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I have used them here and there--mostly there-- throughout my life, and not recently. Have a few decent ones, but nothing really special. I never wrote very well with them; don't know if it was the pens or me, although my parents both used them when I was young (they were much more prevalent/popular up to and through the fifties and early sixties). Might try one again someday; I like the idea of them.
 
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Me. Several Viscontis and Pelikans, Mont Blancs, Aurora Asia and Africa, Montegrappas, but my favorite is a Nakaya customized for me by Mr. Watanabe and nibmeister Richard Binder. An addiction, like Sigs!



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I have a Lamy that I keep at the office. I mostly use it to doodle during conference calls.


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Fountain pen? I cannot even write any more.
 
 
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Fountain pens are addictive! Have quite a few and love writing with them to the point of going back and working on my penmanship.


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Lamy, inherited from a wife's gift. Enjoy writing with it. A conversation piece and helped me with a couple good size sales. PIA to remove the cap though, clickers are still my go to.

Oh, also just switched to the reloadable ink cartridges, I like a lot!


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I used one when I was working. Now, not so much because I don't need to write anything. Have a cheap Boaer 388 silver fountain pen and 1/2 bottle of Noodler's bulletproof black right in front of me but hardly use it. I carry a Zebra G-301 0.7mm gel around with me.
 
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I have about a dozen that I rotate through as the mood takes me: Mont Blanc, Aurora, Waterman, a couple I can no longer even identify. The fat Mont-Blanc Meisterstuck rode in my shirt pocket for more thatn 25 years of my 30 years in banking loaded with Pelikan Brilliant Black for most of that time.


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I used to be a fountain pen collector, had 500 plus fountain pens. But, when I suffered a series of strokes in 2010, for a while, my entire right side was paralysed. My ability to write was totally shot. Plus, I began to worry about whether or not I would survive, and so, I got rid of most of my pens. I have kept only 20 of my pens, the ones I actually use. I have 9 Mont Blanc 149s, a couple of Pelikan m1000s, a couple of Sailor 1911 Realos, a couple of Parker Duofolds Lucky Curve Seniors and I use Lamy Al-Star as my EDc pens.
I still do enjoy using fountain pens, and am still a moderator at the Fountain Pen Network forum.


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I used Pilot Varsitys all though high school. now I carry a fisher AG-7 space pen.




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I use a Parker Duofold daiyl.

I also collect (although I have not added anything since the 2015 Columbus Pen Show), vintage and some modern fountain pens.

I need to take some current pics.


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This may be a little off topic, but what color ink do you guys like?




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Originally posted by FenderBender:
This may be a little off topic, but what color ink do you guys like?


As cited in my post above: BROWN




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I like blue inks, have Aurora Blue, Waterman Serenity Blue, and Quink Royal Blue, plus sometimes I use Irosuzuku ink in the Kon-Peki color.


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Hi guys,
Curious how many fountain pen users we have among us.


Guilty. I've been a fan of, and have used fountain pens, since 1966 or so when my folks gifted me a Parker 45 and I have at least a dozen or so and more ink bottles than I can ever hope to use up. I have a 1 liter bottle of washable blue Scrip that I found in a junk store, orange, brown, several blues, red, gold, green(s), purple - help me, I'm sick. I still have that original Parker 45 that I took notes with all through college, and moms' italic point Schaeffer she used in high school, my dads' Esterbrook he used in the Navy in WWII, a Waterman Opera like the one posted in a previous post, and my latest pen a Montgrappa italic point.

I didn't realize how popular they were with SigForumites, no one I know locally owns one.


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Just started getting into fountain pens. Bought a Lamy Safari and a Pilot Metropolitan. Both are pretty basic entry levels.

I'm using a big-ass bottle of Noodler's Heart of Darkness.
 
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I have a couple. A sterling silver Parker with 3 nibs, and a Schaeffer from the 1930s or 40s.

I like brilliant blue ink, or emerald green. My color when I was in lawfirms was green. We used different inks so each person's comments were unique.

I would like more pens, and more ink, because I enjoy writing with a proper pen, but I just don't use pens enough to make carrying and using fountain pens practical, and there are no stores near me where I can buy ink, meaning ink would have to be an internet and ship item.



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I prefer the blue ink.


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A few... Changing photo hosting, so here's the ones I could find uploaded:

1930s Parker Vacumatic hiding behind a Remington 51 in .32 ACP

A 1920s Parker Duofold with 1911:


This is a very cool Waterman 94 with a French sterling silver overlay, from the 1930s:


I collect vintage, but prefer using modern pens, for the "just in case" factor.
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Here are a few. the Black Duofold is my EDC.

I need to get some better pics.
















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