JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-think-ill-buy-fountain-pen-this.html (11 comments)

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jsid-1267504963-537  GrumpyOldFart at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 04:42:43 +0000

I may end up borrowing my sister's calligraphy box, just because...

jsid-1267507231-594  Eseell at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 05:20:31 +0000

Be aware that it's not always so easy as buying "a" fountain pen. Soon it's "another" fountain pen and before you know it you've got a safemug full of them.

jsid-1267525105-140  Phil R. at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:18:25 +0000

Serendipitous that this should come to my attention just as I'm contemplating getting into bookbinding.

Shucks, now I'm going to have to get good at it!

jsid-1267529867-81  Guest (anonymous) at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:37:47 +0000

Kevin, if you aren't aware of it, Marko at Munchkin Wrangler has a lot of info on fountain pens.

jsid-1267541939-811  Ken at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:58:59 +0000

I have an inexpensive fountain pen, and a couple of inexpensive Speedball dip pens too (maybe stop at Pat Catan, patron saint of cheap art supply hounds, for some nice brown ink...). I am getting the foot tapping and ostentatious watch-checking from my dissertation committee, though (and with some justification), so I don't think I'll get to start this weekend. It's definitely on the list, though.

jsid-1267543615-588  KCSteve at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:26:55 +0000

I've got this lovely - and a project for later.

jsid-1267566051-525  Earl at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 21:40:51 +0000

Nice point of view, and a place to come back and visit. I have held with reading the Declaration of Independence and Constitution every year - I guess I could write them, or teach others the importance of writing them on our hearts and into our actions.

jsid-1267573997-959  BlogDog at Tue, 02 Mar 2010 23:53:32 +0000

You should always have a fountain pen as your "signature" pen when you need to sign important documents. If you actually want to carry one, I'd suggest the Namiki "vanishing point" fountain pen. It has a retractable nib and is superbly made. And not Mont Blanc spendy. I'd also suggest you look at Waterman before you consider Mont Blanc.

jsid-1267577316-169  Billy Budd at Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:48:36 +0000

This is a great video and challenge.

jsid-1267580293-117  Lyle at Wed, 03 Mar 2010 01:38:13 +0000


jsid-1267772316-585  bluesun at Fri, 05 Mar 2010 06:58:36 +0000

I did it.  Not with a fountain pen.  That is missing the point.

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