@willentrekin Thanks for the tip, I’d forgotten all about MB’s Shakespeare ink, I’ll definitely have to have a look at it.
@SandboxGeneral Both those ink look devine. Although the red is a bit browner than I’d thought.
And dammit, I just found out about my local pen shop’s lay-by policy too. Now, I’m off to juggle my finances and prepare some cost-benefit reports for my wife so I may purchase my next pen(s)
Here is the same ink and page as last week only in natural sunlight this time.It may not be as brown as the photo looks. The lighting in my apartment isn't the best. Maybe I'll try a photo in natural light later.
A fabulous pen, but you will need fairly large hands to be comfortable holding it and using it. However, I hope you enjoy it and manage to enjoy the use of it.Interesting thread. I have a montblanc meisterstuck 149 that was given to me by my father in the 1980s. I’ll have to post some pictures.
I had the chance to visit there two years ago, and it was probably the best pen shopping experience I've ever had. Online stores likely sometimes have better selections, but the gentleman who helped my wife and I was eager to show us anything we asked and dip them for us so we could try them.Tim Ferris;
New favorite shop in NYC —
Fountain Pen Hospital. “Fountain Pen Hospital was founded in 1946 by Phil Wiederlight and Al Wiederlight (the father and grandfather, respectively, of today's proprietors – Terry and Steve Wiederlight). Terry and Steve have a combined 60 years experience in all phases of vintage and modern writing instruments.” Special thanks to Neil Gaiman for recommending it during our interview together, in which he described how and why he does so much writing by hand.
Can you use converters in the Mont Blanc M, or are you refilling the cartridges? I have to admit I love the design. A little pricey for me at the moment, but hopefully can pick one up in the future. The red version is wonderful!Here is my favourite colour with my Apple inspired Marc Newson designed Mont Blanc
But this Parker Duofold Maxima in the recently acquired pen tray is the pen which started my obsession. My Grandad gave me this pen when I was 14 (41 years ago)
I used to have an extensive Parker collection but it was sold to fund life some time ago.
I too am disappointed with moleskine the papers quality has reduced so there is mire ink bleed now.So disappointed with Moleskine this year. Their quality has deteriorated. Just look how the ink from my Mont Blanc bleeds through the paper.
Can anyone recommend a page a day diary?
There's a different friction between the nib and the paper that is somehow pleasing. If you think of the difference in feel between say, a felt pen and a ball point, it's something different again and really pleasing and satisfying.I didn't mean to strike a chord with the phrasing of my question. I've simply never seen or heard of anyone actually using fountain pens. I've never used one myself and I've never known a single person that has used one. So when I see a thread dedicated to fountain pen enthusiasts, I get curious.
Thanks for the insight!
So disappointed with Moleskine this year. Their quality has deteriorated. Just look how the ink from my Mont Blanc bleeds through the paper.
Can anyone recommend a page a day diary?
Agree that the quality of Moleskine notebooks have really deteriorated a lot in recent years.Leuchtturm1917 makes wonderful notebooks
That looks absolutely beautiful; well wear and I hope you enjoy using it.When I moved into my girlfriends house last year she took notice of my modest Parker pen collection and said she had a nice fountain pen packed away somewhere which I could have if we could find it.
It eventually turned up in one of the sheds and it wasn’t what I was expecting.
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It’s a solid Sterling Silver Yard-O-Led fountain pen made in Birmingham (UK) and she won it in a competition in the local newspaper around 15-20 years ago. It’s never been used but the silver had tarnished after all those years. It has cleaned up nicely though and I now need to get a bottle of ink to try it out.