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Hello hello,

greetings to the community. Let me introduce myself.

 

Well, I am not slightly over 30, called Peter, born in the Orwell year, made in Slovakia, currently living in the capital of Czech republic, Prague. I am working as an After sales support in a former IT eshop (now they / we sell many more stuff, so it is not so interesting for me as it was years ago). My hobbies are computers, photography (on film), DX-ing and yes, yes, good pens :-)

 

My deeper interest in fountain pens started about a year ago but I really could not get myself into buying some serious pen. I just read a lot of reviews, dreamed about beautiful royal blue inks in a classy pen. But everything has changed yesterday when I bough my first one (and only one, as of today), Faber-Castell Ambition Black with F nib, Pelikan 4001 blue-black ink.

 

I dont want to write a lot about how it is a change in my life (it is) and how beautifly this pen writes - probably you all know this pen better than me. So everything I wanted to say is: Hello, I am here and I already am using fountain pen. And since 1 picture is better than 1000 words, here it is:

 

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Have a nice weekend :-)

... I believe in purple ink

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

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

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Hello Peter! Welcome to our little corner of the universe. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here

"It's funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I did not even grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy."  Elizabeth Kostova

 

 

 

 

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Hello Peter and greetings from California. Welcome to FPN; it's great to have you here with us.

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

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