Oh man that's a freaking great pen! What makes it a good pen over the others?

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What makes the good pen a better pen? I know it writes better, it feels better in your hands, its just plain amazing.

What makes it be better? What makes the other pens be worse? Cuz ain't a pen a pen. Its got ink in a plastic tube thingy and a tip the ink comes out of. Why's it better?

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What make is your favourite pen,Simulated?

I use a Parker pen because it writes so smoothly and it's easy
hold like you mentioned.
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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I really don't have a favorite brand of pen. I just find whatevers laying of the floor ha, but I really ain't sure actually.

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Parkers are great.. Smooth [;D]
And I really only use ink pens, cos I hate Biro pens!
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I've never hurts of Parkers. Are they just in UK?

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Ermm maybe. It's the pen with an arrow on it

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yeah I guess they are here. I've just never heard of them. my favorite pen stealing buddy says he has some hahaha

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LOL. Yeah they're really nice and smooth to use. Even the Biros [;D]
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I have more commonly used Cross pens - could not find a Parker pen that writes fine enough for my liking (my handwriting is a scrawl at the best of time, and a thick scrawl is even worse than a thin scrawl).

On the other hand, with so many new technologies now available (like gel pens, etc.), it becomes a far more complex issue to choose a writing instrument (on the other hand, I simply try not to write these days, and prefer to type things into a computer - then there is some hope I will understand it when I read it back - these days, I am so unused to handwritten text, I even have trouble reading other people's handwriting, let alone my own).

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Mont Blancs? [;D]
My dad has one [:o] Are they nice?
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This is my current favourite pen of choice.

It writes on anything !...glass, plastic, even underwater !!...which is handy when I go scuba diving in the bath !!

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It also looks cool !

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WOWWW it looks and sounds so cool!
How much was it?
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WOWWW it looks and sounds so cool!
How much was it?

Not a lot !!..about 13 quid ! (when I got it a couple of years ago)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_pen


http://www.thepenzone.co.uk/acatalog/fisher_space_pen.html

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Wow..

But are the refills expensive?
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Wow..

But are the refills expensive?

I've never refilled it yet !!....I can't imagine so !

(two minutes later)....Ł3.50 for this one http://www.fisherspacepens.co.uk/acatalog/Black_Space_Pen_Refill_Fine_Point.html#aSPR4F
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That's quite expensive..
How long have you used yours for?
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That's quite expensive..
How long have you used yours for?

LOL.....I did say I've had it two years already !!..(see above)....you missed it cos you're posting quicker than I skateboarded the M25 !!
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You said a couple of years ago, not two! [;D]
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yes the refills are expensive but I have had the present one in for over 1 year. I can't remember exactly when I did replace it.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Pen_Company

The Parker Pens were invented/started in Wisconsin, USA.
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Ohh, not Parker Pens.. Well their refills are quite expensive, but not as much as 3.50 each. But then again, I use ink cartridges, which wear out really quickly.. Like one in 3 days. So I just use those suck up ink cartridges and a bottle of ink so I just suck it up whenever I need some [;D]
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yes the refills are expensive but I have had the present one in for over 1 year. I can't remember exactly when I did replace it.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Pen_Company

The Parker Pens were invented/started in Wisconsin, USA.

Oh My  !!!..I always thought 'Parkers' were a UK brand !! *le sulk*
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Oh.. Same!!! [:(]
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Peter Parker and all that.. It just sounds English! [;D]
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Peter Parker and all that.. It just sounds English! [;D]

Yep...and the arrow thing looks like Robin Hood !!
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These are also great pens.....very heavy !

Notice the spirit level ?


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I had my favorite pen.. It was a green marbled Waterman.. cost me 75.00 dollars several years ago..... some child took it from my purse and I have never gotten it back... ERRRRG!  I believe some lucky student is writing with it or graduated..! LOL..


The ink flowed well and it was smooth and did not blot or clogg it was quite a nice pen!
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Here is a picture of my 75.00 pen The green one!


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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

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Parkers are great.. Smooth [;D]
And I really only use ink pens, cos I hate Biro pens!

I could never cope with fountain pens at all (and Biro is a trade mark (albeit the trade mark owned by Bíró László, the inventor of the ball point pen) - you mean a ball point pen [:P]).

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

About 27 years 3 months 4 days !!
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having a pen with a spirit level in it and having a healthy sex-life are mutually exclusive in my opinion.

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Hey I just saw that "Waterman" and "Parker" are hand in hand or even the same company! They are sold together as if they are one company!

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having a pen with a spirit level in it and having a healthy sex-life are mutually exclusive in my opinion.

Hee hee ....they are special ' one-off ' pens manufactured bu a high end audio equipment manufacturer.....and any true  pedantic audiophile will tell you that it's fairly important to have the equipment set up just right !!....though..I can imagine carpenters, builders etc finding those pens more useful.......I've never used them on my equipment though !!
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Thats interesting! So having equipment level makes sound quality better!

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Thats interesting! So having equipment level makes sound quality better!

I could write a whole paragraph about it or two but I suspect Techmind could explain it better, and I don't want to kill this thread...........In short though, leveling equipments is probably most useful when it comes to setting up record players and setting up speakers too !
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LOL that is cool! [;D]
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This is my current favourite pen of choice.

It writes on anything !...glass, plastic, even underwater !!...which is handy when I go scuba diving in the bath !!

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It also looks cool !

Oooohhhhhh.....Me likey!!!!


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Thats interesting! So having equipment level makes sound quality better!

I could write a whole paragraph about it or two but I suspect Techmind could explain it better, and I don't want to kill this thread...........In short though, leveling equipments is probably most useful when it comes to setting up record players and setting up speakers too !

HUmmm Thats interesting.. thanks!

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This is currently my favorite pen and pencil set.

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

About 27 years 3 months 4 days !!

Well like I mean. If you were take a new pen. and you hadda unlimited supply of 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper how many sheets of paper (say just one side) would the ink take up til its gone?

and how much ink is in one of them little pen?

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So how long will a pen last. Just a normal pen?

About 27 years 3 months 4 days !!

Well like I mean. If you were take a new pen. and you hadda unlimited supply of 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper how many sheets of paper (say just one side) would the ink take up til its gone?

and how much ink is in one of them little pen?

I'll be honest and say I just don't know.......it all depends on a quite a few factors...the size of the aperture and the ball point, how much ink is stored, hw runny the ink is !!


I don't have a clue.....sorry matey !

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Alright thanks yet neil.

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Alright thanks yet neil.

The thing is...I am sure I have seen some statistics about the very data you want somewhere.............if I locate it.....i'll put it here chum !

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Here is a picture of my 75.00 pen The green one!


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Parkers are great.. Smooth [;D]
And I really only use ink pens, cos I hate Biro pens!

I could never cope with fountain pens at all (and Biro is a trade mark (albeit the trade mark owned by Bíró László, the inventor of the ball point pen) - you mean a ball point pen [:P]).

Yup lol but it's so commonly known as a biro now.. It's like.. Notes being called Post-its! Or.. I dunno lol
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I like plain old Bic fine points.

I do all my best writing with them and they are cheap too!


This is my current favourite pen of choice.

It writes on anything !...glass, plastic, even underwater !!...which is handy when I go scuba diving in the bath !!


while real scuba divers just use pencils.


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Do pencils work when they are wet?
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yep.. the best one to use is HB (hard black) But you have to secure them to yourself (they float) and you also have to tape them around the pencil because after a while the wood will split down along the join down the length of the pencil.