Fountain Pen Stories – Dec 2015

Here is a fountain pen story for December 2015. Stories have been edited slightly for language and coherence. As it is the Christmas month, watch out for more fountain pen posts later on. Enjoy! The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword – Anton, Singapore My first contact with fountain pens was neither scholarly nor artistic. Sometime in year 2000, I was into survival gear, collected knives, and was interested in swords and stuff. I was an avid reader in self defence and blade forums. Then…

Fountain Pen Stories, Nov 2015

Here are the contributions of fountain pen stories for November 2015. Stories have been edited slightly for language and coherence. The Rise And Decline Of An Addiction – Eli, Singapore My addiction with stationery began back when I was in secondary school. My favourite pastime while out accompanying my mum at shopping malls was to go straight to the closest stationery store to check out what new marvels they have imported in from japan that month. I started hoarding gel pens,…

Fountain Pen Stories – Oct 2015

Here are contributions of fountain pen stories for October 2015. Stories have been edited slightly for language and coherence. I Draw With Fountain Pens, And I Collect Pink Ones – Annie, Singapore The first time I got into contact with a fountain pen was in school. I’m studying architecture and drawing was an important part of our curriculum. Of course, drawing was done not only with pencils but also with technical pens. We had to purchase technical pens by Rotring for…

Fountain Pen Stories – Sep 2015

I’m trying out this new series where I share a couple of fountain pen stories from readers, friends, and fellow fountain pen enthusiasts, in the middle of each month. Let’s see how it goes. Here are the stories for September 2015. Stories have been edited slightly for coherence and language: My Grandfather Led Me Into The World Of Vintage Pens – Roy, Singapore I had always wanted to try or see this mysterious pen which wrote with a nib. Remembering…

From the Audience: Monteverde Pens

One of my readers wrote to me to tell me about her Monteverde pens. Here’s what she said: I have been using fountain pens all my life. This year in May I received a Monteverde Prima for my birthday (brown swirl). Even though I normally like thinner pens this has an excellent ink flow and is fun to write with. When I went online to register it @ Monteverdepens.com – I saw that they had a clear barreled Monteverde Arista…