Discussion in 'Pens and Pencils and Paper' started by KAMM, Sep 2, 2012.
I got a Conway Stewart in silver with my son's name/birthdate on it for that very reason..
That's the plan. Saw someone else with a similar idea via fpn, so I changed it to my liking and 'borrowed' the concept. Hopefully my son/daughter can appreciate a good pen.
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Refilled my Lamy last night and used it today to make corrections to a document I printed out; I really didn't care for using it in that way. The medium nib was just too fat! I need to order a fine nib when I get some extra cash. That might be a while, as I've recently fallen in love with the Seiko 5 military auto watch. So I used my fisher bullet to correct the document, and the Lamy for general to do list!
How come I've never even replied to this thread?
I'm a fountain pen lover; not much of a collector but I have some.
My current go-to pens are the Pelikan Idon'tevenknowwhichmodel with a Herlitz medium nib in gold and a Geha Schulfüller (from the 50s afaik), both are piston fillers.
I've got about 10 (call me lazy, I don't even want to count) Reform 1745, which are plainly too small for me, yet were my starter drug to piston fillers. Other than that, there are still a few cartridge operated pens and two Pelikan Level L65 and one L5.
I'm doing that too. I'm trying to write a page per day so it's a reasonable amount of writing, even if it's a really busy day and there doesn't seem to be enough time. More is fine, but a page is the min. I started it a few weeks before he was born and we're coming up on 5 months now. Not every page is golden--some days not much happens, but every now and then you get a nugget of something funny or interesting that will be such fun to remember 20 or 30 years from now.
I'm a lefty and have used a FP since I was a teenager. You might need to adapt your writing style slightly but it's not difficult at all. Buy a cheap one and see how you get on.
Anybody have a Lamy Safari pen or nib thats Fine who might want to trade for my medium? puhleasssee!
I think you can get them for $12 or less from jetpens..
On the Lamy site, the white doesn't look that appealing. However, this picture makes it look like a beauty! I really want one of these!
That's an amazing idea! I love it! I'm totally going to do that one day for my kids
What's Lamy's 2013 color for the Safari line?
What they are currently showing online is that in addition to the white they have the blue, red, yellow, black and charcoal (which has a black clip and nib).
Does anyone know what size nib the Pilot Varsity has? I just want to know so I have an idea of what size nib to get for my Safari, when I eventually get one.
The Varsity has what they call a medium nib but its thinner than the Lamy medium.
Thanks! I like the way the varsity write, so I think I'll try the Lamy fine.
OMG why is it so hard to pick which colour I want my Safari to be!?
That's been my biggest problem thus far.
I don't think its been announced as of yet. I think I recall the Goulet's mentioning on FPN that it usually comes out in the springtime.
I still want to buy the all black one. I currently only have last years green as well as a gunmetal AL Star
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To make matters worse, I just found another seller on ebay that has the apple green one for just a few dollars more, although it doesn't come with the converter. Hmmm....
I had to purchase my converter separately when I got my green one from jetpens.
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Lately i've been thinking of a lamy safari....but i've had such bad luck in the past with cheap fountain pens.....leaking in pockets and getting ink on my fingers when i write, etc.....i just don't know if i can do it .....i'm not sure i can set aside my SS jotter....
Heres my fav budget fountain pen (pic stolen from vintage electronics page lol);
Nice clear lamy with clear converter and black ink for a nice clean clear/black/chrome only look!
For more formal occasions i grab this puppy;
You just gotta love a good fountain pen....
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