Silver filigree work on a fountain pen. Interesting subject, made more so by a near complete lack of knowledge about the same. When did the practise begin? Who were the artisans who perfected the art? Where can one get one, if one so desired? The background din, is near deafening.
Gama Ivory with a 1 mm broad nib with a saree to match! We have a new system in place to maintain family peace – every time I get another Fountain Pen, I have to gift my wife a saree, preferably from the same region the pen originates in. As
Heavy is not necessarily unwieldy, especially as a fountain pen! A fistful of Dollars. That is the first thing that had crossed my mind when I first saw this pen. For, at first sight it looks alike one that is fit to adorn the fist that is big and bulky
The mottled ebonite eyedropper fountain pen is as resplendent of the magnificence that Indian craftsmanship was, as perhaps the Charminar in Hyderabad and just as iconic. I refer to the Charminar and to Hyderabad for a reason – the hand turning of fountain pens was elevated to a form of
K V Ratnam and Sons – the people behind the Swadeshi Pen! We have been inundated by messages since the story about Ratnam and Swadeshi pens was published. Most readers wanted to know about the House of Ratnam – primarily about their contribution to the world of fountain pens in
Ratnam Supreme – the pen that gave the world its lessons in non-violence! The Ratnam Supreme is a kind of a grail pen. It’s a big, no-nonsense main battle tank, strong enough to ram through the enemy fortifications. Naturally, in any army of pens, it can easily roll in and