The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I may end up borrowing my sister's calligraphy box, just because...
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.
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!
Kevin, if you aren't aware of it, Marko at Munchkin Wrangler has a lot of info on fountain pens.
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.
I've got this lovely - and a project for later.
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.
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.
This is a great video and challenge.
I did it. Not with a fountain pen. That is missing the point.