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#1 FP4ever

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 16:12

Hi there everyone:

I'm FP4ever from Madrid, Spain.

Have allways had a penchant for fp's and even used a couple as a boy, Parker and Sheffear. Cheap ones. My sister had a set of 51's (fp + pencil) and my dad a set of 75's in silver (fp+ballpoint).

When I turned 13 we went to Nelspruit in SA (we lived in Mozambique at the time, in 1973) and I saw a set at a local shop which I couldn't let go, the Montblanc Carrera in yellow and black (fp + ballpoint), which I have to this day in pretty good condition, along with those 51's and 75's.

I've been writing a diary online for many years and a few months back had this urge to continue writing it on paper with a fp. So I digged the 51, the 75 and the Carrera and started writing with them. the 51 is not very good. The Carrera is too hard. The 75 is lovely and far better than the Montblanc 144 I also have.

So time went by and I bought a Montblanc 149. Very nice writer, not too flexible and smotth, but way too thick to use for hours on end. Then I got a Pelikan M1000 and a M805 Demonstrator. The M1000 is way too flexible for my taste, but the M805 wow! I had been using Montblanc inks and with the Pelikans I got 8 Edelstein inkwells! Wow! So much better! Any of the colours flow like melting butter. the ink is thick but dries a lot faster than the MB ink.

I added another M805 in black and the yellow highlighter, a M200. Got the 146 filled with Edlestein and wouldn't write well. Re-filled with MB ink and was able to write well with it. However, the writing expereince with the M805 is far better than anything by Montblanc.

It seems to me that Montblanc is like a Mercedes - hollow reputation and bad quality. And Pelikan a Lexus - serious content. Montblancs are all design and as writing devices inferior to Pelikan Souveran pens.I for one ain't spending a single euro with them in the future. Anyone agree with me?

Best wishes,

FP4ever



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 16:47

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

 

I love my Pelikans but also have a soft spot for the Montblancs (have several and a Benz for that matter!)


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#3 FP4ever

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 17:23

Thanks Pakman. Funny what you say about the Benz. My dad sold MB's all his life. The first car I drove was the 300SEL 6.3. I was 14, with the complicity of our chauffeur ... Have had a few, but the Lexus ... is well beyond any MB out there! Best wishes!



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 21:44

Hello & welcome to FPN



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 22:33

:W2FPN:


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 23:10

Pelikan over Mont Blanc. My first experience was many moons ago and never, ever have I bought another M.B. But I ahve several Pelikans.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:38

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
 
Enjoy! 
 
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 16:05

Bienvenido,  :W2FPN:



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 20:55

I enjoyed your story a lot.  Thanks for posting it and I look forward to your other posts.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 21:22

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 23:13

Hi, we met before elsewhere on the forum, I failed to wish you welcome then. So:  :W2FPN: :)

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 00:30

Hola! que tal



#13 FP4ever

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:18

Hola! que tal

 

Muy buenas. Y tu? Eres de Madrid? Barrio Salamanca, Lagasca.



#14 naatelovesyou

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 16:39

 

Muy buenas. Y tu? Eres de Madrid? Barrio Salamanca, Lagasca.

Bueno yo vivia en Barrio Salamanca tambien :yikes: , pero mi familia se esta mudando a Asturias. Yo me voy con ellos



#15 FP4ever

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:03

Asturias de visita esta bien, pero para vivir? no hay Ballet, Opera, muscia clasica, museos, nada!



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:19

Welcome to FPN!


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:58

Hello and welcome to the network! :) Sounds like you have a great collection!

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