Happy Fountain Pen day! I don’t really have much to say about it beside how much I enjoy writing with fountain pens. I think I’m drawn towards the customization aspect of it. It’s the same with what I do with computers and guitars. I like to make it my own. I am relatively new to the fountain pen community even though I’ve been a pen/pencil lover for maybe over a decade. Today I inked up my Jinhao X450 with some Noodler’s Bernanke Blue. If you have any interest in getting into fountains, I have some links for you below. Also, if you have any questions or comments, post them below.
Be a Fountain Pen Nerd
- The Pen Addict Podcast
- It’s a podcast about pens, pencils and stationery. Sounds geeky and it is, but it will get you interested into fountain pens and pens in general.
- The Pen Addict
- This is the blog created by half of the Pen Addict podcast, Brad Dowdy. You’ll find a lot of info about fountain pens. You will also find a lot of resources for other fountain pen sites. There are a lot out there, but this is a good place to start.
- Lamy Safari
- I don’t have a definitive favorite fountain pen, at least not yet, but I do love the Lamy Safari and I use it regularly. I think it’s a solid fountain pen to start with.
- Goulet Pens
- There are a lot of places to purchase fountain pens, but I think one of the best places is Goulet Pens. They also have a great YouTube channel.