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Fine Writing Instruments The pen is mightier than the sword. Too bad so many people have forgotten how to wield a pen. Connect with others that haven't lost interest in the art of writing and fine writing instruments.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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about good pens. As CFO of the company I work for I sign around 100 documents of some sort a month. I think its time to buy something nice.

Where do I even begin??
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Remember when Bic pens were 10 for a buck?

Jeeze, did I just say that? How old am I?


Well, I've bought a couple MontBlanc pens. All are ballpoint, like the Bic pens, and one rollerball. I tried a rollerball, but I tend to push fairly hard and ballpoint works mo' betta for me.

Then there's fountain pens. I've never had one , but there is another MontBlanc I like, I don't know the name, but I considered getting it and it would be a fountain pen, just to try one out.

And w/fountain pens, the nib comes in small, medium, and large, depending on preference.

That's aboot all I know, or maybe, rather, I don't know.

Edit: Also, I dropped a resin Masterstruck (MontBlanc) on a concrete floor and it shattered. So, I went back to cheapies that I can drop all day long.

Why I've never gotten into pens:

--Left handed, smear the ink (usually) across the page.
--My handwriting is atrocious and getting worse with age, so I write in block letters all the time.
--Tend to press hard, not great with fountain pens
--Most of my "writing" is crossword and Sudoko puzzles, so I use a Pentel mechanical pencil. Need an eraser ...
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Remember when Bic pens were 10 for a buck?

Jeeze, did I just say that? How old am I?


Well, I've bought a couple MontBlanc pens. All are ballpoint, like the Bic pens, and one rollerball. I tried a rollerball, but I tend to push fairly hard and ballpoint works mo' betta for me.

Then there's fountain pens. I've never had one , but there is another MontBlanc I like, I don't know the name, but I considered getting it and it would be a fountain pen, just to try one out.

And w/fountain pens, the nib comes in small, medium, and large, depending on preference.

That's aboot all I know, or maybe, rather, I don't know.

Edit: Also, I dropped a resin Masterstruck (MontBlanc) on a concrete floor and it shattered. So, I went back to cheapies that I can drop all day long.

Why I've never gotten into pens:

--Left handed, smear the ink (usually) across the page.
--My handwriting is atrocious and getting worse with age, so I write in block letters all the time.
--Tend to press hard, not great with fountain pens
--Most of my "writing" is crossword and Sudoko puzzles, so I use a Pentel mechanical pencil. Need an eraser ...
Thanks Doug. I press down kinda hard too when I write. I may just have to try some out.
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Stick with the ball points, and you should be OK. Doug made a point that I never thought about before. Left-handers would be at a disadvantage using ink cartridge pens. The ink can't possibly dry fast enough to keep from smearing. I have a MB ballpoint that I received as a best man present in '97, and it is the one I use daily for such penmanship as I still do.
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Stick with the ball points, and you should be OK. Doug made a point that I never thought about before. Left-handers would be at a disadvantage using ink cartridge pens. The ink can't possibly dry fast enough to keep from smearing. I have a MB ballpoint that I received as a best man present in '97, and it is the one I use daily for such penmanship as I still do.
Ball points............got it.

Any particular ball points?
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Actually.... I'm gonna go on the odds here.... I say go with a roller ball, to me there is nothing like it. But then again it would be best to go to your local pen boutique and try out the different types to see which best suits your handwriting. Since the dawn of time I had been writing with ballpoints, however once I switched to a rollerball I've never looked back.

In my collection I do have a couple of fountain pens, they write real nice but require a whole new technique. They are reserved for more special occasions where I can write slowly. Certainly not good for quick note taking during business meetings.

Do you find that you prefer a more robust writing instrument or do you prefer something along the lines of a Bic pen in diameter? My handwriting style is better suited to the larger diameter pens, ones that are similar in size of a Sharpie.
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I prefer FP, but that is because pressing hard hurts my wrist. I'll bring all three types to atl so you can play with them Dan.
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I also want to learn where to start!
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You can start by reading and scribing the rules with your new pen, darling.
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You can start by reading and scribing the rules with your new pen, darling.
Sheesh isn't that a bit harsh?
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