Recently Ginger’s become besotted with fountain pens, and unfortunately a little bit of her enthusiasm has rubbed off on me.
I’ve used fountain pens for years – since the seventies. I already have two quality pens, but the nibs are too broad for my liking. So I did some research and discovered I could buy several Pilot Metropolitan pens for a lot less than the price of a new fine nib for just one of my quality pens. And that’s what I’ve done.
Now I have one pen for each major color I use. Pens are one thing. Selecting inks? That’s a whole other ball game.
There’s only one problem with my using fountain pens while I work. Unless I change glasses I cannot see what I’m writing and my writing gets a bit uneven.
Green: Rohrer & Klingner, Old Golden Green
Red: Diamine, Oxblood
Blue: De Atramentis, Steel Blue