Phases of fountain pen ownership

I recently wrote a blog post in which I said that I am having difficulty in using anything other than my Montblanc 149 and 146. This has made me ponder how us fountain pen types can go through phases.

146 and 149

Not long ago my daily carry was very Visconti based (I own more Visconti pens than any other brand). It was then heavily geared toward the quite excellent writing experience to be had by my two Scribo 2 pens.

Zoom forward more recently and my two Graf von Faber-Castell pens were very much in the spotlight. In fact the Classic Macassar has become my work diary pen and has been used daily every day since buying it. I suppose new acquisitions instantly float to the surface and are quite naturally used more often.

The whole point of a daily carry, weekly carry or more vague rotation is that eventually you get to use your pens – essentially justifying having several expensive ones. Occasionally you might even fall back in love with a pen.

Most of my pens are grail territory and it may seem strange to admit that my 149 and 146 are now faithful workhorse pens. For the foreseeable future however the pens I use tend to be snow capped.

149 Platinum Line

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