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  1. So platinum procyon is quite less used/ considered pen in our little FP households for obvious reasons (spend few dollar more and get a gold nib, wait for time and one might get gold nib for same price as new procyon) but I still feel its a very good steel nib pen for those who want to try it plus it has nice feed design, good nib, light for metal and understated design especially in dark blue (personal liking this one). Now the main aim is to see if these were present among other FPN users or not and Please by all means add Curidas in list cos from what I understand they are same feed desig
  2. Hey everyone! After having my new fountain pen search derailed by southpaw I've been scouring the Franklin-Christoph website for hours looking into the variety of excellent pen options there. I need some help though. If you own a Franklin-Christoph pen could you help me out by: Telling me what model(s) you own and what color(s)Your favorite nib(s)Your experience with customer service (if any)Uploading a picture of your pen showing off the color(s) of itHow it performs on cheap and nice paperYour ink(s) of choiceI know it's a lot to ask but information seems to be a bit scarce on these pen
  3. Hello, I'm looking to find an alternative to the Pilot G2 0.5mm. Currently, I have a Karas Kustom Retrakt that uses Pilot G2 refills. I really love the pen and the way it writes, but I am looking for something with a smaller grip diameter. I prefer hand-writing my notes instead of typing, and I tend to write a lot. The thick diameter of the Retrakt makes extended periods of writing slightly uncomfortable for me. After speaking with staff members at Karas and JetPen, the general consensus is that G2 refills are manufactured wide and as a result cannot fit in slimmer pens like the Parker Jotte
  4. Bellatrix

    Newbie With A Stipula

    First of all: hello. Newb here. Please be gentle with me. (but not too gentle ) So I got hypnotized by the Stipula Etruria Rainbow Prisma. i clicked "BUY" before I knew what I was in for. Fortunately it's a lovely pen so far and I do like it quite a bit, but what would make me love it is a Stub nib. Does anyone have any experience changing nibs in an Etruria Rainbow? Anything I should know? I am hesitant to do anything without some idea of what I'm doing. Any tips or advice?
  5. Tarapens

    Hello From Ohio

    Hello from Ohio - really the border of Indiana and Ohio. I got started with fountain pens when my elementary teacher taught us cursive. She insisted on our using fountain pens because she was clear that they were easier to manage than other pens. Then, in the early '70's an artist friend introduced me to Osmiroids - and the love affair with calligraphy began. I am the professor of ministry formation at a theological seminary and although most of our work is done on computer, I still love to write notes with fountain pens and the array of colorful inks available. Looking forward to hearing fro
  6. idrhjn

    Questions About Lamy Nexx

    Hello! due to my excitement, I bought my first fountain pen, Lamy Nexx even without knowing much about it. There doesn't seem to be a lot of forums about the Nexx. I hope someone can help me with my questions here: 1. is the nib replaceable with other sizes? 2. can I use other cartridges other than the T10? Parker Quink, maybe? 3. I've heard about z24 and z26, which of the two is better? (I don't care about the red color) 4. should I not post the cap? 5. how do I clean it? Thanks! -rhjn
  7. Does anyone know about this brand? It's a real beater I picked up at a pen show; note the gap between section and barrel. But the nib seems nice enough (reads Velvetouch 14K Gold Plate), and I want this to be my first attempt at restoration. Going to try fabricating a knockout block as well. What size sac might this take? The body is thickish. Clip: http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/6514/8104/2148/Federal_Pen_-_Clip-640p.jpg Nib: http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/5314/8104/2150/Federal_Pen_-_Nib-640p.jpg Thanks!
  8. I really do like sheen, I think that it and shading are the two most beautiful properties you can have in an ink, but after some research, it looks like the best way to get sheen is to use an ink resistant paper. Now, that wouldn't be a problem, but I'm left-handed! What kind of papers should I use to get sheen while not letting my hand blot the ink everywhere and ending up with a blue/purple/red left hand? If it helps, when I write, the pen will usually be about 3-4 cm away from my hand, long fingers (this might help with allowing a little more dry time). Thanks!
  9. Edgemcmuffins

    $30-50 Pens

    Recently, my parents have said that If I get straight a's, I will get $100 to spend on pens. Right now, my pre-prepared cart on goulet has a rhodia dotpad, a jinhao 159+ goulet nib, a faber-castell basic, and a twsbi eco. I was thinking of replacing one of the pens to buy some more ink, as all I have now is noodler's black and a set of black-cap winsor and newton inks that I don't trust. If I had to get rid of a pen, which should I get rid of?
  10. I just bought what I think is a cx100 at the flea market (it would be my very first Esterbrook). It is a solid blue lever filler, all soft plastic including the section. The cap is loose and the threads are worn out and it came with a 9550 nib. Cost me a little less than 5 dollars. Does it sound like a cx100? Is there any hope of fixing the threads? Did I pay too much? Thanks for your help guys!
  11. I've been lucky enough to own a lovely old ivory set with both a nib holder and lead holder. I'm interested in selling it, but I have no idea where to start pricing it... there's no signature or identifying marks (other than the lovely engravings!). I would guess early 20th century, but I don't have much expertise to know more than that. Does anyone have an idea of who could help me identify and price this set? Thanks much in advance!
  12. Howdy, I've just stumbled on this pen: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Mjc0WDUwMA==/z/nD4AAOxyVLNSvjPV/$_12.JPG So I have a few quick questions about it: 1) Would it be worth the $54 aud I can grab it for? (I'm going to guess yes, but figured it's a safe question to ask) 2) Do these generally come with a built in converter? 3) If not, is there a converter that will fit and not cost an arm and a leg? (It's a compact pen, so that's why I'm asking in particular) 4) Why isn't the moon actually made up of cheese? That'd be so much better... Anyway, thanks in advance, guys. Trying my d
  13. Hello! I've been a lurker on this forum for about a month, but I finally decided to register about an hour ago. It looks like a great forum, and I hope to be an active participant in the discussions around here! I'm relatively new to pens and everything lettering related, so my knowledge about these topics are still a deep shade of green. I had a few burning questions I wanted to ask before I really start to sink my teeth into learning about the wonderful world of lettering and calligraphy. And also some questions about long-term replacements for some pens and material (so that I won't hav





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