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Hi All, Although I've always liked the idea of fountain pens and have had a couple fairly nice ones over the years, it has only been this year that I've gotten interested enough to pursue it as a hobby. It was a chance find at an antique store that did it: A blue pearl striped wartime Duofold for $24 which, after some restoration, became a fantastic pen. I've acquired a few more wartime Parkers and Sheaffers; that seems to be the era that appeals to me most. I'm looking forward to making connections here, and availing myself of the wealth of information here on this forum. Walt
This is my first post, though I have to be honest, FPN is my go-to site for hard questions I can't find answers to anywhere else. Feb 12th I happened on the InCoWriMo site and was so excited about writing people who loved pens and were committed to answer all letters that I jumped in, though the month was almost half over. I was impressed to note there were a number of pen manufacturing company CEO's on the list. I guess the magic of fountain pens goes to the top. I bought my first pen, a Sheaffer, in 1967 while serving in Vietnam. I almost wore it out writing letters but when I came h
hello everybody, i am new to both fountain pens and the forum. i have considerable experience w technical drafting pens--but i'm now free to play with the fun pens! i've made a pretty big beginners mistake i think. half measures or moderation has never been a strength. i bought 4 Pilot Namiki falcon II in the enameled metal. i love the way the ink flows, the converter seems to keep the ink under pressure (?) and it always simply flows out beautifully. i'd wanted them to improve my writing because i'm loosing some hand dexterity due to spinal issues (thus for mostly lowercase typing), but am