Hello everyone, i'm here since 1 month and i'm just starting my journey into the pen habit
It's like i'm more and more loving pens, inks etc searching the forums ,watching videos, it's very nice !
To begin with i purchased a dollar i717 unexpensive demonstrator pen, with a medium nib and i didn't like it, to be
honest i used it one week because to my taste M-nibs are simply too big, i didn't know and now i have :
A Charcoal Lamy Safari F-nib filled with Noodler's Qe3
+ Montblanc Meisterstruck Classic (family pen) with blue-black i guess, it's a 18k nib.
Here are pictures :
I want also to ask for choice advices :
For Christmas, I plan on getting a new pen, and also probably a new ink (maybe before).
About Pens :
I looked for a good but not too expensive vintage pen (40-60s), and i really like the "softness" of the montblanc nib, it is because of the gold ?
If yes, it would be better if i could find one with a similar feeling approach, on ebay because US sites are not possible because of shipping.
I saw this thread : http://www.fountainp...n-for-beginner/
So maybe the Shaeffer Snorkel is good choice, because of the nib ? My second favorite (of this thread) choice would be the Parker 21 as it's very unexpensive with a good avaibility (but don't know the filling systems of both).
If you have classifieds, future offers or advices i'm in
About inks :
It would be more like in a few weeks (sooner!)
I'm currently with Noodler's Qe3 as i'm a leftie, it dries fast but my problem is feathering..
With a fine nib i don't like it a lot when just filled, there is a wonderful flow but it's like the nib become Medium-Fine (too wet at first, mid-used is perfect).
First were Diamines Majestic + Midnight, too wet = bad DT and feathering.
I tried R&K Salix, feathering & dry-time were excellent, with the fine nib no problems but i didn't like the color, and i want to stay away from iron-gall inks as about cleaning it's probably not a good choice even if it's cheap. I'm writing a lot as a student (highschool).
An ink :
- Available on UK sites/Ebay or wathever except US sites
- Fast Drying ( Salix)
- With minimal feathering
- Common blue/black, or black if only
- Not too hard to clean
Let's see what you have to say/propose/advice to me !