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Old 14th August 2012, 8:09 AM   #1
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Default Pens, Paper & Ink - Offical OCAU club/thread

I've got the beginnings of a pen collection started. Ok, I have one good pen. Its a Country Comm pen from the USA. Its impossible to kill which is what I was after for work.

Got it through www.watchuseek.com and still actively looking at pens and watches.

Anyone else into pens? Theres already a thread for watches so lets see about pens.

EDIT as of 25th August 2012

Title changed to "Pens, paper & Ink"

Useful links:

Australian sites:
www.notemaker.com.au
justwrite.com.au

International Sites:
The Writing Desk - UK
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Old 14th August 2012, 9:01 AM   #2
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I like Parkers.

I've one or two Duofolds, like this http://www.montgomerypens.com/produc...roduct_id=3265

also mechanical pencils like the Lamy 2000
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Definitely interested in pens and do enjoy a smooth write but haven't really looked into it as a hobby or things to collect.

I got these a few years back after when a customer left them behind, didn't claim it for a few months so boss let me have them.


No idea what they are besides a parker, there's an IIIL Marker on the top bit which from a bit research shows they're from 1993. Other than that, no idea.
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Old 14th August 2012, 9:29 AM   #4
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Nice selection of pens there guys.

I believe there are a lot of sites dedicated to pens and watches. There seem to be literally hundreds of different pens around, with their own characteristics.

If the mods are happy, I wouldnt mind setting up a pen club in OCAU with a dedicated thread, but first thing would be to see what sort of interest there would be in a club like that.
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Old 14th August 2012, 6:14 PM   #5
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Definitely interested in pens and do enjoy a smooth write but haven't really looked into it as a hobby or things to collect.

I got these a few years back after when a customer left them behind, didn't claim it for a few months so boss let me have them.
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No idea what they are besides a parker, there's an IIIL Marker on the top bit which from a bit research shows they're from 1993. Other than that, no idea.
Sent an image of these to these guys for identification

Turns out they're Duofold mk1 centennials, the guy offered to buy them off me for $550 Maybe i shouldn't use them as uni pens anymore...
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Old 14th August 2012, 6:38 PM   #6
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Oh man, I'm so bad when it comes to pens. I can't help but buy a new one whenever I'm in a newsagent.
My EDC is a cheapy Parker that I got in Primary school when I had my Catholic Confirmation. I like the weight and feel of it.
I put Fischer Space pen ink refills inside it for easy flowing awesomeness.

I also have a Lamy Safari fountain pen that I keep next to my keyboard.

My absolute FAVOURITE pen I've ever come across is one of these bad boys:
http://vwrlabshop.com/vwr-lab-markers/p/0011283/
It's a laboratory marker. Writes on glass, oily surfaces, metal, underwater (sometimes), and smells just like spray paint
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Old 14th August 2012, 9:53 PM   #7
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If anyone comes across a copper contry com pen let me know. Been drooling over them but cost new is prohibitive.

Anyone used the Smith and Wesson tactical pens?
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I've thought of getting a tactical pen, but i travel a lot and i wouldn't think they'd be flight friendly
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There's a big selection which I am wading through on ebay.
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Old 15th August 2012, 10:23 AM   #10
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I go on FPN for my pen fix. Looking at getting a parker 51 or lamy 2000 sometime soon (hopefully )



only have 3 FP's atm. top is a lamy safari with a black nib, mid is a 1983 parker arrow flighter with a gold nib and bottom is just a parker jotter
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I'm more a mechanical pencil guy, though I have a small obsession with pens as well.

My current loadout is:

Pilot Dr. Grip 0.5
Pilot G2 0.5 Pencil
Stadler 2mm clutch
Generals Woodless Graphite 8B
Zebra M-301 series (Blue, Black, Green, Red)
Pilot G2 Limited in Ultra Fine (0.5)
Pilot G2 Series (Red Black Blue) in Ultra Fine
Fisher Bullet Space Pen Black with Fine black refill.

I cant stand broad pens, very fine lines for the win. I have a waterman fountain, but it's not in my pack.

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Old 15th August 2012, 10:46 AM   #12
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My everyday is a lamy safari rollerball, super neat.
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Old 15th August 2012, 10:49 AM   #13
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Everyday pens: Lalex Linea fountain in sterling silver, Sheaffer roller.

But I've also got a Parker 51 - THE king of pens - Flighter model, all stainless.
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This is cool



i like signing with it
Not bad for the price I think...$485 inc. shipping and free rollerball refill
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Old 15th August 2012, 6:31 PM   #15
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Some nice looking selections coming through.

Opinions and prices on each?
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