Extra Fine Oh my, yes! AroundPilot introduced a high-tech and remarkable writing instrument:
Suddenly, in lateI started to acquire more of them. This page shows each of the pens in or formerly in my collection, describes it in detail, and recounts how it became a part of my collection. All of the pictures were taken from the same distance and with the same zoom settings, so the pens are shown with their correct relative sizes.
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The first time I encountered a fountain pen was at the age of twelve during a trip to Germany, where I saw my cousin using one to do her homework. Until then, I had used only pencils and ballpoint pens, so I was fascinated by the fountain pen and how it worked.
I just had to have one, and my parents bought me this green Geha school pen. Unlike here in Canada where ballpoints are the norm, German school children do most of their work with a fountain pen.
The two main brands at the time I received this pen were Geha and Pelikan, and their school pens are very similar. Geha pen with modified Cross converter.
I used this pen in the 7th grade but eventually ran out of Geha ink cartridges, which were not available here in Canada. After that, I misplaced the pen, never to see it again until very recently, when my parents found it upon hearing of my new found interest.
The nib on this pen would be considered Fine by western standards. Like most school pens, it is also very stiff to reduce the likelihood of damage.
This particular pen has a few blemishes, including teeth marks on the cap I used to chew my pens and pencils, a habit I have long since brokenand some pitting of the nib although the tip is still fine, and the pen writes well.
The Geha company was purchased by Pelikan in the s, and their pen division was shut down. Geha pens use Geha-specific cartridges, which are no longer available. Fortunately, I was able to modify a Cross piston converter to fit into the pen, so it can now be refilled from an ink bottle.
During high school, I had three Sheaffer cartridge school pens.
These were about the same size as the Geha above, but had a clear barrel. I used this pen throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies. They looked so much like the Geha pen of thirteen years earlier, that I was convinced that my first pen had been a Pelikano. I bought these two pens and several packages of ink cartridges, and wrote with one of them for many years until I ran out of ink not knowing that Pelikan uses standard international cartridges, readily available in Canada under the Waterman brand.
Both of these pens have identical fine nibs, but I was never happy with the blue one.
It always felt somewhat scratchy, so it sat in a drawer until quite recently, when Sean of PenRx adjusted the nib for me while we chatted at a local coffee shop.
It turned out that the tines were simply out of alignment.For more basic, everyday writing needs, there are many other types of pens available and make sure you keep plenty of fountain pen refills on hand to keep the ink flowing. Nib Size and Type By analyzing your handwriting and writing style, it's easy to figure out what type of nib is right for you.
Arguably the most elegant and defining writing instrument, the fountain pen is one style of pen that the true writing connoisseur cannot live without. With prices ranging from just a few dollars for a Jinhao pen upwards of thousands for special edition Montblanc, Visconti, and St.
Dupont pens, among many others. And as I write out the script of my life, I’m not worried about how I hold the paper, but I am worried about how I hold the pen.” ― Craig D.
Lounsbrough tags: choices, consequences, decisions, future, paper, past, pen, script. The writing from a fountain pen adds a subtle hint of sophistication and class that’s hard to get from a 20 cent Bic ballpoint.
And instead of having to endlessly press down on the paper, you glide a fountain pen across the page, allowing you to write for hours without tiring your hand. The Pen Shop. 4, likes · 26 talking about this · were here. The Pen Shop is Europe's largest chain of writing instrument specialists, and one of.
Fountain of Knowledge. Fountain pens are certainly different than a standard ballpoint pen. Here is a breakdown of its features, as demonstrated on this chrome fountain pen with gold trim that features a brass nib and ” x” imprint area.