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    Default Want a laugh

    The Parker 5th pen is currently 3x or more of the fountain pen in the same model and color way

    I guess itís really dead


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    I haven't read of it in some time. With macular degeneration I am mostly using fiber tip refills in Cross Select Tip and Montblanc rollerball pens. Its hard for me to read most fountain pen and ballpoint writing. Maybe I could have used a 5th now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    I haven't read of it in some time. With macular degeneration I am mostly using fiber tip refills in Cross Select Tip and Montblanc rollerball pens. Its hard for me to read most fountain pen and ballpoint writing. Maybe I could have used a 5th now.
    Sorry to hear that. Have you tried broad, double broad or triple broad nibs?

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    Default Re: Want a laugh

    Medium works, but I have only a couple of them, most being extra fine and fine.

    Still, sorry to hear of the demise of the 5th. It was interesting. I would suppose there are some available, new or used. When something is no longer current interest seems to wane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    Medium works, but I have only a couple of them, most being extra fine and fine.

    Still, sorry to hear of the demise of the 5th. It was interesting. I would suppose there are some available, new or used. When something is no longer current interest seems to wane.
    If you are looking for something that will allow you to enjoy at least some of the Fountain pen inks

    https://www.gouletpens.com/collections/yookers


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    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    Medium works, but I have only a couple of them, most being extra fine and fine.
    Iíve been losing eyesight since my twenties. Iíve gone from broad to double and triple broad. I genuinely enjoy the broader nibs. Iím just thankful i can still see well enough to read and write most of the time.

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    Jeez, sorry to both you guys about your eyesight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    Medium works, but I have only a couple of them, most being extra fine and fine.
    Iíve been losing eyesight since my twenties. Iíve gone from broad to double and triple broad. I genuinely enjoy the broader nibs. Iím just thankful i can still see well enough to read and write most of the time.
    I sometimes write large to explore nibs or inks

    I sometimes feel like I grade schooler but sometimes the inks need large letters

    Also I noticed fancy scripts are easier to write larger


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    Default Re: Want a laugh

    Since I retired I have used fountain pens very little. No need to write. I can still enjoy working on them. Sac pens require periodic resac and some pens are interesting to explore. I do replace some latex sacs with PVC sacs when I feel the urge. Too bad there aren't PVC Vacumatic diaphragms.

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