Is anyone in the forum into fountain pens? I’ve sent a few officials to people who share the hobby as well.
@renegade_cavalcade I am into fountain pens However, I need to clean them out. I haven’t used them in a couple of months… I just kept putting it off because I didn’t want to clean…
Thanks for this topic! I love fountain pens and have used them since childhood. My old favorite was a Parker 45 that I received as a gift in my early teens, and wrote with regularly for over 20 years, until I accidentally smashed it.
I have only a few pens, including some Preppies, a Platinum carbon desk pen, a Lamy Safari inscribed with my name, that was a gift from a dear Postcrossing friend, and a Moonman 80. I also have a Pilot Custom 74 that I think I bought about 20 years ago. I don’t really collect fountain pens, but since I use them on a daily basis I’ve never been without a few of them.
Yes, I am very much into them!!!
A friend recently gifted me three fountain pens and I am still on cloud 9
My whole life, I always used Lamy pens and that I have a different brand and own more than one fountain pen is a very new development that I am still getting used to.
I also love dip pens and feather quills. Alas, my dip pen broke several years ago I still have it for some reason (and even still use it sometimes, seldom, heaven knows why) You might get a card from me that is written with a duck feather
I like fountain pens! And I have several fountain pens, but I’m not in postcrossing right now, due to some personal reasons.
I love fountain pens!
I am the proud owner of 21, but I use only 15 in a rotating scheme, that means I change the pen every day so each pen is used every 15 days.
Favorites are Parker IM, Moonman 600 and Waterman Allure.
Yes! I have around 20 or so but am trying to be a bit more sensible at how many I have inked up at a time - I did just receive a package of 20 ink samples so we’ll see how long that sensibility lasts. My collection is mainly at the lower end of the fountain pen price spectrum (although I will often look at the more expensive pens and dream! ): Lamy, Pilot, TWSBI and Kaweco. I like collecting the colours I like of pen models I enjoy using.
At the moment my TWSBI Smoke & Rose Gold F nib is my every day writer, currently filled with Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink.
Yes, fountain pen user here, although not so much on postcards. Parker & Lamy mostly, plus Chinese brands, and then there’s the writing fluids, Diamine mainly but also have J. Herbin, Sailor…
Fountain Pen Day is first Friday in November…
I’m not particularly into fountain pens, but want to share a fun fact:
Most of the children here in The Netherlands write with fountain pens in primary school (say: 3rd grade up to 6th grade, when they leave primary school).
Maybe that’s why I don’t like them hahaha, I only remember the mess they make from my own school period as well as from my students now I remember how I colored my putty with it and how we collected the little balls that stay behind in the ink cilinder (meaning we always cut them open…hence the mess)
I had two beautiful fountainpens That I used daily, I carried them in a special leather case. Unfortinatly one of my pupils stole them. That is what happens in schools. I had nothing to prove, so they are lost forever. Its years ago, but I still miss them. One was a collectors item from a German factory that does not excist anymore.
On postcards they are not very practical because the ink isn’t waterproof.
Ooooh… I LOVE fountain pens. I have about 20 of them, most of all Lamy.
I have also water proof ink (not for Lamy, sadly) but it doesn’t help if some cards have a strange surface. And there are a lot of cards, unfortunately. And it’s also difficult to write on cards made from recycling paper
During school time I also collected the little balls But Lamy has no balls
I remember I had around 100 of them. I especially bought a long-size fountain pen to store them all. And then, one day, I lent it to a friend and as she changed the ink all of the balls fell down.
I wanted her to collect them one by one but our teacher wasn’t very impressed by me freaking out
Oh wow I am surprised at how many of you use them too! I have mostly Japanese ones - Sailor, Pilot, Platinum but debating on getting more Western ones. I have one Lamy that I use in my rotation.
I fell in love with fountain pens the moment I used one for the first time when I was 11. Since then they have always been my main kind of pens to use at school, for my correspondence, etc.
I have a Waterman fine nib pen that I use with purple ink to write letters and in my diary. It is getting old though and I’m thinking about looking for a new one.
I use a Platinum Carbon pen to write in Japanese. The nib is extra fine, which is great to write kanji’s. One of the best gifts I received !
My brother offered me a Montblanc pen, but I don’t have cartridges anymore and they can’t be found here, so I can’t use it at the moment.
Oh I love fountain pens! I used to write my cards with this gorgeous ink from J.Herbin. It has beautiful gold shimmers and a lovely sheen. But because of the shimmer, I had to use a pen with a medium nib and my handwriting looked kinda ugly with broader nibs.
Wow it’s actually the same here in China! At least when I was in primary school haha. There were so many fountain pens that I broke.
When I was at primary school, they made us to write with fountain pens, too
I used Aurora’s “auretta” model with plug-in cartridges, and a special double ended felt tip pen to cancel and rewrite in case of errors.
I remember that, after a certain number of “flight” from the desk, the nib could be irremediably ruined.
Italy has issued a stamp last year dedicated to 100 years of “Aurora” brand:
Italy has issued a stamp last year dedicated to 100 years of “Aurora” brand
Happy Fountain Pen Day! It’s annually celebrated on the first Friday of November.
I remember the balls too! Collected as well! No idea where they went.
I am not a real fountain pen aficionado, but I do have a few. I use them on postcards sometimes, either with a waterproof ink like Noodlers Bulletproof Black or Lexington Gray, or Platinum Carbon Black, or by putting some sort of sealant on non-waterproof ink afterwards.