Lots of you out there have a story to tell about what exactly got you into fountain pens. In this blog post I will tell you about my journey. The genesis of my obsession fondness of all things fountain pens began when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My mum and dad presented me … Continue reading Where it all began…Parker 45 Flighter
You might have already read that I managed to break one of my Conid Kingsize Bulkfiller fountain pens. I will post a link below just in case you haven't seen the damage. Well there is an update. I contacted the wonderful people at Conid and they are going to be sending me a replacement titanium … Continue reading Conid Update
It wasn't that long ago I wrote a blog post about a pen that has been a prized possession since buying it. I now find myself writing another blog post about the same pen, for a very different reason. My beloved Conid Kingsize with ebonite cap slipped out of my hand when getting it from … Continue reading Woe is me! Look what I just did!
What sort of fountain pens do you own? What sort of pens do you choose to buy? Could any of them be classed as vintage? In this blog post I ponder the battleground that is vintage verses modern. I suppose it might be an idea to try and fathom what a vintage pen actually is? … Continue reading Vintage verses Modern
Anyone with an interest in fountain pens might succumb to desiring a pen that could be regarded a grail pen. In this blog post I will explore this aspect of being a fountain pen fan a little further. Grail pens - perhaps like the Holy Grail - take on a status rendering them almost unobtainable … Continue reading Grail Pens – which one is yours?
I always carry a fountain pen with me together with a small note book. Since I bought my Visconti Opera Master - 'River Thames at Midday' it has never left my daily carry. An early morning cycle ride was no exception. As I was carrying this pen with me, I could not resist in a … Continue reading An adventure with a Visconti Opera Master – ‘River Thames at Midday.’
The first Visconti Opera Master I ever set eyes on was not in the flesh as it were but on an SBREBrown video about three or four years ago. If memory serves me it was an Opera Master Demonstrator. I liked that pen a great deal but nothing became of it. Zoom forward to a … Continue reading Visconti Opera Master ‘River Thames at Midday.’