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#1 Ardbeg

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:32

Hey there! My name is Gus and I have a fountain pen and paper addiction.  I've been using fountain pens on and off for 15 years, but really got into the hobby seriously a little under two years ago. I have pens from (in no particular order) Platinum, Pelikan, Sailor, Pilot, MB, Rotring, Conklin, Aurora, Esterbrook, etc. I have also recently started geeking out on Tomoe River paper and trying interesting ink.  I think I have 13 different colors/brands headed to me after getting a little Christmas money. I have often lurked here looking at topics, but decided to finally activate my account and post something. 

Cheers,

Gus



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:54

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


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#3 hellokloh

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:58

Welcome! Which inks did you get?



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:02

Hello Gus and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 



#5 tbickiii

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 13:32

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


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 14:31

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 15:31

Hello, and welcome, from a fellow Clevelander!



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 18:37

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


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 20:29

Hi Gus    :W2FPN:



#10 Ardbeg

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:09

Welcome! Which inks did you get?


Thanks!

I got:
Akkerman Voorhout Violet
Aurora Blue/Black
Caran dAche Electric Orange
De Atramentis Tobacco
A bunch of Diamine:
chocolate brown, damson, earl gray,Kensington blue, oxblood, Sherwood green
shmertastic brandy dazzle and enchanted ocean
Edelstein Aventurine
Edelstein Smoky Quartz
And last but not least, R&K Alt-goldgrun (which seems to be the perfect color for the Pelikan White Tortoise).

#11 Bisquitlips

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:18

Hi!  And welcome!  Glad you are with us!

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

#12 Ardbeg

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:06

Hello, and welcome, from a fellow Clevelander!


Thanks! Glad to meet a local. :-)

#13 Ardbeg

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:06

Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 13:51

Gus, 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 30 December 2017 - 14:25

Welcome to FPN, pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable  :) 


HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 17:33

Welcome, Gus  !  

 

Which of your pens do you prefer for daily writing ?


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#17 Ardbeg

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 20:53

Welcome, Gus  !  

 

Which of your pens do you prefer for daily writing ?

Hi Sasha, 

Though I have "nicer" pens, I find myself gravitating toward my Pelikan M205 and Sailor ProGear Slim for my daily carry pens.  I used to take my M800 with me, but after a couple of close calls with it, I generally keep it at home now. I just picked up an Aurora Ipsilon and, after using it a few times, I have a feeling it will make its way into the rotation. It is just a very comfortable pen to hold onto.  

 

What are yours?



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 21:39

Hi! And welcome aboard! What kind of ink do you prefer?

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#19 Ardbeg

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 23:07

Hi! And welcome aboard! What kind of ink do you prefer?


I have been using mostly Iroshizuku and Sailor for the past year or so, but decided to start expanding my horizons again. See the list of what is on its way, above.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 00:17

Welcome aboard, Gus, from Charleston, SC.
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