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Don't Just Tell Us About The Pen You're Using *show* Us!, 2017


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#1281 parkerwasmyfirstlove

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 19:28

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Got this Kaweco Sailor bundle from Bungu Box two weeks ago and am using it since.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 19:36

Repost from introductions, original here: http://www.fountainp...t-louis-mo-usa/

 

My new boss always carries his Montblanc BP with him and I immediately was struck by the beauty in its design. After some research I found a good rate on a Pilot Sonnet RB and after using it for a couple days decided it wasn't for me, and thus began my adventure into the world of fountain pens.

 

Fast forward a few weeks of obsessively reading through the FPN forums and watching Brian Goulet's videos (no relation, just a happy customer)—last night I received 16 ink samples, a Lamy Safari Petrol XF and a Pilot Metropolitan F. I already had a Muji FP and a glass dip pen lying around so that is where my collection stands currently. 

 

I immediately tested all the inks I received and have shared the results below (please excuse the poor penmanship, I have yet to begin the rigorous journey of re-learning cursive I plan to embark on shortly.

 

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Unfortunately you cannot see the subtleties in many of the ink swatches due to my phone's potato-quality camera, but I was totally blown away by some, especially the Robert Oster inks. I will admit I was a bit disappointed by the Noodler's inks which everyone seems so fond of. I was excited to use them because of their "bulletproof" nature, but found the 54th Massachusetts and Bad Blue Heron particularly wet/runny. Is this a common complaint, or maybe it is just because I was using them with a glass dip pen and there wouldn't be an issue once I load them into a converter?

 

One thing that exceeded my expectation was how easy it is to use the Muji pen as an eyedropper. No o-ring, no special lubricant/sealant, just pour in the ink and go—I didn't even have an eyedropper so I just dumped the ink sample right in! It probably only filled up the pen 1/3 of the way at most, and there have been absolutely zero issues, very pleased!

 

So if you made it this far, hello, and thank you for all the knowledge and resources you have provided here! After just a few weeks I feel like I am already years ahead of where I should be and am excited to jump into this hobby headfirst. Ultimately, I would love to master calligraphy to the point that I can incorporate it into my art and professional life as a graphic designer.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 21:24

 

 

Drooling over this magical colour combination, and the pens are both gorgeous.

What are the pens, if you'll excuse my ignorance.

 

Ian

 

Thnak you!

 

The bigger one, red, is Pilot Falcon resin with SF. My new treasure ;) It is gorgeous - I can't stop using it! :)

The smaler one, with angel is Bexley Gaton's Angels no. 33/100, with wonderful stub gold nib :)

 

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#1284 EBGBs

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:39

That angel clip on your Bexley is... heavenly  :lol:

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What a gorgeous pen!



#1285 EBGBs

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:04

At work with me today;

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Montblanc J Swift and Visconti Voyager

 

I always enjoy matching teals with pink/purples. It's funny how a single colourful ink brightens your planner, notes, etc - and therefore your long day in the office.



#1286 MercianScribe

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:08

Everybody has such gorgeous pens, and gorgeous writing, and gorgeous sketching skills so heres my mediocre effort from my new black thing! Its a Mabie Todd Jackdaw I waited ages for, and I love it! The ink is Iroshizuku Father Winter.

And the preview showed the pic the right way round! Oh well!

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Hi, I'm Mat

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#1287 Ian the Jock

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:19

Cool Jackdaw, both pen and drawing.

Ian

It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

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If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.


#1288 Lloyd

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 00:41

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"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."
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#1289 Shannon

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 18:30

Waterman L'Etalon today

 

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Ink samples to trade:   Blackstone Blue, Chesterfield  Antique Crimson, Chesterfield  Antique Jade, Chesterfield  Antique Orchid, Chesterfield  Antique Raspberry, Chesterfield  Antique Raven, Chesterfield  Antique Walnut, Chesterfield  Antique Yankee, Chesterfield  Night Sapphire, Cross Blue, Diamine Ancient Copper, Diamine Bilberry, Diamine Blue Black, Diamine Damson, Diamine Indigo, Diamine Oxblood, Diamine Purple Pazzazz, Edelstein Amber, J. Herbin Emerald de Chivor, J. Herbin Lie de The, J. Herbin Rouge Hematite, J. Herbin Storm Grey, Levenger Always Greener, Levenger Amethyst, Levenger Blue Bahama, Levenger Cardinal Red, Levenger Cobalt Blue, Levenger Cocoa, Levenger Fireball, Levenger Gemstone Green, Levenger Pinkly, Levenger Raven Black, Levenger Skies of Blue, Levenger Smokey, Montblanc Black  , Montblanc Montblanc for BMW, Noodler's Bay State Blue, Parker Quink, Pilot Blue, Sailor  Souten, Sailor  Waka-Uguisu


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#1290 perfaddict

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:16

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#1291 Ian the Jock

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It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

My top tip:-

If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.


#1292 RoyalBlueNotebooks

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 19:24

The ink filled the logo of this Lanbitou 3059 when I flushed the feed with ink. Cute.

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 19:31

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Is this a Minimalistica? How do you feel about how the cap sits? Every time I see a demonstrator Conid with ink in it I question my decision to get the Cappuccino. It's a beautiful pen, but there is something about watching the ink 'slosh' around.



#1294 Bronze

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:38

Too many!

 

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:49

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Cool pen. What is it? Conid?



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 04:41

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Please forgive my total lack of photography skills. I somehow managed to destroy the plastic nib housing while swapping the nibs on this Triveni, so I removed it and replaced it with a 0.5mm inkball unit I had recently purchased from Authentic Expressions pen turning. The ink is standard Pelikan cartridges. It's working quite well so far. Don't worry, I'll be back to fountain pens soon enough...


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:24

Too many!

 

 

Never! 


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 13:04

Never! 

 

Haha, true! It's just that there will be a lot of cleaning at some point when you keep ten pens inked up..... :)



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 14:35

 

Haha, true! It's just that there will be a lot of cleaning at some point when you keep ten pens inked up..... :)

Yeah I have a notification on my phone set for pen cleaning day. It's once a month, on a weekend day.

I know once a month is too often for people who flush their twice or three times a year, but I have a dozen pens inked up and I would forget otherwise.

Anyway, on that day I take the converters out, flush the sections with a bulb syringe, and stick the converters back in again. As for the piston-fillers, I have another notification set for once every two months. On that day I let the remaining ink out, flush the pen, and re-ink them up. Fun times.


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 15:04

Yeah I have a notification on my phone set for pen cleaning day. It's once a month, on a weekend day.

I know once a month is too often for people who flush their twice or three times a year, but I have a dozen pens inked up and I would forget otherwise.

Anyway, on that day I take the converters out, flush the sections with a bulb syringe, and stick the converters back in again. As for the piston-fillers, I have another notification set for once every two months. On that day I let the remaining ink out, flush the pen, and re-ink them up. Fun times.

 

Wow, you sure are organized!

 

I tend to simply clean them whenever I'm changing ink (which is typically very often, so many cool inks out there) or when I know I won't be using a certain pen for a while. 

 

That's an advantage to the converters, a lot quicker to clean. With some of the piston fillers it can take ages, twisting and turning, twisting and turning..... Then letting them rest for a while with water in the reservoir to dissolve any remaining ink, and then start all over again  :) Especially if you've had some heavily saturated ink in there, red inks in particular in my experience. 








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