Fountain Pen Collection + Pen Count and History


Whenever I look at this set of fountain pens, I can’t help but ask myself:

“What did just happen?”

I am still in awe how one subdued pen started these all.

I began my love for fountain pens with my low-key Parker, the red fountain pen from the utmost left.  I bought it only for compliance in one of my law school subjects. My bright and beautiful law prof professor therein (Atty. Ranada) wanted us to use fountain pens. So, I grabbed the chance when Parker pens went on promo.

Then I told myself, “Ang hirap naman magsulat nito. Hindi na ako gagamit nito!”

“It’s hard writing with this. I’m never using this again!”

Never thought it would make me fall in love to handwriting and fountain pen writing even more.

Fast forward from 2014, ‘ there they are.

The big boy next to my Parker is my beloved and ever reliable (but sometimes pesky) TWSBI Eco. Now, taking law school exams will never be the same without it.

The pink one next to Eco is a Wingsung Fountain Pen. I also have it in black but I gave it to my love, Jumel, for his sketches and artworks. He uses pens as media so I thought it would help.

Then, the multi-colored Shark Pens came next. I think I gave the black Shark Pen that originally came with them to Jumel as well. Jumel is obviously my sole and exclusive beneficiary of anything that sparks me joy.

Next, I got the three fountain pens with transparent bodies from, Anna Angela, a good friend. She sells inks and fountain pens. I got them because of their stub nibs; nothing more. Admittedly, I tinker with them and my Eco time after time.

Finally, the pink beauty on the utmost right is the newest member of the squad. Got it just a while ago from Sis Karla Michaela Rigor.

“Are they expensive?” Some would ask.

No, not at all. Well, apart from the TWSBI Eco, which I bought as my “victory pen” after having been able to get a job in in the government defense sector, everything else are super affordable. Pinky promise!

What ever these fountain pens’ price points are, for me, they don’t really matter that much. 

It’s not always just about the pen.

It’s the purpose that you write about and use it for.




5 thoughts on “Fountain Pen Collection + Pen Count and History

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  2. cincobayou

    Just discovered your blog in a search for “fountain pens”. I wish you many more good pens to use.
    My handwriting looks best using an “italic” nib, aka, “stub” or “calligraphy” nib.
    So far, I’ve found the CM nib on the Pilot Prera to work the best for me since I have small handwriting. “CM” stands for “Calligraphy Medium” and I think the nib is appx. a 1.0 and definitely not a broad nib.
    TWSBi-Eco has a nice stub nib available but not as fine as the Pilot Prera.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my site! 🙂

      Yes. I am quite lucky to have found good fountain pens, particularly those from the cheap price ranges.

      I’d love to have my own Pilot Prera! I have heard good reviews about it as well. After watching some demos, I am not surprised why a great number of people love it.

      Like you, stub nibs also enhance my handwriting. My TWSBI Eco didn’t come with a stub nib. Good thing it can be disassembled so I tried exchanging its nib from a china-made stub nib. I am loving it so far because it makes my handwriting look “prettier” for my law school exams. I bet it won’t be comparable or even be as fine as Pilot Prera’s but it is a good alternative.

      I actually have a sample handwriting using that china-made nib in a video featured in this post:

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