Welcome & An Introduction

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┬ámy 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.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 thought on “Welcome & An Introduction”

  1. Great blog! I browsed from the today (3/15/13) til the beginning. Might start a personal “blog” just an excuse to use my FPs!

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