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    Default Hi from Chicago!

    Thank you for letting me join this group! I stuck a toe in the fountain pen water 25 years ago, but then a move to Chicago from Texas for a demanding job was a distraction and I didn't jump back in until last February. I bought a pen for my brother for Valentine's Day and then a cute mint Kaweco for me, and I've fallen hard! Then came lockdown in March (which is still going on) and a two-month furlough from work and I found myself doing all the newbie things--buying lots of pens and ink, etc. But it's been fun and I'm enjoying handwriting again.

    I'm learning so much from all the posts here and am so grateful. I don't think I'm going to be able to offer anything knowledge-wise, but I'll try to post ink reviews instead.

    Have been dying to go to a pen show, and am hoping for a vaccination and that I can go to the Chicago show in the fall.

    I'm still going crazy for Kaweco, as I have small hands, and for the same reason I'm enjoying some vintage pens. I found a beautiful Waterman 513 in a striated honey celluloid with a cursive italic nib and am thrilled with it.

    PS One reason I wanted to get back into fountain pens is partly because I hated using and discarding felt-tip pens and such at work. Was hoping to reduce plastic waste. I have bought some cartridges, but I flush and reuse them by syringing in bottled ink. And the Kaweco highlighter has been great for that reason.
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    Default Re: Hi from Chicago!

    Very nice. Welcome home; pull up a stump and set a spell.

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    Default Re: Hi from Chicago!

    Hello and welcome

    And that's a pretty 513. We'll get you moving backwards and into eyedroppers in no time at all! They're mostly nice and small too...

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    Hello and welcome
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: Hi from Chicago!

    Glad you are with us!!

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    Very nice.

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    I have big hands and I love Kawecos and vintage pens

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    Default Re: Hi from Chicago!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Hello and welcome

    And that's a pretty 513. We'll get you moving backwards and into eyedroppers in no time at all! They're mostly nice and small too...
    Just eyedroppered a Kaweco this week . . . and forgot that there was that darn free ink cartridge in the barrel! All fixed, but I've had a bright red ink on my fingers all week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by damfino View Post
    ...I've had a bright red ink on my fingers all week!
    Apply Reduran hand cleaner to your ink-stained skin, scrub a bit with a nail brush, then rinse off.

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