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#1 Aikidoka

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 19:26

Hello from cold London (-5). I like fountain pens, but also have a Yard o Led ballpoint and one from Pelikan. My fountain pens (all broad nibs) are Grand Victorian by Yard-o-Led which is a great pen, albeit have nib replaced, Conway Stewart Churchill Poppy Edition, Conway Stewart Rudyard Kipling, Visconti Bronze oversize Homo Sapiens, Visconti Dali and a bright orange Visconti. I am just about to buy a Onoto Shakespeare. I use Diamine ink :- Royal blue, crimson, green, purple and red.

So the collection is quite small and I have only started in the last four years. Any feedback or recommendations are welcome. After the Onoto I am thinking of a Sailor pen with one of their very broad nibs.

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#2 Wahl

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 21:46

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#3 peterg

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 22:29

Come along to the https://bierschenke.co.uk/ 12.00, down stairs. I don't know how many will be there, due to the prevailing weather, but there are usually 12-18 enthusiasts.

 

They should be able to give you a wide range of views on pens, both ancient and modern plus inks. Plus the chance to see and use them.



#4 Chrissy

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 22:34

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#5 Aikidoka

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 23:12

Thanks for the welcome.

#6 OCArt

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:33

Good pen choices.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 03:08

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#9 PAKMAN

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:37

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:01

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#11 gmathio

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:12

Welcome to the forum, from Athens, Greece. London is my favourite place to visit and why not to live there ! 



#12 tbickiii

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:13

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#13 jar

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 14:21

Welcome! You will find lots of great information here and many suggestions to expand your collection.
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#15 Aikidoka

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 16:07

Thanks for the replies. Anyone have any views on the Onoto Shakespeare? This is next intended purchase and I will be going for a broad nib with a heavier barrel.

Thanks

#16 Sasha Royale

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 16:08

Welcome !


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#17 Bisquitlips

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 16:25

Welcome!

 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 18:03

Hello and welcome to you from an equally cold and very windy Manchester  (bet Russian members think we are really pathetic regarding weather !)


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 18:09

Hello and Welcome to the FPN Family ... hope that you enjoy your time here with us :)







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