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Hi All

 

I just wanted to let you know that I lurked for a while and read your advice on buying my first fountain pen.

 

Many people recommended the TWSBI Vac700R as a good starter that is quite reliable. A few people emphasized to consider what size pen to get. They saved me from making a bad choice with the Lamy (my original preference) which has too small a diameter for my hand. I bought the TWSBI from Pulp Addiction in fire affected Victoria. I chose the fine nib. After writing for a while I changed my mind and went from a fine nib to a medium.I wanted to let everyone know how pleased I am with it and say thanks.

 

Also, I wanted to thank the people who have done the detailed ink reviews and detailed ink swatches and spectrometer analyses. You have been a big help in making some choices of red/brown colored inks which for some reason I find stimulates me to write.

 

Warm regards

gary

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Hi Gary,

Welcome to FPN!

Nice introduction and good to see you are liking your first pen.

 

Happy writing :)

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Hi All

 

I just wanted to let you know that I lurked for a while and read your advice on buying my first fountain pen.

 

Many people recommended the TWSBI Vac700R as a good starter that is quite reliable. A few people emphasized to consider what size pen to get. They saved me from making a bad choice with the Lamy (my original preference) which has too small a diameter for my hand. I bought the TWSBI from Pulp Addiction in fire affected Victoria. I chose the fine nib. After writing for a while I changed my mind and went from a fine nib to a medium.I wanted to let everyone know how pleased I am with it and say thanks.

 

Also, I wanted to thank the people who have done the detailed ink reviews and detailed ink swatches and spectrometer analyses. You have been a big help in making some choices of red/brown colored inks which for some reason I find stimulates me to write.

 

Warm regards

gary

 

 

~ drwell:

 

Welcome to Fountain Pen Network!

Your TWSBI M inked with red/brown ink sounds terrific.

The ink review sections have opened my eyes to a wider range of colors than I'd realized existed.

May you continue to enjoy visiting and participating in this site.

Tom K.

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Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Write On!

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Thanks to all for your friendly welcomes (above)!

 

It is a pleasure to be at a website which is so positive and helpful in warning against pitfalls in making choices and expensive consequences of incorrect use and care

 

Warm regards/gary

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

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