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Dear everyone,


I'm from Canada. I hope to learn and share knowledge about fountain pens in general.


It's nice to meet you all.


Thank you,


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Hi and welcome to the FPN


There's a lot to learn here, so you have come to the right place to gather and share information about pens and inks and...





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Welcome !


At first, we used berry juice and a sharpened stick. It was slow, messy, and bugs ate your homework.

Then, we used lamp soot and water, with the sharpened quill of a bird. Ink flow was very inconsistent.

We have come a long way, in controlling the leakage of ink onto paper. Enjoy it.


What do you use for everyday writing ?

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Greetings from California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's good to meet you as well. Glad you've joined us.

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Hello northern neighbor and welcome to FPN!


FPN is certainly the most congenial and multinational FP resource on the net.




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Welcome to the club! It's nice to welcome a fellow comrade from up north! What area are you from?

"The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp." - Terry Pratchet


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Dear everyone,


Thanks for the greetings. Nice to meet you all. :)


In the past, I primarily used word processors on PC's to write.


I like to use the Cross fountain pens as "everyday" writers. I'll probably change this habit later on.


I live in the Vancouver area.


I've already made a couple of postings:

1. I'm confused about the AU 750 marking and AU 585 label on MB149.


2. I'm wondering what the pH is for the MB black ink.



Yes, I agree that there is a lot to learn about fountain pens from others. Unfortunately, none of my grade schools taught anything about fountain pens.


Have a great day,

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On the MB nib, the number is percentage. " 750 " means " 75% pure ". " 585 " means " 58.5% pure ".

From high school, you must recall that " AU " is the Periodic Table symbol for gold. Since 24 karat

is 100% pure gold, 75% = 18k, and 58.5% = 14k.


Why can't the Germans ( :wub: ) speak English, like everyone else ?

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Thanks Sasha,


Yes, I know the following already:

750/1000 = 18K.

585/1000 = 14K.


But, the sticker on the cardboard box shows: 585 and the nib shows 750. It's inconsistent. Have you ever heard of this problem before? Are the newer 2013 model MB149's supposed to have 585's or 750's?

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Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network, glad to have you with us!




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