I have been lurking on this forum for years, but for some reason I haven't signed up until now. I am a mid-twenties healthcare administrator who has lived all over the country, but am currently in Kansas City (living in KS, working in MO). When I was in elementary school, my family moved to France for a year which is where I was first exposed to fountain pens. I was required to use one while in school while living there. It wasn't until I moved back to the States that I discovered how much I dislike ballpoints and decided I would stick with my fp. After my student pen stopped working a few years later I started looking for a new one and that is when my interest in pens took off. I started with some Lamy Safaris and moved up from there.
I was initially enamoured by wet stub nib pens and eventually started to gravitate towards fine nib pens. My current collection is relatively small, but is very Pilot heavy (74,92,823,Falcon) and has a couple western pens mixed in (Lamy 2000, Delta Unica, a vintage Snorkel and a bunch of Safaris). I am currently researching my next purchase which will probably be an Edison or Nakaya if I decided to sell off some pens to afford it.
I look forward to interacting more with you all and continuing my fountain pen education!
Edited by jgrant, 16 November 2016 - 15:53.