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Why fountain pens?

Well, why not? ;)

Here’s a little backstory on my collecting fountain pens, then.

Years ago, I bought myself a red Lamy Safari with a black clip and nib. 401 more words

Fountain Pen


Hello, and welcome to my fountain pen blog.

I plan to upload photos and reviews of my various fountain pens, inks, and various other pen related things that I have. 6 more words

Fountain Pen

The Fountains

The earliest historical record of a reservoir pen dates to the 10th century. In 973, Ma’ād al-Mu’izz, the caliph of the Maghreb, demanded a pen that would not stain his hands or clothes, and was provided with a pen that held ink in a reservoir and delivered it to the nib, which could be held upside-down without leaking, as recorded in Kitab al-Majalis wa ‘l-musayarat, by Qadi al-Nu’man al-Tamimi (d. 1,170 more words

Design & Illustration

Diamonds in the Rough

Today my friend gave me a couple of pens that she found while cleaning her office. At first glance, the pens are super-rough and hardly held out any hope that they’re still working. 414 more words

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A Few of My Favorite Pens

As an artist, journal, writer, etc, one thing I am particular about more than anything is the pens I use.  I’ve tried a great many of them, and these are the pens I’ve found to be the best for what I do! 317 more words


Ink converters for short fountain pens

This will only be of interest to you if you use fountain pens and bottled ink, but if you do, settle in for a DIY pen fix! 459 more words

My Writing