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Ok, I just changed firms (BB) and am getting some serious pen envy. I wanna know everyones opinions on fine pens. I'm 25 and don't want to look like a DB but want to be stylish(which counts in Hong Kong).

I have been looking at Montblanc pens but want to know if there are any other "reputable" brands. You know, something that when you wip it out the guy standing next to you sneaks a peek and thinks, "that guys got a nice pen".

Pix would be nice, but keep it tasteful pls

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  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Bic, Black stick pen. 50 for 3 bucks.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • Bi-Winning's picture

    Copped a bunch of complimentary Cartiers from my dad's office back in '08.

    Nachos wrote:
    Edmundo Braverman wrote:
    kenkajoto wrote:
    You know, something that when you whip it out the guy standing next to you sneaks a peek and thinks, "that guys got a nice pen".

    No homo?

    Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!

    Haha, SB'd.

    I win here, I win there...

  • Ari_Gold's picture

    Wow, this thread could have gone in so many directions. OP, are you serious? The title of this thread is "I wanna know what your pen is? Big, Bk, fully loaded, and always in use inking everywhere.

    I've lost too many and my father gave a nice MonteBlanc that I never use because I would probably lose it. My Gd we'll we comparing secutity badge holders next.

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  • kraken's picture

    If you don't know several pen brands since your early childhood, you should just keep using that pen you got from the used cars shop. You really sound like a new rich with that kind of questions.
    DON'T
    stick with the bic ... (unless you 're used to handle a waterman or montblanc pen, you will have some trouble getting used to them. I stopped trying at 9 yo)

  • Frieds's picture

    Quote:
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    Sean Connery: I've got to ask you about the Penis Mightier.
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    Sean Connery: Gussy it up however you want, Trebek. What matters is does it work? Will it really mighty my penis, man?
    Alex Trebek: It's not a product, Mr. Connery.
    Sean Connery: Because I've ordered devices like that before - wasted a pretty penny, I don't mind telling you. And if The Penis Mightier works, I'll order a dozen.
    Alex Trebek: It's not a Penis Mightier, Mr. Connery. There's no such thing!
    Nicholas Cage: Wait, wait, wait.. are you selling Penis Mightiers?
    Alex Trebek: No! No, I'm not.
    Sean Connery: Well, you're sitting on a gold mine, Trebek!

    Ah yes, well, in this case the pen is mightier I suppose.

    In all seriousness, unless I'm signing things that I write at home, I will stick to using a Bic Pro+ pen. When I actually need to sign things, I break out my Limited Edition Simpsons Pen by ACME depicting Homer's Scream

  • 2x2Matrix's picture

    kenkajoto wrote:
    I [...] am getting some serious pen envy.

    [...] You know, something that when you wip it out the guy standing next to you sneaks a peek and thinks, "that guys got a nice pen".

    If this wasn't meant to be a penis joke from the beginning, the OP is fucking weird.

    One of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.

  • George87's picture

    I've used pens from a very young age in school so I can help out with some advice, if you're serious about getting a nice pen. First off, I'm assuming you'll just want to get a roller ball pen, not a fountain pen. Why? If you haven't used a fountain pen before it's going to take a lot of getting used to and it's going to be difficult to make it write the way you want to at first. I've used a fountain pen for a really long time to (believe it or not) correct my handwriting because it was so ineligible back when I used BICs and pencils.

    Mont Blanc is a really nice recognizable brand, where the craftsmanship beats the actual writing part most people would say. It would also set you back a couple $$$ so be careful, there are many options to choose from. I have a few basic Mont Blanc pens(both fountain and roller ball) and find them quite easy and neat to write with. You can usually choose the size of the pen nib (for the fountain pen) and the size of the roller ball for the regular pen. I have a Starwalker set (http://www.montblanc.com/113.php), and you will generally find that people that know of the brand or the Mont Blanc star will compliment you on it, everyone else might just say "Oh, that's a nice pen" and that's it.

    Other names dropped on here are good as well and probably slightly better purely-used-for-writing instruments: Waterman, Montegrappa, Lamy, Pelikan etc. I'd start out with a basic roller ball pen and then see if you wanna try something else. Hope this helps. Remember, good hand writing is the mark of an organized mind, or so I've heard...

  • In reply to 2x2Matrix
    kenkajoto's picture

    2x2Matrix wrote:
    kenkajoto wrote:
    I [...] am getting some serious pen envy.

    [...] You know, something that when you wip it out the guy standing next to you sneaks a peek and thinks, "that guys got a nice pen".

    If this wasn't meant to be a penis joke from the beginning, the OP is fucking weird.

    Why can't threads be entertaining and informative?

  • rfxm3's picture

    Well if it's not a joke this thread then you should just go for a Mont Blanc as you can't really go wrong, go to the store in Central - not the one inside the IFC II - the one in the really large mall, they are nice there and have good prices. Just have a look around, find the one you like the look of the most and try it out - have a think before you go which style you want, a ballpoint will probably be the most useful, but fountain pens and rollerballs are much better suited if you just plan to carry it around and use for signing docs, etc.

    I picked up a Carbon & Steel model from there last time I was in HK, was about 15% cheaper than here in the UK and I really loved the style so had to go for it!

  • of Sterling quality's picture

    Zebra F-301 Ballpoint. It's clean, balanced, durable, and presents itself in an austere manner that displays the mind of a calculated killer. It's awesome.

    I don't have delusions of grandeur, I have an actual recipe for grandeur.

  • RottenCabbages's picture

    Smith & Wesson Military and Police Tactical Pen, made of anodized aircraft aluminum, the tip is hard enough to fracture a skull or do serious damage to blood vessels if you ever have to defend yourself in an area designated as a "gun free" zone. Much less conspicuous than the old trick of having a sword in a cane or a projectile in an umbrella.

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