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Massdrop 101: Getting Started With Fountain Pens
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I posted some time ago that I had picked up aJinhao X750, well now I‘ve settled in with a total of four pens. To recap, after 4 decades of not writing cursive I’ve picked it back up. It’s going to be a long journey but I’m up to the challenge. I’m learning all over again with the help of a few inexpensive fountain pens that didn’t break the bank. The Jinhao 159 because it’s big and bulky. The previously mentioned Jinhao X750 which is middle of the road size-wise. The Pilot Metropolitan which seems to be just a bit smaller than the Jinhao X750. And finally the Picasso 903 Flower King because it’s kinda narrow and slim. Both the Jinhao’s have medium nibs and both the Pilot and Picasso have fine nibs. In a few weeks I’ll buy new nibs and swap-out the current nibs on each of these pens for larger or smaller nibs to see if my writing is better or worst with nib changes vs. sizes of pens. Perhaps by next year I will have figured out what size, type, and brand fountain pen is best for me, then start my collection from that point.
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