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Old 02-07-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Got a nice pen?

I've never owned a pen in my life that cost me more than a few bucks. Free ones see to multiply in the desk drawers. One day, I was looking at some silly tactical pen on Countycomm and read that it used a pressurized Fisher Space Pen refill. I went to the Fisher website and read all about the pens developed for the space program. I'd heard of them, but never knew the whole story. Anyway, I was browsing around and found their Bullet Space Pen. This is the coolest pen design I've ever seen. Sturdy, simple, all brass. Capped, the pen is only 3 3/4" long, so it fits comfortably in the front pocket of my pants (I don't like having a pen in my shirt pocket when I'm driving or riding.). Open, it's an average size pen that writes well on any type of paper, even if it's wet or greasy, or upside down, or really cold or really hot.... The first line of engraving was free, so I had my name put it, just in case I lose it and an honest person finds it.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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fisher space pens are cool

but 20 bucks does not even get you a drive through the neighborhood where nice pens live
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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fisher space pens are cool

but 20 bucks does not even get you a drive through the neighborhood where nice pens live
True. It's like owning a Seiko and wondering why people buy Swiss watches for 4 times as much.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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I have that same Fisher compact spacepen in stainless. It lives in my tankbag... My favorite pen, way better than a couple Watermans I have. All the high end pens were corporate "gifts" after using them to sign a big deal....
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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I buy UNI's by the box once or twice a year; they work really well for me. Then I spray paint them some obnoxious color(s) and throw away all the caps.



Nobody steals a pen with no cap. Especially when it looks like shit.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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What do you mean by pen?
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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What do you mean by pen?

I see you are from Arkansas.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:31 PM   #8
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I see you are from Arkansas.
No I am just wandering. I bet 90% of you have a pen in your pocket.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:22 AM   #9
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pen 1 was a pen given to me when i graduated college by the distance learning program that i worked for. it's an actual nice pen with the college logo

pen 2 is not really that nice of a pen BUT it was one of the pens that Nixon used to sign the SALT 1 agreement. my grandfather was an AP photographer and grabbed it after the negotiations concluded.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:38 AM   #10
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No pics, but I have a Mont Blanc platinum Meisterstuck that my wife got for me 10 years ago. Absolutely LOVE that pen. Fine platinum nib. Easily refilled with cobalt blue ink using Mont Blanc's clever screw-piston mechanism. An absolutely beautiful and graceful writing instrument that makes writing anything a joy.

Now, if only I had something to write about.......

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #11
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Compared with some this wasn't super expensive. It's a Cross fountain pen that has a custom ground left hand oblique nib.

I bought it around five years ago.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:11 AM   #12
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #13
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I have a super bitchin one I bought years ago at a pen place in Monterey California. Made by Rotring, greman, and awesome. It wasn't even that expensive. like 40 bucks. Looks like a machine tool. Ill see if I can take a pic. It weighs about half a pound too, real nice to write with.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:50 AM   #14
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I use the limited edition Lance Armstrong writing utensil.


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Old 02-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #15
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I steal a couple of these whenever i go there
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