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Sheaffer Desk pen and a Swan.

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Last time I counted inked pens I had over 50 with ink in them. Many were fresh repairs that I loaded with a small amount. I'm in the process of "de-inking" most of these by using for notes and such. I have about a dozen on my desk in a "Flower Frog" which I think is a nice cheap pen holder, and a brass ink-well & holder with water in it to dip my "Dunkers" to get them started when they dry out a bit.

My goal is to "de-ink" 2 or 3 before inking another, except for my daily users.

My current Pens to Go are:

Sheaffer Touchdown 1st series - "Fat Boy" with PR Tanzanite (good for Credit Card Receipts)
Hero 616 - with PR DC Supershow Blue
Hero 616 - with MB Racing Green
Waterman CF - with Sheaffer Blue
No Name (Arab markings) Piston Filler - with Baystate Blue

The last pen is a real cheap pen with a hooded nib and ink window. I used it for the BSB since I keep hearing peoplehaving problems with the ink and their pens. The only markings on the pen was some Arabic Script in gold. It feels cheaper than the Chinese pens I have. Might be from Pakistan or India.

Ralph


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for the work:
2005 nettuno 1911 le for spanish market with 1990 omas green for the world cup ink
1935 sheaffer os balance with omas grey mixed with waterman blue and herbin blue

for the week end:
1923 parker duofold big red with private reserve tangerine dream

for home and notes at home:
1925 parker duofold senior in black with private reserve burgundy mist
1947 parker french made junior button filler with private reserve avocado green

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Today I'm using two beastmasters:

Esterbrook SJ 2668 with Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo ink
Pelikan M605 fine with PR Burgundy Mist ink

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Well, a week has gone by, and the custom Estie now sports a 9668 nib with my "Slate" mix
(J. Herbin Gris & Parker Black 2:1 mix)!

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This week I've been leaning on these to get a big writing project done and done:
  1. Pelikan M805 Fine stub with PR Orange Crush
  2. Visconti Wall Street fine stub with Waterman Blue-Black (carts)
  3. VP XF with Pilot Blue (carts)
Yesterday I cleaned out my XF Al-Star after running it dry of Skrip Red while grading and my medium Lamy 2000 after running out of the same ink while writing Christmas cards.


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Five pens inked right now. Two Gatsby pens, one with some kind of royal blue ink and the other with some black, one Fidelio with some darker blue ink, a Grifos with a jet black ink of some kind and a Waterman Gentleman with some old Waterman cartridge black ink.

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The PCA Bexley pen with PR Ebony Green. The more I use the pen the more I think that not selling isn't such a bad thing.

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The PCA Bexley pen with PR Ebony Green. The more I use the pen the more I think that not selling isn't such a bad thing.



Kurt-

How does the Ebony Green compare to MB RG?

Frank



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I would say that the ebony green is a little darker but doesn't come with the baggage that MB RG comes with.


I suggest it as a replacement.


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Titivillus wrote:

I would say that the ebony green is a little darker but doesn't come with the baggage that MB RG comes with.



I suggest it as a replacement.


Thanks! Good to know that it's darker!
I was at KofPlast weekend, and the boutique/Crane/Paradise were out.
None of them were going to see RG again!

Frank



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That's funny I was over in West Chester and was going to stop at the KoP mall but didn't.

Yes I've been a dark green hunter for quite some time and have found a few that I like much more than MB RG:

Noodler's Zhivago
PR Avacado
PR Ebony Green
Stipula Moss Green

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Currently in rotation:

-Pel M200 Grey ("Grey Pearl") Bold nib- Parker Black
(I am looking to trade this nib)

-1935 Parker Standard Vac Grey Pearl Med Nib- "Dark Green" Mix
(This is my oldest pen!)

-1947 Parker 51 Vac Cordovan Brown Fine Nib- Sheaffer Blue
(I prefer to call this "Chocolate"!)

-Montblanc 144 Classique Black Med Nib- "Red Black" Mix

-Sheaffer Demo Cart Pen #306 Nib (Med)- Sheaffer BB Cart

-Retro 51 Stainless Tornado Med Nib- Black Cart

smile.gif Frank

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Pelikan 100N, flexible medium 14c gold Nib;

Pelikano Steno (=current writing) pen, flexible XF steel Nib;

Lamy Safari , medium steel Nib;

Parker 20, medium oblique steel Nib;

Rotring Millenium Art Pen, 1997 model, stiff 18c gold Nib.




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Here is the current roll call!

- 1942 Parker Vac Red Pearl Med point- Parker Black

- Parker 45 Flighter Fine point- "Midnight" mix (Sheaffer blue/Parker black @1:1)
(Resembles Sheaffer BB)

- Custom Esterbrook Pen Black/Red Marble- (Chris H/Appleman) with 9668 nib- "Merlot" mix (PR burgundy/Parker Black @2:1)
(pics are here under "Custom Pens" from early last year!)

- Esterbrook J Blue with 9460 nib- MB Racing Green
(I still have a half bottle left!!)

- Sheaffer Demo Cart Pen- #305 nib- Sheaffer BB Cart

- Lamy Vista Safari Medium point- Lamy BB Cart

- Sheaffer "Lifetime" Cart Pen Fine point- Sheaffer Black Cart

(Cartridge pens get a lot of attention now! I even carry them around in my bag to/from school!)

Frank



-- Edited by Frank on Monday 5th of December 2011 12:54:36 PM

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In my personal rotation & those being flow tested for later sale.

#1 & always inked & at hand, my favorite pen.
Stainless Parker Sonnet, steel italic/stub nib ~ Custom deep blue. This is my favorite for 2 reasons, it was a gift from a dear friend and I LOVE the way it writes.



Namiki VP Blue Carbonesque, Fine nib ~ Pelikan Turquoise

1973-81 Namiki VP Black matte, Fine Nib ~ Swisher Midnight

Black Matte Targa, Medium nib ~ Swisher Midnight

Lined Chrome Targa, Fine nib ~ Pelikan Brown

Woodgrain Conklin Endura Sr, flexible Medium semi-flex nib ~ Custom 'Dusky Purple'

Sheaffer Prelude Matte Purple, Broad nib ~ Dusky Purple

Conklin Endura Jr Black, semi-flex nib ~ Vintage Parker Quink Green

Red Esterbrook J, 9556 nib, Custom '-Lively Green'

Blue/Chrome Parker 45, Fine nib ~ Parker black Cartridge

Green Sheaffer Imperial, Fine nib ~ Sheaffer Emerald Green


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Here is MY current rotation:

- Laban Wood FP medium point- Noodler's Walnut

- Diplomat Chrome FP medium point- MB BB ink cart

- Pelikan M200 Grey Marble medium point- "Custom Grey" mix

- Parker 51 Signet aero filler medium point- MB RG

- Sheaffer "Lifetime" Imperial Cart Pen ('63-64 model) fine point- Sheaffer Black cart

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Time to update! (about time at that!)

-Today, I am using an Estie SM model in Black/stainless cap- with a 2284 Stub Nib
(MB RG for ink- still have half a bottle left!)



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