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I only own a gist fountain pen in copper (and a rollerball conversion tip as well) and I cannot even begin to describe how high quality these are. The ultra precise machining on the body creates an obscenely satisfying texture to just run your fingers along. His thread engagement is so precise, it never crossthreads (something other metal on metal pens can be very, very prone to)
If I didn't already have my perfect ballpoint (a one-off prototype solid brass fisher AG-11 space pen that they never put into production) I would own one of these in a heartbeat. I love the side click mechanism so much.
"If I didn't already have my perfect ballpoint (a one-off prototype solid brass fisher AG-11 space pen that they never put into production) I would own one of these in a heartbeat. I love the side click mechanism so much." - OK, now that's just a tangent-y nugget of info that (at least) this person wants some follow-up about; what's this perfect AG11 you speak of!?!
The previous comment I made on this discussion page links to a thread where I talked about side click style writing instruments, including the Fisher AG7, yet if you could tell more about this AG11 prototype (and share pics, since it's a one-off), then I'd appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
I don't have any recent pictures (it's got more patina now) but here's how it looked just as I got it from Fisher. It was rolling around in their office for like 10 or 20 years. A one-off prototype that never went into production. I asked, and they have no plans to release an AG-7 in raw brass (which is kind of annoying, as fun as it is having a one-of-a-kind pen, the body is already made from brass, so it'd literally be just taking two pieces out of the line before they go into the chrome bath instead of after. They do it with other models like the bullet and cap-o-matic, and they know about brass' antimicrobial properties. Seems like it would have been a pandemic slam-dunk.)
I was also wrong in calling it an AG11 - it's an AG7SH. Same thing, the AG11 was just a different "limited edition" engraved model. Just a regular AG7 with a space shuttle on the clip.
Nice! Thanks for sharin'! It does seem like a slam dunk idea to have an astronaut pen like this in raw brass with its antimicrobial properties. Cool to see! Hope you and yours are all doin' well, and have a Merry Christmas!