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Heath
Apr 29, 2008



I've never written with one, but I've held them, and they're uncomfortably heavy. Easily the heaviest pen I've held. I don't think you could write comfortably with them posted, if that's your thing.

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aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

They remind me of the Faber Castell LOOM which was one of my very first fountain pens in terms of shape and machining. Never tried Karas but I would imagine based on the way they have their site setup that they are chunky writers (i know this is basically zero help)

Tochiazuma
Feb 16, 2007
<img src="https://fi.somethingawful.com/customtitles/title-tochiazuma.jpg"><br>Everyone else has had more sex than me


howe_sam posted:

PenBBS, Narwhal, and a few other people all make relatively cheap piston fillers, but if I was looking for a high capacity pen, I'd save up a few bucks more and buy an Opus 88 demonstrator. Those things are absolute units, and really bulletproof eyedroppers as well.

I just got an Opus 88 and love it. Looks great, writes well and holds a tonne of ink.

I threw out my Ahab out of frustration with the drat thing even though it did hold lots of ink.

sb hermit
Dec 13, 2016




iospace posted:

Huh, that's cool.

Anyway... was thinking about starting a new thread. The old OP is still mostly relevant (some of the links are dead), but it's 8 years old at this point and the OP is gone.

Any thoughts?

new thread title is pretty good though.

the only thing I would change in the op is remove the link to isellpens, maybe tighten the sellers list

what we really need is a thread ik to fix the op and hand out gang tags

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010




atholbrose posted:

The nib isn't three-tined, but it is a big, wide, squared-off nib -- kinda like a triple broad, as Sailor nibs go.

I am bad at pen photography, but here are these:




These are great thanks!

FFT
Dec 28, 2005

Keyboard Cowboy



sb hermit posted:

what we really need is a thread ik to fix the op and hand out gang tags
The gang tag is just Baystate Blue getting everywhere

Shellception
Oct 12, 2016

I just wasted all my charitable impulse for the day on a wet lump of fuzz.






FFT posted:

The gang tag is just Baystate Blue getting everywhere

Blue hands gang.

Kerbtree
Sep 8, 2008

BAD FALCON!
LAZY!


FFT posted:

The gang tag is just Baystate Blue getting everywhere

“Baystate Blues” with a nib and then it fills with splatter.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


You know what today is, that's right, new Delta day! Hooray!

Today, we have this lovely Galleria in the "Clown Explosion" swirled celluloid.



Piston filler, carved sterling silver trim. Only a steel nib, but it's a nice writer.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters



It's a shame celluloid is such a bitch to manufacture, it makes for some pretty pens.

meat glitter
Nov 12, 2019




grack posted:

You know what today is, that's right, new Delta day! Hooray!


how many are you up to now? 50? 60?

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


meat glitter posted:

how many are you up to now? 50? 60?

53, and one more in the mail.

I should break 60 by the end of the year

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



Why not shoot for 70

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




grack posted:

53, and one more in the mail.

I should break 60 by the end of the year

How many different inks do you have?

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


iospace posted:

How many different inks do you have?

No idea, probably a couple dozen. Almost all of the the ink I have came from a member of my local fountain pen club. He was giving away boxes of the stuff because his wife got mad that he kept buying them

Heath posted:

Why not shoot for 70

Doing some watch shopping, so money *might* be going towards something else for a while.

Rocko Bonaparte
Mar 12, 2002

Every day is Friday!


"Caught blue handed buying another drat pen."

grack posted:

You know what today is, that's right, new Delta day! Hooray!

Today, we have this lovely Galleria in the "Clown Explosion" swirled celluloid.



Piston filler, carved sterling silver trim. Only a steel nib, but it's a nice writer.

I haven't cared much for the Deltas you post but chonker swirl poo poo is my thing and this pen is my kind of thing.

Doctor Dogballs
Apr 1, 2007

driving the fuck truck from hand land to pound town without stopping at suction station


grack posted:


Doing some watch shopping, so money *might* be going towards something else for a while.

same

any way I could get you to work on my M1000 nib? - needs a little adjustment that i'm too chickenshirt to do myself

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grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Doctor Dogballs posted:

same

any way I could get you to work on my M1000 nib? - needs a little adjustment that i'm too chickenshirt to do myself

Absolutely, but I'm in Canada, so keep mailing costs and time in mind. You can PM me.

Edit: Pictured, the finest fountain pen clip ever made.

grack fucked around with this message at 20:53 on Apr 11, 2021

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