Then, the more I thought about it...and after watching everyone's eyes roll around horribly after 20 minutes of discussing the finer points of ink flow, pen weight and other stuff, I realized there's a lot more to it. There are my favorite pens and then there are my favorite pens. My Sarasa is my favorite daily pen just because I know it's rock solid but when the zombie apocalypse happens there are other pens that I would make sure I have in my bug out bag or if I am grabbing a pen to throw in my pocket for a night out I wouldn't grab the Sarasa. See? Favorite vs. Favorite.
One of my definite favorite pens needed some love. I can do all the work I need on 95% of my fountain pens..pull them apart, replace what's needed and shine them up properly but the Parker Vacumatics are a different monster. This one needed professional help. (why does the scene from Ferris Bueller always come to mind here? "Relax, You have nothing to worry about I'm a professional."
I needed to send this one off for some love and to do the work I chose Pentiques. I sent a late night email that had a response in about 5 minutes and the second I returned from Copenhagen I mailed it off to them. Oh and it was terrifying to drop this thing in the mailbox.
|Look at the clear celluloid bands...crazy clean.|
|Sea glass really isn't that manly.|
Pentiques for your work restoring this beauty. I am hoping I can give this another 65 years of use.