Fountain Pens




I’ve recently become a fan of fountain pens.

I like the way they look.  I like the way they feel.  I like the way they write.

I find the writing looks more interesting with the fountain pen than with a regular bic or whatever.  Plus, it’s just fun to use.  It’s interesting and different and smooth and it make writing fun.

I used to think fountain pens were expensive, but they don’t have to be.  The one I’m using now cost $25.00.  Yeah, a lot for a pen when you consider you can get a 60 pack of bics (that’s right, SIXTY) for $7.00.  But here’s the thing:  I’m not going to lose my fountain pen.  I like it.  It isn’t immediately replaceable and I did spend $25.00 on it so I don’t want to have to buy it again.  I’m better at keeping track of it.  Since I’m not going to lose it that pen is going to last me for a very long time.

I’ve noticed lately that I really put a premium on things that are designed well and that work very well.  My chefs knife is another example of this.

I love my chefs knife.  I love it.  I have so much fun using it.  It’s kind of heavy (which I like) and extremely well balanced and it’s criminally sharp.  It cuts through just about everything so easily.  The first time I used it I began to understand why some people might enjoy chopping stuff up for dinner.  It’s fun.  A crappy, dull knife is not fun to use.  A really sharp, well made chef’s knife is a pleasure to use.  I look for excuses to use my chef’s knife.

Now I’m looking for excuses to use my fountain pen as well.


2 thoughts on “Fountain Pens

  1. I have a ‘thing’ about pens as well. I hate the way ballpoints leave little ink ‘blobs’ behind all over the place so I’ve switched to smooth writing pens that don’t do that. Dad says I have a pen fetish.

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