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Old 21 January 2018, 08:17 AM   #1
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Help deciding what the next one should be

Ok so you all got me hooked on FP. I got the inch and started out slow.

I am ready to purchase the next one. I use them all so nothing that I have to baby.

This is the collection so far and what I like/hate about them. All so far are standard fine nib.

Sailor Pro Gear slim - First one I got. love the way it writes, like the filling but this is too small. I actually thought it was full size when ordering.

Monteverde Impressa 29870 - LOOKS awesome, writes only ok and the filling system is good. Get what you pay for I guess, it was cheap.

Visconti Race Tech - Best looking. Love the racing theme look. Best writing but a little heavy in liquid released for a Fine. My favorite filling system for ease, least mess etc.

TWSBI VAC700R - This pen was a favorite for daily use. The filling of this pen was the worst I have every experienced and never got it right. Pen cap broke so it is in the grave.

I look forward to hearing everyones thought and recommendations.
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Old 21 January 2018, 08:31 AM   #2
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If you like Sailor and the Pro Gear line then why not a Pro Gear or KoP Pro Gear?

From top; KoP, Pro Gear, Slim:

KoP over Pilot 845

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Old 21 January 2018, 08:50 AM   #3
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This is why my Sailor doesn't get used. It is tiny. I like the size of the Visconti next to it.

I thought slim just meant the width of the pen, but much to my surprise when I got it, it was tiny.

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Old 5 February 2018, 09:49 AM   #4
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I know they aren't coveted by most, but I really love the modern parker centennials. I have a few and they are really nice.

One of the prides of my litter is a pelikan m1005 demonstrator. It's huge and lovely. It's getting pretty pricey though. The 200 demonstrator is nice too, but don't get the fine point.

I have a bunch of vintage pens, but rarely use them.
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Old 5 February 2018, 10:20 AM   #5
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Try a Montblanc Traveller... Best of both worlds.

I have two and they are as good as any in my collections. You can use cartridges and fill them with a 2 dollar syringe. Love it!
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