In praise of analogue writing

jimmyc

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Fair comment - a bit like shaving porn? You don't have to spend a pile of money - to have decent writing tools - see below - all easily affordable - but will still allow free expression of your handwriting - but not one will be as good as my Century music nib -

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Cheers - I. Oh - the paper - Rhodia A4 pad - all prices quoted - current at Cult Pens.

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Now to spend the next few hours looking at the pens you have demonstrated, then looking at expensive as hell pens, then closing the tab because I have no use for a £200 pen. :)
 
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Fair comment - a bit like shaving porn? You don't have to spend a pile of money - to have decent writing tools - see below - all easily affordable - but will still allow free expression of your handwriting - but not one will be as good as my Century music nib -

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Cheers - I. Oh - the paper - Rhodia A4 pad - all prices quoted - current at Cult Pens.

@Boycie83 @Satanfriendly @Missoni
I like the look of the Pental Tradio...excellent, I will check it out...
 
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I have used the Pentel EnerGel retractable's for a few years now - 0.7mm for general use and a few 0.5mm for precision work - Buy the pens and refills by the dozen.

I find them comfortable to hold and smooth to write with.
 
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I like the look of the Pental Tradio...excellent, I will check it out...
The best fibre-tipped fountain pen I have used - excellent ink flow - they run quite wet - which gives a bold solid line - no matter how quickly you are writing - the two sided nib does adapt to your hand over time - a nice thing to hold - and it is refillable - I.

 
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I use one pen, a Parker Duofold inherited from my maternal Grandfather who received it whilst employed at Harrod's book department in the late 50s. He was a quiet, gentle man who only ever raised his voice if you ate from your knife at the table, spoke using slang, took the Lord's name in vain or made spelling/grammar mistakes in anything he managed to get a look at... Then you were in for it! It would be such a startling shock coming from this usually lovely old man. :ROFLMAO:

 
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Sounds like my grandfather on the writing front who was a calligrapher by trade. Council documents, wills etc. Unfortunately he wasn't very pleasant, spending 4 years at her majesty's pleasure for embezzlement.

But he did have the most wonderful handwriting you could ever imagine. Probably wrote the official court documents which saw him locked away.
 

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Sounds like my grandfather on the writing front who was a calligrapher by trade. Council documents, wills etc. Unfortunately he wasn't very pleasant, spending 4 years at her majesty's pleasure for embezzlement.

But he did have the most wonderful handwriting you could ever imagine. Probably wrote the official court documents which saw him locked away.
My dad was like that, his penmanship was superb. His letters or notes looked great on the page as you said just like old victorian documents. And was so exact you would think it had been printed.
 
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