Cheap! good! fountain pen! The Riviere PTR-200
I’m obviously afflicted, so I’m not trying to be sanctimonious, but shitty handwriting is an epidemic. Some blame sub-standard education, some blame computers I blame shitty pens: ball point pens. There is no such thing as a good ballpoint pen— sure there are gel roller ball whatchamacallits that work well enough when they are brand new, but they start wearing out and or clogging up pretty quickly, and they work best when held at an unaturaly steep angle. What’s infuriating about all this is that the only main reason that ballpoint gained any traction in the pen world (besides its various cheap and disposable iterations) is that a ballpoint pen is what you need to use when you need to press hard so you can write hard on carbon paper. When was the last time you wrote on carbon paper?