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For The Newbies: What Pens Do You Own Currently?  -  A minute ago  -  By:  Mahidevran

  • Mahidevran's Photo Hello fellow recent inductees into this wonderful hobby and lifestyle of collecting and using fine writing tools.   Here's what I'm working with so far:   My first purchases were a Lamy 2000 and a Pilot Metropolitan.   The Lamy has an EF nib with Pilot-Iroshizuku Asa-Gao in it.   The Pilot is an F nib with the Pilot-Namiki Blue-Bl...

Edwardian Fountain Pens  -  2 minutes ago  -  By:  DanDeM

  • DanDeM's Photo I am doing a research project on Edwardian fountain pens and wondered if anyone knows of any models that were around then (1901-1910) and any pictures of them. I know Parker, Mabie Todd, and Waterman's pens were around then but I'm struggling to find specific pictures.   Thanks, Zoe

What's The Most Stupid Thing You've Done To A Pen?  -  9 minutes ago  -  By:  Mahidevran

  • Mahidevran's Photo Here's mine, play darts with a skipping waterman kultur. Then I gave it the chuck.

Expiration Dates On Montblanc Ink  -  9 minutes ago  -  By:  inkstainedruth

  • inkstainedruth's Photo Hello everyone,   a few years ago I bought many bottles of the Alfred Hitchcock ink by Montblanc. I use the ink with Montblanc fountain pens. Now I see that all of their ink has expiration dates and I wanted to ask the experts here how useful or necessary this expiration date really is.   To be honest, I have a few problems with some of my MB pe...

Which Is The Smoothest Writing Pen In Your Collection  -  9 minutes ago  -  By:  Charles Skinner

  • Charles Skinner's Photo I have a lot of pens in my collection as you can see by my avatar photo. I'm constantly going back and forth between fine point pens and smooth writing pens. The medium nibs almost always seem to write smoother than fine point nibs. However, I tend to like the fine lines of a fine point but hate the scratchiness.   I keep adding more and more pens to...

What Pen Did You Finish Today?  -  13 minutes ago  -  By:  inkstainedruth

  • inkstainedruth's Photo We have threads on pens in use, down to particular brands. After finishing one of mine today I wondered about the other end of the matter.   What pen did you finish today, whether by exhausting its ink or choosing to flush it?   How did you feel about that? Will that pen or that ink be re-used at once, or go back to wait its turn in rotation? Wi...

Montblanc From The 1980S - Barley Corn - Will Mb Do Repairs Still?  -  14 minutes ago  -  By:  Garageboy

  • Garageboy's Photo I have a dented MB 144 Barley with a corroded nib trim ring - does MB still have parts? Anyone know how much they'd charge?

Physical Size Of M2Xx, M4Xx, And M6Xx Nibs?  -  18 minutes ago  -  By:  george c

  • george c's Photo Hi Folks,Again asking for your comments.The short version of my story. With no logic or reason, I want to buy a red M600.I have an M640 Polar Lights and a pen I bought from Levenger's many years ago. The Levenger pen. with a blue barrel, is an M2XX/M400 with a gold EF nib. I see no difference in the physical size of any of these nibs. My plan at the momen...

Writer's Cramp And Fountain Pens  -  19 minutes ago  -  By:  kdv

  • kdv's Photo L.S.,   My son suffers from writer’s cramp. I thought: may be a fountainpen could help? Now I’m looking for a fountain pen that is: Very smooth Delivers good ink flow And has a firm section (bit on the wide side) Because the pen might suffer from going to school etc. it should be not too expensive. My two questions: Does anybody of you ha...

Writer's Cramp And Fountain Pens  -  19 minutes ago  -  By:  kdv

  • kdv's Photo L.S.,   My son suffers from writer’s cramp. I thought: may be a fountainpen could help? Now I’m looking for a fountain pen that is: Very smooth Delivers good ink flow And has a firm section (bit on the wide side) Because the pen might suffer from going to school etc. it should be not too expensive. My two questions: Does anybody of you ha...




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