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Not sure if this topic was here before. Search mode didn't came out with this.

 

So what was your very first pen? My first was Hero, I was abt 12 (I dont remember exactly) as far sa I remember it wasn't good writing instrument. Abt 3 years later I bought myself a Parker, I dont have it any longer & I dont remember whitch model it was (some cheaper one it cost 12-15$).

 

My first more serious one was Waterman Maestro, it was a gift from my grandparents for my 18th birthday. I still have it, it didnt write but I keep it for sentimental reasons.

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My first fountain pen was a Pilot Custom 823 I bought myself last September. That really opened up a whole can of worms.... :D

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First nice pen?

 

That would be my Waterman Phileas. Of course, this was back in the day when they weren't $200 a pen. I think I got mine for well under $100. Still have it to this day. Uninked as of right now, but I will probably put some Heart Of Darkness in it within the next day or two as this is reminding me of just how much I like that pen.

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My first fountain pen was a Pilot Custom 823 I bought myself last September. That really opened up a whole can of worms.... :D

That very impressive start. BTW 823 is on my "want to have" list. So it only on the photos, I heard it quite large pen with really large nib?

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My first pen was a lever fill fountain pen, I bought with my pocket money age 11 in 1949. I was probably the last of the lever fill era!

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My first was a Parker Vector, loved that pen definitely got me hooked onto fountain pens.

 

Ben

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Other than some translucent green cartridge pen I bought for about 8 Deutschmarks in Germany during middle school (I couldn't tell you what it was for the life of me, just that it was required for school), my 'first' would be a Jinhao X450 in 'distressed black', that I got back in early february of this year. ... it got kind of expensive and crowded from there.

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Well I'll be.

 

I read the OP say he'd tried to search and got nothing.

 

I said to myself, THAT sounds nearfetched. :unsure: Shirley there has been a First pen thread here before.

 

Guess what? "First" in the subject only, this sub forum search, Indeed yields a big old hens egg. :o

 

However, OP, IF you change that search to "started" you do A LOT better.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=search&section=search&do=search&fromsearch=1

 

And to answer your question, my first pen that I recall that was My Pen was either a clear Red or Blue, rounded ends Sheaffer school pen.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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First real pen? Lamy 2000. That subsequently had its piston seal fail. Luckily, Lamy's lifetime warranty covers beyond the first owner, so it's been up and kicking again since about a year and a half ago.

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Probably a Sheaffer School Pen similar to Bruce, but mine had the flattened cone ends.

I think I had clear, transparent green, and maybe transparent blue.

Favorite color ink was Sheaffers Peacock Blue.

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As a relative newcomer, a Waterman Carenne, followed quickly by a CS Wellington Anniversary Edition as a gift from my wife. Then it was down the steep slope of acquisition. Waiting on a Belliver as I type...

 

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My first quality pen (i.e., a pen without the logo and address of an automotive parts store) was a Parker T-ball Jotter. The early T-balls were actually a pleasure to use. My first fountain pen was a Sheaffer School pen, vintage 1960. (Yea, I used peacock ink, too.) My first fairly serious FP was a Targa 1001, vintage 1980. I still have it, and it's presently in the rotation.

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My very first FP was the Varsity. I saw it on a blog somewhere. Next was a Vista. Nowadays I mostly use my Ahab. I think the Konrad fits my hand a tad better but it developed a seepage problem that I need to fix.

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That very impressive start. BTW 823 is on my "want to have" list. So it only on the photos, I heard it quite large pen with really large nib?

It's fairly large compared to most pens, but doesn't seem too large to me as I have rather large hands. The nib is indeed huge, the only ones I've seen larger are the 149, M1000, and Namiki Emperor. It's a wonderful pen, but mine was a bit scratchy and dry out of box so it's off with Mike to fix that up. I cheaped out though and bought mine on amazon, so as long as you go with Binder or Mottishaw you shouldn't have any of the issues I've had.

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Esterbrook with a 1551 student nib circa 1960.

"how do I know what I think until I write it down?"

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Pilot Custom 74. It's been a real problem ever since. My wife is starting to question my sanity.

Sanity, why?

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My first fountain pen, not counting a random one as a youth, was a Pilot Varsity I bought to sign a card. I thought it was neat to have a disposable fountain pen. Then I bought an Arts Alternative EF sketch pen and I've been buying various pens since then. Mind you "since then" was only a few months ago. I've always had a thing for nice pens. In highschool I did all my writing with a Faber Castell technical pen. Everyone thpught y writing was actually typed.

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My first fountain pen was a Parker Reflex in red. My first self bought fountain pen was a Safari charcoal medium nib. I still have the Reflex knocking about I think. The Safari is still in rotation.

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