Pens and Instruments

Discussion in 'Personal Style' started by Incroyable, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Incroyable

    Incroyable New Member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone spend large amounts of money on pens?

    I just cannot bring myself to use ballpoint, roller ball pens. So I exclusively use fountain pens.
     
  2. Meg

    Meg inspired contemplation

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    why? I would only use fountain pens for business transactions. Personally I do not spend any money on pens. What is the point? They are so heavy my weak little hand can't hold it. Plus I like to chew on them. No fun chewing on a metal $700 pen.
     
  3. Incroyable

    Incroyable New Member

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    It's the same as in I really don't like digital cameras. If I had enough money I would get myself an entire set of Hasselblads.
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    And this Leica:
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    Although I don't chew on pens. :wink:
     
  4. Dark Princess

    Dark Princess New Member

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    No I never spend money on pens... I think I'm a pen magnet, I have a whole drawer full of them, have no idea how they got here... I guess im one of those annoying people who steal pens. :P :wacko:
     
  5. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    Then I think I'm one of those annoyed people who you steal them from. :P :wacko:
    I never even have one, let alone one that cost much.
     
  6. Embrace88

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    Sometimes I spend lots of money on drawing pens or I get gifts, like calligraphy sets. You can get smooth writing pens that are cheap. Heavy, super expensive pens just aren't worth it to me. If I want a cool pen, I can buy some Krazy Glue and rhinestones and make it look cool.
     
  7. Incroyable

    Incroyable New Member

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    I just got an OMAS 360.
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    Usually the price has more to do with the stages of production. For example that pen has over 100 stages, and is hand assembled. It is completely ergonomic.
     
  8. brian

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    :lol:
     
  9. foxinthesnow

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    I use fountain pens, but we used them in school when I was younger. Although I just as frequently use an inexpensive parker fountain pen...
     
  10. oceanharlot

    oceanharlot stories everywhere

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    I only use fountain pens. I had TERRIBLE handwriting as a girl, so my teacher made me take handwriting classes instead of recess. We had to use fountain pens then, so I still do now, they feel better in my hand.

    I use this gorgeous silver fountain pen that my grandmother gave me when I was 15. Its just the right weight and feel, not too light that you don't know its there, and not so heavy that your hand gets tired. I get refills everyonce in awhile and its all good.
     
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    I love stationery, I could spend all day in an office supplies store. :heart:
     
  12. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    I write with my computer, I eat with my computer, I sleep with my computer!...No, not really - but I do write with it.
     
  13. Miss Elaneous

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    me too! there's something about reams of paper and different sized envelopes and an array of coloured pens that make me go weak at the knees! :heart:

    I love how fountain pens write, but they always leave my hands all blue and inky. :wacko:
     
  14. FashionVixen

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    I'd never buy a nice pen. I'd lose it two minutes after I bought it.... or spill ink on myself.
     
  15. Sephora_Socialite

    Sephora_Socialite Fierce Flava

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    I have decent pens for school...inky ones I can't stand a ball point..

    and I always have the oddest pencils..

    I have a few expensive pens like a antique gold fountain pen and Tiffany&Co. pen...for formal occasions only..

    Oh also...I have ostrich feather quills too...but those are to write letters to special people only in rare inks.
     
  16. slinky_vagabond

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    My grandma gave me an engraved fountain pen for my birthday last year. I love the way it makes my handwriting look; and when you have an eight-year-old-boy-style scrawl like me, you don't often find yourself admiring your own penmanship.
     
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    I just use cheap BIC pens. They do the job. Not that fancy looking usually, but I don't think anyone else really cares...
     
  18. utopia

    utopia ingenue

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    my grandmother gave me a rather expensive fountain pen a while back, but I never use it. I lose pens so easily (going from lecture to library to lecture, etc) that it wouldn't be good for me to have a pen that cost more than 3 or 4 pounds. I know a guy who only uses calligraphy pens to take notes in lectures with, and his writing is beautiful, but it seems a bit much just for everyday. :huh:

    though, I do appreciate the idea of using nice pens. there's something a bit old-world and refined about it. -_-
     
  19. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    The pen I carry in my purse is a replacement one for the one that came with a mid-range wallet I bought some years ago & no longer have. It's fairly plain, brushed stainless steel ... it's narrow, unlike most of the fancy pens, which I find far too fat to hold & actually write with ... and it's not too heavy, I like that too.
     
  20. Crying Diamonds

    Crying Diamonds Geometric Discharge

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    If I had the money, I'd be spending it on pens and other such nick-nacks.

    I have a green enamel fountain pen with a gold nib upstairs that I got for my birthday one year. I have always used a fountain pen to write - though I have none at the moment, as the nib of the last one broke. Sigh.

    I got a grant of £50 to spend on art materials a few weeks ago. I spent about £40 of it on like six paint brushes. They're wonderful brushes, one or two are squirrel and one is sable. I love to draw, paint and write.
     

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