Poll: How do you write with your pens?
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 02-07-2014, 09:44 PM
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I know that this can be dictated by the pen itself at times, but in general do you find yourself writing with your pen posted or not more often? What do you think contributes to your preference?

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 02-07-2014, 09:47 PM
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  • freddy
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Definitely posted. Just easier not to lose the cap.

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 02-07-2014, 09:52 PM
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I agree Freddy and I want to post specifically for that reason. However, the only pen I can do that comfortably with so far is the TWSBI mini.

All my other pens either feel top heavy when posted or that lip from the cap rubs on the web of my hand and annoys me.

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 02-07-2014, 09:55 PM
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(02-07-2014, 09:44 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I know that this can be dictated by the pen itself at times, but in general do you find yourself writing with your pen posted or not more often? What do you think contributes to your preference?

Well to answer your question based on the first line and your avatar...I would write with a TWSBI 580 unposted, while with a mini - posted. Biggrin

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 02-07-2014, 10:03 PM
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Yeah, the mini has been pretty impressive plus I do really like the look of the TWSBI logo. Cool

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 02-07-2014, 10:49 PM
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I don't have a mini!!! But its on my list. Maybe if I didn't buy so much shaving gear! Angel

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 02-08-2014, 01:15 AM
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In my own case, it really depends on the overall weight and length of the FP.

If I am using my MB 146 posted & the MB 149 Un-posted. And a similar method with the rest of my FP's........... Waterman, Pilot, TWSBI etc etc.


Charles U.K

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 02-08-2014, 04:04 AM
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  • Elendil
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Unposted. I never really thought about it initially until one day I noticed that I always held the pen cap in my left hand while I was writing. For most of my pens, they feel top heavy when posted.

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 02-08-2014, 10:12 AM
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Always posted. All of my pens feel more balanced in my hand when posted. I assumed the manufacturers did that by design.

I do have large hands so that is a factor.

My lovely bride has smaller hands but she always posts the cap as well. Said they feel more balanced to her also. She has her own fountain pens and we never use each others.

Phil

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 02-08-2014, 11:49 AM
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(02-08-2014, 04:04 AM)Elendil Wrote: Unposted. I never really thought about it initially until one day I noticed that I always held the pen cap in my left hand while I was writing. For most of my pens, they feel top heavy when posted.

I found the same thing with me. I only seem to post a few of my Esterbrook SJs. Otherwise, I always hold the cap in my left hand when I write.

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 02-08-2014, 12:58 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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Posted for every pen but my Kaweco Sport, and that's because I'm pulling it out of my pock to scribble something down, then it goes right back in.

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 02-08-2014, 05:59 PM
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  • Elendil
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(02-08-2014, 12:58 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: Posted for every pen but my Kaweco Sport, and that's because I'm pulling it out of my pock to scribble something down, then it goes right back in.

Ironically, I always post my Kawecos.

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 02-08-2014, 06:05 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Well I've learnt a new term today. Posting I thought was done after writing! Tongue I use those clicky ball point pens so no caps to concern myself with. My wife has some beautiful Mont Blanc pens (I hope that's not a faux pas here). The only "decent" pen I own is a Fisher space pen for work (which of course has no lid to hold or post)...

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 02-08-2014, 07:24 PM
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I always use my FBs unposted. They just feel better that way, especially the TWSBI 700, which is a very large pen.

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 02-08-2014, 08:07 PM
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  • freddy
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Brian, this poll just goes to prove that, as in shaving, YMMV. Winky Although I prefer being able to post my pens, I agree with some of the other comments made here. Both the TWSBI 530/540/580 (iterations of the same pen) and the TWSBI Vac 700 are really not comfortable posted. The TWSBI Mini, on the other hand, was designed specifically with posting in mind.

The Kaweco Sport is so small that it, too, was designed to be posted but, as Clinton wrote, sometimes, if I'm just jotting a word or two, I don't bother.

My Nemosine Singularity pens and my Esterbrooks are invariably posted as are my Parkers. They just feel more comfortable to me when posted.

As I stated earlier, I prefer posting but there are exceptions.

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 02-08-2014, 08:26 PM
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I'm just finishing my daily journal and about to write a small note to my wife. I'm doing it all via the TWSBI mini Classic. Yes, it is posted and feels great. This Private Reserve Sherwood Green is growing on me & I'm already seeing improvements in my penmanship.

Fountain pens are seeming like a rite of passage to me now. I mean it is called penmanship and not penboyship, right?

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 02-08-2014, 09:59 PM
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  • freddy
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(02-08-2014, 08:26 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I'm just finishing my daily journal and about to writ a small nite to my wife. I'm doing it all via the TWSBI mini Classic. Yes, it is posted and feels great. This Private Reserve Sherwood Green is growing on me & I'm already seeing improvements in my penmanship.

Fountain pens are seeming like a rite of passage to me now. I mean it is called penmanship and not penboyship, right?

Winky And, to think, penmanship isn't even being taught or stressed in many schools anymore. To me, that is beyond sad.

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 02-08-2014, 10:02 PM
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Yes, it is a sad state. I look forward to teaching my kids to both write appropriately and to shave appropriately. Biggrin

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 02-09-2014, 01:00 PM
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  • Rufus
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I never, ever post and I own and use 110 vintage and modern fountain pens. I find that posting throws my pens out of balance. I have a Conway Stewart Dinkie and a Bexley Jitterbug, both of which are very small fountain pens, but I don't write with either because I'd have to post them and because they are just too small for me to write with.

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