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#1 DingDongDingDong

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:57

Hi

 

After frequently visiting this knowledgeable base of forum, I joined.

I just started fountain pen a year ago. They are a wonderful writing instruments !

Not only improving penmanship, they are very satisfying to look at.

 

So far my pens are

- Waterman 515

- Sailor 1911

and looking for a vintage "wet noodle", but they are so expensive.

 

Regards, Joey

 

P.S. Sorry for my horrible English, they aren't my first language.

 

 



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#2 Herrjaeger

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:04

Welcome aboard Joey, from Charleston, SC. Those are nice looking pens, and I'm glad they write well for you.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:29

Hi there! :)



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:34

Hello Joey and welcome to FPN.   :W2FPN:


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:52

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 17:23

Welcome, Joey !  

 

"Wet noodle" ?  I guess you desire a fountain pen with generous ink flow, and a nib with a lot of "flex".  This pen might not be prohibitively expensive.  Some "nib-meister" might have a large, soft, gold nib. What size pen would you choose ?  As big as your Sailor 1911 ?  Thinner ?   Much thinner ?  Choice of filling system ?  There are a lot of vintage, lever-fill pens around.  This is a good place to learn and discuss your plan.  

 

You are welcome to practice your English on us, although I have no difficulty understanding your English.  (Certainly, it is better than my Australian. :rolleyes: ) 

 

Write with joy.


Edited by Sasha Royale, 17 July 2017 - 17:24.

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


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 17:48

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 18:39

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


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 19:11

:W2FPN:



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 20:46

Welcome to FPN, Joey! I used to have a Sailor 1911 as well, it got stolen :(

but I have 4 pens now, ST Dupont, Waterman Carène, TWSBI Vac 700R, Lamy Joy.  I use the ST Dupont mainly for writing, and drawing with the other ones!  Have fun and enjoy your time while at FPN!



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:15

Welcome Joey. I'm also another new member from Australia.



#13 DingDongDingDong

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:47

Thank you for the warm welcome !

 

Welcome, Joey !  

 

"Wet noodle" ?  I guess you desire a fountain pen with generous ink flow, and a nib with a lot of "flex".  This pen might not be prohibitively expensive.  Some "nib-meister" might have a large, soft, gold nib. What size pen would you choose ?  As big as your Sailor 1911 ?  Thinner ?   Much thinner ?  Choice of filling system ?  There are a lot of vintage, lever-fill pens around.  This is a good place to learn and discuss your plan.  

 

You are welcome to practice your English on us, although I have no difficulty understanding your English.  (Certainly, it is better than my Australian. :rolleyes: ) 

 

Write with joy.

Size really doesn't matter. I prefer lever filler, or something that is not messy to use.

I have looked around. Many of you recommended Mauricio Aguliar. Although his pen are very nice, they are very expensive.

Looking to buy ~200 USD or less.

 

 

Welcome to FPN, Joey! I used to have a Sailor 1911 as well, it got stolen :(

but I have 4 pens now, ST Dupont, Waterman Carène, TWSBI Vac 700R, Lamy Joy.  I use the ST Dupont mainly for writing, and drawing with the other ones!  Have fun and enjoy your time while at FPN!

Well..... that's sad to hear. I often lost my ballpoints pens too; Borowing it to someone, stolen, too shy to ask back.

 

Lastly, What is the average age of FPN users ? It's rare for young people to use them.

Just being curious.


Edited by DingDongDingDong, 18 July 2017 - 03:50.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:49

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


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#15 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:02

Hello Joey and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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