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#1 HeWhoLovesMountains


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 13:47

Hi all,


I'll make this short and sweet as I'm on my way to buy some nice Dark Green FP ink (oh I'm so lucky!).


Let me introduce myself,


I am a mixed nationality (fountain pen) person who simply adores old pens (go away MB M collection what are you doing in such a beautiful catalog), I have some newer pens like the Lamy Dialog 3 (which writes like a charm) but my love is my MB 149.


I hope to be able to partake in giving advice and I'll definitely bother you guys with questions about ink, nib age and other (fun) stuff.


All in all I'm excited to join this community and have been 'lurking' for a while but decided now with the (limited) knowledge I have and the questions I have about determining a pen's age.


I'm sorry if I come of rambling at times and don't put proper punctuation in my sentences but I'm lazy on keyboard as my true love is handwriting (which sadly isn't accepted at work or universities anymore).


I'm a self employed 'entrepreneur' (I don't like that word) or how I'd like to call myself, a self employed worker. I love literature, philosophy, science and obviously pens (but also mechanical pencils, gums, paper and honestly any stationary that you can think of).


I'm currently residing in the Netherlands (right next to the Akkerman store where I'm about to go for my ink :D ) so if you need/want anything or have any questions, always feel free to ask. :)


Now I'm off to make one of the hardest decisions in my life, to choose between:

  • MB Irish Green
  • J Herbin Vert Empire
  • Akkkerman Groenmarkt Smaragd

As you might have guessed I like dark green ink.


Greetings and salutations to all,






Fixed some typos and got the Akkerman ink. Also thank you for all the kind replies!

Edited by HeWhoLovesMountains, 30 April 2016 - 15:53.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 13:52

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 13:59

Hail and well met. Hoist a horn and tell of your tales by the fire.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 14:00

Hello and welcome to FPN.   :W2FPN:

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 14:27

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 15:03

Hello and welcome!

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 20:35



I was going to recommend the Smaragd, mostly because I love the way it sounds and most Americans of the U.S. variety cannot manage to pronounce it. Also, it is the name of one of my favorite Czech pen manufacturers, early 20th century...

So, good choice.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 21:23

Hello MM,
Sweet worries with the shade of green :)
Ink review and Ink comparison forums can help you a lot to decide which ink would suit best your purpose...
I ended up ordering all four I shorlisted, waiting 2 more different nibs to see which combination works best for business. So far, deep dark green from Diamine with F or M nib is my go to mix.
Let us know once you get MB inked how you liked it!
Happy writing, Masha


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 23:36

Welcome !   


As an American, I like the title of entrepreneur.  I sincerely wish that you will be a successful and prosperous one.  


Akkerman as a neighbor ?    :drool:   I am oozing with envy.  

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 23:39

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

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 23:54

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here.


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