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#1 rocl444


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:12

IMG_3701.JPG Hi - I have been trying to join for about 2mths but must have been mistaken for a spammer because of my ultra-safe but somewhat different Protonmail address. It seems Gmail is considered a safer option here!

I learnt to write with dip pens in the early '60's and made many holes in my pages, and then moved on to a FP at high school and moved to ball points after a few years. They leaked a lot in those days and many of my shirts sported a blue stain at the bottom of the pocket.

In my mid 30's I bought a Parker something or other, all metal, and used it for special occasions but lost it in my 50's. I bought a Lamy Al-Star with M nib to replace it. Recently I decided I wanted a finer nib and bought an F and an EF and was happy for a while. Then I noticed this and other sites and bought a Pelikan 400 F Tortoise which wrote very poorly so I sent the nib unit to the UK. It writes fine now and with some flex.

Then I wanted a stub and started grinding away on the Lamy M nib and didn't ruin it. I then read about the 1.1 nib, bought one and was very pleased.

I bought a Kaweco Schullpen which is very nice and also got a Pelikan 400NN nib unit in F but writes like an M. Then I got an M200 Smokey Quartz with an F and a B and really like the B.

I have just finished a few hours of writing with the Lamy 1.1 and think that if that was all I had it would be pretty good.

Oh, and somehow I also got a Mabie Todd Swan 3261 which is a lovely writer. I bought some ink too!

If my account had been activated 2mths ago this introduction would have been much shorter.

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#2 Henricum_Tropen



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:31

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!

- Winston Churchill



#3 jar


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 13:06


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#4 northstar


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 14:43

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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#5 carolee45


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 15:19

I just love the Winston Churchill quote.  I am new too and not sure how to use this forum.

Edited by carolee45, 12 November 2019 - 15:26.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 19:20

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


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 19:30

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!


Knowledge is the only wealth that increases when shared.

#8 Steveg58


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 22:58

Welcome to FPN! I'll be in Christchurch after the World SF convention in August 2020. If you want to meet for a coffee and some pen (or ink) talk then keep in touch.

#9 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 00:01

~ rocl444:


Thank you for telling about your experience with fountain pens.


I especially appreciate the image which you posted.


Your Pelikan Smoky Quartz B sounds nice. My Smoky Quartz is a reliable EF.


May you continue to enjoy Fountain Pen Network's vibrant community of those who love writing in pen and ink.


Tom K.

#10 Wahl


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 20:36


#11 tbickiii



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 21:55

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

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#12 mitto


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 14:07

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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#13 Jerome Tarshis

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:18

Welcome to FPN. I can very well understand that if your registration had been accepted two months earlier your account of which pens you own would have been far shorter. That is the way things happen around here. You do have some choice between feverish acquisition and a more contemplative, calm view of things.

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