Pens

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It has come to this: my obsession with fountain pens requires its own page.

I don’t know when it began. From a very early age, I was fascinated with stationery, particularly office supplies. As a child, I learned calligraphy, so I must have owned my first fountain pen then. It didn’t turn into a full-blown obsession until 2003, and I’m still not sure why.

Despite all this, I am not snooty about writing instruments; I appreciate any pen that provides a compelling tactile experience. I love to talk pens with anyone, so ask me anything.

My Collection (in order of daily use)

Useful Links

Inexpensive Fountain Pen Favorites

  • Lamy Safari: recommended for beginners, both right- and left-handed
  • Pelikan Future: cartridge only, steel nib
  • Pilot Petit1: mini-sized, refillable, and only $5
  • Pilot Varsity: disposable, fine and medium nibs, variety of colors (purple is my favorite)

Awesome (and Alphabetized) Ink

See Glenn’s Pens for lots more.

Stationery & Notebooks

Fountainless Pens