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Massive Fountain Pen Haul

Helloooo! Today I wanted to share with you a rather large fountain pen haul from various online retailers such as Cult Pens and Pen Heaven.

At present, I have 8 fountain pens in my collection all bar one inked up with blue-black inks (The other is black). The amount of joy that I get out of using these pens is far beyond the joy I get out of rollerballs or biros etc., and this got me thinking – what if I tried fountain pens with coloured inks?

As soon as I had this thought I clicked onto Cultpens.com and placed a massive order for Pilot VPen V4s and Platinum Preppys in Fine. I picked up a rather large variety of colours; blue, light blue, light green, yellow, black, pink, red and violet.

The Pilot VPens V4s are disposable fountain pens and for this reason I am more likely to throw these in my handbag. They are durable and easy on the eye. They are a medium nib –  one of the thickest nibs in my collection but it isn’t actually that much thicker than my fine nibs.

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The Platinum Preppys are equally amazing pens that you can use with cartridges or hack them to use with bottled inks and I love the fact that the pen details match the ink colour which you can see through the transparent body.

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I have been hearing people talk about the Lamy Safari for a long time and always told myself I didn’t need it. I had too many fountain pens and I just didn’t need another pen. Then I saw the Charcoal Safari and all my good intentions flew out the window and it ended up in my basket.

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The final pen I purchased was the Lamy Al Star Limited Edition in Pacific. Look how beautiful it is! This is currently my favourite pen. However, I have heard that people either have a love or hate relationship with the Lamy pen grip on both the Safari and the Al Star so I would bere this in mind  before purchasing either pen.

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