Picking a “Workhorse”: How To Choose A Fountain Pen for an Everyday Writer — The Gentleman Stationer // Some things to think about when choosing a “workhorse” fountain pen. My own choice is the Pilot Vanishing Point with an extra-fine or thinner nib (usually an XXXF nib ground by Richard Binder long ago). It’s a click away from using (or putting away). It fails miserably in his ink capacity requirement, although I stick with cartridges to maximize (for this particular pen) the ink load. Converter capacity is terrible and cartridges are at lease easier to change since I always use black ink.
A slow couple of weeks as far as fountain pen usage goes, My vintage Sheaffers didn’t get much use this past week. The Pilot Vanishing Point got just enough use to be written dry this past week. I popped in a new black cartridge and kept it in the rotation.