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anybody into nice writing pens? - February 8, 2011, 10:33 PM

I want to get a nice pen to sign my welfare checks and other things with.

I don't want to pay some crazy $400 for a mont blanc, $200 for a waterman or pelikan, or even $100 for a lamy.

I did some searching and this TWSBI Diamond 530 is supposed to be the best bang for the buck($40). Supposedly it puts ink down on paper just as well as the $200+ pens. I figure at $40, I'll give this thing a try. I've never used a fancy pen before.



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I like my Porsche TecFlex pens. Braided stainless Steel like their racing lines.



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Go big or go home..... just save 360$ more and get a mont blanc
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I want to get a nice pen to sign my welfare checks and other things with.
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I have a few nice ones and collectibles. Pauliodot(det) has a few too.

I got into this stuff because I used to be a bit of a drawer and I love the feel of writing on paper, and a finely balanced instrument flowing ink.

If it's your first nice pen, definitely, shoot a bit lower in the price range and see if this is something you want to get into. $40 is a good entry point. Weight(iness) of a pen, nib type, tube diameter is sort of a personal subjective thing ... you'll just have to try a few



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Yes, I am.
I know a guy (locally) who hand makes pens and will custom make you a pen down to design, weight, writing type (ball/felt/fountain{type of nib}/etc)

They run about $30-$50 and are of about Montegrappa or Mont Blanc quality. Attached is a photo of one that I personally own. I can provide contact information if any of you want it. He lives and operates out of Fairfax.

This particular one is both cartridge and piston filled. You can change out the insert at your leisure. It uses the standard Mont Blonc inserts and has an interchangeable nib so you can switch out inks/writing thickness without any extra effort.

The biggest benefit is that you can literally have it custom designed for you. Making it fit your grip, weighted for you, etc, to make your writing experience the best you've ever had. Mont Blanc does a custom series like this and it runs about $4700.
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My grandmother and my little sister love really nice pens... I'll give them a call.

I personally sign all my deals with this


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Yes, I am.
I know a guy (locally) who hand makes pens and will custom make you a pen down to design, weight, writing type (ball/felt/fountain{type of nib}/etc)

They run about $30-$50 and are of about Montegrappa or Mont Blanc quality. Attached is a photo of one that I personally own. I can provide contact information if any of you want it. He lives and operates out of Fairfax.

This particular one is both cartridge and piston filled. You can change out the insert at your leisure. It uses the standard Mont Blonc inserts and has an interchangeable nib so you can switch out inks/writing thickness without any extra effort.

The biggest benefit is that you can literally have it custom designed for you. Making it fit your grip, weighted for you, etc, to make your writing experience the best you've ever had. Mont Blanc does a custom series like this and it runs about $4700.
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Just make sure you don't bring your 400$ Mont Blanc to Kirkpatricks and sign your tab for the jagerbombs with it. Then leave it and not realize it til the next day.



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Just make sure you don't bring your 400$ Mont Blanc to Kirkpatricks and sign your tab for the jagerbombs with it. Then leave it and not realize it til the next day.

$1300 Franz Kafka Writer's Edition... AND it was a gift. Ugh.
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matt, i'll take this pen makers info.

a hand made sub 100 dollar pen sounds like a steal


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Yes, I am.
I know a guy (locally) who hand makes pens and will custom make you a pen down to design, weight, writing type (ball/felt/fountain{type of nib}/etc)

They run about $30-$50 and are of about Montegrappa or Mont Blanc quality. Attached is a photo of one that I personally own. I can provide contact information if any of you want it. He lives and operates out of Fairfax.

This particular one is both cartridge and piston filled. You can change out the insert at your leisure. It uses the standard Mont Blonc inserts and has an interchangeable nib so you can switch out inks/writing thickness without any extra effort.

The biggest benefit is that you can literally have it custom designed for you. Making it fit your grip, weighted for you, etc, to make your writing experience the best you've ever had. Mont Blanc does a custom series like this and it runs about $4700.
what brand nib does he use and what is it made of?
What type of piston filler is it - screw or vacuum pull?

I don't understand how this guy can make me such a superior pen for only $30-50. Just the weight of gold alone costs about $25 for a 14k gold nib.


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$1300 Franz Kafka Writer's Edition... AND it was a gift. Ugh.
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Stupid alcohol.
Holy shit, man! Why did you bring that bad boy to a bar with you.

Did you get it back? Most times people don't realize the value of the pen they may have laying in front of them.



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