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I just got my jinhao pen in the mail and loving it so far!

Gonna start a small collection. Is there anyone here wanting to sell a spare?

Thanks
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Aznkid2000 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2014 5:12 pm
I just got my jinhao pen in the mail and loving it so far!

Gonna start a small collection. Is there anyone here wanting to sell a spare?

Thanks
I suggest you register here : http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/

A lot of really good genuine and well cared for antique FPs, range from 50 - 1000 in their sales forum.
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beside Jinhao what are some affordable pens?
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is it recomended to go used rather than new or fountain pens?
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Aznkid2000 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2014 11:42 pm
beside Jinhao what are some affordable pens?
There are some better affordable pens like Pilot 78G and Pilot Metropolitan, as well as Platinum Plaisir or the inexpensive "disposable" Platinum Preppy. Many people recommend the Lamy Safari as a good first pen; it's actually the #1 selling fountain pen in the world. It is a bit more expensive here than in Europe since it is made in Germany. It is possible to find some less expensive vintage pens, but I would recommend holding off on those until you become more knowledgeable about fountain pens in general. There are also other Chinese-made pens but generally they are only okay at best. There are others still, but I would look into those first.
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Aznkid2000 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2014 5:12 pm
I just got my jinhao pen in the mail and loving it so far!

Gonna start a small collection. Is there anyone here wanting to sell a spare?

Thanks
DanielH693 wrote:
Jun 19th, 2014 2:01 pm
is it recomended to go used rather than new or fountain pens?
It is possible to buy used modern fountain pens that are decent and undamaged locally through Kijiji, but I find that selection is limited and may not be the pen/colour/nib size that you would like. Often, unless a pen is being deeply discounted, you may as well buy new when you consider the time, trouble and cost of meeting up to make a transaction if two parties are not that close travel-wise to each other. Besides, new pens are usually warranted or have some backing by the vendor.

As for vintage fountain pens, the post-1960s cartridge type are the safest to buy unless there is damage, especially to the nib. You can often find inexpensive "school" type fountain pens, especially by Sheaffer. You probaby have to soak the nib section to remove old dried ink. Not a big deal. The older ink sac type, on the other hand, unless they've been restored, will almost certainly need to be restored.

There will be a golden opportunity to acquire/trade pens at the Scriptus Pen show at the Metro Reference Library Nov. 2. Go if you can, because pen shows in Toronto don't happen often.

http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum ... ouncement/
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Aznkid2000 wrote:
May 18th, 2014 8:19 pm
where should i buy black ink and how to improve my writing?

Had crappy writing since elementary school
Here are some good handwriting tips: http://www.paperpenalia.com/handwriting.html

This may be helpful also: http://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Your-Handwriting

And you may as well check out this article by JetPens about writing with a fountain pen:

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/how-to-writ ... pen/pt/271


For most of my life, I had used ballpoint pens, but because, for me, I found the lines produced by ballpoints tended to be thin and weak, I usually found myself pressing the pen into the paper trying to get a more solid line. After discovering fountain pens, I could produce nice solid lines with very little pressure. Oh, I wish I had discovered this earlier in life when I had to do a lot of writing. It would have saved me from tired hands and tired arms during long written exams!
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pdc wrote:
Jun 19th, 2014 4:53 pm
Here are some good handwriting tips: http://www.paperpenalia.com/handwriting.html

This may be helpful also: http://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Your-Handwriting

And you may as well check out this article by JetPens about writing with a fountain pen:

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/how-to-writ ... pen/pt/271


For most of my life, I had used ballpoint pens, but because, for me, I found the lines produced by ballpoints tended to be thin and weak, I usually found myself pressing the pen into the paper trying to get a more solid line. After discovering fountain pens, I could produce nice solid lines with very little pressure. Oh, I wish I had discovered this earlier in life when I had to do a lot of writing. It would have saved me from tired hands and tired arms during long written exams!
Always carry a couple of each hah.
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I plan on getting a few ink bottles and a fountain pen from Amazon US. Just wondering, though, where do you guys get ink bottles and notebooks here in Canada?
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KuduIO wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2014 8:32 pm
I plan on getting a few ink bottles and a fountain pen from Amazon US. Just wondering, though, where do you guys get ink bottles and notebooks here in Canada?
As already mentioned by others, you can buy bottles of Parker Quink at Staples for $8.96 (?). Or, you can order other inks in Canada from:

http://www.wonderpens.ca/
http://www.stylo.ca/en/pages/accueil/index.html
http://www.stylusfinepens.com/

Here is a list of bricks and mortar stores in Canada:

http://www.marcuslink.com/pens/stores1a.html

Some of these stores also sell notebooks. Also, be aware when buying from Amazon US or any other vendor outside of Canada, shipments over $20 are subject to a customs fee and duty. I believe it's $5 plus HST. All shipments over $20 are liable to get dinged, but in practice it's hit and miss.
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Need to resurrect this thread for the sake of writing in style.
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apvm wrote:
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Need to resurrect this thread for the sake of writing in style.
Fountain pen in hand and a Havana burning on the other ! :P
You'll know you will be talking with someone interesting if they write with one !
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Is anyone going to the scriptus pen show tomorrow?

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