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  1. Hello Everyone, I am looking to buy 1 fountain pen and then to send it off to a nibmeister. I wanted to know if it would be better to buy a 14 carat nib and send it to a nibmeister to adjust for smoothness and flex or to buy a 18 carat nib and send it to a nibmeister to adjust for smoothness (knowing that flex can't be adjusted for with a 18 carat nib). Here are my personal variables. All I want is one smooth and soft-feeling fountain pen. My price range is at the maximum of $400. All I want is to find 1 fountain pen to keep for a lifetime. Maybe I have made an underlying general assumption? Would this question have to be answered by a case-by-case basis or can a generalization be made? Just how good can a nibmeister make a gold nib? Smooth, buttery, and soft with no feedback as if I didn't know that I was writing on paper? Can all gold nibs be adjusted this way? Thanks for any help, I hope to bring a contribution from my own experience into this thread. WriterProspect
  2. So I found some of my grandpa's old fountain pens and am just wondering what type they are, roughly when they were sold, how much they are worth (if not still in production), and thought that this forum would be the perfect place to help. Also, which refills would go with these pens? I'm new to this, and am just using the cheap "preppy" pens I bought from JetPens. I'm thinking my Grandpa got these around the late 80s or early 90s if that would be any help. Thanks. The pictures are attached below: http://imgur.com/fFvO4N3.jpg http://imgur.com/sCSQwuW.jpg The tips seem to say 18 ct. with the number 750 below D logo. Also, the caps seem to have the words "ST Dupont" "Lacque De Chine" and "Paris". Any help would be welcome.

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