- Apr 12, 2011
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If all you want is something casual, try the Sheaffer VFM I mentioned earlier in the thread (mine's a fine point) . . .If one of you guys recommends a fountain pen for me that I can use casually for brief notes a few times a day, I'll give it a whirl. I've been needing a good pen again for a long time. My only concern with one for my use is that I'm no Abraham Lincoln, sitting on written letters for a day or more before sending. I write, stamp, fold and stuff and off it goes. Might need some type of quick drying ink.
Ok, done! I'll give it a whirl. Been years since I used a fountain pen. I hope I get along with it. I like the idea and never found myself in love with any ballpoints.
You should get along with that pen just fine. You notice there's a little tapering to the nib, that'll make it even more comfortable to write with. (You can also get that model in matte black, red, chrome, or brushed metal, your choice!)Ok, done! I'll give it a whirl. Been years since I used a fountain pen. I hope I get along with it. I like the idea and never found myself in love with any ballpoints.
That green one at the top is the exact model I used when I was young.I admit it. I'm a fountain/cartridge pen lover. Have been ever since a friend of my parents, who worked in the stationery business, gave me my first Sheaffer fountain pen when I was ten . . .
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Today I write with either one of a pair of MontBlanc fountain pens . . .
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I figure you could be obsessed with far worse things than writing with a fountain pen. To me a MontBlanc is to fountain pens what a Les Paul is to guitars.
(For the record: I hate ballpoint pens. I consider them another exhibit in the case against civilisation's suicide.)
I just wondered whether anyone else around here likes and writes with fountain pens, or whether I'm the only nutbag here who does.
I got a chrome with gold accent one. It was only a few dollars more and I figured it would match whatever I was wearing, that way.You should get along with that pen just fine. You notice there's a little tapering to the nib, that'll make it even more comfortable to write with. (You can also get that model in matte black, red, chrome, or brushed metal, your choice!)
It could be a combination of the three, though a new nib shouldn't be an issue. (It wasn't when I bought mine.) Basic printer/copier paper isn't always the idea paper for fountain pen writing, but a lot of times it's a crapshoot as to the paper quality, anyway.I've had a few days with it and could use some pointers.
I'm "out-writing" it. As I write as fast as I'm comfortable doing, I get some dry areas where the pen scratches the paper but doesn't lay down any ink. I have to either slow down or press harder than I comfortably write. It feels rough on these same spots too. Not gliding smooth. I'm just using basic printer / copier paper.
My technique? The nib? The paper?