Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Let’s Talk Pens

Stephanie

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I would like you to tell me about your most favorite writing pens. The one(s) that you reach for when you plan on sitting down and staying for a while…. filling page after page of your thoughts, plans, dreams and aspirations, shopping lists and homework.

Before I started writing with a fountain pen, (and I have 14 of them now… I know, it’s a problem… LOL) my #1 go to pen for as long as I can remember was a Papermate Stick Pen. I’d buy them at Staples in boxes of 100 and they are still all over my house from the last box I bought back in 2001. (Seriously) Once I tried my first fountain pen, (a medium nibbed Lamy Safari that I bought at Pendemonium) there was really no going back. Fountain pens allow for such effortless writing that I just had to have another, and another… They are like potato chips – you can’t have just one.

For times when I don’t want to carry a fountain pen, I have 1 new fancy rollerball, (the Pelikan R400 shown above) that I bought used from the Marketplace on the Fountain Pen Network. It’s really nice in the hand, but I’ve found that $1 Signo stick pens seem to write just as nice and come in a plethora of color options.

So tell me… which pens are your favorites?


68 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Pens

  1. UNtil I like some others here re awakened my love for fountain pens, my go to pen was either a TUL gel pen or a Pilot Precise V5 or if I could find the refills, a Pilot G6/G2 with a 0.38 extra fine refill.
    Right now my go to pens are a Pilot 78G extra fine nib and a Waterman Phileas demonstrator with a Fine nib. Neither of these pens are exorbitantly expensive and they write well with the inks I have, so they go into my shirt pocket as soon as I dress.

  2. UNtil I like some others here re awakened my love for fountain pens, my go to pen was either a TUL gel pen or a Pilot Precise V5 or if I could find the refills, a Pilot G6/G2 with a 0.38 extra fine refill.
    Right now my go to pens are a Pilot 78G extra fine nib and a Waterman Phileas demonstrator with a Fine nib. Neither of these pens are exorbitantly expensive and they write well with the inks I have, so they go into my shirt pocket as soon as I dress.

  3. I am a big fan of roller ball pens and I am just starting to use a fountain pen. I bought a Lamy Safari yesterday but have not used it yet (have to wait till I fly home Saturday….speaking of that, will an airplane ride cause FP ink to come out???).

    I make pens, so I have a wide range, usually around 100, pens to choose from.

  4. I am a big fan of roller ball pens and I am just starting to use a fountain pen. I bought a Lamy Safari yesterday but have not used it yet (have to wait till I fly home Saturday….speaking of that, will an airplane ride cause FP ink to come out???).

    I make pens, so I have a wide range, usually around 100, pens to choose from.

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