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  1. OldTravelingShoe


    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of Fountain Pens

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  2. https://youtu.be/yviAVt1hPgU Hey Party-People. J. from Carpe Pluma with another review video. This time we look at the Lamy Safari and Vista. Time stamps included if you want to jump around. Check it out if you get the chance. Thanks!
  3. Nobody effing move! Uncle Bob stop looking at the clouds! I really need to clean those Mujis... The dirty from the inside Vista caps... I don't mind.
  4. I was debating between TWSBI ECO and LAMY Vista (+ converter) for a while now. Pros and cons of both please?
  5. Hello, I've been browsing FPN for a year now and finally decided get back to using fountain pens (and hence the new account and the post). My use and experience with foutnain pens is limited to the early use of the easily available Hero, Camlin pens at school in the early '90s (in India). Though I loved the idea of writing with ink and the use of fountain pens, the experience with these pens was not the greatest and drove me to use microtip pens very early on. Local stationary stores do not seem to stock these pens anymore and I've been looking at FPN to see where I could buy a good starter pen. Thanks to FPN and the very useful reviews I found ASA and their pens (hat tip: [member='arunura'], [member='hari317'] , and [member='a_m'] among others). I've shortlisted the Sheaffer 100 and Lamy Vista based on my requirements and availability in India at this point in time. I plan to buy either the Gama Kuyil or the Gama Eyas to accompany it. Here are my requirements and the criteria, Usage: Daily usage for notes (in meetings) or occasional writing. I fly frequently and would like to carry the pen too. Budget: Since I am starting out I would like to begin with budget of around 1500 - 2000 (~ $ 24 - $ 32) as I'm unsure about the experience from pens that might be available for a lower price (Based on the reviews here and on the subreddit on fountain pens). Out of the box experience: Given that I am only beginning to use fountain pens, I would like to reduce the amount of work the instrument requires out of the box for a good experience (given my budget). I'd like to avoid getting nibs replaced or grinding, etc. until I am comfortable with them. Paper: I'd like to be able to write on the paper I use regularily, that is handmade paper (I know that it is not the best for ink), Moleskine, and mostly regular Camlin paper. It is best if I can use both sides of the paper while I write. Wet/Dry: The one thing I liked with my limited experience was the wetness of the ink on the paper, though it might not be easy considering the paper I regularily use, I'd like a pen that can fall under a wet category. Nib: I'm not particular about whether it is a Fine, Medium or Broad. All my notes are in English (cursive) and with occasional sketches, so a Medium with some flex would be great! Here are a few questions, Does either the Sheaffer or the Lamy Vista come with a converter out of the box? Does anyone know if they leak if carried on the plane? Do either of these pens flex? Are there other options within my budget and needs that I might have missed? Are there any differences between the Gama Kuyil and the Gama Eyas? As I plan to use these on a daily basis, would they leak if carried around? Does anyone know where I could buy good cases in India for these pens? Thanks for the patience in reading a rather long post, flummoxed PS: I'm trying to reach ASA Pens to ask them the questions related to the Gama pens but haven't been very successful so far.
  6. Got said ink some time ago and I've always struggled to get it to flow after a day... Tried different pens, nothing... It was so bad I realized I wasn't even using the ink and I started looking for alternatives (blood red, although I'd like to get Diamine's Poppy Red too). Then I decided to clean the pen with a bit of dishwasher liquid, letting it soak for a night, and give it a final go by trying to write every day, even if it's a single line... Lo and behold, it hasn't skipped for a whole week... This is probably obvious, but I thought I'd write this for those of us with less patience... There's still a lot of gunk but it hasn't even skipped once, I'm amazed. Still just might get that Poppy Red for another pen though.

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