Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Greetings from Lahore

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Greetings from Lahore

    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

  2. #2
    FPG Donor ♕ Chrissy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    7,248
    Thanks
    3,630
    Thanked 6,361 Times in 2,573 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Hello and welcome.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

  3. #3
    Senior Member carlos.q's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On a hill in Puerto Rico
    Posts
    1,384
    Thanks
    1,491
    Thanked 1,242 Times in 576 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Receive a warm welcome from sunny Puerto Rico!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Anne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Arizona ( USA )
    Posts
    1,111
    Thanks
    227
    Thanked 236 Times in 197 Posts
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome

  5. #5
    Senior Member countrydirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pueblo, Colorado
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    517
    Thanked 297 Times in 156 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome Salman!
    I use a fountain pen and a paper planner - paperinkplan.wordpress.com

  6. #6
    Senior Member jar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Deep South Texas
    Posts
    3,819
    Thanks
    381
    Thanked 3,489 Times in 1,506 Posts
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore


  7. #7
    Senior Member jbb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    293
    Thanked 627 Times in 256 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome!
    JBBPensPaper an Etsy store

  8. #8
    Senior Member Deb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Highlands of Scotland
    Posts
    1,658
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked 1,635 Times in 773 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Welcome to FPG, Salman.
    Regards,
    Deb
    My Blog
    My Pen Sales

  9. #9
    Senior Member calamus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Redwoods Rainforest
    Posts
    865
    Thanks
    744
    Thanked 752 Times in 361 Posts
    Rep Power
    3

    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!
    Quid rides? Mutato nomine de te fabula narratur. — Horace
    (What are you laughing at? Just change the name and the joke’s on you.)

  10. #10
    Senior Member VertOlive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    The Island
    Posts
    3,841
    Thanks
    3,986
    Thanked 3,661 Times in 1,593 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

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

  11. #11
    Senior Member Wahl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    1,199
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 274 Times in 208 Posts
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

    Hi Salman,

  12. #12
    Senior Member azkid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    2,004
    Thanks
    3,693
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    5

    Default Re: Greetings from Lahore

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

  13. #13
    Member alexgalexg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Connecticut USA
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    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.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •