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#1 PantaRhei

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 20:49

Good evening dear community,

My name is Kevin, I am 15 years old and I come from Germany. I recently started collecting fountain pens so I just got into the hobby. I found out about the fountain pen community through English speaking sources such as "Goulet Pens" or  Sven-Raphael Schneider and I learned a lot about the beauty of ballpoints, rollerballs, pencils and of course fountain Pens. I kind of always had pretty messy handwriting but miraculously as I started to think about writing and writing instruments and working with them, I managed to better my handwriting by quite a bit. I discovered the fun in writing and now have a small collection of 10 fountain pens as a strong and solid beginning. I hope I can learn many new things on this site.

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Kevin 



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 21:11

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 23:36

Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Many of the best fountain pens are made in Germany and you might be able to find one from the 1950's-70's that are even more fabulous in their writing.  

 

My advice would be to try a variety of nib sizes to determine your favorite before buying a lot of pens.  There may be a pen club in your area-- if so you've found a great resource.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:43

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


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:05

Welcome, from one new FPN member to another!

 

I thought the use of fountain pens was still normally taught in schools in Germany, is it just limited to some regions?  I visited friends who have moved to Hamburg, last year and her 9 year old son has a wooden Lamy "starter" pen that is apparently very common.  You are lucky, though, you should have a wealth of resources and papers to play with, and much more local access.

 

Have fun!



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:21

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 17:34

Welcome, from one new FPN member to another!

 

I thought the use of fountain pens was still normally taught in schools in Germany, is it just limited to some regions?  I visited friends who have moved to Hamburg, last year and her 9 year old son has a wooden Lamy "starter" pen that is apparently very common.  You are lucky, though, you should have a wealth of resources and papers to play with, and much more local access.

 

Have fun!

Hey,

actually, yeah. Using fountainpens is being taught in 3rd grade I think and Lamy is a very popular brand with kids and Students and i wrote with fountain pens for quite a long time but its taught with kinda pressure and most students change to a ballpoint by 5th grade as did I but I changed back.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 17:38

Hi Kevin  :W2FPN:



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 19:54

Willkommen!  Dein Englisch ist ausgezeichnet - es ist gut es hier zu ueben.

 

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:54

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 12:25

Hello Kevin and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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