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Postby Blerv » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:41 pm

redyps04 wrote:+1 for me. This is hands down the best value pen on the market. It looks and feels like a much more expensive pen, and I just can't find a single thing wrong with it. I strongly recommend this pen- and it's only 5-7 bucks like Jab said...
Agreed as well.

I love the Fisher pens though as well. While most people say they are "expensive" the Bullet Pen is a great little writing tool and super comfortable. It's about half the size when closed too so nice for pockets.

Plus all brass construction and made in the USA for those who care.
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Postby Simple Man » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Speed,
I have tried most everything in search of the best thin black rollerball. Everything from Pelikan to Lamy, Zebra, Tombow, Mont Blanc, Rotring and others forgotten. I carried a Mont Blanc for a while, but after dropping it in tall grass and taking almost 2 hours to find it, I retired it from field work. I even have gone so far as dremmeling down the Mont Blanc fine RB refills to fit other pens, Lamy and Rotring mainly.

I have ended up using either a Pilot V-Ball LB-5 or Pilot Precise V5 now for daily use. They write 85% as well as the Mont Blanc, but I don't hesitate to use them as I need to. I really like the V-Ball LB-5 better.

Pilot Precise V5
http://www.pilotpen-store.com/product_d ... %20PV7-BLK

Pilot V-Ball LB-5
http://www.pilotpen-store.com/product_d ... %20LB5-BLK
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Postby npueppke » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:38 pm

Simple Man wrote:Speed,
I have tried most everything in search of the best thin black rollerball. Everything from Pelikan to Lamy, Zebra, Tombow, Mont Blanc, Rotring and others forgotten. I carried a Mont Blanc for a while, but after dropping it in tall grass and taking almost 2 hours to find it, I retired it from field work. I even have gone so far as dremmeling down the Mont Blanc fine RB refills to fit other pens, Lamy and Rotring mainly.

I have ended up using either a Pilot V-Ball LB-5 or Pilot Precise V5 now for daily use. They write 85% as well as the Mont Blanc, but I don't hesitate to use them as I need to. I really like the V-Ball LB-5 better.

Pilot Precise V5
http://www.pilotpen-store.com/product_d ... %20PV7-BLK

Pilot V-Ball LB-5
http://www.pilotpen-store.com/product_d ... %20LB5-BLK
Pentel makes a really good cartrdige too called the EnerGel. It's a gel rollerball and I think what you guys are talking about is liquid ink, but it is quite smooth and reliable in my experience, and comes in a fine (.5mm) point.

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Postby Domanfp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:39 pm

If I had to write with one pen the rest of my life it would be a blue .38mm Pilot G-2. I have a few old rotring 600 ballpoints that I love but I am afraid I will lose them so I rarely use them.

I order a ton of pens from jetpens.com that you cannot find in the US and when I was over in Japan last month I realized the prices really arent that bad on the website.
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Postby Simple Man » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:29 am

Yep, I have tried the Pentel EnerGels, both capped pen and clickie with a refill. the ones I tried were very smooth, but skipped just a bit and took just-that-much-longer to dry so they would tend to smear with the field sketches I do. Close but no, um rollerball..... ;)

Everybody I talk to liked the G-2's I just can warm up to them for some reason.
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Postby npueppke » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:02 pm

Simple Man wrote: Everybody I talk to liked the G-2's I just can warm up to them for some reason.
I feel the same way about the G2. Maybe I just don't use pens enough, but every time I tried a G2 the ink always dried up in the tip making the pen scratch/not write.

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Postby LDB » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:07 am

I have the Pelikan 800 also and use it for my ledgers and journals. For a quick jot here or there and to get signatures from customers etc. where I'd never let them touch my fountain pen I use a Pilot G2 on 0.7 size.

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Postby Jay_Ev » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:16 pm

I have a Rotring 600 matching pen & mechanical pencil set. I will never have to buy another pen again for the rest of my life. The pencil is great, too because it is 0.9mm. I write heavy handed and constantly break 0.5 & 0.7mm.
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Postby vampyrewolf » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:09 pm

cheap fisher pen for the most part, have a 2nd one and a few refills here... along with a nice pen/pencil set beside it in my FMP.

have a 5yr old bullet on my table in front of me for quick notes at home, 3-4 spares of the pigma micron 005 black (0.2mm line) and that gets used at work for actually making notes, and I have 4 or 5 other colors in my office here.

Waiting on a mid-range fountain pen in the mail now, my first one that fills from a bottle. Just have to hunt for decent paper here now, as I'd wager my cheap paper for general notes will clog the tip quickly.
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Postby speedmaster » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:20 am

coelacanth wrote:I use three fountain pens and a mechanical pencil where each is most appropriate. I change inks time to time.

• Pelikan M320 (limited orange) with B nib for note taking.
• Pelikan M405 (blue stripe) with BB nib for writing letters and cards.
• Lamy 2000 with EF nib for Moleskine planner.
• Lamy 2000 (0.7mm MP) for drawing/sketching for work.

Also I often carry a sharpie to write ISO rating on film rolls.
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