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Hi everyone,


After enjoying the forum for months as a visitor, I decided to join the band,drop in and say hello!


I always liked fountain pen but for some reason only recently started using them again.

Over this past year, I'd say I additionally developed an acute addiction to inks... it's like there is always a need... already have a nice collection of bottles and samples but there's always a new ink that looks particularly appealing and that I feel the need to try... sounds like an addition doesn't it? 🙂

And I think it is going worse... I now feel the need to try and mix some of them together... ah... forgot to mention, I am a chemist. ⚗️


In terms of tools, I mostly use a blue FPR UltraFlex Himalaya v2 inked with OS-Nitrogen to fulfills my sheen needs (amazing combo, this pen is a gem and really affordable - the ebonite feed provides such a nice wet flow to the smooth nib), a Falcon FA inked with Noodler's Black Swan and a Sailor pro-gear M inked with Sailor's Yamadori for my shading needs (both really great pens), a micro-knurl black Cross Century II M inked with Aurora's black and a Kaweco Perkeo inked with R&R Verdigris for everyday's work. I also have 2 Lamy Joy and 2 pilot parallel pen for more artistic needs.


On my test list are: diamine November rain and Monteverde Copper Noir for which I have a new orange FPR Himalaya that is just arrived! 


As for paper, I mostly use Rhodia notepad for work stuff and treat myself to some Tomoe River paper which is my favorite even if I would prefer something a bit more thick.

Recently tested Clairefontaine Notepad Triomphe which seems nice as well.


Thanks for having me!



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Welcome and glad you joined us. I look forward to your tests.


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Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Hello Loke and Welcome to FPN!! So glad to have you as a member!!


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Welcome! You will find lots of good information here and way too many suggestions to expand your collection of inks and pens. 

Belgium is a beautiful country and I am proud to be honored by her and a member of a Royal Society there. Hopefully, you can find some interesting vintage pens in your area.

Stay healthy.





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Welcome Loke,


My Flemish is rusty- I lived in Antwerp 2003-4. I loved my time in Belgium- miss it often.






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