Welcome to Glenn's Pens
I enjoy the writing experience of a fountain pen. The nib, flow of the ink, the characteristics of the line of ink on the page they all come together to make writing with a fountain pen a different experience. With a pen, you need good paper, I have just been introduced to the Combo-Notebook which uses excellent paper and when bound in a great leather cover, this is a great combo! See Views for more information.
Welcome to Glenn's Pen, a web site with information on fountain pens, ink, stores, companies and paper.
As I quickly found, and others have written to confirm, not only is the selection of a pen a primary consideration, but the ink you use is also important. I have included information and reviews on inks. That has proven to be a very popular section of the web site.
When you come across a "Great Pen Store" or a great bottle of fountain pen ink or other pen accessory, send me an e-mail with your thoughts.
I include information on pen manufacturers under Companies. Over the past years I have had the opportunity to meet and tour some of the great pen manufacturers of fountain pens located in France and Italy.
- Visit with Delta Pen
- Visit with Montegrappa Pen
- Visit with Visconti Pen Factory
- Visit with OMAS Pen Factory
- Visit with Stipula Pen Factory
- Visit with Aurora Pen Factory
- Visit Waterman Pen Factory
I have include information on some of the name brands of paper. There are endless varieties to choose, too many to keep up with, and not available in all markets. The main point about paper is that it is one of the factors that defines how you pen writes.
Oh yes, pens. I am not a vintage pen collector, although I have had the opportunity to write with some vintage pens and I am impressed with the smooth of writing with vintage nibs. For the most part the pens are too small for my hands, I like a larger pen.
I have include photos and write-ups of what I refer to as my Pens of Note. These are pens in my collection that I am particularly enjoy how they feel and how they write.