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Finally coming out of the shadows after several months of [quite satisfying and informative] lurking.

 

I rekindled my love of fountain pens around a year ago, ironically after digging out my collection with the intention of selling some of it off, since I hadn't paid it much attention for a while. Well, while looking through some listings on ebay to determine what I might be able to get for some my pens, I ended up placing a bid instead. Oops.

 

While I've always loved pens, and frequently had ink-stained fingers even in elementary school from cheap fountain pens, the Matte Black Namiki VP I bought in 1995 or 1996 and used throughout college really sealed the deal. Sadly, it disappeared along the rest of the contents of a shoulder bag left in a bar some time ago.

 

So anyway, now I'm back into actively (and essentially exclusively) writing with fountain pens, and, rather than pairing it down, have added a bit to my arsenal since rediscovering it.

 

The bulk of my tiny collection is still older-style VPs, but I also have a couple of TWSBIs that I am very impressed by, as well as a smattering of LAMY Safaris/Vistas and Kaweco Sports, which I think, for the price, are really superb (though there is the occasional bad apple), and a few other odds and ends.

 

Generally speaking, I like tinkering with things, so I was incapable of resisting Richard Binder's nib-smoothing kit (with cheap practice pens) and I'm sure I have many costly (but hopefully educational) mistakes in my future.

 

Anyway, after visiting this site with great frequency over the past 6+ months, for ink/pen reviews, general discussions, repair/maintenance advice etc., I decided it was high time I at least announce myself and feel like less of a stalker. So, hello! And thank to all for creating and contributing to such a rich site.

 

-Chris

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Hi Chris,

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

 

Regards,

Vincenzo

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

 

—Oscar Wilde

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Welcome, Chris !

 

Agreed. That is not the way to sell fountain pens, or to pare down a collection. The correct process is . . . . . . is . . . . . .is .. . . I have no idea.

 

Write with joy.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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Hello and Welcome to active posting on FPN!! Glad to have you join in!!

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Hi Chris. Greetings from northern California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us :thumbup:

"Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause." - Gandhi -

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Finally coming out of the shadows after several months of [quite satisfying and informative] lurking.

I was wondering who that was I saw lurking around...hehe

@arts_nibs

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