I'm Rabbit, and hail from the currently very chilly mountains of West Virginia. I've been using fountain pens for about 2.5 years now, though my collection is very small due to my habit of giving away pens to friends & family. I originally got into the hobby because I read somewhere that it caused less fatigue/pain for people that have trouble writing long sessions. I used to use all kinds of pens/pencils when I was younger to write with but since I developed a nasty case of fibromyalgia my enjoyment of it has been curbed.
Fountain pens have brought a measure of that joy back. Currently I have a Pilot Prera - F, Pilot Kakuno - EF, and a Visconti Rembrandt - EF Calligraphy Nib) on the way tomorrow or the day after. Previously I had a Lammy EF, several Kakunos and a TWSBI 580AL EF Pink edition from 2016. I just sold that last one to go to my Visconti. I am hoping I do well with it, as I'm aware they are kind of hit or miss.
As far as inks go, I'm a fan of the Pilot inks and have a few samples of various types, my 2nd favorite is Noodler's Kiowa Pecan but my batch tends to run dry and that doesn't work so well with F/EF Japanese nibs! My absolute favorite in though is Pilot's Ajisai. It's a delicate shade that reminds me of the beautiful hydrangeas in Busan during the rainy weather.
I'm starting to want to branch out to different types of nibs, and working on my penmanship. FPN is a place I've lurked for a while, but I just couldn't resist joining in any more since I have a feeling my collection is going to start growing.
^^; Time to wrap things up as I'm on the shy side and feel awkward enough with my silly ramblings.
Edited by roaringrabbit, 07 March 2018 - 21:15.