Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"Swan Self Filling Pen"
Click for better views. The Mabie Todd. Of all the pens I own, this one seems the most interesting. I know it's not the most expensive, or the sexiest, but it has the feel and look of a classic fountain pen. Black, with gold accompaniments, not too flashy, and a broad nib that begs to be written with. I should get this one restored. I know the filling system has long since given up the ghost and I would love to fill this thing up and go to town, but a part of me wants to keep it exactly how it is.
Every now and then I will give this one a dip and write a check, or sign an important paper, but for the most part it just sits in my pen box and looks classy. I don't want to be the guy with the car in the garage that he never uses, but sometimes a little mystery is better that having everything explained to you.