Pictures you took while you should have been working

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Eversion, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
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  2. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    That's nice, what pen is that? It looks super familiar, and I have a positive notion of it somewhere in my mind, but I just can't put my finger on it.

    My Pelikan M200 is an absolute workhorse. My only "good" pen, really. 20200710_110651~2_resize_25.jpg
     
  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Pilot Custom 74 (Fine nib) courtesy of my buddy @Quiet , passed it on to me at a great price. Hands down the best writing pen I have, never a hard start and very smooth for a Fine.
     
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  4. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    Thaaaat's what it is, graaaah, right on the tip of my tongue! A very respectable choice. I considered getting one of those years ago, and am now considering it again lol. A Japanese Fine nib is so different from the German Fine on my Pelikan.

    EDIT: Scratch that consideration, I just remembered it's a cartridge converter pen. I write so much that I definitely need the piston filler.
     
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  5. HOKIE_FAN

    HOKIE_FAN

    Aug 7, 2010
  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    @Quiet will have to chime in with specifics because I'm actually a noob, but the converter in mine is piston style and HUGE:eek:
     
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  7. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    I would recommend an Opus 88 or maybe a TWSBI pen, as both have large ink wells. I uh...know a thing or two about fountain pens. Most TWSBI nibs will be aaaahlmost as smooth writing as your Pelikan's nib. :)

    I write a lot myself, and my daily writer for the last several months as been a Visconti Homo Sapiens (Bronze Age). A phenomenal pen, and one of the new gold nibs*. I used to write more often with my MB149, but it developed a leak at the piston filler knob and I need to send it in.

    Edited to add: I suggested the Opus and TWSBI because they are fairly low cost. I never feel right suggesting some of my favorite pens because they tend to be expensive. LOL



    * The old palladium nibs, you had a 70% chance of the one you received being traaaash.
     
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  8. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    The CON70 converter on that particular pen is Pilot's biggest one, and does indeed hold a pretty impressive (for a converter!) amount of ink. There are obviously pens that hold more ink, but the Pilot C74 is a compact pen that writes beautifully, comfortably, and it's light. Lot of boxes that pen checks, honestly.
     
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  9. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    A Homo Sapiens would be soooo nice (and much respect. @WValtakis FYI it's like the Sebenza of the pen world), but I wouldn't be comfortable leaving that in my office like I leave my work writer. TWSBI's are definitely good, but my Pelikan does everything I want it to, with the caveat that the Fine nib is a little on the broad side for my small writing. But it writes inverted well enough, so that's my work around if I really need precision. I especially like the fact that it has a steel nib that looks and feels like a gold nib (except a little slimmer if you look closely).
     
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  10. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
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  11. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Fixn to load gas and diesel in Memphis and head south to Vicksburg PhotoPictureResizer_20200710_154752_copy_3024x2268.jpg we doubled up barges to head south (easier to steer, not as easy to stop) helena ark. bridge PhotoPictureResizer_20200711_122722_copy_3024x2268.jpg
     
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  12. Eversion

    Eversion Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2020
    That is a wonderful piece.
    Welcome to the thread!
     
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  13. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Knives look better at work!!!!

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  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Almost done...about an hour left on shift:D

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  15. rick melear

    rick melear

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    Nov 28, 1998
    As a small business owner, my employee’s hopefully don’t post
     
  16. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Why ? At least you would know there staying sharp ;)
     
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  17. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    That one looks better in my pocket!!!
     
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  18. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I think it would be hard for people to figure out my employer.... :D
     
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  19. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
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    I should really be working......
     
  20. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004

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