Happy 1st Birthday!
So I apparently missed my own blogs birthday yesterday, but here we are today anyway!
Happy belated birthday, fuckinafountainpens!
Sometimes you splurge, and regret it. Other times…
I have been eyeing this beautiful thing for months. It’s over my normal per pen allotment, and I am trying to rein in my spending, not just on pens. But a week or two ago something clicked and I found myself realizing I’d dropped a little…
Q:Or: slimmer: LAMY studio steel?
Q:Maybe a Caran d'Ache RNX.316 Steel Fountain Pen?
starslightyourfire, some of my reader suggestions!
- lukasmoodysson said: LAMY 2000 Steel, Caran d’Ache Ecridor, Caran d’Ache RNX.316.
- zentigerbreathe said: LAMY All-Star & Monteverde Invincia, both come to mind. I’d get both in Extra-Fine. Both are metal, have converter and international cartridge options and are not too thick barreled. :-)
- kurozukin said: Muji aluminum fountain pen: slim metal body, takes international carts or converter, but snap-on cap. Same on all counts for Sheaffer VFM, except most converters don’t fit, only cartridges.
Q:Hi! I'm moderately new to fountain pens, I got a Jinhao x450 in November as a gift. I like it, I just am looking for something that fits me a little better. I have a sort of checklist of what I want, can you think of any pens that fit the list? I would like a pen that has a metal body, so it has some weight to it, but I'd like to to be thinner than my x450. It needs to hold international cartridges and a converter. Bonus if the cap screws on. Do you know of anything like that?
Good lord, I am so sorry I never answered this!
Let me think… That is quite a list, and I am not sure if I can give you one that matches all your needs.
You might look into a TWSBI mini, but that doesn’t have cartridge/converter options. Good heft and screw on cap, though.
Sheaffer Prelude is smaller than the x750, takes cartridges and converters, is made of metal, but doesn’t have a screw on cap. That has a pressure cap, but in the few years I have owned mine, I haven’t had a problem with it.
My followers are usually smarter than me when it comes to pens- do you all have any suggestions?
I really don’t need to be spending money right now, but I really want the blue/green Lamy All Star and a Kaigelu 316.
What pens are you craving now??
This is a lovely note card set by the pop up note card company Up With Paper. It’s a really pretty card with a pop up typewriter. There isn’t much space for writing notes, but I think the star of this card is the design and not the personal message anyway. A little pricey at $14 for 8 cards.