Tag: aficionados

Fountain Pen: after the deluge, what?

Wars and famines. The fountain pen has witnessed pestilence in the past, just the way it has seen – from the trenches, the two World Wars. An estimated 20,00,000 people died in Leningrad – a direct fallout of the nine-hundred-day blockade by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944. The Bengal

 

Antique, Vintage or Classic – your pen of hemlock or my cup of joy?

Antique, Vintage or Collectable – how best to describe your Fountain Pen? We collectors (hoarders, aficionados, squirrels, gleaners, whatever) of fountain pens are always in a quandary, when it entails describing our prize possessions. How do you classify the Montblanc Rouge et Noir safety BHR (No. 4 long) pen that

 

The India Pen Show – a Curtain Raiser

The Pen Show is certainly one event that cannot be described in any matter-of-fact manner – simply because of the sheer passion of the people it helps bring together. People who are fired by an all-consuming passion, people who are inked together by their love for the writing implements. Yes,

 

Unboxing the Moonman Wancai Mini

The world of fountain lovers who are “out of the closet” is a small one. Here, most aficionados know each other, as do the companies and other service providers catering to their inky whims. We follow the influencers, like, comment and share their blog posts, shower insane smileys on their