Discussion in 'General' started by longweight, 14 Feb 2013.
Did you manage to find out if that was a good price for them?
As far as I can tell you can't buy them in the UK - the last thing I'm going to look into is just buying them from the US as shipping is $11 for two pens. I can't find anything on ebay cheaper (once you've factored in shipping) but I'll have a look elsewhere too.
Edit: Actually - are these the same?
It'd still be more money that the massdrop buy but you wouldn't then have the hassle of international shipping + customs etc
Edit 2: Reading around it would appear that those are in fact the same - some copyright issue or other meant that they couldn't call it the metropolitan outside of the US or something. The UK version also appears to use the international standard cartridges / converter rather than the proprietary ones that the US version of the metropolitan does.
Apologies for the double post, but in case anyone was wondering - I've had an email confirmation from Cult Pens that the MR is definitely the same pen as the Metropolitan and the UK version on their site definitely does take international cartridges and converters.
I read a review of the pen and the sharp metal edge put me off.
Sharp metal edge?
Ah right - thanks. I read that review too and I tend to hold the pen closer to the nib so I think I'll be ok. I have also read / watched reviews of it where people who do hold the pen further back where fine with the step up / down. I think I'll be buying soon so I'll post my thoughts
Mine arrived a few days ago, only just tried it out. M nib a bit thinner than I was expecting which is great, but I personally prefer something a little finer.
It writes really smoothly though and very comfortable to hold. Ink flows correctly and no feathering on basic printer paper. Overall, very impressed!
Picked up a TWSBI Diamond 580 EF to use as a daily writer:
currently using a gold plated Montblanc Mozart edition that my Granddad gave me its really nice to use still getting it comfortable for my style
My Diamine Ink order arrived today!
Safe to say I want them all! I've had to avoid even looking at places like the Writing Desk recently due to all the inks I can't afford!
£10 for the whole lot (including a free 5ml sample). So not too bad really.
Oh! How big are the bottles?
30ml each, so decent £/ml imo
Definitely! This could turn in to an awesome weekend now.
Thought I'd revive this thread with my latest acquisition. Lamy 2000
Years ago there used to be a Cross factory not far from me (maybe 15km) but it has shutdown since. When my gran died a few years ago my brother got a Cross Pen. Lovely pen. It's something to remember her by every time it's used
So I crumbled, and am adding another pen to the collection. I'll take a photo of it when it arrives, but here's the product shot:
For once I'm not getting a fountain pen (shocking I know) - it's going to be a Meisterstuck Classique 90th Anniversary in red gold. I've also got to pick another new Montblanc for my medical graduation next summer - any ideas? Some of the limited editions look really quite nice.
Arise thread! The necromancer calls!
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