip though those pen catalogs forever, and sometimes do. but i never buy. because i know better at this point. and honestly, i just have nothing to write. so its kind of easy to quell the urge.
     
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  7. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a modest collection. My favorites to write with are my Porsche TechFlex and my Visconti Homo Sapiens.

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  8. hotmod

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    I got a couple of Parker 51's which I love , my favorite is the cheaper 51 special.
     
  9. DGTCrazy

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    I've owned my Mont Blanc Roller since 1994 when I got married. I've used it exclusively to sign special/important documents.......and it's always brought me good luck:)
     
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  10. frankg11

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    Here are a few of mine: Stock Photos from a store but best way to show a fefew. P.S. I am left handed and went to a catholic school taught by nuns. Being left handed was not fun but a lay teacher in the seventh grade go me to use Fountain pens to help with my penmanship. been a user ever since.

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  11. fishleehooker

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    Frank Drebin threw the nicest one ever into the bottom of a tank of Lion Fish. That is my type of luck, so I have abstained so far. I do love the feel of a nice pen though.
    That Porsche one GAD posted is sick though. If you don't mind me asking, how much is one like that? I do love the feel of a nice pen.
     
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  12. frankg11

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    fishleehooker,

    I have lost three of four pens on planes, trains and automobiles. And they were not cheap. The cost of a custom Strat comes to mind for the cost of the lost pens by comparison.
     
  13. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    Love the Naked Gun reference!

    The Tech Flex pens come in different varieties. The silver ones are the least expensive, followed by the two-tone, with the all-black at the pinnacle.

    These days the one shown is selling for ~$530 on Amazon. When I bought it, I think I paid $350.

    The reason I love the Porsche pen is because it's heavy. A lot of people like light fountain pens, but I prefer something solid.
     
  14. FeloniousBishop

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    I have a Pilot Varsity and would like to try some other fountain pens that are one or two levels up from that.

    I might like to try $10, $20, and $35 level pens - can anyone recommend any specific pens at those levels?
     
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    I have an inexpensive Lamy Safari which is decent, but man I don't write much by hand anymore, can't really justify spending a lot on pens.
     
  16. hotmod

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    This is truly impressive, which brand/model is it?
     
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    I like to make them on a lathe with exotic woods. Mostly rollerballs and fountains.

    Make great gifts.
     
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    Not ridiculously expensive but I use a Pilot Custom 823 with a modified nib by Mottishaw and a Pilot Custom 912 with a postal nib.

    I write everyday with them. I can't write will a ballpoint pen...seems so barbaric. lol
     
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    :agree
    that would be my category too. i don't currently have one but once you are used to it, nothing looks as good as a signature done with a good fountain pen.
     

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