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#21 ScarletWoodland

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 23:15

Eeek! 37 including the couple on the way.

In fairness, more than half of those are super cheap ones that I use for ink testing and situations where I wouldn't risk a nice one. A handful of those are cracked or duds but haven't quite made it to the pen pot in the sky yet.

Will be sticking to a few, good quality ones now I've figured out what I do and don't like.

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#22 inkstainedruth

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 23:31

23 fountain pens and a few dip pens.

 

Ruth, how do you like the brush pens?  Do you use them for painting or calligraphy?

 

I actually use them with highlighter inks.  They work great for that purpose.  They came free with bottles of Noodler's Kung Te Cheng; although I'm afraid that one of the inks (Noodler's Dragon Catfish Pink) may have SITB -- or at least the pen does, and I haven't been quite brave enough to open it up....  I'm thinking that distilled water and a good dollop of bleach will be called for, and to soak the pen and tip for a while.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 23:33

Eeek! 37 including the couple on the way.

In fairness, more than half of those are super cheap ones that I use for ink testing and situations where I wouldn't risk a nice one. A handful of those are cracked or duds but haven't quite made it to the pen pot in the sky yet.

Will be sticking to a few, good quality ones now I've figured out what I do and don't like.

 

That's better than buying a bunch of really expensive pens and then discovering that you don't like them or that they don't work for you....

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#24 Driften

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 00:41

I have fifty pens not counting the Vintage pens I don't use. Twenty four of the pens are currently inked which is a little much to go though in a rotation. I should clean a few out.



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 00:52

Three fewer.

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#26 mitto

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:00

A few thousands.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:04

More than my wife thinks I have...


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:09

...I think it comes from stage two of a fountain pen collector/user's life...


Hi Mike,

Hhhhmmmmm... :unsure: ...how many more stages do I have to get through? :D


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#29 Parker51

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:07

Enough.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:22

More than I need, but not as many as I would like to own.  I also have one Rohrer & Klingner glass dip pen.  



#31 Almu

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:46

Around 15-20. I actually feel like I have a pen for every purpose now, so there's no need for more pens... Having said that, I'd still like to own (or rather, try) some specific pen models.



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 12:19

Too many

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#33 A Smug Dill

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 12:32

Even with fairly accurate records of some aspects of my fountain pen 'collection' in a spreadsheet (or, actually, a workbook with multiple spreadsheet 'tabs'), I lost count. Let's just say I have 113 pens of my personal 'fleet' inked at the moment, and 135 if I include my fiancée's pens in the count. I just received another eleven new pens in the post yesterday, four of which I'm in the middle of flushing and cleaning ahead of inking them tonight.

Pretending that all fountain pen collectors and/or enthusiasts here are like-minded, or at least find some merit in each others' personal preferences, is misguided to say the least. Having a shared or common interest in the acquisition and use of fountain pens does not mean one thinks that any of the following qualities is essential, ideal, superior, or preferable: wetbroadflex, vintage, piston-fill, transparent, shading, sheeny, and cheap.


#34 Lomarion

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 13:20

currently 11 and one on the way so 12 i guess, and actually i doesn't feel like i need more, first 10 was enough to understand my preferences to make better decisions in the future, ofc i still would love to try some currently and future released pens and maybe collect specific brand or vintage pens, but i guess maximum i will ever end with will be around 30 pens.



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 16:20

This is the best answer anyone could give! So true. Lol

I'll give you the same answer I give when this question invariably come up...
 
More than I need, not quite enough.


Edited by Eveach, 02 February 2019 - 20:15.


#36 TheRealMikeDr

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 16:44

 

Hello, TheRealMikeDr. 

 

Would you mind if I asked you how you were getting on with your Cross Peerless? I read your review way back when you bought one of the first. is it still a favourite? It is on the shortlist for my birthday pen. (It's between the Peerless or a Platinum Izumo) at the moment. If you have the time, I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.

 

Hi Sandy!

 

I've still got it and I actually got an Izumo last Summer at the DC Show. Between the two I would choose the Izumo simply for the Urushi finish but that's a matter of preference. They're both excellent pens. The Sailor nib and the Platinum nib are pretty similar with regards to writing qualities.

 

Neither pens are "value" pens - I would probably look for a used/discounted Peerless but I would certainly get it again.



#37 katerchen

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 17:23

A variant on Zaddick's reply : 

 

More than I should, less than I want :D



#38 inkstainedruth

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 18:05

And another variant:  Somewhere between "too many" and "not enough"....  :blush: 

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#39 Aysedasi

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 18:58

About 60, I guess, I've never felt the need to count them.  

 

or

 

Not enough.  



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 19:01

Nine, and I’m thinking of whittling it down to four. I don’t like to think of them not being written with every day, and I tend only to use my favourite four (one for marking up docs in red, the the other three with blue ink in a bit of a rotation thing). I imagine I’ll miss the other five when they’re gone, though...





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