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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

sadly fountain pens are expensive, and I don't have the blow away cash. frown.gif
Not exactly true...They have a lot more variety and are available in all price ranges.
Yes the issue of economy of scale does affect them, but if you know where to look you can find great deals.
post #2177 of 2626

It looks like a lot of people here are having problems with nibs being too thick. I thought the same of some pens at first, but now I've gotten used to writing with thicker nibs and like the heavier flow. Being able to write fast and not have the ink skip is a big plus, and the bolder nibs do have a very smooth feel.

 

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sadly fountain pens are expensive, and I don't have the blow away cash. frown.gif

 

Panthers is back! Actually, fountain pens as a hobby isn't as expensive as a lot of others out there. Watches, guns, and yes, headphones, to name a few.

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Not exactly true...They have a lot more variety and are available in all price ranges.
Yes the issue of economy of scale does affect them, but if you know where to look you can find great deals.
Yeah, I realize some are cheap, I just don't have $25 to spend on something that interests me. frown.gif
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Panthers is back! Actually, fountain pens as a hobby isn't as expensive as a lot of others out there. Watches, guns, and yes, headphones, to name a few.
again, yeah, expensive as heck, just I have tons of shizz that interests me and I can't afford it at all. frown.gif
post #2179 of 2626
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When I began buying fountain pens I thought the hooded nibs looked ridiculous. Now I quite like the minimal design of the pens that have them.

That's part of the appeal about owning different fountain pens. You can change looks, nib grades, ink colours, filling systems to suit your mood. Much like music and audio gear.

My first fountain pen had a hooded nib, it was a cheap Hero.
I remember I was green with envy when I saw a classmate's pen with an exposed nib. I harassed my dad to get me that same pen.

Yes, FPs have a high potential for customization. The best part is that the ink doesn't get 'painted' on paper like a ball pen, its absorbed into the paper; the medium and the marker become one.
Not to mention broads, italics, stubs and obliques. There's just no alternative.
post #2180 of 2626
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

Not exactly true...They have a lot more variety and are available in all price ranges.
Yes the issue of economy of scale does affect them, but if you know where to look you can find great deals.
Yeah, I realize some are cheap, I just don't have $25 to spend on something that interests me. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Panthers is back! Actually, fountain pens as a hobby isn't as expensive as a lot of others out there. Watches, guns, and yes, headphones, to name a few.
again, yeah, expensive as heck, just I have tons of shizz that interests me and I can't afford it at all. frown.gif

 

Many hobbies have a great sense of community. And usually someone will reach out and tap you upside your big head :pand share. At times, it's the beginner. Other times, experienced or no, the have-nots get a little break and a little help with pursuing the hobby.

 

:wink_face: Keep your head up and watch your mailbox...

post #2181 of 2626
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My first fountain pen had a hooded nib, it was a cheap Hero.
I remember I was green with envy when I saw a classmate's pen with an exposed nib. I harassed my dad to get me that same pen.

Yes, FPs have a high potential for customization. The best part is that the ink doesn't get 'painted' on paper like a ball pen, its absorbed into the paper; the medium and the marker become one.
Not to mention broads, italics, stubs and obliques. There's just no alternative.


Hah, I remember when Hero started coming out with gold nibbed pens I snagged a 100 and thought it was a great price for a pen with a solid gold nib. Damn thing wouldn't work no matter what I did to it, and I ended up breaking it trying to get it to work. I have a few Japanese pocket pens with hooded gold nibs now that work great, and a Lamy 2000 that's even better. I do recall that when I first saw the 2k I wasn't at all impressed with it, though. I think it's one of those things you have to actually use for a while before you fully appreciate the utility of its design. A large ink tank, windows to view the ink level, durable fiberglass reinforced body that doesn't show most scratches, good quality nib that doesn't dry out quickly, light weight, and solid clip that won't get sprung are some great features for a pen.

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Yeah, I realize some are cheap, I just don't have $25 to spend on something that interests me. frown.gif

 

You can't have your cake and...blah blah...

post #2183 of 2626
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I do recall that when I first saw the 2k I wasn't at all impressed with it, though. I think it's one of those things you have to actually use for a while before you fully appreciate the utility of its design. A large ink tank, windows to view the ink level, durable fiberglass reinforced body that doesn't show most scratches, good quality nib that doesn't dry out quickly, light weight, and solid clip that won't get sprung are some great features for a pen.

 

Yes the 2k is one of a kind. The design still holds its appeal after so many years.

However, I'm still amazed as to why Lamy hasn't addressed the drying out issues on the Dialog 3. Germans are obsessed with perfecting their design, so this is something that baffles me.


Edited by proton007 - 11/9/13 at 2:18am
post #2184 of 2626
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:wink_face: Keep your head up and watch your mailbox...

 

I watch mine regularly, it seems FPs aren't really popular in my part of the globe.:o

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You seem to be thriving and doing well to represent us. 

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Many hobbies have a great sense of community. And usually someone will reach out and tap you upside your big head tongue.gif and share. At times, it's the beginner. Other times, experienced or no, the have-nots get a little break and a little help with pursuing the hobby.

wink_face.gif  Keep your head up and watch your mailbox...
Well Um... Thanks! That was kinda surprising? biggrin.gif do I need to look inside it or the outside? I think just the outside is fine, you? Never occurred to me that my mailbox could create pens. ;D

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You can't have your cake and...blah blah...
But but, you can't either! THE CAKE IS A LIE.............
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(on a side note, how easy is it to find my address on the interwebs?)
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Fountain pens were mandatory in my school(between the ages of 4-10, then you were allowed to use ballpoints, etc if you wanted). Something about encouraging better handwriting and tradition. Either way I seem to remember my first fountain pen being a cheap semi-disposable. Probably one of the Pilot V-Pens or something similar. After that I use a Parker Vector for many, many years until I lost it.

post #2189 of 2626
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Fountain pens were mandatory in my school(between the ages of 4-10, then you were allowed to use ballpoints, etc if you wanted). Something about encouraging better handwriting and tradition. Either way I seem to remember my first fountain pen being a cheap semi-disposable. Probably one of the Pilot V-Pens or something similar. After that I use a Parker Vector for many, many years until I lost it.
ahemm, I live in amuricah, I don't think we have the same standards as you guys. :/ (town of a population less than 200)
post #2190 of 2626
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post


ahemm, I live in amuricah, I don't think we have the same standards as you guys. :/ (town of a population less than 200)

 

I'm not sure what kids use nowadays, but I find that no other pen offers the feedback a FP does.

 

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

Fountain pens were mandatory in my school(between the ages of 4-10, then you were allowed to use ballpoints, etc if you wanted). Something about encouraging better handwriting and tradition. Either way I seem to remember my first fountain pen being a cheap semi-disposable. Probably one of the Pilot V-Pens or something similar. After that I use a Parker Vector for many, many years until I lost it.

 

Same here. FPs were compulsory as soon as we switched from pencils to pens. Hero was the defacto brand, because they were cheap to buy and repair. Parker was considered to be the premium brand, and Pilot wasn't even known to make FPs.

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