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Fountain Pens! Love em' or hate em'?

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by KAMM, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. mooshi
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    ;) Yep!

    The nib/feed section is friction fit. So grab hold (minding the nib; using pliers if you care to, but with something to cushion it as to not mess up the nib), take yourself over to the sink, and give it a good twist/pull. :D It should come out with a satisfying "PLOOP!" haha and spill ink into the sink. :p Might not want to wear your best Sunday shirt either. I've not had an ink massacre, but because it's friction fit, you never know.

    :D After that, use an eyedropper or syringe and fill up that barrel! :D
     
  2. thaeffman

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    Don't worry all of my Goulet orders have always gotten to Canada quickly and securely, plus they come with stickers, a handwritten note (as shown by defjus) and of course a lollipop . Customs can be iffy but it I've only had one order delayed so far (only for a day or two and not at all the fault of the Goulet Pen Company).

    Currently I am on the hunt for an alternative to Noodler's Baystate Cape Cod Cranberry. So far I'm getting samples of Diamine Cerise, Private Reserve Rose Range, R&K Fernambuk and Iroshizuku Tsutsuji. Aside from those I'm looking for a replacement for the Noodler's black in my Myu, Its not a bad ink by any means It just does't feel right in the pen. Any suggestions are welcome :)
     
  3. thaeffman

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    Oops, double post :oops:
     
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  4. k.o.milo

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    yeah, I thing I'm start to fall in to a new hobby here now :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Gambit88
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    Well now, that is good to know! Maybe I shall experiment. Thanks Moosh!
    Good to know!!
     
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  6. Blak Smyth

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    Check out the note I posted on this page, it was written in this ink.

    And Moosh makes another FP starter. I am really enjoying mine by the way, thinking about going to an italics nib though.
     
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    All my journalling is done with my fountain pen, it just feels right. I need get a replacement though, the nib on this one took a knock when customs were checking it in Singapore, it's gotten pretty scratchy and the feed seems to drop ink flow half the time :( When I tried it out after customs and found the nib bent I was rather annoyed...

    [​IMG]

    Edit: Just bought a Visconti Rembrant! How's that for a replacement?
     
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  8. bluesy_92

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    I see no reason to use a fountain pen. The hassle doesn't seem worth it. A nice office pen or tactical pen, with a pressurized cartridge, writes just fine for me. And the only "hassle", if you can call it that, is the need to replace the cartridge.
     
  9. Sarky

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    Same with my fountain pen, just replacing a cartridge.
     
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    Guess what I got in the mail today? :D
     
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    Been busy trying new inks?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    You bet!!!!
     
  13. AMilliron

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    Love em! Southpaw, so I've looked hard and made a collection of fast-drying Noodler's bulletproof inks, with a collection of TWSBI's, a Pilot custom, and a Lamy. Covers the basic colors I like, and the bulletproof factor means I can get rained on and no worries!!

    Now if I could only make them work with the expedition Field Notes or the paper made from stone that is available....
     
  14. mooshi
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    For anybody interested, JetPens just got in a large shipment of Noodler's Konrad pens if you wanna try your hand at flex nibs. :) $20.00 and a multitude of colors to choose from. :D
     
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    I'm hoping the noodlers ink line is next...

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  16. mooshi
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    They took those out last year due to shipping problems.
     
  17. mooshi
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    Looks like Pilot's come out with another budget friendly fountain pen (here; the Pilot Vortex). This may just replace my Lamy Safari/Pilot 78G as a beginner recommendation. :D Pilot nibs are my favs, but the screw cap of the 78G throws me off a little as a newbie recommendation. There's just something about snap caps. :p
     
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  18. Myth90045

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    Nice looking out Moosh. I might have to look into this. Man how am I supposed to use all these pens that I just got or are on their say!! :mad:

    Sent from inside my bag
     
  19. mooshi
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    Rotate through them per word. hahaha :D
     
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