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Good morning from Ottawa!

 

I have lurked on the site for quite awhile now and have even posted a couple of times, I decided it was high time I introduced myself in a more formal manner. I am a researcher in photonics/optics and originally was draw to fountain pens for the access to bottled ink as I was using preloaded ballpoints/gel pens at an alarming rate. I picked up a Lamy Safari demonstrator as a test and a bottle of blue waterman ink and then I suppose like most of us on here the bug bit and I have not really stopped.

 

While I started with Lamy I quickly branched out and have not really settled on one brand, my only real trend is towards fine nibs as I use them extensively for equations and derivations. While I "collect" pens I do not see myself as a collector per say as all of my pens are in the regular inking rotation and I try to make a point of using everything I have and only buying something I want to use. With this being said in addition to one of my Safaris my Faber-Castell Mondoro, Mont Blanc UNICEF Le Grand, Kaweco Sport and Esterbrook do seem to be inked more often than others.

 

In the interest of completeness below you will find my current collection of pens/inks. I look forward to being part of the community and seeing what everyone has to say.

 

Pens

  • Cerruti 1881 - Unidentified
  • Esterbrook: - Black J Double Jewels (9460 Nib (Rigid Medium / Manifold Medium), 9555 Nib (Gregg Shorthand - F), 2314 B Nib (Relief Broad Stub))
  • Faber-Castell - Mondoro (Orange) -EF
  • Faber-Castell - e-motion (Black Parquet) - M
  • Kaweco - Sport (Black) - EF
  • Kaweco - Sport (Maroon) - F
  • Lamy Nibs including M, F, 1.1 Italic
  • Lamy - Accent Matte
  • Lamy - Al-star (Blue)
  • Lamy - Al-star (Copper/Orange)
  • Lamy - Nexx (grey/Green)
  • Lamy - Safari (Demonstrator)
  • Lamy - Safari (Black)
  • Noodler Ahab (Green)
  • Rotring - Core (Grey/Orange - Awaiting arrival)
  • Schaeffer - Taranis - F
  • Schaeffer - 300 (Red Iridescent) - M
  • Scaheffer - Unidentified - M
  • Waterman - Kultur (Blue Demonstrator) - M
  • Waterman - Phileas (Purple/Blue Marble) - F
  • Waterman - Hemisphere (All metal) - M

Ink

  • J. Herbin - Eclat de Saphir
  • J. Herbin - Orange Indien
  • J. Herbin - Perle Noire
  • J. Herbin - Rouge Opera
  • Lamy - Copper Orange
  • Mont Blanc - Oyster Grey
  • Mont Blanc - Lavender /Purple
  • Noodlers - Bulletproof Black
  • Pilot Iroshizuku - Kiri-same
  • Private Reserve - Avacado
  • Private Reserve - Black Cherry
  • Sailor - Blue/BLack
  • Waterman - Intense Black
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Welcome aboard! Prepare to learn more about pens that you (or I) ever thought was possible! I've also been using an Easterbrook "J" a lot-- what a nice little pen!

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That you for the welcome! OCArt, I love my Esterbrook! I sometimes wonder how much of it is that fact that it was my first fountain pen repair. I do not normally like smaller pens but the Gregg shorthand nib is such a nice fine nib, it is hard not to have it inked.

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Greetings from California and a warm welcome to FPN. Glad you've joined us; it's great to have you here. :thumbup:

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Hey Snewman, good you dropped by to say hello. A belated welcome.

 

Interesting collection there.

 

Enjoy the forum, and those pens and inks.

 

 

D.ick

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KEEP SAFE, WEAR A MASK, KEEP A DISTANCE.

Freedom exists by virtue of self limitation.

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Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN:

I'm really glad you've joined us.


Enjoy!


Best wishes from Japan,

VirtuThe3rd

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Welcome !

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

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Welcome to the FPN! You made me realize that I haven't yet introduced myself! I like the idea of listing my pens, so when I get home that's first on my list.

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Welcome from Detroit, Snewman. There are a lot of good folks here willing to help you in any way. Enjoy your time here.

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Welcome to the FPN! You made me realize that I haven't yet introduced myself! I like the idea of listing my pens, so when I get home that's first on my list.

I will have to keep an eye on your activity to see your list go up!

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You have a nice collection of pens and ink. Keep up the good work!

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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Thank you TMK and Frank! It is getting there, I expect it to stay random I get bored too easily with things being too similar so I tend to get drawn to pens that are different than anything else I have. Such as that Rotring Core I managed to get.

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Thank you TMK and Frank! It is getting there, I expect it to stay random I get bored too easily with things being too similar so I tend to get drawn to pens that are different than anything else I have. Such as that Rotring Core I managed to get.

 

If I were forced to sum up my collection, I would have to say, "eclectic". I like all sorts of pens, especially those with unique filling systems or nibs. I tend to prefer modern pens, but have recently been branching out to buy some of the old classics. As far as ink goes, I am curious about most any "quality" ink; I don't want to harm my pens.

 

As a researcher, you are probably interested in the mechanics and engineering of fountain pens. If you haven't done so already, you should head to the Conid Pen Site, conidpen.com and look at the video of how they make them. Be warned, you will probably end up buying one, as I did, and then another . . . . They are a modern update of a classic Mont Blanc pen. I also really like the titanium nibs.

 

Best of luck with this interesting and useful hobby!

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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