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Seriously Pen-Addicted In San Jose

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#1 EmsPens


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 17:40

Chiming in on the gratitude for this amazing font of information and camaraderie. My addiction began when I was left (inherited) a Waterman and several other pens I haven't yet explored. Very aware of how much a beginner I am. Have purchased several Pilot Metro.'s  for carrying with me/everyday, a Twisbi classic-fine for journaling (who knew I'd like writing with a square pen?) and then the Waterman which I guess is no longer sold - med. nib writes like a dream but too inky. I seem to drool over the $300+ pens consistantly, before knowing their price!

Baby steps...I'm attracted to the Platinum3776. Seems a less expensive way to check out gold nibs. In any case, writing is my life and this pen addiction has only made me all the more fiendish about it!


Is it a serious addiction when I lose hours just looking at all the pens online and watching videos about them?

How about when I ask people what kind of pen they use and, have they ever tried a fountain pen?

(a typical answer btw is, "only when I was a kid in catholic school.")

A final symptom? Trying to identify which fountain pen is being used in the period films and series I watch (i.e. Downton Abbey, etc.).

Thank you for being here one and all!




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#2 northstar


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 17:44

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 18:08

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 08 March 2019 - 18:13

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 19:49

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 21:06


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 21:17

Welcome from the bay area. Plan to come to the SF pen show in Redwood City the last weekend of August.

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:54


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 16:30

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

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:52

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

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:59

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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#12 dinupravin


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:29

Hello and welcome to FPN.


It is a very serious addiction which can cause your wallets to lose weight and get malnutritioned.


Take Care.

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:49

Very soon you will get tempted to get your first $300 pen... then $400... then... thats how the devil gets you, not by digging a deep hole, but by baby steps all the wAyyy in.

Welcome!! Lol

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 15:47

Welcome to FPN from the Great White North. We're here to enable you

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