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Hi, everyone,


WOW there are lots of fascinating threads in the community! I have dabbled in fountain pens off and on for years, but during the pandemic have doubled down into the hobby, so that if I’m not typing, I’m using a fountain pen. I have maybe 10 pens, totally—a couple of Lamys, a Conklin a Waterman, several random-unknown things without easy-for-me-to-recognize marks, the vanishing point Namiki I bought as a Father’s Day present and then reclaimed when I found it unused in my father’s desk a decade later, and my first real ‘I WANT THAT’ pen, the Benu Chameleon ‘Graceful’. It’s currently inked with Levenger Skies of Blue; inks and fun nibs are my next expansion areas...


Excited to learn from you all!



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Welcome!  Glad you are with us!



Congrats on the Benu.  They are facinating pens.  And inks are a journey in themselves.  Shading, glistening, every color you can imagine. And when you put them in a clear demonstrator like a TWISBI Mini-Vac (very reasonable in price) and see it sloshing around in there it can be addicting.


Hope to see you posting a bunch!  And feel free to ask questions.  Lots of great, friendly, and  helpful people around here.




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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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“The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.”

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


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Welcome Beth, and how cool to have the Namiki 'regifted' to yourself.

What luck! (and by luck I mean clever plan 10 years in the making)!😇

I like your user name. Makes me smile when I read it..😊

Hope you enjoy the community.

Cheers, Gary


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