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February 2010

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Fountain pens. [Updated]

Some of you might be aware that I'm something of a pen aficionado. Particularly fountain pens. I love 'em. I love the look, I love the style, and I love how smoothly they write. (You know, fountain pens? The things that evolved from quills? Like the little icon that most LiveJournal clients use? Yeah, that's the one. ;-)

I also love sharing my interest with others.

So, if you've ever had a desire to try out a nice fountain pen, now is a really good time. Levenger currently has two models on a *really* good sale. The first is the Levenger LS3, which normally runs for $50, and is currently on sale for $10. The second is the Parker Insignia Wave, which normally retails at $75, and is currently on sale for $20.

I personally own both of these pens, and can vouch for how good the quality is. I love 'em both. ;-)

So, if you've ever thought about trying out a quality fountain pen (and trust me, quality counts for a lot. . . those cheap little $5 pens you see at office supply stores are junk, and write like crap), this is the best shot I've seen.

Long live Fountain Pens! ;-)

[Update: For anyone interested, I posted a more thorough comparison of the pens in the comments here.]


Re: Parker pens.

By the way, I have a question for you. How thick is the medium line on the LS3? Would you say it leans on a broader line, finer or pretty much like any other medium?

Just wondering, since it looks like a huge pen and I am contemplating whether or not I should have gotten the medium instead of the fine point.

Re: Parker pens.

Hrm. . . I would say that the LS3's medium is perhaps a touch on the broad side, though not unpleasantly so.

I actually really like the fine nib on the LS3, as it's thin enough for me to write reasonably small and compact, but at the same time it's a little bit thicker than most of my fine points, so it's a little more expressive.