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  1. Nestor

    Greetings from Dublin!

    Hello everyone: I'm Nestor, I came here to learn more about Fountain Pens. I've always loved them but just started to collect them last year. As of now my humble collection is made of 24~ pens and couple of bottles of ink. I love Fountain Pens because it honors the tradition of handwriting while conveying care and commitment in any letter or card.
  2. jabbahulk

    Hello From Monza Area

    Hello, let me say hello to all of the forum members, being part of other forums, it's my pleasure to enhance my presence into this community worldwide. again happy to be here. br jabbahulk
  3. Hello there FPN! My name is Dylan and I hail from the frozen wastes above the wall (wait... no wall... yet). Though spring may be coming to Edmonton, AB soon... I hope. I've been into fountain pens for a good decade or so, but haven't really engaged a lot with the online community for some reason. It's time to change that! I look forward to connecting and engaging in the various shenanigans that may occur. Current EDC Pens: TWSBI 580ALR 1.1 w/ Noodler's Golden Brown TWSBI 580AL EF w/ Diamine Marine (and hunting for a pen for some R&K Alt-Goldgrün to live in)
  4. LordBaggins

    Hello From California

    Hello all; I've been stalking the forums for a few years now, but never really bothered to sign up or post, but I figured that it's probably long past the time I should have introduced myself. You guys, JetPens, Goulet, Anderson, and Peyton Street influenced me to start the hobby. I picked up a Metropolitan (F) and 78G (B ) a couple of years ago in the hopes that I could learn to hand-write my wedding invites (definitely did not go that route). Only ever used the standard Namiki black cartridges til recently. Anyways, I got myself a TWSBI Eco (EF) and a small bottle of Poussiere de Lun
  5. Truzzi

    Hello From Brazil

    Hi all, My name is Rene Truzzi, I'm 33 years old, professional with 8 years experience in retail. I'm new to the hobby, have a lot of questions but don't worry I'll do my part and research before starting any new topic. I'd like to thank the staff for accepting me and hope to meet good people. Truzzi
  6. Madeline

    Hello From Wisconsin

    Hello from southwestern Wisconsin~ I've been reading the threads for quite a while and finally realized that I've grown quite attached to all things carved out by fountain pens. I have a Waterman Lady Charlotte (the blue lady)--a gift from my brother years ago. And last year I acquired a Pelikan 400. Since then I've learned so very much from all of you. So it seemed like the right time to join the conversation, novice though I still am. Thanks for the terrific reading and advice you all share so liberally!
  7. jhylkema

    Greetings From Seattle!

    Hello fellow FP geeks! I am a returnee to the fountain pen world. A couple of months ago, I picked up a Pilot Varsity and loved it. Then I ended up ordering three Lamys from Amazon - a Lx, an Al-Star, and a Vista. I also ordered a bottle of Shin-Kai ink and bought two different Noodler's inks (one of which being the infamous Bay State Blue) from a local shop that sold it. I got back into the FP world because I am studying for a tech cert and wanted to do handwritten notes. I am a believer in the science that handwritten notetaking vastly improves understanding and retention of the sub
  8. mobinh

    Hello From Pakistan

    Hello, My name is Mobin Haque. I'm from Rawalpindi, Pakistan... and I am really happy to be a member of this forum. I've just developed an interest in writing about two months ago after almost 26-28 years now. I don't consider this current pursuit a hobby or obsession. That, for me, is wet/classic shaving and other pursuits. I am not as interested in pens or inks as I am in the act of writing, transferring thought to paper, in an elegant manner. So, as I begin to settle into this rather satisfying interest, I plan on keeping my urges in check. Because in the past, after my 50th brush and the
  9. Hello Everyone. I discovered this wonderful group and hobby at about the same time. I'm looking to improve my handwriting and learn about penmanship and fountain pens. It looks like a great environment here, and I look forward to learning and socializing with you all! - MG
  10. arunprasadr

    Hi From India

    Hi Everyone, I'm Arun from Bangalore, India. As to why I am here, its kind of a funny story. I was introduced to fountain pens back when I was in school almost more than a decade ago. At that time, although I loved the experience of using a fountain pen, I was kind of frustrated with the ink spilling here and there (mainly due to running around), and the low quality paper which caused bleeding. I reduced using fountain pens just so I could avoid all this hassle. Last week, all of a sudden I woke up one morning, felt like writing something using a fountain pen and when I realized I didn'
  11. Flex7777

    Newbie From Mn

    Hello, new to FPN. Relatively new to FPs as well. Started using them about a year and a half ago and began to dive in. Still learning about all facets of the writing process, pen and nib feel, paper and ink differences, etc. I try to journal every day and keep about 4 pens inked at a time. My wife thinks I'm a little crazy, but she indulges. Looking forward to learning more.
  12. Theroc

    Hello From Portland, Or

    Growing up in Germany (1980s), I learned how to write using a fountain pen, exclusively. Eventually, however, I ended up in less 'enlightened' corners of the world, where fountain pens are uncommon or even unheard of. Then there was also the small matter of computers taking over our lives and the internet happening. And so I found myself decades later without giving nary a thought to the pen I write with or the paper I use it on. Putting pen to paper had become a joyless affair. Then a few years ago, I bought a Lamy Safari and a Clairefontaine notebook during an internet-fueled drive down memo
  13. sharmangordon

    Hello From Concord, California

    Hello! I am delighted to find this site and resource! I am a certified Apple technician who has an appreciation for well crafted, hand made items. I recently acquired a Waterman Ideal 0512 ½ VP pen and it has piqued my curiosity. I am looking forward to learning about these pens and sharing what I find with others. Thank you!
  14. Hello all, I have been following this forum for a couple of years now and finally decided to get an account : ) I love Chinese laguage and culture and ofcourse everything ink, paper & fountainpen related! I'm very much interested in inks, in particular the Japanese ones. Sunny greetings, "Maqiulin"
  15. jacobgmusic

    Hello From Chicago!

    Hello Everyone! I'm Jacob from Chicago. I'm new-ish in the fountain pen world. I have a few entry level pens and a few inks. I hope to expand my collection and save up to buy a pretty special pen, maybe a Pilot 823 or a Pelikan M100. I have an obsession with Diamine inks. ( Regency Blue is my favorite). I love to learn about fountain pens and their history.
  16. First I’d like to say hello! My name’s Ava Marie. Born and raised in the south (little German town right outside Austin, TX), but I live and breathe in Portland, OR. I’ve loved pens since I was very young. I would see your typical ‘Unused Corporate Desk Pen Set'™ while roaming the halls of IBM’s Austin campus with my mom in the 90s. I always got so excited when she let me pick up and inspect them. I wanted to understand them and just...create. Writing eluded for a lot of reasons, but being dyslexic & dysgraphic tend to be the top 2 on the board. I’ve always hated anything that require
  17. Machibex

    Hello, I'm New.

    Hello, FPN and all it's users. I am who I am. I come here frequently as a guest, going through topics and such, looking for the information I've been hunting for at that particular moment, which will usually come in the form of questions regarding inks or their reactions to certain tools. Seeing as I go to this website as much as I do, I said "why not" and I decided to make an account. So here I am. I am a university student from the Philippines. I am someone who is very involved in the arts, mostly in illustration. I own a few fountain pens, not a lot but five, a Pilot Kakuno, a Pilot Met
  18. queerspaceman

    New To Fountain Pens And Loving Them

    Hey all, I'm a high schooler from Berkeley, California who just started using fountain pens and is quickly becoming obsessed. My handwriting isn't quite good enough to deserve them, but I'm working on it.
  19. Nice to have found the forum. I have been interested in pens for a few years, but not on a level I wish to reach, or one comparable with y'all. Have a small collection of pens, but just learning, really. Have none of the gorgeous pens I see here on the forum, with the most beautiful macro photos. But . .. hope to get started. Would appreciate advice on restarting inflow in a few pens owned by my spouse, who hasn't used them in years....it's frustrating to try to figure out how to solve the hesitating flow of some of our favorites, after they sit for a while. Guess I will learn this by re
  20. ravi2box

    Greetings From Bangalore

    Hello fellow FPN'ers, I have been browsing FPN for around a year and this is my first post. I have been an avid FP user for the last 15 years. I used FP's exclusively through school and university and only recently since last year, started a collection. Here is an initial set from my humble collection: http://i.imgur.com/uRMXxKc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CssrPnS.jpg From top to bottom: Parker 45 flighter - Good deal on eBay. Wonderful writer Pilot Vortex - Good nib, but very disappointed with the pen quality overall Sheaffer No Nonsense - Smooth wet medium nib. hate the color My firs
  21. missphoenix

    Hey There From California!

    After eleven months of the fanatic and blissful madness I call my love for fountain pens, which included Googling questions that often led me to this forum, I'm finally joining FPN. So...hi, at long last! Call me Amy. I didn't try my first FP until I was around 12-14 years old and got two Pilot Petits in blue and purple at a bookstore in Taiwan. It wasn't until my mom clarified they were fountain pens that I was awed at the incredible historical tradition that I'd fallen into--I'm sure many of you understand and share the "wow" moment when you realize you're holding the same kind of pen that
  22. Nightly

    Hello From Texas

    Greetings, I just got into fountain pens in July. Frankly, I had been interested before but I just never realized it was so affordable, that there were good pens to be had for less than fifty bucks. So far I have acquired the following: Lamy Safari in school bus yellow, Medium & converter Lamy Vista Medium & converter Jinhao 159 in orange, Medium came with a converter Jinhao X750 in Shimmering Sands, Medium came with a converter Pilot Metropolitan in black, Medium & converter Kaweco Sport in Mint, Medium Noodler's Charlie Noodler's Nib Creaper in Midas Pearl I've also got 3
  23. ABinBoston

    Hi From Boston

    Hi I'm Anthony from Boston. New here and also to pen collecting. I have made a few kit pens and love the custom made pens I see on here.
  24. i have loved pens since I was a kid. My work took me to many conferences with vendor shows and I loved getting free pens whenever I could. I would usually come home with a briefcase full and hand the ones I didn't love out at home and work. I played around with fountain pen for twenty years but felt if I spent $20 I was being foolish. This year I found the PenAddict podcast and I am hooked. Now I have: Sailor 1911 Standard - Fine Nib - Black; a TWSBI - Fine - Diamond; a Monteverde Mountains of the World - Fine - Mount Kilimanjaro; and my most recent purchase is a Lamy AL-Star - Fine - Black

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