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    Gabrielle is writing letters next week, as soon as she is sure that her professor didn't screw her over.

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S. T. Dupont Nib Question  -  13 minutes ago  -  By:  ArchiMark

  • ArchiMark's Photo Does anyone know what a Dupont "Gbib" nib might be?  A photo of the nib makes it seem to be about the size of a Montparnasse nib, but I have no idea if that (assumption) is true.  The nib was photographed inside its plastic tube.   I am accumulating some of my favorite nibs to be incorporated into custom pens.  I really like Dupont nib...

Redaction Ink  -  17 minutes ago  -  By:  sidthecat

  • sidthecat's Photo Getting ready to work on a lot of material that needs redaction.  Have tried J. Herbin Perl Noire with little to no success (not dark enough).  Noodler's TX Black Bat is dark enough but has terrible dry time out of the chisel point, which is made worse by the extremely "wet" nature of the ink.    I am almost tempted to use a carbon ty...

Hello From Snohomish, Wa  -  17 minutes ago  -  By:  northstar

  • northstar's Photo Hello everyone from Snohomish, WA. I’m very happy to be joining the FPN. Like many others, I am fairly new to the use of fountain pens. What recently motivated me was the fact I haven’t written in cursive since my early grade school days (a long time ago), and I had forgotten how to do it. Because of my profession as a structural engineering d...

After The $2,500 Magnusson, I Should Not Really Be Surprised . . .  -  21 minutes ago  -  By:  dhnz

  • dhnz's Photo but $US117 for a single Musselman’s Perfection?   http://www.ebay.com....d-/262328592793   I’d love to know who pays these ridiculous prices. Maybe some Hollywood star has taken up writing copperplate.   Edit: I did, of course, forget to put the link in originally. Sorry. And mods, if one of you would be so kind as to lowercase...

My first Estie  -  21 minutes ago  -  By:  craigs63

  • craigs63's Photo It's a red LJ, I think, found on eBay for $15.95. (If I'm wrong, please advise.)I had to flush a bunch of ink out of it, but it works fine. It's got a 2550 point, which reminds me of the Gillot Registry nib which I like so much whenever I feel like dipping. It is drier than I would like, but one cannot have everything.http://cgi.ebay.com/...

2016 Chicago Pen Show Photos!  -  29 minutes ago  -  By:  Barkingpig

  • Barkingpig's Photo I have my photos uploaded to an album. I shot both Saturday and Sunday as I couldn't get the whole show in one day as I would take a photo, play with a pen, take a photo, play with a pen LOL.    I will work on my show report this week and hopefully have it ready by this weekend.https://www.flickr.c...157667895614565

Help Identifying These Deccan Pens And Other Deccan Pens.  -  33 minutes ago  -  By:  zaded

  • zaded's Photo hereCan anyone help me identify the names of these pens by Deccan Pens Store. Also, if possible post pics of ur Deccan Pens here

2016 Sf Pen Show Update  -  38 minutes ago  -  By:  zaddick

  • zaddick's Photo It’s been a while but we have been hard at work behind the scenes.   A lot of people have been asking about the class/seminar schedule.  We are currently finalizing the schedule and awaiting syllabus information from the instructors.  We hope to have more info soon.  We will have more paid classes this year ranging from call...

Suggestions Needed On Making Cap Air-Tight  -  39 minutes ago  -  By:  ac12

  • ac12's Photo I've noticed that pens whose caps are air-tight do not suffer as much from start-up problems resulting from nib-dry-out. I would like to hear from those who have applied some sort of sealant to the cap in an effort to make it air-tight.

Eco Piston Stuck  -  48 minutes ago  -  By:  T4TEXAS

  • T4TEXAS's Photo I have had no problem with my Eco until tonight. I started to refill it, but the piston stuck at the bottom. When it stuck partway up I twisted it back down and up again with a little progress, but then sent it back down, and it is now stuck tight at the bottom. I have never disassembled it. Would appreciate any suggestions.

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