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Old 25 June 2016, 06:43 PM   #121
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Fountain pens have become the most addicting hobby I've ever had. Go with a fountain pen. You'll love it. My first nice pen was a montblanc starwalker midnight ballpoint. I write on a lot of carbon paper at work and this seemed like the best choice. This lasted about a year and then I bought my first fountain pen. My attitude was F-em if they can't read the last sheet. I want to use a fountain pen at work. About a year later to the month, I put in for 3 Visconti's, 2 Omas's, and a couple other brand fountain pens and I haven't looked back. To me I equate a fountain pen to an automatic watch. Not necessary but I wouldn't have it any other way now.
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Old 25 June 2016, 08:15 PM   #122
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Fountain pens have become the most addicting hobby I've ever had. Go with a fountain pen. You'll love it.

Errr, many thanks for the post but scroll up!
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Old 25 June 2016, 08:22 PM   #123
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Errr, many thanks for the post but scroll up!
I blame scotch and sleep deprivation.
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Old 25 June 2016, 08:30 PM   #124
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Sounds pretty good, I'm shopping
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Old 26 June 2016, 06:51 PM   #125
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Sounds pretty good, I'm shopping
It's been about a day. What did you end up getting??
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Old 27 June 2016, 12:03 AM   #126
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It's been about a day. What did you end up getting??


Little boys 1st birthday so a few bits, nothing exciting.

Although, I did get him his first football. Start 'em young!
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Old 9 August 2016, 12:46 AM   #127
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So, a quick update:

Absolutely loving my new fountain pen, that nib really is a work of art but am a little disappointed that I can't really use it to write birthday cards because they all seem to be manufactured these day's with some sort of sheen on the paper which really doesn't work well with the FP ink.

TBH it only really works well with a BP
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Old 10 August 2016, 03:28 AM   #128
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So, a quick update:

Absolutely loving my new fountain pen, that nib really is a work of art but am a little disappointed that I can't really use it to write birthday cards because they all seem to be manufactured these day's with some sort of sheen on the paper which really doesn't work well with the FP ink.

TBH it only really works well with a BP
Buy good plain paper and draw the cards yourself ;-)
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Old 10 August 2016, 11:54 AM   #129
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Yes! Any treated / glossy paper will not produce desired results as the paper does not allow for absorption.

Not sure if I would draw my own, but in the future I would order only unfinished cards.
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Old 11 January 2017, 04:05 PM   #130
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I just came across this thread and I am blown away. Amazing journey on here and just all the reason why I really enjoy TRF. Great read from start to finish to see all of the input. I learned a lot for sure. Congrats to the OP and lets give this thing a bump
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Old 11 January 2017, 05:01 PM   #131
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Thanks OP for starting this thread It was a real treat reading about your pen journey and all the advice provided by TRF members

My wife recently bought me a Meisterstuck rollerball as a birthday present and since I've started using it, it has gotten me into this subforum.
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Old 12 January 2017, 07:27 AM   #132
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Thanks OP for starting this thread It was a real treat reading about your pen journey and all the advice provided by TRF members

My wife recently bought me a Meisterstuck rollerball as a birthday present and since I've started using it, it has gotten me into this subforum.
You're both very welcome

I really hope this thread helps others in their own journeys.

It certainly helped me and I'm forever grateful for everyone's input.

I love my pen collection and they get used everyday.
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I actually just recently purchased the Montblanc M Ultra Black fountain pen - my first fountain pen! Loving it so far. Much more delicate to use than a rollerball or ballpoint.

It's a slippery slope, just like watches...

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You're both very welcome

I really hope this thread helps others in their own journeys.

It certainly helped me and I'm forever grateful for everyone's input.

I love my pen collection and they get used everyday.
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I actually just recently purchased the Montblanc M Ultra Black fountain pen - my first fountain pen! Loving it so far. Much more delicate to use than a rollerball or ballpoint.

It's a slippery slope, just like watches...
This slope is paved in ice Glad you like the pen. There will be many more to come!
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James(OmegaJJH) and James(NewEnthusiast)glad to see you are both interested in fine writing instruments and want to teach your children about the finer things in life. Big Congrats…with one of you being a new parent and the other becoming a Dad soon. If I can pass on a little piece of advice…enjoy your children when they are young and become involved in their daily lives(be there for them by making time each and every day). As they do grow up quite fast and before you know it they will have finished school and be on their own…shaping their futures……

Sometimes it seems like yesterday that our son was born yet he is now 31 and on his own. Teach them good morals, ethics and manners and above everything else teach them that their word must have and be backed with integrity and honesty…..

Take care…..Leo
Re-reading all of this thread after it went live again. Leo, I believed your words back then but they resonate even more now. Bump has now become a VERY active 4 year old and has been joined by a little brother. They are a handfull but each moment with them is precious. One of the few positives of lockdown was the opportunity to spend even more time with them and be even more involved (numerous work calls were started with, "You have my brain but be aware my body is making slime/pizza/a mess with my son so there might be a bit of background noise!")

Unfortunately I lost my dad at the start of the year. I miss him enormously but over the course of writing and delivering his eulogy I was able to reflect on all the wonderful time we enjoyed together and how lucky I was to have that opportunity. It has renewed my determination to be there in the same way for my boys.

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Old 21 July 2021, 06:41 PM   #136
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I really do enjoy my having and keeping my Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Solitaire LeGrand Fountain Pen.
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I really do enjoy my having and keeping my Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Solitaire LeGrand Fountain Pen.
I like the Le Petit Prince! I have several others on my want list before it or I would have one myself.

Congratulations!

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