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When it comes to writing instruments, few things can compare to a good fountain pen.

They are elegant instruments capable of capturing the enigmatic musings of an inspired mind and scribing them into reality.  In short, they put ink on paper.

There’s a certain something about fountain pens.  They’re not necessarily “better” than other pens; they’re not often as durable or rugged and they’re far more finicky.  But, despite potential shortcomings, they’re quite compelling.

Fountain pens elicit an emotional response when interlaced between your fingers.  They make writing worth the time.   You can’t ask for much more than that.