Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

What was your first fountain pen?

Stephanie

My first fountain pen was a red Lamy Safari that I purchased in late 2007 from Pendemonium. I called them to help me select the nib, as I had no idea how it might write when compared to a typical gel pen or roller ball. They suggested a medium which I do believe at the time was a good choice. There is a bit of a learning curve when writing with a fountain pen. You don’t need to bear down on the nib for the ink to flow, but it’s still easy to do so as that’s what historically has been necessary to get the ink moving out of a pen. If you lean hard on a fine or extra-fine nib, you could damage the nib or simply find that it’s too “scratchy” compared to what you are used to. Writing with a fountain pen needs only the lightest touch…

So what was your first, or what will be your first fountain pen?

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36 thoughts on “What was your first fountain pen?

  1. Cross back in the early 90’s and it was horrific. Two years ago this month I purchased a Lamy Studio and my journey really got restarted!

  2. Cross back in the early 90’s and it was horrific. Two years ago this month I purchased a Lamy Studio and my journey really got restarted!

  3. My very first FP was a crappy plastic FP, that worked with cartridges and leaked costantly. That was when I was in 6th grade.
    When I graduated high-school, my parents got me a Daniel Hechter FP, fabulously green with a very nice Medium nib which I’ve kept well into the University, and that got me hooked up on FPs.

  4. My very first FP was a crappy plastic FP, that worked with cartridges and leaked costantly. That was when I was in 6th grade.
    When I graduated high-school, my parents got me a Daniel Hechter FP, fabulously green with a very nice Medium nib which I’ve kept well into the University, and that got me hooked up on FPs.

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