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    My First Piston Fountain Pen

    As I am not sure where to put this subject, I am putting it here, in the General Discussion forum.
    I have been wanting a good quality fountain pen for years but never did buy one. There are so many different brands out there that making a choice was rather difficult.
    Finally, I decided to go with a Pelikan Classic M205 piston fountain pen. Most reviewers agree that it's a great pen for the buck, for the beginner as well as the seasoned aficionado.
    Of course, I added 2 bottles of ink: 1 of black and 1 of blue-back.
    Here it is:

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    I have owned a few fountain pens in the past but they were cartridge fountain pens purchased for around $12-15. I guess I have myself a proper one, this time.
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    Love my pens!
    As a sprout it was mandatory in 4th grade to use a fountain pen, being left handed I have had blue fingers ever since.
    At 67 I still get ink on my fingers when I fill them.
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    @rockbass: well, then, I'll know what to expect. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbass View Post
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    Love my pens!
    As a sprout it was mandatory in 4th grade to use a fountain pen, being left handed I have had blue fingers ever since.
    At 67 I still get ink on my fingers when I fill them.
    So, where are the nibs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffer View Post
    As I am not sure where to put this subject, I am putting it here, in the General Discussion forum.
    I have been wanting a good quality fountain pen for years but never did buy one. There are so many different brands out there that making a choice was rather difficult.
    Finally, I decided to go with a Pelikan Classic M205 piston fountain pen. Most reviewers agree that it's a great pen for the buck, for the beginner as well as the seasoned aficionado.
    Of course, I added 2 bottles of ink: 1 of black and 1 of blue-back.
    Here it is:

    119663.jpg

    119666.jpg

    I have owned a few fountain pens in the past but they were cartridge fountain pens purchased for around $12-15. I guess I have myself a proper one, this time.
    Very nice! I have a small collection of fountain pens and I have the same Pelikan, but in brown. It's one of my favorites along with a vintage Parker Vacuumatic.
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    After all of the statistics and reports are finished with, I've come to the conclusion that the only real danger of smoking a pipe is being interrupted.

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    Thank you! I forgot to mention that I chose the Fine nib. I believe it will be very manageable for writing, to start with.
    I'm sure it's not unique to Pelikan, but an advantage is I can change the nib afterward to a medium, if I choose to do so. Convenient, I find.

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    Very nice looking pipe Puffer. I gave up trying to carry a fountain pen because of ruined shirts. This is my Esterbrook desk pen for 40 years. I use a bookkeeping firm extra fine point.
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    I'm with Thomas, as a lefthander my pisiform and my carpus get ink all over them. They were compulsory for me up to grade 8. I believe I started the tattoo culture without even getting one.

    Oh and very nice looking pen.
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    Thanks!
    I intend to use the pen at home, for the most part. I should thus make some savings on shirts purchase?

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    Nice Fountain pen sir. I have a few not worth talking about and they came with what I believe you call the piston, it's more like a syringe to me but, anyway I tried a couple of times to fill them using it and it's just way too much hassle and mess. The very next day I ordered cartridges and have been happy and finger clean since.
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