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So, having just bought a Cross Townsend fountain pen, in black with 23k gold medium nib and trim I thought I'd value being able to discuss matters handwriting with like spirits.

The Cross Townsend is to replace my Parker Duofold International which I've been using since 1988. The Duofold is still giving excellent service even after 30 years, but hey! I suddenly fancied a change (fickle or what?).

I'm currently using Clairefontaine Velin Blanc 90g paper, a delight but expensive. Being somewhat careful in matters financial (skinflint?) I'm using up the two Cross cartridges that came with the pen before I fit the ink converter and fill up from the bottle of Cross blue-black ink I've purchased. I'll be interested to see if I can detect any difference.

My immediate impressions of my new Cross Townsend is that the medium nib seems more like a broad to me, and is writing more wet than I'd expected, Still, early days.

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Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Sasha Royale

(fickle or what?).

Welcome !


"Fickle" is the initial stage. The next is "fascination", then progressing over time to obsession and screaming madness and joy. Stage eight fountainpenism has no known cure.


Write with joy.

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

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Hi Sasha


You are just so right! Or should that be "just so write"? I'm so delighted with my Cross Townsend that I've not only just ordered some Diamine Denim Ink and Diamine Red Dragon Ink, but I'm already looking at the Visconti Michelangelo fountain pen! Have I gone raving mad? Or is this the most sane I've ever been?




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