12028RE: [mythsoc] OT pen question multiple post
- Apr 30, 2004Oh, I don't think its all that much of an advantage, it just makes me want to spend more of my hard earned dollars on wonderful pens instead of rent.
> I never have either, but want one very badly. The chap at the store who--
> lets me sample it frequently assures me that there is no leaking and I've
> not had one do so yet in the store. It seems to work on the same cartridge
> type think that the recent disposable fountain pens do, except in a
> slightly larger ball point barrel with spring. >>
> Oooh, Larry, you're so lucky! You have a pen shop locally for test driving
> these things? I'm this close to getting one (the pen, not the store).. but
> their Falcon looks good too... and so does the Waterman Charleston... and
> the Sheaffer Intrigue. But these things are not cheap. The gadget factor
> of the vanishing point pen is very attractive, almost makes up for the nib
> (IMO) not being as good as some others. I hope your shop gives a good
> discount. Never buy these things at list price, never, never, never.
> Oh... and hey all, in case anyone is googling... the vanishing point pen is
> a Namiki. I have seen it marketed as Pilot, but you will get more hits as
> Namiki. Someone with more business knowledge than I would be able to pick
> up the name overlap thing.
> OK... and if anyone really wants to reflect on eye candy... go to joon.com
> (or your favorite pen site), and look at, say, the sterling silver dragon
> etched Namiki. Wish I could see that in person. Do you think one would
> write more mythically with an Oriental dragon twined around one's pen? And
> not the big heavy one in the Toscano catalog either.
> I think sometimes some pens do help, though... the ones that seem to let
> our words fly across the page... but they can't be predicted, and they
> can't always be repeated.
> Lizzie Apgar Triano
> amor vincit omnia
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