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Fountain Pens

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by crazyengineer, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. crazyengineer

    crazyengineer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    anyone else use fountain pens on the forum?

    I use a pair of shaeffer javelines, a parker, and a Lamy (the shaeffers were actually retired for now)

    I find that they make note taking much nicer (no hand cramps), especially in the class that I can take a few pages per class. I find that it is also a great conversation starter

    plus it adds a bit of class

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    you use a fountain pen to take notes in class? wow. i have a pelican and a mont blanc that i rarely use. they are both really "juicy" and i would need to refill in a classroom during the lecture. i love them, and i think my signature looks badass with them. BUT, in class i would use a gel roller. fast and cheap.
     
  3. crazyengineer

    crazyengineer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I love taking notes with then, I got medium nibs on them. Your pens should run out that fast, I refill mine about once a week whether they need it or not, are you using converters?
     
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    no. both of my pens are pretty old.

    i suck ink out of a jar. old school. probably why i balked at the idea of taking notes :) it is an adventure filling twisting in a squirt of ink.

    converters? are those ink cartridges?
     
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    i typically use a keyboard on the forum :laugh:

    but no...no fountain pens here...

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    this is absolutely one of the best pens i've ever used when having to press thru to 3 or 4 carbon copies
     
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    helps if you tell us what pen it is. i googled "silvery pen, with blunt tip and textured finger area" and came up empty :D
     
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    :anonymous:

    Zebra m-701
     
  8. crazyengineer

    crazyengineer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    that is a converter, give me a min and I will post a picture of one of mine. I usually have no problem filling mine as long as the bottle is on a flat surface. cartridges cost too much, if you fill your pen with bubbles rather than straight ink, you won't get near as much writing time, it took my quite a few tries to figure out how to get it right

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    and the zebras are awesome....I prefer the ones with the rubber grips like these

    Zebra f-402...I can't find the pencils that are the same, I use to have some and loved them, but over time they disappeared....

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    Not for common everyday writing, but I have a set of
    calligraphy fountain pens. They seem way to "scratchy" to do much writing with.
     
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    ya, I don't have any caligraphy fountain pens, though i would like to get one (makes your writing look nice....they are a bit scratchy), these actually have a ball tip on the nib that makes the writing very smooth
     
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