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February 23, 2019

Fountain pens

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I am a fan of fountain pens.  Here is a nice video on some of the common misconceptions surrounding them.

March 27, 2015

I am a geek

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Clearly, I am, because I think this is neat.

March 25, 2015

Jinhao 450 White Fountain Pen with Golden Clip

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I tacked this pen onto a recent Amazon order.  It was only $5 and I decided to take a shot.  The pen is made in China and is actually shipped from there when ordered thru Amazon.  It arrived within 14 days of order.  It is nice and writes very smoothly, with a nice nib and easy stroke.  There is no dragging or scratching.  The pen looks nice and is only betrayed by its cheap and thin clip.  I suspect the clip will break sooner or later.  This is a nice fountain pen to carry around without worrying that you’ll lose it.  I am using Aurora Blue ink in it, which it handles very well.

March 17, 2015

I agree

Filed under: Fountain Pens — dknights @ 7:22 am
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Fountain pens are the way to go.

January 21, 2014

A great fountain pen website

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This is pretty impressive.

December 12, 2013

A pen blog

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This being the internet, there are blogs about everything, including pens.  Here is one I stumbled across.

December 3, 2012


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Is it worth saving?

June 2, 2011

New pen

Filed under: Fountain Pens — dknights @ 11:53 am
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Picked up a new pen last week.  It is a refillable fountain pen style rollerball by Monteverde.  You can see the pen here.  As I have learned, not everyone knows how to use a fountain pen and I don’t want to hand one to someone without knowing. 

With this pen I can have a pen handy that I can hand someone if they ask and not worry about it being damaged.  I got it in bright yellow so I won’t lose track of it.

July 9, 2010

Chinese fountain pens

Filed under: Fountain Pens — dknights @ 6:43 am
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As I’ve said before I like fountain pens.  My favorite is my Montblanc LeGrand. No149.  While I was in China I took the opportunity to pick up several pens.  The Chinese make some very good pens and they are pretty inexpensive. 

One of the pens I picked up this time is a fake Montblanc.  In the photo below, the real Le Grand is on the right and the fake I bought is on the left.  I’ve looked at the Montblanc website and the fake doesn’t imitate or look like any real Montblanc pen.  However, the pen writes well and only cost about $6.

Montblanc Le Grand and the Chinese copy

November 20, 2009

Mont Blanc 149

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Mont Blanc 149

I have a number of fountain pens.  I find I enjoy writing more when using a fountain pen.  My favorite pen, without a doubt is my Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 149. (BTW the Mont Blanc website is technically very cool, but don’t go there on a dial up connection.)  There is nothing that writes like the Mont Blanc 149.  I’ve written the first draft of every major motion or brief I have ever done in longhand with my 149.  They aren’t cheap, but I sure as heck think mine is worth it. (Of course, I got mine as a gift)  Get one.  I recommend it.

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