It has come to this: my passion for fountain pens and other analog tools requires its own page.
I don’t know when it began. From a very early age, I was fascinated with stationery, particularly office supplies. As a child, I learned calligraphy, so I must have owned my first fountain pen then. It didn’t turn into a full-blown passion until 2003, and I’m still not sure why.
Despite all this, I am not snooty about writing instruments; I appreciate any pen that provides a compelling tactile experience. I love to talk pens with anyone, so ask me anything.
These are my EDCs, which stands for “every day carry” pens, and what they’re currently inked with.
Recently I discovered the wonderful site Fountain Pen Companion and have been busily entering all of my pens and ink into it.
Like the Holy Grail, a “grail” pen is something I’ll search for my whole life and likely never possess. It’s good to dream!