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First Twsbi, Looking For Advice.  -  8 minutes ago  -  By:  smiffy20000

  • smiffy20000's Photo Hi, was looking into buying my first Twsbi.  The 580 is the one that i have in mind right now. I'm curious of what everyone thinks of the different model. Is there somethings i should look out for? I'm still new to the whole world of Fountain pen. Right now i have a lamy safari and a monteverde monza. I do appreciate the safari better then the monza....

Kit-Less Pen In Lava Explosion Acrylic  -  10 minutes ago  -  By:  SoulSamurai

  • SoulSamurai's Photo Date made : 5th Dec 2017 My birthday pen. Bit difficult to convey the actual shade with a phone cam. Size comparison with a Twsbi 580. Jowo 6 Nib unit and Schmidt K5 converter.I have used a light blue polyresin section for this pen as I hd ran out of blank, does it look too odd?Hope you like the pen in general.    

Step Up From Prera  -  13 minutes ago  -  By:  IndigoBOB

  • IndigoBOB's Photo So... if I love the extra fine prera, but want something longer/more substantial, whats the next stop?

Do You Remove Converters To Refill? Or Dip The Nib And Twist?  -  20 minutes ago  -  By:  IndigoBOB

  • IndigoBOB's Photo I have trouble filling a converter as fully as possible if I fill via dipping complete pen into an ink bottle and twisting the converter.  There's invariably a good chunk of air above the ink.  Recently I started a thread complaining about inks concentrating (slightly drying out) on the feed in the short term and also altogether in the long term...

Conid Bulkfiller Kingsize Review  -  45 minutes ago  -  By:  half_inked_one

  • half_inked_one's Photo Hi all.   My apologies for being 'new' to the forum; I've lurked here for many years, and have digested countless reviews of pens and inks.    My fountain pen journey began as a 16 year old, almost two decades ago, with a Waterman Phileas as a birthday present. Unbeknownst to me at the time, my youthful use cracked the section, and so for a...

Is Pilot Metropolitan Fine Point Too Fine For Pilot Ink?  -  47 minutes ago  -  By:  prashant.tikekar

  • prashant.tikekar's Photo I use and really like a Pilot Metropolitan with fine point.  I'm a fan of fine-point nibs, but this one is a much "finer" than most I've encountered.  However, I almost gave up on using the pen because it kept clogging up with all the blue-black inks I tried, even Pilot's own.    Then I started using Sheaffer Skrip blue-black. That's t...

What Parker Are You Using This Day?  -  49 minutes ago  -  By:  hari317

  • hari317's Photo Lets hear what Parker product is on your desk today.   1- Parker 51 dated 1941 in cedar blue, DJ with GF cap. Diamine Imperial Purple ink.   2- Parker 51 dated 1945 in Buckskin Beige, DJ with GF cap. Diamine Prussian Blue ink.   3- Parker Vacumatic dated 1936 in Silver Pearl. Diamine Graphite ink.   That is my rotation for the month....

Cross Classic Century Gray, Usa Or Not ?  -  51 minutes ago  -  By:  Jerome Tarshis

  • Jerome Tarshis's Photo Hello all, brand new member here. I really want a gray classic century, but I want a USA production model. Ive found one for sale but I have a few questions hopefully someone here can help with. The pen does have USA under the Cross logo, but not made in USA like all my chrome ones do, and the box has the majority of the writing on the back in Asian, o...

Pix-O-Mat 4 Color Ballpoint  -  Today, 06:45  -  By:  joelpaulsen

  • joelpaulsen's Photo I was asked to repair a Pix-O-mat 4 color ballpoint. Once apart, I found some clearly bent, jammed, and otherwise not correct parts along with disconnected springs on the inside. I've gotten things sorted out, straightened, reconnected, lined up and I suspect something is missing. Anyone got a picture or a parts diagram? I realize this is a long...

Enjoying Montblanc Pens — Broad, Oblique, Extra Fine, Le & Bespoke  -  Today, 06:42  -  By:  Driften

  • Driften's Photo   1951 Montblanc 3-42 G BB Nib with Parker 51s and Watercolor Pens     Enjoying Montblanc Pens — Broad, Oblique, Extra Fine, LE & Bespoke     ~ One of the pleasures of visiting a Montblanc boutique anywhere is looking over the range of finely crafted pens on offer. Familiar models gleaming under refined lighting share s...

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