Pen Investigations

[Recording my fountain pen adventures]

When I started this blog, I wanted to use it as a chance to write about the pens I have and use. So how come I keep buying more?

For such a young blog, I have spent an inordinate amount of space mulling over whether to get a Sailor or not. Well, I ordered it, and the title says it all.

While I continued to enjoy fountain pens, I gave up on pocket ones for many years.

During such a writing intensive week, what pens did I rely on?

While I don't write fiction anymore, November is writing month, no matter how you spin it.

With the price of gold skyrocketing, is it really worth paying a premium for?

In which I go against the grain and declare my love for the Parker Jotter fountain pen.

We can't buy it all, and I try not to chase down every limited edition, but sometimes things slip past me that I'll never forget.

A few years ago, I replaced my laptop with a Surface Pro. It's great, but it get the most out of it, I needed to buy a Surface Pen. But $100 for a "pen"?

Pilot used to be my favorite pen manufacturer. In high school and college, I swore by Pilot G2s. How did Pilot go from dominating my collection to disappearing from it?

First impressions: I LOVE this pen. I bought it to use with my spare #5 titanium nib, and it is a match made in heaven.

I own three of these pens. Two of them have become, in short order, my most used pens.

For well over a year now, I have been lusting after a Sailor pen. Goulet Pens picked up the Sailor line right as the pandemic hit. Since then, they've added all kinds of colors, including a new exclusive. But it's the Pro Gear Slim Dragon Palace that has captivated my imagination

Writing with this pen is an utter joy. While writing in cursive, it has just that little bit of give and cushion. The weight and shape – everything – about this pen is insanely comfortable. Only I'm selling it.