In my Shirtpocket, October 2017: Hero 616

At work as a physician I’m often in situations where I’m not comfortable using one of my 100+ $ pens. Then I reach for a Hero 616. One of the cheapest pens you can buy, but it is very reliable and writes with a precise thin line!

One of the reasons is of course that it is a copy of one of the best designs ever, the Parker “51”.  Can you identify which one is a Hero and which one is a genuine Parker “51”?

If you plan to buy a Hero 616s I would advice you to:

I. Be sure to buy a pen of the big size, also called Jumbo size.

II. The seller that I trust on Ebay is jewelrymathematics. He is selling genuine Heroes with free shipping.

 

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In my Shirtpocket August 2017: Sailor Professional Gear Slim (Sapporo) x 2

As my beloved wife borrowed my Pelikan M120N, (and refused to return it) ,  for editing musical scores, I picked up my Sapporos. Wow! I love the combination of a narrow but juicy line! See you in September! 

In my Shirtpocket, July 2017: Pelikan M200 Green Marbled with Richard Binder Italic Nib

Sometimes when one is thinking of friends, or pens, it is easy to forget those who always have been there for you, like this pen that I have been using daily at work for the last ten years. I’m using it for signing documents, and for writing fancy retirement- and birthday cards…

The ink is my choice for this summer:

J. Herbin “Vert Empire”

See you in August for another pen…

In my Shirtpocket, June 2017: Sailor Professional Gear Naginata togi, NMF

This time I share with you a pen with one of the now hard to get, Sailor specialty nibs, the Naginata togi. With this nib you can write thin or broad lines depending of the writing angle. Sorry for the pictures, I’m writing this on a train between Gothenburg and Stockholm. 

In my Shirtpocket, May 2017: Pelikan 140 (late production) 

For some reason I’m very fond of the torpedo-shaped Pelikans, and if it is a vintage pen, just better.

My 140 is of a late production with a narrow clip, engraving on the cap band and no Günther Wagner on the body.

For more information: (From Herrn DOMINIC ROTHEMEL’S excellent Pelikan site)

https://www.pelikan-collectibles.com/en/Pelikan/Models/Revised-Piston-Fillers/140-Basis/index.html

Spring is here!

PS: I love this Pelikan catalog from 1955!

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In my Shirtpocket, April 2017: Pelikan M120N and Reform 1745

My Pelikan 120 Merz & Krell has been on a diet! Sorry, just joking. It’s another excellent German piston-filler, a NOS school-pen. I use to buy them in a bunches of ten pens from seller adrika0202 on Ebay. They are cheap and reliable with springy F-nibs. I use them as give-away pens, and at work. But, as they are old, the pistons are often stiff and need lubrication with pure silicon grease. If you cannot do it yourself, ask the seller about it, or someone who can do it for you.

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