Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Writing Sticks

  1. #11
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    299
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Quoted
    98 Post(s)
    https://www.gerbergear.com/Equipment...-Pen_31-001880

    Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen. It's sturdy, writes in the rain, and breaks glass. I carry it every day right next to my pocket knife. If I have to fly without checked luggage or go into court or something, I have a ton of ballpoint pens scattered around my home, office, briefcase, and probably in the pocket of every suit jacket and sports coat I own.

  2. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    12
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    5 Post(s)
    Gosh, fountain pens, and other pens... We could go on for days! I got my first FP @ 13 years old.. a Waterman Phileas, which I still have.
    Starting my professional career (engineer) I got a Lamy Logo as an "every day" pen.. Not fancy but it's sleek, and reliable.
    I was impressioned by my dad who for as long as I could remember had a "click" type Parker sterling silver checkered pen. Part of the original 75 collection. Since that's what my dad carried that was my archetypal image of a "nice pen". I asked a few years ago for the equivalent modern Parker FP for Christmas... and was dearly surprised to not receive that.. but instead my dad tracked down the full matched set of original 75 so I have early 70s vintage FP, click pen, and pencil! That remains my only real "high end" pen.

    I also have a monteVerde FP.

    Recently I stumbled across a 14k gold filled Cross classic twist pen. It dates to the 60's and thus is still USA made. It was at a local consignment shop including original case, instructions etc for a very reasonable $20 (New Chinese made ones are ~$100 on Amazon). Sadly I didn't really want to spend $20 on it, but the store owner asked me what I'd give for it, as it had been there for a long time. Took it home for $10.

  3. #13
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    2,977
    Mentioned
    152 Post(s)
    Quoted
    890 Post(s)
    Well, I have gone back to carrying a pen most days. I knew it was a matter of time. I am not doing fountains yet because I pocket carry. What brands should I look towards for smooth writing devices with a reasonable price tag on them? I have a pen made by a local guy but the cartridge isn't smooth. I might try and upgrade it. I like the hand turned wood body of it though.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

  4. #14
    Super Moderator DocDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    2,981
    Mentioned
    178 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1064 Post(s)
    I've been writing with a Pilot Hi-Techpiont V7 grip. Love how it writes. Only complaint is as a lefty if I write on cheap paper the ink doesn't get absorbed by the paper and I smudge the hell outta it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Grip-Bl...hpoint+v7+grip

  5. #15
    Varsity Member Deke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    628
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Quoted
    141 Post(s)
    I'm low rent. Pilot G-2 for the last 5 or so years.

  6. #16
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    554
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Quoted
    150 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Deke View Post
    I'm low rent. Pilot G-2 for the last 5 or so years.
    Samesies for 10 years ever since my office started stocking them. Blue ink only. Click pens 4-lyfe. Also, those retractable sharpies are the bees knees.

    Mechanical pencil is Staedtler 925. My go to lead thickness is .3mm because I hate myself enough to endure breaking lead constantly but I like those thin lines for tiny writing. That being said I have them in .5 and .7 too. Writing with the .7mm makes me feel invincible.


  7. #17
    Super Moderator DocDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    2,981
    Mentioned
    178 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1064 Post(s)
    Came across this link this morning. Thought it might be helpful.

    https://gearpatrol.com/2018/06/23/best-everyday-pens/

  8. #18
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    2,977
    Mentioned
    152 Post(s)
    Quoted
    890 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    I've been writing with a Pilot Hi-Techpiont V7 grip. Love how it writes. Only complaint is as a lefty if I write on cheap paper the ink doesn't get absorbed by the paper and I smudge the hell outta it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Grip-Bl...hpoint+v7+grip
    I like these but despise caps for carrying. I always lose them. Always.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deke View Post
    I'm low rent. Pilot G-2 for the last 5 or so years.
    Quote Originally Posted by thedrake View Post
    Samesies for 10 years ever since my office started stocking them. Blue ink only. Click pens 4-lyfe. Also, those retractable sharpies are the bees knees.

    Mechanical pencil is Staedtler 925. My go to lead thickness is .3mm because I hate myself enough to endure breaking lead constantly but I like those thin lines for tiny writing. That being said I have them in .5 and .7 too. Writing with the .7mm makes me feel invincible.

    my go to at the desk.

    I like those pencils. look solid.

    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    Came across this link this morning. Thought it might be helpful.

    https://gearpatrol.com/2018/06/23/best-everyday-pens/
    thanks, will check it out

    I have a zebra 301 that I carry most days. thinking about upgrading to the 701 among other options. Saw some good looking parkers too. Fisher space pen (but that damn cap). Pentel energel alloy. And I am going to get a cross just because my grandmother gave me one for my high school graduation and I lost it years ago. I suppose its time to give up on actually finding it and replacing with as close as I can get.

  9. #19
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    475
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Quoted
    154 Post(s)
    I found fountain pens a few years ago... It's only a minor problem...

    In the first pic: Pilot Metropolitan, Lamy Safari, Parker Urban and a cheap Jinhao.

    In the second pic: my collection of TWSBI 580ALs (and 2 minis) in special release colors. The latest edition was red and not in the picture but I have that as well.

    Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

  10. #20
    Super Moderator DocDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    2,981
    Mentioned
    178 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1064 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Charles View Post
    I found fountain pens a few years ago... It's only a minor problem...
    As a lefty a fountain pen user I shall never be.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •