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#1 Decipher

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:01

Hello lovely FPN community. I have joined the network after lurking for weeks.

 

I'm returning back to fountain pen after two decades. 

I have resurrected this hobby again, with the inception of year 2019, with an objective to restore my handwriting like back in days when i was proud of my handwriting. I made a considerable distance from pen and paper, due to profession life of this digital age. Not anymore :) !!

 

I currently use few Parker and Camline fountain pens with cartridges, procured form my local stationary shop and planing to get myself metropolitan, safari, TWSBI, etc in Q1 2019.

Local market has changed a lot in these years, now FPs are not even readily available here and if available in some stores, they are considered as luxury item and priced exorbitantly. 

 

I hope through the help of fellow members, I will be able to discover places where i can buy genuine pen at competitive prices.

I am not worried about inks at this point of time as Diamine, ships to India at very reasonable price and planning to order consignment shortly, batched in set of 4 inks per consignment so that i wont be levied any customs. And since I'm not a fan of blues and blacks, my first batch may contains: 

  • Diamine - Ancient Copper
  • Diamine - Peach Haze
  • Diamine - Havasu Turquoise
  • Diamine - Syrah (planing to make it my daily driver in twsbi eco - medium)

I'm also planing to get Diamine - Skull and roses (form a Germany based retailer, who ships to India at affordable charges ) :)

 

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Mods, Admins and all fellow members for maintaining the quality of information in this forum!

 

 

Edit: I'm also planning to get into calligraphy, at later point of time :)  


Edited by Decipher, 11 February 2019 - 09:07.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:38

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


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#4 John-XXII

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:40

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 14:13

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


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#6 PAKMAN

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 20:06

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 23:52

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. Write On!



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:43

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#9 PeterR-C

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 19:12

Greetings from Durham in northeast England. Sounds like you are signing up for the same reason as me: regaining something like reasonable handwriting. I suspect many of us started like that. But be warned - as YGV says above, fountain pens can be addictive! Somehow there's always one more pen, one more ink, one more whatever, that it seems you need. It's about the best fun in the world.



#10 Wahl

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 19:50

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 01:58

Greetings and welcome to FPN from across the border - Islamabad, Pakistan. Hope you enjoy your time here with us.
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#12 MalcolmH

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 06:30

Hello Decipher, and welcome back to the world of pens and inks. I wish you well with your future acquisitions, and hope that you will share your experiences with us.

 

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 23:42

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#14 Decipher

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:25

thanks all for such a warm welcome !!

 

Greetings and welcome to FPN from across the border - Islamabad, Pakistan. Hope you enjoy your time here with us.

 

nice to kind of meet you., Always felt happy to meet neighbours!!  

lets discuss how is the fountain pen scene, in our regional section :)



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:26

Welcome! You will find lots of great information here and many suggestions to expand your collection.
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Posted 26 February 2019 - 18:55

Hello! I have been here since a few years but always quiet because most of people here has more knowledge than me so not much to say. Your country has good fountain pens made locally like Ranga and Asa Pens but my favorite are the Pilot pens that I got from Amazon USA. Also in your country you can find low cost and good quality inks like Krishna. I buy Diamine from The Writing Desk and Cult Pens and the cost for Diamine 30ml is very good!!!


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#17 balajisanjeev

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:33

Welcome to FPN mate, good to connect with fellow enthusiast from India.



#18 dinupravin

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:06

I'm also planing to get Diamine - Skull and roses (form a Germany based retailer, who ships to India at affordable charges ) :)

Greetings and Welcome to FPN

 

I am Dinesh. I am from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. Can you reveal the details of the retailer so that i may also use his services.

 

What about customs duty. Did you pay every time or is it a hit and miss?


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