Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Wooden Fountain Pen (# 3 I think)
I own a few wooden fountain pens. For the most part, they are kit pens, meaning, someone buys the metal bits and then puts a pen together around that. The good thing is, you can go crazy with the wood selection and design, the bad thing is- the guts are consistently not that great to write with.
One good thing I can say is--that the wooden pens do have a smooth and warm feel to them when you are writing. Wood seems like a good material to make pens out of, I just wish the writing parts lived up to the feel in your hand.
Here's the business end of this one. I do use it every now and then, but it does not stay inked for too long. It's Iridium tipped and it writes ok, just not incredible. There's a cartridge in there that I sometimes use my Noodler's Bay State Blue in this one, although the bleeding can get pretty insane in this combo.
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Have a great day!