Do you have a favorite writing instrument?

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  1. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    But what about a 1940 Carcano (the type LHO used in '63)? [​IMG]
     
  2. Jim_F

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    Papermate Profile (slim) - the kind that were sold 15-20 years ago. I've clung to my current one for about 20 years. It's showing it's age but people still remark what a nice pen it is whenever I let someone use it (for a few seconds, with me hovering over their shoulder) If I can make this one last another 5 years and get similar usage from my 2 reserves, I should be set for life [​IMG]
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    David, I was referring to the model year, not the mfg. year, although to be overly technical it's a Model 1891/38 Carcano short rifle in 6.5 x 52 mm caliber. Mine is also mfg. in 1940, and is additionaly stamped with the "Fascist year" XVIII (years after Mussolini's march on Rome in 1922).
     
  4. Greg_R

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    I have a few fixpencils laying around that I really like using. These are "lead holders" and operate a little differently than a mechanical pencil. The one I have is metal and virtually indestructible.
     
  5. Paul D G

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    uniball grip 0.7. I used to use a different model... micro or something but one time when I tried to get a new box I couldn't find them anywhere.

    One job I had required a pencil so I had a really cool mechanical pencil. Everyone complimented me on it and occasionally someone tried to steal it and invariably it would get returned with a "I found your pencil in the lunchroom" or something. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    Mechanical pencils are required gear for keeping score at baseball games. But I don't have a particular favorite. I usually use something disposable for that duty.

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    Heh. There's a google ad at the bottom of this page for "handcrafted writing instruments." [​IMG]
     
  7. Marianne

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    I like the "Uni-ball Signo Gel Grip" - same pen as yours, not retractable.

    Also the "Pilot Precise V5" and "Sharpie Retractable"
     
  8. Adam Lenhardt

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    While I much prefer typing to writing anymore, my instrument of choice is a black Paper Mate Flair felt-tip pen:
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    A legacy of my years as an office clerk in town government. I get years out of each one and nice dark lines without any bleed-through. And if you buy the dozen, it's averages out to only $1.28 a pop. Mind you, the pen I keep on my desk at home for bills has lasted me since August 2007.
     

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