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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by Boourns » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:16 am

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I hope it's okay to resurrect this thread vs start a new one, as I am thinking a lot of the info and brands mentioned are still relevant now.

I used to love using a fountain pen back when I was at school. I have been tolerating a scratchy pen lately, as I haven't needed to write much since COVID started, but things might change soon. I need to write quickly and legibily, and a scratchy pen prevents me from doing both (and my handwriting is bad enough already), so now I am thinking about getting a fountain pen but I wonder if I should also look at a super smooth ballpoint. Any input if anyone is still reading?
I really like my Pilot Metropolitan. It's a fine tip, but it writes much smoother than others I've tried. I must be one of the few who really hated the Lamy Safari writing experience. So scratchy.
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by ManOnTime » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:01 am

I must be one of the few weirdos that actually likes their pens to be a bit scratchy.
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by pdsf » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:30 am

Boourns wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:16 am
pdsf wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:35 am
I hope it's okay to resurrect this thread vs start a new one, as I am thinking a lot of the info and brands mentioned are still relevant now.

I used to love using a fountain pen back when I was at school. I have been tolerating a scratchy pen lately, as I haven't needed to write much since COVID started, but things might change soon. I need to write quickly and legibily, and a scratchy pen prevents me from doing both (and my handwriting is bad enough already), so now I am thinking about getting a fountain pen but I wonder if I should also look at a super smooth ballpoint. Any input if anyone is still reading?
I really like my Pilot Metropolitan. It's a fine tip, but it writes much smoother than others I've tried. I must be one of the few who really hated the Lamy Safari writing experience. So scratchy.
Good to know about the Lamy Safari - a lot of people rave about that one. I do not like scratchy.. :)
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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ManOnTime wrote:
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I must be one of the few weirdos that actually likes their pens to be a bit scratchy.
Hmmmm.. yes.
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by pdsf » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:46 am

Since Tactile Turn has been mentioned, some of you might be interested in this (not a fountain pen):

https://tactileturn.com/
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by PetrosD » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:34 am

I used to collect pens and still own them. Nothing beats writing with a fountain pen, although I have a few fine rollerballs and a ball point.

I have Montblancs, Watermans, an Aurora, and my most recent acquisition a couple of years ago is a Montegrappa Copper Mule rollerball.
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Post by pdsf » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:05 am

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I used to collect pens and still own them. Nothing beats writing with a fountain pen, although I have a few fine rollerballs and a ball point.

I have Montblancs, Watermans, an Aurora, and my most recent acquisition a couple of years ago is a Montegrappa Copper Mule rollerball.
Which one is your favorite rollerball? :)
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by ttix67 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:13 pm

I understand the appeal of a fountain pen, but given how electronic everything is nowadays, it becomes harder to use a fountain pen before it dries. To that end, I prefer a solid ballpoint or rollerball just out of sheer convenience. But my sample size is limited to the Bock nibs and Pelican Edelstein inks. I think I have a few cartridges that may have dried out since acquiring so this reminds me that I should put them to good use . . .
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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I understand the appeal of a fountain pen, but given how electronic everything is nowadays, it becomes harder to use a fountain pen before it dries. To that end, I prefer a solid ballpoint or rollerball just out of sheer convenience. But my sample size is limited to the Bock nibs and Pelican Edelstein inks. I think I have a few cartridges that may have dried out since acquiring so this reminds me that I should put them to good use . . .
Too bad we can't have a thread that only handwritten posts are allowed. :D
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pdsf wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:01 am
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Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:13 pm
I understand the appeal of a fountain pen, but given how electronic everything is nowadays, it becomes harder to use a fountain pen before it dries. To that end, I prefer a solid ballpoint or rollerball just out of sheer convenience. But my sample size is limited to the Bock nibs and Pelican Edelstein inks. I think I have a few cartridges that may have dried out since acquiring so this reminds me that I should put them to good use . . .
Too bad we can't have a thread that only handwritten posts are allowed. :D
Well, why not?

Write a post on paper, scan it, and post it. If a member doesn't have a scanner, they most likely have a phone with a camera. Take a picture of the hand-written reply and post that.
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Post by ManOnTime » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:41 am

ManOnTime wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:15 am
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:01 am
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Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:13 pm
I understand the appeal of a fountain pen, but given how electronic everything is nowadays, it becomes harder to use a fountain pen before it dries. To that end, I prefer a solid ballpoint or rollerball just out of sheer convenience. But my sample size is limited to the Bock nibs and Pelican Edelstein inks. I think I have a few cartridges that may have dried out since acquiring so this reminds me that I should put them to good use . . .
Too bad we can't have a thread that only handwritten posts are allowed. :D
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Write a post on paper, scan it, and post it. If a member doesn't have a scanner, they most likely have a phone with a camera. Take a picture of the hand-written reply and post that.

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Post by ManOnTime » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:20 pm

I've always wondered about this...

Is it best to store your filled fountain pens nib up, nib down or laying on their side?
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by Stretch44 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:11 pm

I've been meaning to post in here for awhile. I don't have any nice pens, but would like a fountain pen for sign documents. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Anyone else here into Fountain Pens?

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Post by Boourns » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:16 pm

Stretch44 wrote:
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I've been meaning to post in here for awhile. I don't have any nice pens, but would like a fountain pen for sign documents. Anyone have any suggestions?
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