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#1 The Blue Knight

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:00

The pen is in good condition and writes well.

 

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The pen is reviewed by someone below.

 

Postage

I'm in the UK but am open to the idea of sending it anywhere however please stipulate your location. 

 

To Enter

To enter state what your first fountain pen was and I will be back in around a month or so to choose a winner.
 


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#2 Arkanabar

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:06

Heh.  My first fountain pen was an Osmiroid calligraphy pen, for which I bought a round-tipped nib.

 

I'm in the continental United States, and shipping from England to anywhere in the CONUS should come to the same rate.


Edited by Arkanabar, 09 November 2017 - 01:07.


#3 Julio18

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:12

My first fountain pen was a pilot metro. I bought when I graduated from college recently. I was wanting it from several years but because I live in Guatemala it is very hard to get them all the way from the US because they are not sold in here. I love it so much.

#4 akiramiyu

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 01:22

My first fountain pen was actually my grandfathers which was a Pilot Fighter pen. I didnt get to use it very long until I had issues with the ink sac, but absolutely loved it and it was the reason to buy my first fountain pen which was a Pilot Metropolitan once I passed my certification test to become a certified nurse. 

 

I am in the US, for shipping purposes :)



#5 dragorsi

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:41

My first fountain pen was a no name brand, had a greenish body with airplanes and something military (cartoonish) type pattern. I think I picked that color because of the airplanes on it. :D Unfortunately I threw it away last year without taking a picture of it (it broke so became unusable), I'm still a little upset about that.

From Hungary, for shipping. :)

Thank you for being kind and caring to share! :)


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#6 jay.is.here

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 18:29

My first fountain pen was hero fountain pen (chinese pen), I bought it for around Rs50 (i.e. around 1$) in India.


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#7 theLorekeeper

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 18:45

Like many others, my first fountain pen was a white tiger Pilot Metropolitan, purchased from the Goulet Pen Company.

Located in the United States if fortune finds me.

And thank ya kindly for the PIF

#8 Goingbuddha

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 23:22

My first pen was an old Waterman that I "borrowed" from my mother's desk.  The first pen I bought was a Sheaffer with a nib so broad it was only really good for signing treaties or the Magna Carta.   Right now I write with a Preppy and have a Jinhao X450 and a Plasair on the way.   This is cheaper than my old pocket-watch addiction, but not by much.



#9 Dronak

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 16:26

Since I don't have any Diplomat pens, I'd like to enter.  I'm in the continental US, and my first fountain pen (excluding calligraphy pens I used as a kid) was a Waterman Phileas, which BTW is a very nice pen that I still use today.  Thanks for the offer!



#10 Shrimpkin1

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 22:16

My first fountain pen was a Sheaffer cartridge school pen I used in the 1970s. I remember how much fun it was to use, and I was mesmerized by watching the ink flow out of the nib.


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#11 tommoves

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 14:14

My first fountain pen was a camlin fountain pen...really old indian eyedropper that was lost to the ravages of time and constant moves.... i am in the usa..



#12 AberHulk

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 14:51

My first real fountain pen was the Jinhao x450. It is a really good pen for the money. Thank you for this pif! I am in Northern California.

May the odds be ever in your favor!!


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 14:56

I'm sure I had a few of the Sheaffer bubble-pack cartridge pens when I was in school, but the first nice fountain pen I owned was one I purchased for myself at an office supply store circa 1971 - a Parker 75 in sterling cisele which I still have!


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#14 Vargouille

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 17:41

My first fountain pen was a Bulow X450, a copy of the Jinhao X450. I got a free pot of Chesterfield Ink with it, which was pretty nice. I liked that pen, turned it into an architect nib a while back. 

 

I'm in the US.



#15 Toams

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 22:35

My very first pen was a school pen in 2nd class, it was green, scratched a lot but everyone had the same, so no difference :)

And this happend in Czechoslovakia long time ago, now settled in Czech Rep.

 

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#16 Dragonmaster Lou

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 20:24

My first fountain pen was a Pilot Varsity just to see if I liked the general feel. My first refillable fountain pen was a Jinhao x750.



#17 AkashM

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 16:21

Hi, my first pen was Camlin Mini- one of the only fountain pen that could be found in nearby shops and a Montex pen  with 10 hole.



#18 Darth_Roo

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 20:45

My first fountain pen was a Parker Vector.
I was young and didn't know what I was doing with it. I was using cheap ink and terrible paper.

My first pen when I got serious was a Lamy AlStar. I purchased some samples of Iroshizoku, Jentle and Diamine then fell instantly in love.
My job involves making legal records with indelible ink, and what way of making the dullest part of my job more interesting than doing it with a brilliant German nib and some YamaDori coming from it?


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Edited by Darth_Roo, 19 November 2017 - 10:55.


#19 20jlaser

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 20:48

My first fountain pen was my grandfather's dark blue parker 45.

I live in the US, specifically in Houston, Texas



#20 FPIndian12

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:49

Thanks for the generous offer!

My first pen was my parker Frontier which I really enjoyed writing with.It was also my first pen which I ground to italic and used as an eyedropper.






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