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Fountain Pens

“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.” -Graham Greene This group is for those who love fountain pens.

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Ink

Started by EA Burt. Last reply by EA Burt Mar 24. 7 Replies

Leftie or Rightie?

Started by Arnold Kelly. Last reply by Kevin Collier Jan 25. 1 Reply

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Comment by Kevin Collier on April 9, 2014 at 7:19pm

I have used many vintage/used pens and unless it is a feather nib or someone was extremely heavy handed, I have not had a problem with them.

Comment by Dom on April 9, 2014 at 2:30am

If you asked a fountain-pen-"orthodox" or even "fundamentalist", he would say the same. I've also already heard that.

But fact is that I hardly have to hand-write nowadays; and I started to give some of my pens as presents to my nephews/nieces. I just kept 2, one of them is a Parker Slimfold which was not new when I got it, and it works.

If you are a collector, you will hardly find an older model which was not yet used. if you really want to follow this rule, and have a second-hand pen, you may try to change the nib.

Comment by Sam Flint on April 8, 2014 at 3:05pm

Yeah, it's because as you use the pen, the tip of the nib will ever so slightly wear to the writer.  The slightest use by someone else can throw off the angle and make it nearly impossible to use.

Comment by EA Burt on April 8, 2014 at 12:20pm

So other question. Parker said in their little booklet you get with the gift boxed urban fountain pen that no one but the owner should use a fountain pen because the nib will form to their writing style. Any insight into that? I haven't seen anything like that anywhere else on any of the other pens I've gotten.

Comment by Kevin Collier on March 27, 2014 at 7:27pm

No idea here Burt

Comment by EA Burt on March 27, 2014 at 6:49pm

Does anyone know what the Pilot Metropolitan's nib # is??

Comment by Arnold Kelly on January 24, 2014 at 2:53pm

I have a Schrade "Tactical Pen" that came with a fountain point.  Using it quite a lot and it writes surprisingly well.  Waiting for my first Jinhao to come in the mail.  Anyone here a leftie and use a fountain pen, besides me? 

Comment by Clinton R. Ausmus on October 22, 2013 at 8:04pm

I have a Lamy Safari, a Kaweco, and 2 Nemosine.  I know many folks that have Easterbrooks and Mont Blanc, Jinhao, Herlitz, Montegrappa, Visconti, etc...Believe it or not they are the ones that pointed me to the Nemosine Singularity because they enjoy it so much.  I'm not sure where the components come from, but the nib is german and the pen is inspected and assembled here in USA.

If you choose to go that way, I feel confident you will be happy with your choice.

Comment by riffraff on October 22, 2013 at 7:22pm

Some cheap Japanese pens are okay, but you should really bump up a hair in price for your first fountain pen.  A bad one will turn you off fountain pens forever. But a Lamy, a Platinum, a refurbed Parker or Esterbrook (from FPN, for instance) will serve you well, and likely prevent a poor first experience, whilst still remaining relatively inexpensive.

And good fountain pen is a joy to hold and use!

Comment by Kevin Collier on October 22, 2013 at 6:27pm

A bit more expensive, but check out the Pelikan 150. This is a piston filler and has all of Pelikan's quality in their "intro" or student pen. Mine is used all the time and delivers great quality.

 

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