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  1. I've been collecting Levenger True Writer (TW) pens, mostly FPs, since 1999, when they first were introduced. I've got 84 of them (some duplicates), comprising about 2/3 of what's been issued; the ones I didn't get either I didn't want or I missed their availability. I'd like to post photos of the collection. In this new Topic, I don't see the ability to post photos, as the "Post Options" on the right of this typing box (when typing) doesn't show the box for "Enable HTML," for some reason. I'm hoping that after this initial post, that box will appear so I can post photos. Even using the Upload option near the top of the screen, I can upload and copy to this box, but without "Enable HTML," the photos won't show up. Any help here would be appreciated. On the Levenger site, under "True Writer" you can find the history of the pen and photos of the various colors/materials in which the pen can be found, along with the month-and-year when each was issued. I like the TW as a vintage Esterbrook-inspired pen (though a bit thicker), and I like that over time, so many different colors and materials for the pen have been issued. The TW FP comes with a Stainless Steel (SS) nib. Depending on the issue, the nib either is one-tone SS or two-tone SS with some GP. Sometimes the difference between models merely is that the same color scheme has, in the one case, all SS trim and, in the other, GP trim. The FPs write smoothly with their standard SS nibs (I prefer at least a Medium nib or wider), but I like replacing them, here-and-there, with same-sized medium 14K gold nibs (made by Schmidt), which provide more springiness to the writing experience. There are also Rollerball (RB) and Ballpoint (BP) models, the BP taking Parker refills. There have been reports on FPN about some cases of cracking or breaking off of the plastic (if that's what many are made of) in various places, particularly on the earlier-made models. I have not experienced that problem myself, but then I don't write with any one of my TWs with any regularity, so I haven't subjected mine to the stresses that others have. With the very first issue -- the green one in 1999 -- the cap band got loose and came off after a few years. However, I used a small amount of super-glue to put it back on, and it looks as good as new, so to speak. My impression from watching Ebay offerings of the TWs is that they have not increased much in market value, at least the more common (albeit retired) ones that I've seen placed for sale. I have no idea whether, for example, the very first 1999 TW, in green, would sell for a premium. I don't sell pens at this point, but only collect, so I won't be testing that question myself. Some on FPN have wondered about the identity of the manufacturer of these pens. I have no idea. They use German-made nibs, but that doesn't help at all with identifying the manufacturer of the pens. Well, let's hope that after this post, I will be able to post photos.
  2. I purchased a vintage Parker Duofold Fountain Pen which is black today at a local pen show. It works perfectly well. However I noticed that since I’ve gotten it home and been handling it the black color of the barrel has been discoloring from when I purchased it earlier in the day. It is visibly lighter than the cap and has a greenish hue to it. The cap is still dark black. It wasn’t discolored when I bought it and seems to have started discoloring with handling. The part of the barrel covered by the cap when screwed on is still a deep black when I take off the cap. Can someone tell me what is happening with it and if there is a way to bring the dark black color back? Thanks, Rob
  3. chromantic

    What ink(s) are you using today?

    Since there's a "what pen(s) are you using today?" thread, I'm surprised there isn't a similar one (at least, my search didn't turn one up) for inks. Of course, in the pens one, people often say what ink they're using in the pens but I thought it might be nice to have one just for inks, though you're welcome to include the pen it's in if you like. So I'll start: last night I used KWZ Maroon and Diamine 1864.
  4. I love the in-between-ness of the tertiaries; they're complex, blended, impure, not one thing, nor t'other. Those yellow-oranges, red-oranges, red-purples, blue-purples, blue-greens, and yellow-greens. So all you ink lovers out there who love the tertiary colors: let's hear / see your favorites in the in-between ranges. Here are the colors I have loaded in pens at the moment:
  5. So, let's say I want to make a word document where I want to type up the document in Pilot Iroshizuku's Kon-Peki... Is there a way to look up "soak up" the color (like you can do in MS Paint) from a website or anywhere for that matter, and then paste it into the specifications of your custom color in Microsoft Word (or whatever you're using)? Or if there isn't, can anyone think of some creative ways of solving this problem? It would be awesome to be able to type up some of my word documents using my favorite fountain pen colors. Thanks!
  6. Drcollector

    List Of Sailor Pro Gear Colors

    While the 1911 is my go-to writer, the distinct shape of the Pro Gear has a special place in my heart. The goal of this thread is to encompass Pro Gears of every color ever released. This makes categorizing a little bit easier for us Sailor fans. The following models are included: Pro Gear King of Pen, Pro Gear, Pro Gear Realo, Pro Gear Slim, Pro Gear II, Pro Gear II Realo, Pro Gear II Slim, Pro Gear Mini, Pro Gear Slim Mini. I need your help! If you have colors to add or find errors (i.e. duplicates) in the list, please leave a post below. Solid Colors 12th Anniversary Blue & Gold A Mode Green A Mode Orange A Mode White A Mode Yellow Black & Gold Black & Gold Ribbed Black & Rhodium Black & Rhodium Ribbed Black Luster Black Velvet Blue & Rhodium Blueberry Briar & Urushi Bungbox Ebisu Bungbox Silent Night Bungbox Soleil Bungbox Sweet Love Pink Bungbox The Witch Burgundy & Gold Classic Fountain Pens 20th Anniversary Red & Black Classic Fountain Pens 22nd Anniversary Yellow & Black Daks Simpson Tartan Earth Four Seasons Haruzora Four Seasons Manyou Four Seasons Meigetsu Four Seasons Yukitsubaki Framboise Granzaus Neo Imperial Black Imperial Blue (Maruzen) Ivory Kanreki Keio Atman Kingfisher Kingdom Note x Sailor Autumn - Aubergine Kingdom Note x Sailor Autumn - Mushroom Kingdom Note x Sailor Spring - ? Kingdom Note x Sailor Spring - ? Kingdom Note x Sailor Summer - Chili Kingdom Note x Sailor Summer - Squash Kingdom Note x Sailor Tale of Genji* Kingdom Note x Sailor Winter - Carrot Kingdom Note x Sailor Winter - Turnip Lame Blue Lame Purple Lame Red Lame Yellow Light Blue Mandarin Yellow Marbled Ebonite & Gold Marbled Ebonite & Rhodium Matte Black Metallic Blue (differs from Pearlscent Blue) Micarta Micarta Green Millecolore Blue Millecolore Pink Morita 60th Anniversary Mosaic Black Mosaic Brown Mosaic Green Mosaic Red Nagasawa Gokuen Toshi Fresh Green Nagasawa Rokko Island Sky Nagasawa Suma Rikyu Rose Nagasawa Tarumi Apricot Orange Pearlescent Blue Pearlescent Red Pearlescent Violet "Pikachu" (yellow & black Mini) Pink Prochic Largo Prochic Vivo Red Red Demon Regency Stripe Sakura Stream Starburst Galaxy (Cosmos) Usagiya Mizuki Usagiya Souten Vermilion Red White & Gold White & Pink Gold White & Rhodium Yellow YY Pen Club Exclusive Demonstrators Blue & Rhodium (La Couronne du Comte) Blue & Gold (Wancher) Clear & Gold Clear & Rhodium Dandelion Green Hougado Brown Hougado Green Lavender Mocha "Old Fashioned" Orange Pen-house x Sailor Precious Aquamarine Piccadilly Night Pink Purple Red Rhapsodie (Rakuten) Shumibun Club Exclusive Sky Blue Turquoise Unidentified Orange body with cream ends This list is a work in progress and will be updated as needed.
  7. Lazarus like, I appear on the board to ask the question... ...Have we got a thread like the one I started for the Lamy Safari (https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/22180-lamy-safari-colours/page-1) that similarly catalogues and brings together all of the known variants of the Kaweco Sport? I have previously owned and enjoyed a vintage (since lost on a trip to HMS Belfast) variant called the 'Ranger' which was a sort of 'Army Green' colour. I was inspired to ask the question having seen this on my Instagram feed: https://milligram.com/milligram-kaweco-collaboration-skyline-fine-sage I will add some pics of my own (rather vanilla) collection of Kaweco Sports later (when I can work out how to do it again). But in the meantime, please add away below if you have interesting colours to show off... With warm regards to my old friends, Chris p.s. Mods - if such a thread already exists and I have missed it, please feel free to take this down.
  8. mmbilly16

    Twsbi 580Al New Color

    Have they announced anywhere when they're going to release a new TWSBI Diamond 580al and what color it's going to be this time? I'm about to buy a new pen and am wondering whether it's worth waiting for a while or spending the money on a different pen (in case I don't like the new al color).
  9. Hello! I'm buying an Edison Pearl later this year. I still have a lot of time until the purchase but I REALLY can't decide on the material. Do you mind uploading some pictures of yours? Don't need to be Pearls. I know the Edison Pen Company has many pics but I'm looking for less profissional pictures .
  10. eissante

    Inks That Pair Real Good

    I'm a biology student, and all my notes involve a bunch of illustrations, diagrams, labels etc. This semester I've been using two LAMYs with some stock standard LAMY blue ink and a bottle of Herbin's Cafe Des Iles. on it's own LAMY blue is boring as hell, I can certainly see a lot of use for it but it's by no means an exiting color. Cafe Des Iles on the other hand is like writing with rich, silty, honest dirt from a healthy creekbed. But I digress. The two inks play off against each other in a way I simply haven't ever seen before. Neither demands attention from each other, Both keep from being gaudy or overly contrasted, And I really like the look of it. SO, have any of you stumbled upon a pair of inks that play against each other in that perfect, hard to pinpoint way? what are your favourite pairs of inks?
  11. Hey Everybody! if you're anything like me, you have a very specific way that you like to arrange your collection of inks on your desk or in a drawer etc. Time to show them off! Ill begin by posting mine and a list of the inks there. Please don't mind the tequila in the background.... Thanks -M. Inks: Lamy Blue Lamy Blue-Black (my first ink) Montblanc Leonardo (maybe my new favorite) Montblanc Toffee Brown (my everyday ink for my Montparnasse) Diamine Turquoise Noodler's X-Feather Noodler's Rome Burning (awful) Noodler's Forest Green Noodler's American Eel Black (my everyday ink for my TWSBI 580 and it smells great) Noodler's Baystate Blue (proceed with caution) Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses (my everyday ink for any flex pen) Noodler's Red-Black (my everyday ink for my Platinum 3776 with its awesome 18k "c" nib) Noodler's Apache Sunset (my go-to "impact ink" when I want to show off) Noodler's Saguaro Wine Noodler's Zhivago (one of my all time favorite inks, probably going to switch my Montparnasse to this ink) J. Herbin Lie de The J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir Pilot Ishorizuke Tsuki-yo (my everyday ink for my Lamy 2000) Pilot Ishorizuku fuyu-syogun Pilot/Namiki blue Black cartridges (exclusively for my work-pen the Metropolitan) Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire and Onyx Cartridges (I want to test these)
  12. octatonic

    Parker '51' Aerometric Color Poll

    Hi All- I got to thinking the other night (while trying to fall asleep) what was my least favorite '51' Aero color and thought it would be interesting to see what all of you thought... so, which is your least favorite?
  13. Considering the ever expanding colors and editions of the Lamy Safari/ Al-Star lineup, I was wondering what colors are the most sought after here on FPN. Do you own that particular favorite or are you looking for it? In my personal case, it's got to be the Coffee Al-Star and the NK-edition Charcoal with red clip. What's yours?
  14. Dear All, We are introducing Our Model 4C and Model 3 (Duofold Model) in 10 Beautiful colours in Premium Ebonite with German Jowo/Schmidt Screw in Nib unit and Schmidt K5 converter. Colours Available: ----------------------- 1. SOLID ORANGE, 2. SOLID GREEN, 3. SOLID PINK,4. SOLID BLUE, 5. BLUE/PINK, 6. WHITE/BLUE,7. BLUE /GREEN /ORANGE, 8.YELLOW/BLACK, 9. RED OR PINK/ BLACK, 10. GREEN/ YELLOW NIB Options: ------------------ Jowo Nibs: --------------- Gold Colour - Fine , Medium , Broad Points Two tone Colour - Extra Fine, Fine , Medium , Broad, Calligraphy Points White Colour -Fine , Medium , Broad Points Schmidt Nibs: ----------------- Gold Colour -Fine , Medium , Broad Points Converter: Schmidt K5 We also introduce these Premium ebonite Model 4C pens in Eyedropper Models . All these Pens are available in Polished or Matt finish. Clipless or Clip version is available(Gold coloured Clip and White Clip) Paypal id: mpkandan@gmail.com Sharing it for FPN'ers. Comments are welcome. 1. Model 4C with German Jowo/ Schmidt Screw in Nibs: (Capped Length app 6 inches, Cap and Barrel dia :16mm) Price- 93$ http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04278-1_zps44xqeopj.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04280-1_zpsbiyyuikg.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04420-1_zpseu7awcmt.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04414-1_zpsfh6kfiky.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04419-1_zpsf6warzra.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04422-1_zpsxy4uwxiy.jpg 2. Model 4C Eyedropper: Price -55$ http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04288-1_zpscb7uprqg.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04287-1_zpskpw2kbjz.jpg 3. Model 3 (Duofold Model) with German Jowo/Schmidt Screw in Nib unit and Schmidt K5 Converter: (Capped Length : app 6 Inches, Cap Dia -16mm, Barrel Dia 14mm)- Price-88$ http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04372-1_zps76muwnbs.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04370-1_zpsjqoipfqw.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04373-1_zpsdkeyevg1.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04431-1_zpslp1zx1lt.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04424-1_zpszqhvv9nz.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04441-1_zpsttkzsa2u.jpg 4. Model 3 (Duofold ) Eyedropper: Price -50$ http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04378-1_zpspt1f9etj.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04379-1_zpsf1j1lmas.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/mpkandan/C%20Rod%20Pens%203C-4C-Duofold/DSC04374-1_zpskwsdylnh.jpg Regards, Kandan.M.P Ranga Pen Company
  15. Mardi13

    Inky Blendings

    Do you blend a lot of your own ink colors, or are you happy with what is commercially available? If you blend, are your blends within brands or do you mix brands? And what are you aiming for in a blended ink, is it just to experiment or are you trying to fill what you see as a gap in commercial colors? Apologies if these have all been covered elsewhere, I did search...thanks.
  16. What motivates your pen buying/collecting? Do you look for trophy pens, those rare special vintage ones? Limited editions? Favorite colors, brands, or models? Do you hunt for specific pens? Prefer new over vintage or vice versa? How does price figure in? I know these are many questions, but I am trying to answer them for myself as a new pen enthusiast just starting out. I seem to be rather disorganized in my thinking, and want to pull back and try to figure out what I really like and want in a pen. All input appreciated!
  17. So, I've decided to get me one of these. I can't really make up my mind between Forbidden City, Olde Salem or Victory Garden, although I've put the other colours in my poll too. I'll give it a few hours then order away!
  18. circlepattern

    Black Ink Changing Colors

    I have a Hero 616 pen and a bottle of their ink, not so sure what model since I just picked it up in China because of it's price, which is like a dollar for 15ml. I used it in my 616, which has a sac refilling system, and after the ink flows down into the bottom, the top turned orangish red from the remainder of the ink. Is that what black ink do or what?
  19. CharlieTurtle

    Inks That Match Your Subject?

    Hi, me again! Now, next year, I'll be taking five modules of History and a German module at University. My question is... what inks do these modules make you think of? Public History (How History is perceived by the public) - my first thought was brown. Probably an indication of how dull it sounds! Piracy and Privateering - might use my Waterman's Green for this. Thinking About the Past - purple, possibly? TBA TBA German - Red?

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