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Any fountain pen users ?
« on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 22:13:57 »
broke my Pilot metropolitan by dropping it on the floor. owned it for 2 years.
And feeling bad typing for so long, i want to write again. attempting to find the Jinhao fude nib pen online and buy it soon

Are any of you guys into fountain pens or writing ?
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 23:04:51 »
I used to be far more into fountain pens than I am now.

Twisbi 580, Platinum 3776, and Conklin duragraph were/are in my daily rotation.

So much of what I do now is on the computer, though; it doesn't make much sense to write things on paper anymore. Shame tbh
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 00:07:51 »
I have a TWSBI Eco for whenever I want to write with something that isn't a Pilot v7

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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 13:20:48 »
Using steel Lamy 2000 occasionally. But its broad version so its a little impractical. And since I use it so rarely Its always dried out when I need it. Not the biggest fan of FPs because of that.

Mostly use typewriters tho. Olympia SG1 and Report Deluxe. Splendid 99 for portable.

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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 13:35:49 »
Off-topic sidebar - do any of you also enjoy glass pens for occasional "special" use?
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 14:58:50 »
Off-topic sidebar - do any of you also enjoy glass pens for occasional "special" use?

An ex bought me one when she traveled to Italy. It rolled off the table before I could ever use it. Too fragile to be worth it IMO (even if you're careful with them)
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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 15:17:25 »

It rolled off the table before I could ever use it.


You can't blame the device for that. And yes, don't put a valuable work of art in a vulnerable position.

It is a very old-fashioned thing when you have to dip once a minute or more, but the glass glide is really exquisite.
But no matter how much smoking-gun evidence Cheney and the January 6 committee uncover, the Fox News crowd and YouTube rabbitholers are dead to the factual world. Their views will never change, and roughly two-thirds of them are still convinced Trump was the rightful winner in 2020, despite his year-long drought of producing a single shred of evidence to back his claim. Frankly, Cheney doesn't have the luxury of time to waste on a bunch of brain dead zombies.
Instead, Cheney made her goals perfectly clear this week, signaling that the committee would produce the evidence necessary to find Trump, and perhaps several of his co-conspirators, criminally liable for violating felony statute 18 U.S. Code 1512. To that end, Cheney used every public platform available to her this week to lay the groundwork for her case.
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 16:00:14 »

It rolled off the table before I could ever use it.


You can't blame the device for that. And yes, don't put a valuable work of art in a vulnerable position.

It is a very old-fashioned thing when you have to dip once a minute or more, but the glass glide is really exquisite.

yeah, nothing to blame there but user error. I just prefer fancy gold nibs over fancy glass nibs because (at least from my experience) I don't have to worry as much.

Granted, any nib + floor = sadness
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 20:01:10 »
Off-topic sidebar - do any of you also enjoy glass pens for occasional "special" use?

I had one for doodling and line art. It was very fun and pleasing to use, as long as you had the right paper. Mine also took a tumble off a table and shattered, haven't used one since.

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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 08:39:19 »
I have a small collection of Franklin Cristophs, Lamys, Pilots, and a few one offs (Parker, Platinum, and Pelikan). I mostly use Diamine Earl Grey and Franklin Christoph Black for ink.
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 09:22:09 »
It's been hard,  there just isn't much done on pen/paper these days.

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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 23:16:37 »
It's been hard,  there just isn't much done on pen/paper these days.

That's also why I asked if anyone is into writing as well. It helps to have a use for a pen  :-*.
I've continued my search for a fude hooded nib.
 I hold near the pencil point at high angle with  adaptive tripod grip , (reason for hooded)

And fude = i can write big when i want! ;)
here is a sample of my HB wood pencil and some calc 1 . I write larger than most

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Edit: it is Wide ruled
 
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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 20:17:04 »
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  On second thought, I should have bought one fude and one fine. I can't believe that I spent 6 hours looking at inks. haha
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 02:35:21 »
6 hours looking at inks is nothing.
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 18:21:03 »
In the 90's I'd use a Mont Blanc with Parker blue black ink but I'm not really in a situation where anybody is going to see my writing anymore so I lost interest. I can type way faster so not much need for it really.

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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 05:46:31 »
Ive given up on ever having neat looking writing I just cant do it. If I ever need to write on paper the typewriter is far more convenient and faster, and everyone can read it. A machine in good working order and when typing correctly they can type faster then any of you can type, electric machines are even faster.

People nowadays scan the document, convert it to a different format, fill in the lines, and print it back out. Is that convenient? I dont carry fountain pens because they are messy and can leak and they dry out when not used. I carry rollerball or ballpoint refill in tactile turn side click short, and that fits into every shirt pocket.
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Re: Any fountain pen users ?
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 30 September 2021, 19:32:46 »
It's 2021,  anyone manage to do calligraphy FASTER ?
 
Keeping everything even is just too slow to be practical.