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Old 31 December 2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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What pen did you use today?

My new Platinum Briar #3776!

Love a lovely nail writer at times!!! Warm in the hand and simply lays down ink as expected.

And gorgeous as well!





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Old 31 December 2016, 10:52 AM   #2
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That beautiful briar looks warn to the touch. Congratulations...!!
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Old 31 December 2016, 01:02 PM   #3
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Today I was also using a Platinum #3776 but a Century model.

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Old 31 December 2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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My new retro51 came in as well as my caran d'ache gold bar so did a little writing with both.
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Old 10 January 2017, 08:58 AM   #5
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Pulled the Visconti Michelangelo out for a run today. I haven't written with it in well over a month.
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Old 10 January 2017, 09:11 AM   #6
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Today it was a Sailor 1911S.
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Old 11 January 2017, 06:30 AM   #9
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Two today, a Pilot Custom 74 and a Sailor 1911s Akajiku two tone red body and black cap. That pattern is called "Red Stem" and is meant to look like the stem of a variety of Polygonatum odoratum (a plant related to Lilly of the Valley).
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Using my Lamy LX for the first time at work. The 14kt gold nib is writing well. I mixed up a blend of bookbinders red belly snake black and some diamine golden sands. I was hoping for a deep black with gold but it's sort of a dark gray with a small amount of gold sparkle. Need to work on the recipe a little.
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Old 12 January 2017, 10:20 AM   #11
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Using my Lamy LX for the first time at work. The 14kt gold nib is writing well. I mixed up a blend of bookbinders red belly snake black and some diamine golden sands. I was hoping for a deep black with gold but it's sort of a dark gray with a small amount of gold sparkle. Need to work on the recipe a little.
I would like to see that recipe. Post a photo of a writing sample if you get a chance.
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I was using my Pilot Custom Heritage. It writes so smoothly with a Medium NIB.




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Old 12 January 2017, 04:40 PM   #13
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I would like to see that recipe. Post a photo of a writing sample if you get a chance.
No problem Richard. I'll try to get to it tomorrow. It's not going to be very exciting at the moment but I'm hoping for big things once I get it sorted.
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Old 13 January 2017, 09:23 AM   #15
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Nakaya???

What model? And what is that ink? Lovely!
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I would like to see that recipe. Post a photo of a writing sample if you get a chance.

Here you go. It's not too inspiring with this mix. I'm going to try a very small amount of black and mostly golden sands on the next run. The nib is great though!!
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Old 13 January 2017, 10:27 AM   #17
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What model? And what is that ink? Lovely!
Piccolo Writer, ao-tameruni, XBroad nib, tsuyu-kusa ink. I'm very pleased with this pen. The only think I might have done different is choosing a Broad nib with stub modification. But I like it as it is because it really shows off the color of the ink, my favorite blue ink.
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Old 14 January 2017, 05:50 PM   #18
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I went back to the Omas Paragon Ludovico Einaudi signature today. I have not used it in several weeks due to the new retro51 tornado and the caran d'ache goldbar incomings. I had an affair with a couple Visconti's in there someplace as well. What an awesome pen this Omas is! It still has not given me any problems whatsoever. The broad nib writes like a more rounded stub. It impresses me more and more every time I write with it. This one is an absolute keeper. I don't think I could ever flip her!
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Here you go. It's not too inspiring with this mix. I'm going to try a very small amount of black and mostly golden sands on the next run. The nib is great though!!
Thanks for the photo!

That looks like a well lubricated ink regardless of its lack of "inspiration".

Still, I do like it!

Thanks again!
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Old 14 January 2017, 07:37 PM   #20
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Thanks for the photo!

That looks like a well lubricated ink regardless of its lack of "inspiration".

Still, I do like it!

Thanks again!
It puts down a very nice wet line for sure. Noticeably wetter than a typical medium I would say. The bookbinders by itself is a wet writer but highly saturated. My montegrappa emblema before heat setting caked the feed an seized up the whole operation. It's a finicky ink by itself. I had the same issues with the Visconti millionaire. A little Diamine made it a more rounded ink. After I burn through this fill, it's going quick, I'll add mostly Diamine and touch it up with some bookbinders. I'll be sure to report back.
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It puts down a very nice wet line for sure. Noticeably wetter than a typical medium I would say. The bookbinders by itself is a wet writer but highly saturated. My montegrappa emblema before heat setting caked the feed an seized up the whole operation. It's a finicky ink by itself. I had the same issues with the Visconti millionaire. A little Diamine made it a more rounded ink. After I burn through this fill, it's going quick, I'll add mostly Diamine and touch it up with some bookbinders. I'll be sure to report back.
I just sold my Emblema to a friend in Florida that like broad nibs. Mine had an unusual factory stub nib on it.


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John Mottishaw nib. Awesome.
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I just sold my Emblema to a friend in Florida that like broad nibs. Mine had an unusual factory stub nib on it.


I wish my Emblema had a stub nib! The medium is a nice nib but a stub would be perfect! Your writing sample looks great. I still need to post a review of mine. Hopefully soon.
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Used the recent Omas 360 I picked up late last year. This is an interesting pen to get used to. The large triangulated section sometimes doesn't work so well with my writing angle.
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This Platinum again! Just can't keep my hands off of it!



Warm, wet, and lays down a perfect line with Akkerman Moss ink!
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Dangit ... I guess I need a fancy pen now. These would look awesome on my desk.
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I used my new Pilot Prera green accented demonstrator. It is a smaller sized pen and has a calligraphy medium nib. About a 1.1 or 1.3 I believe. Very nice writer for under $40.00.

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Put the Visconti HS Florentine Hills through its paces today at work.
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Yesterday and today I used a green Pelikan 600, Fine nib. Today I received a perfectly new Waterman Bicentennary Le Man 100 ballpoint. One just like it, new, Bicentennary fountain pen is on the way. Vive la France...!!! I'll try to post pictures tomorrow.
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Continuation from thank you card Wednesday. I brought the Monteverde Invincia to work with me. There was some light that finally made it through the windows so I was able to get a shot that showed off the carbon fiber
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