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My appreciation for writing instruments began in college while taking a calligraphy class some 30-odd years ago. I later began a career as a draftsman (Think T-squares, triangles, rotary erasers, lead holders, pens & mechanical pencils). Over the years I've dabbled in design & sales until landing in a management position. I do travel for my company and before each trip, I research and pen stores/shows within driving distance. It is physically impossible for me to leave a pen shop without buying something.
Greetings from India, I just wanted to introduce myself to FPN. I have been scouring pages and pages of this website since many months. But i finally took the plunge and signed up. Hope i have a nice experience here. Namaste
Supposing you collect pens for writing, and that you really like to write with each of your pens (more or less). Then, each new pen means you have proportionally less time to write with each one of your pens, since you must divide the total writing time you have by the number of pens you have. The more pens you have, the less time you have to write with each pen. Time might come when you have only a couple of seconds to write with each of your lovely pens in a week or in a month... Does this sound like an ideal for a pen lover? Has anyone come yet with a solution to this sort of riddle for pen
Blueorb posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopWell, it looks like I have quickly developed an addiction to fountain pens and ink. I had a few old fountain pens that I had hidden away until about October last year. I cleaned these up after not using them for years and proceeded to purchase my first new pen in November 2013, a Delta Italiano. Since then I have purchased: 5 TWSBI mini's, 4 Sailor Sapporo's, 1 Sheaffer Balance 2, 1 Pilot Custom 92, 1 Pilot Custom 91, 3 Pilot Decimo's 2 Pelikan m200's I've also had Oxonian fix up some of my older pens including: 1 Montblanc 114 1 Parker 51 1 Vintage Platingum Plus a number of nib