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OfflineI_Fart_Blue
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Fountain Pens
    #1054443 - 11/15/02 02:54 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Does anybody use these? I love fountain pens, and it is rare that I write with a pen other than a fountain. There is nothing like the flow of ink from a fine crafted writing instrument. I have a lot of cheap ones that I use in class. However, the one that is my most favorite is my Laban Celebration.





It?s a pretty versatile pen. It feels at home on almost any paper, including very slick paper such as credit card receipts. Best of all, its a looker. Very sharp, very classy. I always get compliments on it wherever I go. IMHO it looks a lot better than some of the higher-priced Mont Blancs that generally run from $250-$400. At $70 the price is a lot easier on the ol? checkbook. Unfortunately it nib only comes in one size, however it?s a 1.5, which is a pretty good size.


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Re: Fountain Pens [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1054505 - 11/15/02 03:25 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I've never been in to fountain pens. My only experience with them is that they can bust and ink will be everywhere. I have a waterman and a montblanc, they just ball point pens, write like any other nice ball point pen, not as nice as some cheap ones too. Expensive pens are imho a waste of money, at least the ball point variety.

Maybe I'll try out a fountain pen... But with my handwriting I'm sure it will be just as horrible with a nicer pen in my hand. Lately I've been a using a beautiful wooden ball point pen I got at an art gallery for $20. It writes really well and smoothly and it gets an occasional compliment as well.


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Re: Fountain Pens [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1054554 - 11/15/02 03:57 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

For that much money, there better not be any plastic in it.


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Re: Fountain Pens [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1054652 - 11/15/02 04:49 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

btw, www.ashford.com often has wonderful sales on fine writing instruments and other stuff. Just thought you might be interested...


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Re: Fountain Pens [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1055134 - 11/15/02 10:48 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I've never had one bust, luckily. I'm sure it would be messey as hell. I'm not a big fan of a lot of the the expensive ballpoint and rollerball pens. I think they are a little overpriced, not to say that a some of the aren't. I've found that a nice $20 or so ballpoint does the trick. I hate light pens too, I need something substancial.

I've actually improved my handwriting here lately. I bought a handwriting book from the company where I bought my Laban. My handwriting has improved drastically, so I don't feel quite as bad about owning my pen.  :tongue: Ashford had some nice stuff, thanks for the link. I suggest Fahrney's Pens. They've got a pretty good selection of all kinds of pens, inks and other related supplies.


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Edited by I_Fart_Blue (11/15/02 10:57 AM)


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Re: Fountain Pens [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1055196 - 11/15/02 11:26 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I am left handed, and the last time that I tried to use a fountain pen all I ended up with was a large smear on the paper and a black sleeve.  No good :frown:


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Re: Fountain Pens [Re: User Exists]
    #1055928 - 11/15/02 03:43 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

yes...exactly!! I'm left handed too and I have never been able to write with a fountain pen!


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