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#1 Flex7777


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:03

Hello, new to FPN. Relatively new to FPs as well. Started using them about a year and a half ago and began to dive in. Still learning about all facets of the writing process, pen and nib feel, paper and ink differences, etc. I try to journal every day and keep about 4 pens inked at a time. My wife thinks I'm a little crazy, but she indulges. Looking forward to learning more.

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#2 MalcolmH


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:18

Hello Flex... :W2FPN:


Which pens are you using?

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:31

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:04

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

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:02

Welcome to FPN, Flex7777, it's great to see you join and hope you will enjoy the discussions here!   Can't wait to see you sharing your experience in writing / improving and using your pens and inks!


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:12

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

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:13

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:36

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

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:08


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:54

Welcome, Flex !  


Actually, there is much genius in the fountain pen.  Without air behind the liquid in a container, the liquid will not flow through the "bottle neck".  All those grooves, in the pen feed, are air vents that pass air into the ink reservoir, allowing ink to flow.  As the vents fill with ink, the air supply to the reservoir is cut off, and ink flow stops.  As writing uses the ink from the vents, air flow is restored.   

The pen feed turns the ink supply "on" and "off", as needed, without moving parts.  


That's Lewis Waterman's  (Lewis Edson Waterman) patent.  I love it !  


Soooo, which fountain pen do you use for daily writing ?  Which of your fountain pens has your wife "embraced" for her own ?   :lticaptd: (Don't be offended !  It's how I lost a Parker, a Sheaffer, and most of my T-shirts.)  

Edited by Sasha Royale, 17 August 2017 - 12:56.

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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 15:41

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 15:48

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 16:03

Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network!      :W2FPN:  We're glad to have you with us!

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 17:55

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


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 22:54

Welcome!  :W2FPN:​   My wife thinks I'm crazy too! But, I'm slowly converting her to the dark side.  ;)

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 23:55

Greetings and welcome to FPN.

Thank you all for the warm welcome. My first FP is a Lamy Safari (have two of them, one with a FP and another with a 1.5). Then bought a TWSBI 580 AL which I have inked with Diamine Red Dragon. Then bought a Waterman Slim black Exception (fine point). My current inked pens:

1)TWSBI 580 Al (Diamine Red Dragon)

2) Conklin Nighthawk (from Goulet) (Noodlers Black)

3) Lamy 2000 (aluminum) (Diamine Majestic Blue)

4) Visconti Opera Crystal Demonstrator (EF Noodlers Black) This is my favorite pen, hefty feel and a very compliant expressive nib.


My wife sort of understands my "disease". I have asked her to write with the different pens on different types of paper so she "feels" and "sees" the difference. She doesn't own an FP yet... we'll see.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:49

Hello and welcome! I've only recently moved to MN but I've been into fountain pens for decades. I think you'll find FPN is a friendly place.

Edited by FlyFast, 20 August 2017 - 03:49.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:49

Hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:03

Welcome from North Carolina! That's a nice collection already -- well done.


My wife thinks I'm nuts too (and insists the pens "don't work" because she rotates them in her hand), but also indulges me since it's a *relatively* inexpensive hobby (as long as she successfully keeps me away from maki-e and Montblac).


Enjoy your stay!


Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I found out long ago.
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