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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Mike Frezon, Jun 15, 2009.
But what about a 1940 Carcano (the type LHO used in '63)?
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
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).
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.
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.
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. ================= Heh. There's a google ad at the bottom of this page for "handcrafted writing instruments."
I like the "Uni-ball Signo Gel Grip" - same pen as yours, not retractable. Also the "Pilot Precise V5" and "Sharpie Retractable"
While I much prefer typing to writing anymore, my instrument of choice is a black Paper Mate Flair felt-tip pen: 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.