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Hi there, folks.

My name's Sam. I had my partner and a friend ruin me on non-FPs last fall by pointing out the pressure issue I've always had with ballpoints and letting me try out one of their pens.

 

I'm old enough to get irritated when carded, and I work in a post-secondary academic setting as well as being a part-time college student.

 

Got a Lamy Safari in November. First one was a fake from Amazon. Learned better. Got a second from an authorized retailer. Still didn't care for it.

 

Since then, I've tried most of the "starter" pens. You know, your Metros, your Preppies, Jinhaos, etc. Dipped into "modern" flex a little bit. It's a neat idea, but I'm curious about older flex pens (though I'm not curious enough to pay what they generally seem to go for just to satisfy a curiosity), since it seems like they would be a lot better in execution. They've each got their purposes.

 

My workhorse of late has been a Faber-Castell Loom, EF.

 

So...I guess that's me, as far as fountain pens go.

 

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Oh! Hey there, fellow Arkansan! I just moved up from Arkansas last year! I was in Fayetteville. I've actually got a friend in the Fort Smith area that has been limping along with a slew of Pilot Varsitys that isn't aware she's getting a starter pen for her birthday :D Yknow, once I ship the box out *cough*

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Hello and Welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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Hi !

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

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Hello, Sam, and welcome to The Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. I have the answer to your fountain pen problems: The Esterbrook Fountain Pen with a series 9xxx smooth nib. My favorite and daily writer since the early 1960s is the Esterbrook J with a 9550 extra fine nib. However, if spending large amounts of money on fountain pens, then I would advise you to continue to seek a fountain pen among the other brands.

 

I hope you enjoy your time with us.

 

-David.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery. -Anon.

A backward poet writes inverse. -Anon.

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I have the answer to your fountain pen problems: The Esterbrook Fountain Pen with a series 9xxx smooth nib. My favorite and daily writer since the early 1960s is the Esterbrook J with a 9550 extra fine nib.

 

I actually haven't heard anything about Esterbrook pens, as I'm pretty new to the fountain pen community and haven't looked into vintage pens at all. I'll dig around and see what I find, thanks for the tip! A quick google search seems like they're in a pretty reasonable price range.

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