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  1. I was definitely not looking to acquire a new pen! But when local letter press and stationer oblation papers & press in Portland's Pearl District posted about the "new" Sailor 1911 Compass in their IG feed, I immediately decided to order one. I'm usually careful not to make impulse purchases when it comes to FPs, so why the Compass? Lots of reasons: First was the color, which made an immediate impression on me. Though billed as "olive," it looked to me from the picture like it was a flavor of "lime." The picture was true to the real-life color, and I was ultimately pleased to add this oliv
  2. Visconti recently changed its small-size steel nibs, did you notice? All the Rembrandt and Van Gogh fountain pens they're selling, since the beginning of 2018, are equipped with the new model of steel nib. It's quite ugly to see, but it seems very smooth and pleasant to use. The bad news is that these new nibs are no longer compatible with the grips of the previous model. Not the whole nib group, nor the metal sheet only: they have different sizes, therefore also the slot in the grip changed. It's a pity, because the full compatibility and the interchange possibility of nibs, even among dif
  3. Brontosaurus Pluto

    Help Identifying Old Omas

    Hello, can anyone identify this Omas? I am thinking it is from the 60s and it is a piston filler with a steel nib. Pelikan and Platinum for size reference. Thanks!
  4. Hi all, today I was in my local branch of the UK chain of discount stores ‘Home Bargains’. I chanced to walk past their stationery section, where my eye lit upon a sales pack that contained a cartridge-fill fountain pen and two cartridges, for the price of 59p For those of you who do not live in the UK, that bricks-and-mortar store price of £0.59 includes my country's sales tax of 20%. At today's exchange rate, £0.59 = 0.69€ = $0.77. As a ‘purchasing power’ comparison, at the time of typing this the price of a 2-pint bottle of whole milk in my local supermarket is 80p. The ‘huge’ investm
  5. dwwaddell

    Geordie In Houston

    I learned to write with a dip pen (basically, a 1/4" dowel with a nib holder and an inkwell) in Newcastle Upon Tyne and, scratchy as they were, I never fell out of love with writing with a fountain pen. My first real pen was a Parker 51. I now own several dozen pens and many (some might say too many) bottles of ink.
  6. Samrat

    Gama Forever Review

    Hello everyone, Last time I reviewed the Gama Kuyil in detail, which is in the mid-price range for Gama products. Today I'll review one of their entry level fountain pens, the Gama Forever, which cost about half of Gama Kuyil, but functionally have similar usefulness and appeal. The history of Gem and Co., the producer of Gama brand of fountain pens is discussed in the review of Kuyil. The Forever is a smaller model from Gama, with minimal design elements. Why I like this pen- It’s a small but effective pen for everyday use. The price is very much affordable, even for a student. The bu
  7. Hi All! Here comes a new "ruthless review". My ruthless reviews have a few peculiar features: Concise;Very strict. If a pen costs hundred of euros, no faults are allowed. A good pen gets a 60/100, a great pen an 80/100, an almost perfect one a 90/100. Only a divine pen can have above 90. Don't care about the box,Add a few peculiar criteria:Nib appearance;Usability in shirt pockets;Out-of-the-boxness, meaning to what extent a nib was perfect right after leaving the seller. Jinhao 886 with M nib - red colour Fantastic pictures of this pen in this very same colour are available from Vaibav Meh
  8. 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?
  9. I've been recently looking at jumping from relatively cheaper (but still good) pens (like the Lamy Safari and Pilot Metropolitan) all the way to a gold nib pen, specifically the Pilot e95S. But should I get a gold nib pen? Is it a big difference and/or experience from a steel nib? Also, is there a difference between a 14k gold or an 18k gold nib?
  10. phillieskjk

    Jetpens Chibi 2 Review

    The Jetpens Chibi 2 is the second iteration of the pen marketplace’s homegrown fountain pen. It features a steel nib, a colorless demonstrator body, and a cartridge convertor filling system. The Chibi 2 retails for $2.99, and is available only at Jetpens. ​A view of the nib of Chibi.​​ First Impressions (6/10) I bought this pen to push me over the free shipping limit on my Jetpens order, and I actually forgot that I had ordered it until it arrived. It is an unassuming pen, pretty much the definition of a “pocket pen”, and I set it aside for later. The pen came with a black ink cartridge i
  11. Hi All! Here comes a new "ruthless review". My ruthless reviews have a few peculiar features: Concise;Very strict. If a pen costs hundred of euros, no faults are allowed. - A good pen gets a 60/100, - A great pen an 80/100, - An almost perfect one a 90/100. - Only a divine pen can have above 90.Don't care about the box,Add a few peculiar criteria:Nib appearance;Usability in shirt pockets;Out-of-the-boxness, meaning to what extent a nib was perfect right after leaving the seller. Faber Castell Ondoro Smoked Oak with M nib Thanks to user dragon666, I can recycle his great review here and
  12. I have to talk about my dissapointed experience with my first Visconti. It is very sad for me because I had huge expectations for this brand, and for italian pens in general. First, I know it is the "cheapest" Visconti pen in their line, however for the price I paid ($200), I thought I was going to be pleased with my new pen. When I received the package from Fahrneys Pens I was very excited, only yo my surprise when I held the pen it is veeeery light, not what I was expecting at all. The cap is generously heavy because the magnet thing, but the barrell and section is too light overall. S
  13. When started Montblanc to use steel nibs instead of solid gold nibs on their Meisterstücks? Was it before WWII because the nazis forbid the use of gold for nibproduction or was it during the war due to shortage of raw material?
  14. So, the pen I most desire is a Edison Menlo, pump filler. However I won't be able to afford one for several years for sure, and the original Parker Vacs scare me. I know it's expensive but I love that shape and the filling system, and the ability to pick your own acrylics. What makes a pen worth it to you, personally, I like steel nibs just as well as gold nibs, if tuned properly. Is it purely aesthetics, purely the nib (softness, smoothness, plating?), or size? For me it is mainly shape and filling system, I have $75 for my Pump Filler, and I'll probably spring for a Newton Pen after that.
  15. I recently got this wonderful Pelikan 100N but the nib feels like writing with sandpaper or a piece of metal--which it is... I'm wondering it it just needs to be smoothed and if so, how? I don't have any tools or kit, and have no idea how to do it myself. I'm willing to try it if it's easy and not risky to do. Or could it be that the nib has oxidized? I don't see a lot of black on it but it's not shiny either. If anyone could give me some pointers, I'd be very grateful. It's currently inked so you might be seeing ink in this picture too...
  16. http://www.iguanasell-pics.com/photos/logos/fpn_logo_45_45.png See all our items @ FPN Caran d'Ache Ecridor XS Chevron Fountain Pen - Silver - 0996.286 Brand New in Box - Warranty by authorised Dealer - Free Shipping CHARACTERISTICS: Brand Caran d'Ache Description Caran d'Ache Fountain Pen Finish Silver Filling System cartridge filling system Nib Steel Closure System Click action Dimensions (capped/uncapped) 10.7 cm (4.2") / 9.3 cm (3.7") Line Ecridor XS Chevron Reference 996286 Retail Price 207€ / $270 /
  17. sheaffer

    Pilot Shiro Nib

    I am restoring an old lever filler Pilot with a steel shiro nib. I am in great need of a new nib or a nib retipping and restoration. If anyone can provide me with either, I'll be happy to make a deal. This pen is great in condition. The celluloid looks new and still lusters! Thanks for your help!
  18. http://www.iguanasell-pics.com/photos/logos/fpn_logo_45_45.png See all our items @ FPN Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen - "Starry Night"Brand New in Box - Warranty by authorised Dealer - Free Shipping CHARACTERISTICS: Brand Visconti Description Visconti fountain pen Nib Steel Nib Finish Resin and silver trims Closure System Snap-on Filling System Converter/cartridge filling system (Not included) Dimensions (capped/uncapped) 13,8 cm ( 5.43in) / 12,3 cm (4.84in) Line Van Gogh Reference 78318 Special features: Van Gogh Impressionist Collection, a variety of pens motivated by pain
  19. serenite01

    Waterman Metalis

    I bought a set of 6 of these pens on eBay 4-5 years ago, all for under $50. They came in 6 different colors, if I recall correctly. I gave 5 of them away, and stuck this last one in the drawer. Inked it today, and was surprised at how great it writes. Obviously a steel nib (F), plastic parts everywhere else, but a genuine Waterman nonetheless. Good medium size, light feel, a lot of fun to write with, and it accepts the Waterman converter so you can use any kind of ink. Does anyone have any history on this? I can find nothing on any Internet search. Another name it may go by? I'd love to pick
  20. betweenthelens

    Delta Mask

    Appearance and Design The bright Mediterranean blue resin body with veins of lighter blue throughout and the contrasting palladium cap, clip and faux blind cap create a fluidity that echoes the natural concept of flow. The end of the screw on cap has an embellishment of blue resin and the Delta logo of a mirror-image nib. The cap is also tri-faceted so that one may choose to get it engraved. Construction and Quality The pen is extremely well-made. It is hand-turned, and upon examination, I can find no seams and there is nothing flimsy about its construction or the
  21. johnsi02

    Can Someone Identify This Pelikan?

    I recently won a lot of two Pelikan fountain pens on ebay. One was supposed to be an M200, turned out to be an M150. The other is a mystery to me. I tried ruettinger-web.de, but couldn't find it listed. Here are a few pictures as well as some general notes. http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p740/johnsi02/IMG_20130627_224640_369_zpsdc7fc92b.jpghttp://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p740/johnsi02/IMG_20130627_224808_044_zps968abe6b.jpghttp://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p740/johnsi02/IMG_20130627_224846_652_zps475f00a7.jpg It is a cartridge filler. The cap screws on. The nib is steel, and has t
  22. xwingrox

    Where To Buy Octanium Nibs?

    Hello! I am a new convert to vintage Parker club. I got a Parker 41 off of ebay for a steal and would like to purchase a replacement octanium nib. Mine came with a Medium and I'd like to get a Fine. Where do I purchase used / NOS Parker 41/51 nibs? Google search doesn't appear to be too helpful in this case... Much appreciated!

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