Hello from southwestern Wisconsin~ I've been reading the threads for quite a while and finally realized that I've grown quite attached to all things carved out by fountain pens. I have a Waterman Lady Charlotte (the blue lady)--a gift from my brother years ago. And last year I acquired a Pelikan 400. Since then I've learned so very much from all of you. So it seemed like the right time to join the conversation, novice though I still am. Thanks for the terrific reading and advice you all share so liberally!