12-20-2013, 10:19 PM
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  • tgutc
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I'm looking to but a new pen. This will be my third fountain pen. For the past several I have been using my Nemosine Singularity Cardinal Fountain Pen daily which I love. The cap cracked however so I am looking to bump up the quality slightly. I'm very interested in a Sheaffer 100 Fountain Pen - Matte Grey with Nickel Trim, Fine. What are your thoughts on this pen. Could I fill it from an ink jar the way it comes or would I have to buy a converter? Also, looking for other suggestions around the same price point. Thanks!

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 12-21-2013, 05:00 AM
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  • Elendil
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I haven't used the 100, but do have a 300 and like it a lot. The 100 does use a converter, so you will be able to fill the pen from a jar. My 300 is well built, if a little heavy, and the nib is very smooth writer.

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 12-21-2013, 11:37 AM
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  • Howler
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Check out the new Parker's fountain pens at Goulet.

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 12-21-2013, 01:10 PM
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(12-21-2013, 05:00 AM)Elendil Wrote: I haven't used the 100, but do have a 300 and like it a lot. The 100 does use a converter, so you will be able to fill the pen from a jar. My 300 is well built, if a little heavy, and the nib is very smooth writer.

I'm looking for something a bit heavier this time. I wanted to make sure I could fill from my ink jar because Freddy turned me on to a certain waterproof ink for my sample orders so that was important. Thank you for the info.

(12-21-2013, 11:37 AM)Howler Wrote: Check out the new Parker's fountain pens at Goulet.

I will take a look. Thanks for the suggestion.

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 12-21-2013, 01:46 PM
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If you're looking for something a bit heavier, check out Franklin-Christoph. The #27 or #29 could fit the bill, too. You can also get a non-standard nib like an italic or oblique ground by nibmeister Mike Masuyama.

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 12-21-2013, 04:21 PM
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Travis, I have the Sheaffer 100 and find it to be a superb pen. If you go here, http://www.gouletpens.com/Sheaffer_100_B...306-0f.htm, you can see the review that I wrote for it (the 3rd review). This was a Chanukah gift from Pam two years ago and is excellent quality. It came with a converter and a couple of cartridges and, according to the Goulet writeup, still does.

I hope this helps.

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 12-21-2013, 07:21 PM
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Thank you Freddy. Your review was very helpful and this pen seems to fit exactly what I am looking for at the moment.


(12-21-2013, 04:21 PM)freddy Wrote: Travis, I have the Sheaffer 100 and find it to be a superb pen. If you go here, http://www.gouletpens.com/Sheaffer_100_B...306-0f.htm, you can see the review that I wrote for it (the 3rd review). This was a Chanukah gift from Pam two years ago and is excellent quality. It came with a converter and a couple of cartridges and, according to the Goulet writeup, still does.

I hope this helps.

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 12-23-2013, 09:21 PM
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Travis, what ink are you using? Is it that Eel Ink that Freddy was talking about? How is the ink holding up? Dry quickly? Truly waterproof? I want to get a waterproof black sample from Goulet, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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