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    Hello all FP Geeks,

    Found this forum a few days ago and decides to join. My name is Ken and I am from San Diego, CA but will be moving to Dublin, Ireland for work. I have had a passion for pens for a long time and got into fountain pens about a year ago. I actually bought my first FP about 3 years ago, a Lamy Safari (which I still have) and I kind of forgot about it until around a year ago when I was clean out a drawer. I cleaned and inked it up and just started writing with it. I have to say that I just loved how it wrote. That’s when I started looking at acquiring more and researching. I didn’t want to buy any expensive FP until I leaned more about using and caring for FB. My next FP was a Pilot Falcon and I just loved the smoothness and feel of the pen. From there I got 2 Cross, Monteverde, Kawaco Student, Lamy Studio, Pilot Metropolitan, and my last east pursuance, which isn’t picture, was a Mont Blanc Blue Planet Starwalker. It is back at MB for a nib exchanged. I bought it in a medium nib but with the paperwork we use at work, there was too much ink bleed so I am exchanging it for a fine nib. All of my other pens are fine nibs. I bought the medium because I want to try it out. I think I will stay with fine nips. Just like how they write and it better fits my writing style. My next pens on my radar is the MB JFK burgundy/gold and. Visconti Homo-Sapien, between the Lava or the Bronze Age. I know they are both luxury pens but I am very. Comfortable using FP now.

    When I get my Blue Planet back and when I make my next purchase, I will post. Thanks for read my post and that’s for accepting me into your community. Hope to have good contestations and input from ya’ll.

    Ken

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    Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell.
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    Welcome from a former San Diegan.

    Best wishes for your move and work in Dublin.
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    Welcome.
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    Great collection! Welcome aboard!

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    Bummer. I'm here in San Diego and there is at least one small gathering, but that all came to a halt in March. Probably won't happen again for months. Enjoy your pens and your move - pack them carefully!

    And welcome to FPG, where you can visit from wherever you happen to live...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Bummer. I'm here in San Diego and there is at least one small gathering, but that all came to a halt in March. Probably won't happen again for months. Enjoy your pens and your move - pack them carefully!

    And welcome to FPG, where you can visit from wherever you happen to live...
    Let me know if/when another GTG is scheduled. I wont be moving until next year sometime. I hope. It depends of the COVID thing.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt1255 View Post
    It depends of the COVID thing.
    It sure does, for the meets, too!
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    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Hi Ken

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    Default Re: New member from San Diego

    Welcome! Glad you are with us! And it looks like you have a great start in the world of fountain pens.

    You will find that there are many people on this forum that will be genuinely happy to help you in anyway we can. Spread out and don't be afraid to post and make some friends.


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