It occurs to me that I have written a lot recently about 'bad' nibs, and it may not be completely clear what I mean by that. Here's what I look for when I get a straightforward F or M or B nib — one with a round ball of tipping that's designed for general use. … Continue reading How do you spot a ‘bad’ nib?
This is not a guide to choosing a fountain pen. There are plenty of those out there, several of them on this site. No: this is a guide to actually buying a fountain pen, from the moment you've decided on which pen you think you want, to the moment you happily lay it in your … Continue reading How to buy a fountain pen without screwing up