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Old 02-08-2015, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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If you could only work with three kits for fountain pens, which would they be and who (which vendor) would you buy them from? Just to keep things from getting too expensive, let's say less than $25 per kit (ignoring shipping).

Thanks in advance for your answers - I am trying to learn about turning Fountain Pens.

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Triton, Electra, and Vertex Supreme. I'd buy from ExoticBlanks.com -- If you let me go over $25 the kit selection would change.
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Triton, Electra, and Vertex Supreme. I'd buy from ExoticBlanks.com -- If you let me go over $25 the kit selection would change.
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Baron fountain pen from Arizona Silhouette. It is available in several finishes and you can push out the black finial button and replace it with a blank matching button. The rollerball and fountain variant nibs are interchangeable.

Posted later; fountain pen aficionados, do not like the pen to be filled with ink. Adjusting the nib is a skill and worth learning.
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Also the Sedona from Arizona Silhouette. Almost like the Baron, I like the look a bit better.

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The Jr Gentlemen II is also under 25 dollars slightly larger than the Baron. If bought in bulk it lowers the cost. I usually stripe several FTN kits and take the nibs to the art shows just in case there is a customer who wants to have a FTN pen verses a rollerball. Saved two sales what way @ my last show. My Jr's Gents & Statemens are on mid to high end pens.
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PSI has a bunch listed in that price range but I have no experience with them....
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Smitty, you should offer a fountain pen version of your Caballero.

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I don't make a lot of FP/RB pens, but my favorites are the Triton, Vertex Supreme & Baron -- all from Exotic Blanks.
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Smitty, you should offer a fountain pen version of your Caballero.

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I have in the past....it's an expensive proposition for me to do it....at least $6000 to match all finishes.
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