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  1. Hi all, I just joined and have a question. A while ago I found again my pen case. I lost track of it after we moved to a to be renovated house. What I discovered: my fountain pens were still working (after cleaning of course) all of the pencils were still working 😉 none of the ball points were working The consequences: I now use my fountain pens every day I decided never to accept another disposable pen again I also discovered that of two pens (which still write perfectly) the cap doesn't hold anymore. These are both Parker Vectors. This is not completely unlogic: they are very affordable pens and I have had them for more than 20 years. So, I bought 2 new ones. I hoped I only had to replace the cap and the barrel, and was able to keep the actual pen. But it seems Parker has changed the dimensions sligthly. The caps don't fit. Anyway, now I find myself trying to get used to 2 new Vectors. They write quite well, but not as smooth as my old ones. I guess I will have to be patient. I also found out that I like vintage pens more than most new ones. But before I buy a vintage pen (I have been looking at Parker 51, Sheaffer Imperial with a Truimph nib, ...) I would like some tips, since I am a left-handed writer. Is it a good idea to buy a used pen as a left-handed? are there pens or nibs I should avoid? kind regards, Nele
  2. Hey there, I'm going to buy a Lamy 2000 most probably (https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/326594-decent-capacity-first-gold-nib-fountain-pen/page-2?do=findComment&comment=3906816) and I have some extra money remaining with me. So I was wondering which pen should I get, the Pelikan M215 lozenge or the Diplomat Excellence A (steel nib). Both of them are used pens and both are in Medium nib. I am getting M215 for $61 (INR.4000) and Diplomat for $38 (INR.2500). Which one of them would have a smoother writing experience for everyday use?





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