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.
Last year I was 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. I find the sections helpful, I use one for my photography notes, another for pens and ink and the third for general thoughts.
Enjoying my Comb-o note book.
Last Spring when I was in Paris I came across the new line of inks by Caron d'Ache. The colours have good tones, but the bottle is striking in the way it sits on slant. Feels great in the hand. Heading back to Paris next month. Looking forward to new finds!
For a pen person, getting a bottle of ink as a gift is always appreciated. Just received the Montblanc JFK Navy Blue ink. Dark ande strong!
Last year Graf von Faber-Castell issued a new line of dark-toned ink in a beautiful art decco styled bottle. The Moss Green, Garnet Red and Cobalt Blue are real favorites.
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Welcome to Glenn's Pen, a web site with information on fountain pens, ink, stores, companies and paper.
This year the Vancouver Pen Club, in partnership with Delta Pen and YAFA, their North American representative, has an exclusive fountain pen designed and produced: the VPC Delta Dolcevita Caruso. See Pens of Note.
Above: the VPC Delta Dolcevita Caruso
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.
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.
I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Graf von Faber-Castell Boutique which opened in the new Charals store at 171 Robson.
The Exclusive Vancouver Pen Club Delta Dolcevita Caruso fountain pen arrived!
I was pretty happy when my wife told me she has already contacted Marco of Novelli Pen in Rome to arrange for me to pick up the stunning Montegrappa Extra 1930 in Turtle Brown. See Pens of Note. It is stunning. Ci vediamo molto presto Marco!
I added to my set of limited edition pens the very classic Delta 1982-1912 30th Anniversary Pen.