The Fountain Pen Thread

Soldato
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Does anyone else really like fountain pens? I'm looking to get one as I am starting University next month, and I haven't owned one for a few years, so I'm a bit behind on the latest news.

Tips and reviews welcome :D.
 
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My handwriting with a fountain pen was lovely when I was at school. My headteacher at primary used to insist that one lesson a week was used to practise such skills.

Years of computer use and a year of night shifts using pneumatic power tools wrecked all of that by my mid thirties :(.

Always had a soft spot for a Waterman as relatively affordable back in the day but always bought them as gifts, never got one for myself.
 
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I'm left-handed, so, no :cry:
Shouldn't stop you.

I have a couple of cheap but decent fountain pens that I enjoy using and there was some discussion about them in the items you've purchased thread last month. I'll throw this link out there again ;)

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Soldato
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I think your writing style needs to suit a fountain pen.

I used to use a Parker 'vector' fountain pen all the time during school. Now I find thin fibre tip technical drawing pens suit the draw+mind map style of writing now and the majority of long drafts are written on computer.
I write a lot of notes when researching, and the Mrs brought a Mont Blanc 'Starwwalker' at xmas but at that price I don't want to damage it by leaving it around or writing notes. It's more for special writing.
 
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Don
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My OH practically hordes fountain pens (she owns 50 so far).

I'm only glad we don't live near London or every March I'd see my savings die with each Pen Show.
 
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