Shyster wrote:Troy Loney wrote:Shyster might be more of a Mont Blan kind of guy....I like liquid ink pens.
I can’t afford those, although I do primarily use fountain pens. I have a trio of Lamy Al-Star pens, one each devoted to black, blue, and red ink. I also often use a 50-year-old Parker 51 that belonged to my grandfather. When I use a non-fountain pen, it’s usually a Pilot G2 gel pen. I used to use the Pilot Precise V-5s and really liked them, but I switched to the G2 gels when Pilot came out with them (that was back when I was in college, IIRC).
I can’t really give that much advice on the current crop of liquid-ink pens, as I don’t really use any of them. I can make a recommendation that Troy may come to hate me for: http://www.jetpens.com/. It’s a company imports and sells pens and office supplies from Japan. The Japanese are great aficionados of pens and office supplies and they have all sorts of neat pens that aren’t available in the United States. For example, they sell ultra-fine Pilot G2s with 0.38 mm points. (Because the Japanese need to write kanji characters that in many cases are more detailed and complex than the characters our alphabet, their pens tend to have finer points than pens sold elsewhere.) I don’t think I’ve ever seen those for sale here.
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