Hello fellow FPN'ers,
I have been browsing FPN for around a year and this is my first post. I have been an avid FP user for the last 15 years. I used FP's exclusively through school and university and only recently since last year, started a collection. Here is an initial set from my humble collection:
From top to bottom:
Parker 45 flighter - Good deal on eBay. Wonderful writer
Pilot Vortex - Good nib, but very disappointed with the pen quality overall
Sheaffer No Nonsense - Smooth wet medium nib. hate the color
My first "foreign" FP - Lamy Safari M. Should have got an F or an EF.
Reynolds Grippy (in blue and red) - tiny little school pen that punches far above its weight
Flair Inky - Indian version of Pilot Varsity. Nice. Surprisingly good build quality. converted to ED
Maped free writer - French? school pen with an interesting design. Smooth M nib
Another Flair inky
Maped 'Click' reload - Interesting cartridge load mechanism and feels very good in the hand. Kudos to Maped for trying something different
Pilot Varsity? - older gen Varsity I guess. Very smooth wet nib. Should have got an F
Pilot Preppy - excellent build and smooth nib. Used as EDC for a month. Enjoyed every bit of it
Also have a ton of chinese pens in my collection - Another post maybe....