Fountain Pen Wish List

With a couple recent pen announcements I figured it would be a good idea to keep track of the pens I think I want, and why I want them. I say “I think” because I can change my mind anytime.

  1. Platt Rogers Spencer Fountain Pen: I’ve already ordered this one but it isn’t due until the year-end holidays. I love this style of pen and sent the email within minutes of learning about it. It’s called a limited edition, but the only limit is that it must be ordered by Oct. 19th. It’s a pen made by Edison Pen with nib work by Greg Minuskin, it can’t be bad. It would have been a crime to have the pen pass through Greg Minuskin’s hands and not have the nib customized, so I ordered a 14kt fine nib with flex.
  2. Pilot Vanishing Point Gun Metal with Black Trim: I’m on the fence about this one. I like the gun metal and I like the black trim. I’m undecided if I like them together. I liked it at first glance but sometimes think it looks like mismatched colors. But I suspect a body only purchase at the least.
  3. Monteverde Invincia, in matte black: I’m not sure exactly which model, since there are several which are matte black or “stealth” which are all the same basic design and the same nib. This one keeps popping up whenever I’m browsing pens. I like the all black (including nib) and this gets generally good reviews and is the cheapest pen currently on this list. I think an acquisition is inevitable.
  4. Franklin-Christoph Models 19, 33 and 40 Pocket. OK, I have a F-C addiction and these are the remaining F-C pens that strike my fancy. It would be easier to list the ones that don’t make the wish list. Between the unique designs and great nibs there’s nothing not to like.

At this rate I should start a “one pen in, one pen out” policy. But I can’t stand parting with any of them.

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