My first encounter with a fountain pen was as a kid when I came across my grandfather’s fountain pen, a lever filler. I thought it was cool, but moved on to other things. I used disposable fountain pens off and on over the years, but nothing more elaborate than that.
About 10 years ago I started buying “real” fountain pens and I’ve accumulated over 60 since then. Some are “cheap” and some are anything but cheap. I had been telling myself that I was only buying pens I’d use regularly. While I do only buy pens I intend to use, the sheer quantity means many are infrequently used. I finally deciding I’ve crossed over into collecting and I need to organize my accumulated pens.
For the last few years I’ve limited my pen buying to just a couple pens which I “shopped” for at the end of the year. This year I’ve become re-addicted tio fountain pens and my accumulation is growing monthly. I hesitate to call it a collection because there’s no focus beyond what I like.
Currently, I only have modern fountain pens although that’s not a rule. I’ve also begun to explore ink more than I ever had in the past. Until this year it was usually just a few brands and colors.
This site will also give me a reason to use these pens and inks. Not because I need to use them to write about them, but because I’ll be writing out most of my posts in longhand before typing them in.
I’ll be writing from my own perspective as I explore and learn. So use the info at your own risk and feel free to add your own thoughts and opinions in the comments.
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