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  1. ferociousnpretty

    Hello From Denver, Colorado

    Hello everyone, I recently joined the fountain pen cult community, and have been coming to FPN for information. So, I thought I'd join in, and start interacting! A little bit about me: I have always been into pens and pen colors, looking for the smoothest experience. I have owned every color G2, Sakura, etc. you can think of. Although everything in my work life is digital, I'm still a sucker for the analog style of taking pen to paper. I thought it was time to mature my writing utensils. My journey started with multiple pens from Lamy (Safaris, Al-Stars, and Vistas), a Pilot Metrop
  2. Hello everyone! Just joined the forums. Still very new to nice pens and writing with them. I'm really enjoying it, struggling to find things worthy of being written. I started with a set of Pilot Metropolitans a few years ago, I think it was an impulse buy mostly, upon seeing them on amazon. I bought a medium nib black metro and a medium nib silver metro. (not sure why i bought the same nib) A bottle of parker quink to fill them and I was all set. I must have only used them a few times as I never realized even how to properly use them (writing angles, storage, refilling). They were sitti
  3. Hello my name is Clay and I'm a complete noob to pens in general (especially fountain pens.) The reason I'm "new" to pens is I was born with cerebral palsy and due to that I've used computers to write everything but my name and a couple sentences. I used to hate using pens and pencils to physically write things due to how hard it was physically and also I do not have good handwriting at all. I have come to realize here recently I enjoy writing with pens when the pen "glides" over the paper. Keep in mind the pens I used were not even true Ball point either. So I started to do research and disco
  4. FireParamedicChaplain

    Greetings From The Commonwealth Of Virginia

    Hello, everyone! My name is Keith and, while I have been writing for many years, I have never given much thought to the quality of the pen, pencil, or paper that I've used. This has recently changed since I am preparing to begin working on copywork that I intend to pass down to my children as an heirloom; the Bible, both old and new testament, written in my hand (ESV translation). I just bought a ream of Crane's Crest 20lb. 100% cotton paper, but I am still trying figure out what pen to use. I have used (and am quite comfortable with) my Sakura Pigma Micron (005) pens for writing in my study B
  5. tismijnestylo

    Waterman L'etalon For A Fountain Pen Noob

    I own a Waterman L'Etalon ballpoint, which I love. And I want to complement it with the fountain pen: I love the elegant, sophisticated yet simple look of it and I love its solid weight. However, looking around the internet, they don't come cheap - to my standards. I am a fountain pen noob, so before spending an inordinate amount of money on a pen, I would like to experience somehow if I like the fountain pen experience in the first place. Can you guys give me a hint as to where to start? Does a supermarket pen provide a similar writing experience as does a luxury pen? Are there any others
  6. mresimulator

    Hello Fpn

    Hello! I started in fountain pen collection 1 year ago and looking around I found this incredible site. This is a great place and wonderful people. Have nice pens!!
  7. sirmontgomery

    A College Student From Central Wi

    Hello everyone! I've been into fountain pens for the past couple of years since I appreciate a good writing utensil. The only pens I write with frequntly are the cheap one, a jinhao that weighs a ton and has a snake on it, a $5 hero ground to a flat nib, and a couple picaaso pens. I use private reserve ink since it's cheap and I haven't had problems with it. I joined because I'm looking for some decent medium-fine nib pens for a reasonable price. Since I'm a college kid wih 2 broken cars, a reasonable price to me is ~$20-$50. I'm a chem major so the further in the program I get the small
  8. TVA-Kevin

    Hello From Chicago, Il

    Hello everyone, Glad to be joining what seems to be an already fantastic community of fountain pen enthusiasts. I am VERY new to the hobby having just discovered fountain pens in the last two weeks. I have recently been very interested in photography and have been following along with a YouTube channel, The Art of Photography, wherein Ted Forbes, the channel's creator, recently suggested starting a physical photography journal. I liked the idea of this better than starting a blog or Tumblr or whatever to document how I am learning and growing as a photographer. It gives you somewhere to put
  9. grrtt

    Noob From Utah

    Hey everyone! Fountain pen noob here from Utah. Years ago I got a Waterford pen from some catalog because I've always liked good pens and I thought it looked cool. It sucked and my hobby almost died there. A few months ago I bought a Pilot Metro on a whim, tried it out, and have been absolutely obsessed ever since (I'm sure you've all been there). I've since accumulated an Edison Collier, Noodler's Ahab, Parker 21, TWSBI Diamond 580, and even got the Waterford writing. Anyway, I'm loving it and can't wait to add to my collection! (Much to my wife's chagrin) I'll be sure to bug you all
  10. cimmerian

    Ex-Lurker Here

    Hello! I'm Marcelo from Brazil. I've been coming here for a couple of months because Brian Goulet can't shut up about the FPN Now I've felt sure that I want to be part of this (extra) fine community. I'm a total n00b when it comes to fountain pens — I've been using fountain pens since college, but only this year I decided to really dive into the hobby and acquire some know-how and connect with other enthusiasts. (The discovery of the Goulet Pens YouTube channel might have had something to do with it.) It's quite hard to find good pens, inks, paper, etc. in Brazil without forking out
  11. fireant

    Sailor Bungbox 88 Review

    Hi-This is my first review. I've scanned the document and I hope this works. I really liked this ink. I've always considered myself a jewel toned girl but there is something about the Sailor Greens that seems to call to me. I tried to write the name of the ink in (is it kanji) but probably failed miserable. I believe the name indicates the wait one experiences at the beginning of spring until the new tea can be harvested-88 days. The number 88 is also a lucky number for many Asians (8s always being a good thing). Thoughts: I did not have a ton of similar greens to compare the ink to,
  12. erica_483

    Hi! Newbie From Singapore

    Hi I am totally new to fountain pens and just chanced upon this forum while considering mid range luxury pens to buy as a birthday present from Amazon (a Waterman Expert Deluxe Rollerball) and got persuaded to get a White Lamy Safari (Fine nib) to try out and see how it fares against Pilot G2s which is my fav since I graduated from using pencils during P3. The only impression I have of FPs are that my DAd's ones are extremely leaky and stain everything which happened way too long ago. While I am absolutely delighted at how smooth my Lamy glides on paper when positioned correctly, I can't
  13. Auctionator74

    How Much Is This Pen Worth?

    Hi Fountain Pen Network, I buy and sell second hand stuff, but more the collectible stuff and not just (bleep). So I recently bought this set of a fountain pen in a second hand shop for 8€. I am a total newbie to this sort of product and I would like to know how much I can sell it to collectors, on ebay or whatever. The trademark of the product is ''Senator regent''. In the set is: - Ink (Royal Blue-washable 1fl oz.) - Filler - Something I don't know - And a full brass bottle. It is unopened and unused, All the seals are unbroken as I can see it. But the packaging seems to be good
  14. FrostyToast

    Just Another Canadian

    http://i.imgur.com/4VS0dor.jpg?1 I also don't have much experience posting written content so I will be figuring out the best width for the page
  15. Hello, fellow Fountain Pen geeks! I've always wanted a good fountain pen, but have only hitherto owned disposable ones, until yesterday, when I purchased what I beleive to be a Parker Sonnet. It took a bit to get the ink flowing after I stuck an ink cartridge in there, but it's kind of . . . halting. Sometimes it writes, and sometimes it doesn't. Did I do something wrong, or is this normal for fountain pens, you know, to take a bit to start writing without interruption? I store it upright, I put the cartridge in correctly, and write as I should with it, it just stops from time to time a
  16. Hello to all the experienced writers and drawers around the FP “fire”. Come to think of it I had some fps in my younger days that should have been thrown in the fire. Just learning lots of material here on the forum the last day or so. Don’t have any high end pens just a few every day users: Parker 45s, TWISBI, Lamy Safari, etc Write diary/journals, paper letters, and postcards often. Just very pleased to have found this wealth of knowledge and friendly people who want to help each other sort through this FP use and enjoyment. Regards, Sincerely, Dana





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