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Hi , guys this is Dr.soumya Mukherjee , I had been reading this forum for quite a few days now .. I have always liked fountain pens but never really took seriously . But in the last six months I have grown fond of fountain pens .. As a new user I would like to know with which pens I start my writing .. My budget is initially 500 as I am starting to check the waters .. I have camlin inks and I ordered 5 colored inks from KRISHNA INKS which sells via eBay .. I mainly use branded flair ,montex and camlin mini pens as for now .. But I would like to get some suggestions about my first good pen and ink for some better experience.. I am from Kolkata and work in Medical college so very near to college street .. Some good shops for suggestion would be welcomed as well .. Thank you all in advance for the help ..

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You can try parker frontier pen available at ebay.in for about INR 400

Thank you rohit , I would prefer local purchase though .. Can you provide me the best link for the pen ,I will look into it

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Thank you I will keep them in watch . any ideas about local shops near college street for good quality pen and inks ? Edited by drmukherjee

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I will also recommend you pilot 78g.. Which you can get from ASA Pens...

One of the most underrated pilot pen...

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Thank you I will keep them in watch . any ideas about local shops near college street for good quality pen and inks ?

 

Sorry don't know much about your area Dr Mukherjee

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I will also recommend you pilot 78g.. Which you can get from ASA Pens...

One of the most underrated pilot pen...

Thank you .. Will look into it .. I will also look in to the local shops and see what can I find.. How do I know if it would be a good one or not , I have no ideas ,I guess I will have try and see ..

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I would suggest the Camlin Trinity. As for inks Camlin and Bril inks are the best available readily. I have never tried Krishna inks so I cannot comment.

Thank you .. I will get myself camlin mini and trinity tomorrow if possible.. Krishna inks promise to be good ,its been shipped today .. Will try to post a review after I get how I feel about the inks .. As for brill I tried ordering a few but 500 minimum that would be huge number of inks .. Like lifetime supply .. And I don't know what else I can buy from them online .. :-p

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Camlin Elegante is far better than Trinity, try it without any hesitation..Camlin 47 is also a nice pen You may find some old stock in Calcutta Pen Hospital ( 8 Chowringhee Road), He keeps Wality/Airmail pens also but depends on the current stock.Seller's name is Riyaz & this mobile No. is- 9831088650. Call him before you go. Few days before he had some Wality 69 EB(ebonite) in stock but he doesn't know the model name.Some good reviews of Wality pens are here in FPN. So just get a clear idea before you go there.

There is another good pen shop which is near Kolkata High court. Address:- 7, Kiranshankar Roy Road. The pen Seller's name is Uttam Biswas. Ph- 9830091385.He has an outstanding stock of vintage pens but I had found a Chelpark Sona and Pilot 78 g in a very reasonable rate.

You can find some new Sulekha ink in there outlet which is the next stop to Jadavpur 8b bustand. Though it has turned into a departmental store now but still you will find inks there. Brown, Shocking pink and turquoise blue is really good.

Don't go to College Pen Forum, 54/9 College Street. because he asks too much prices for every pen.

Hope this may help you, if you need anything else PM me.

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Camlin Elegante is far better than Trinity, try it without any hesitation..Camlin 47 is also a nice pen You may find some old stock in Calcutta Pen Hospital ( 8 Chowringhee Road), He keeps Wality/Airmail pens also but depends on the current stock.Seller's name is Riyaz & this mobile No. is- 9831088650. Call him before you go. Few days before he had some Wality 69 EB(ebonite) in stock but he doesn't know the model name.Some good reviews of Wality pens are here in FPN. So just get a clear idea before you go there.

There is another good pen shop which is near Kolkata High court. Address:- 7, Kiranshankar Roy Road. The pen Seller's name is Uttam Biswas. Ph- 9830091385.He has an outstanding stock of vintage pens but I had found a Chelpark Sona and Pilot 78 g in a very reasonable rate.

You can find some new Sulekha ink in there outlet which is the next stop to Jadavpur 8b bustand. Though it has turned into a departmental store now but still you will find inks there. Brown, Shocking pink and turquoise blue is really good.

Don't go to College Pen Forum, 54/9 College Street. because he asks too much prices for every pen.

Hope this may help you, if you need anything else PM me.

Thanks a lot ..I sent you a pm regarding things .. I am considering buying one reasonably good ebonite ED and some cheap good ones as for now to test the water..

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Thank you .. I will get myself camlin mini and trinity tomorrow if possible.. Krishna inks promise to be good ,its been shipped today .. Will try to post a review after I get how I feel about the inks .. As for brill I tried ordering a few but 500 minimum that would be huge number of inks .. Like lifetime supply .. And I don't know what else I can buy from them online .. :-p

You can ask others in your area if they want some inks. That way you can easily get the 500rs. minimum rate.

Watches + fountain pens = heaven! :wub:

Do visit my blogs:-

Watches-http://crazyaboutwatch.blogspot.in/ (run by my friend and I)

Pens-http://crazyaboutpens.blogspot.in/

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Camlin Elegante is far better than Trinity, try it without any hesitation..Camlin 47 is also a nice pen You may find some old stock in Calcutta Pen Hospital ( 8 Chowringhee Road), He keeps Wality/Airmail pens also but depends on the current stock.Seller's name is Riyaz & this mobile No. is- 9831088650. Call him before you go. Few days before he had some Wality 69 EB(ebonite) in stock but he doesn't know the model name.Some good reviews of Wality pens are here in FPN. So just get a clear idea before you go there.

There is another good pen shop which is near Kolkata High court. Address:- 7, Kiranshankar Roy Road. The pen Seller's name is Uttam Biswas. Ph- 9830091385.He has an outstanding stock of vintage pens but I had found a Chelpark Sona and Pilot 78 g in a very reasonable rate.

You can find some new Sulekha ink in there outlet which is the next stop to Jadavpur 8b bustand. Though it has turned into a departmental store now but still you will find inks there. Brown, Shocking pink and turquoise blue is really good.

Don't go to College Pen Forum, 54/9 College Street. because he asks too much prices for every pen.

Hope this may help you, if you need anything else PM me.

Can not find the sulekha store near Jadavpur 8b can anyone help about the exact location of this store and any idea about availability of the inks ..

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Can not find the sulekha store near Jadavpur 8b can anyone help about the exact location of this store and any idea about availability of the inks ..

142C, Raja S.C.Mullick Rd, Kol-700032 ph: 033-40085584 Near Senco Gold. It is in next stop to 8b bus stand towards santoshpur.

Few inks are supposed to be available, just call 'em up and confirm.

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would suggest a LAMY SAFARI ,but its almost 2000 rs via eBay.bit in my opinion if ur gonna stay with fountain pens it will be worth it

There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair : Haruki Murakami

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would suggest a LAMY SAFARI ,but its almost 2000 rs via eBay.bit in my opinion if ur gonna stay with fountain pens it will be worth it.

Ugh, that pen with that super uncomfortable grip. But then that is just me...

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Watches + fountain pens = heaven! :wub:

Do visit my blogs:-

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Pens-http://crazyaboutpens.blogspot.in/

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drmukherjee

Ranga models 3 or 4. Gama Hawk or Eyas. Ratnamson 302.

 

Where can I get them via online ? Some links would be appreciated :)

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