As I’ve streamlined my fountain pen collection over the years, I thought I’d show you every fountain pen that I currently own. If you’ve been following this blog for a number of years, my collection is almost completely unrecognisable now, as so many pens have gone off to new homes (I mostly sold them on eBay or through the blog). My last post with an update on my collection was in July 2013!
That is every fountain pen I have! I’ve reduced my collection to almost a third what it was at the peak of my buying days! I’ve chatted about each pen below so you can see how I’m currently using it.
1. Sailor recycled materials pen
I reviewed this pen on my blog back in 2011. Since then, the pen has become quite marked and tatty as I use it a lot. It’s not inked right now. You can see in the photo above that some of the gloss is going on the pen barrel due to the battering it’s taken. I love the nib of this pen though, and I think I ought to start looking for a more expensive version of an extra fine nib that can survive my daily use.
2. Lamy Safari in neon coral
My favourite Lamy Safari, in neon coral. I haven’t reviewed it on here but I did share some photos when I bought it. I’m currently using this pen with the neon coral ink that Lamy made (love it!). I’m using the Lamy 1.1 nib, which I also love. It’s a wet nib and you can see that it gets dirty with inks.
3. Parker Vector
This the patterned Parker Vector fountain pen that I mentioned in my post on sentimental pens. I still own the pen for sentimentality, but it’s not inked.
4. Parker Vector
This was the other Vector that was in my post on sentimental pens. I’ve swapped the medium nib it had for an italic nib, and I’m using it with J. Herbin’s Stormy Grey ink.
5. Platinum Kanazawa-Haku Fountain Pen
I’ve written about this pen on my blog many times before. I love it – both the design and the nib.
6. Pilot Kakuno
Finally, my Pilot Kakuno fountain pen. A cheap pen, but fun to have around. I’ve noticed that it’s quite a wet pen, and I don’t like it with the standard Pilot ink cartridges you can get as I think it feathers a lot, but I’m happier now its inked with a J. Herbin ink.
So, here are the four pens I have inked up at the moment. Two 1.1 nibs and two fine nibs. I guess my taste is fairly consistent!
I have got my eye on some new fountain pens at the moment, but I don’t really need another pen so I’m trying to be good…. (It won’t last!)