My amazing friend and fellow writer T. Lee Harris has two fountain pens so I got all green with jealousy and bought two for myself. Since I think I’m funny, I call them my digital word processors. Like this post here.
ANYWAY, I began by searching for “best fountain pen for the price”. Because I don’t want junk, but I’m not Niles and Frasier Crane, either.
I found The Pen Addict, who said the best beginner fountain pen was the Pilot Metropolitan. One of TPA’s sponsors is JetPen, so I went over there. There was a wealth of choice, so I spent a couple of hours browsing guides and chose these two.
They have medium Italic nibs. A little on the thick side, as it turns out, but I’ll get used to it. Isn’t that hatching pretty?
Here’s what it writes like.
They each came equipped with rubber bladders, for sucking bottled ink into, but the last time I tried to refill something with ink I redecorated my desk. These also came equipped to take cartridges, and I chose to use the cartridges.
Beautiful pens! They make me happy. 🙂
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Writing about a writing implement or implement improvisation.