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    Dear members
    Greetings. I live in Lahore Pakistan. Its an ancient city with long historical traditions. One of them is calligraphy and writing with fountain pen. Even though with the advent of modern ball points and now gel pens the fountain pen is fast becoming a dinosaur and may become extinct. However people like you still try to keep it alive. I acquired this passion to collect fountain pens, write with them and take care of them fro my father. Now after years of collection I have acquired a sizeable collection ranging from Sailor to Von Graff. I only write with fountain pen as I feel comfortable with them. I also write a journal and for me that is the high point of he day when I sit with my favourite pen of the week or month and write on paper. The feeling of sliding, moving and pointing on paper is the best feeling.
    I am thinking to write my experience of each pen I have in the coming days.
    Salman

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    Hello and welcome.
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    Receive a warm welcome from sunny Puerto Rico!

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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome

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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome Salman!
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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to FPG, Salman.
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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Great introductory post, Salman. I look forward to reading your accounts of your favourite pens! There's a thread in the "Pens in General" forum called something like "Posts Written Entirely in Fountain Pen." You may enjoy posting in it.

    Welcome!
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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome, pen friend!
    "Nolo esse salus sine vobis ...” —St. Augustine

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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Hi Salman,

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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome! We'd love to hear more about you and your pens.

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    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Hello and welcome! Yes the odds of my seeing someone else using a fountain pen in public are slim. But I dont think they could ever be truly obsolete. You cant get the same writing style from a gel or ball point, we have a much wider variety of ink and calligraphy cannot be made by a rollerball pen no matter what ink is used. But I will admit, especially when traveling on planes I take a Parker gel pen over my fountain pen. Minimizes the risk of an ink spell which as we all know is never fun and probably the only reason why ball points became the mainstream tool.

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