My Pelikan M400 Souverän White Tortoise is one of the prettiest fountain pens I own. The green, brown and golden striated barrel, with white cap, section and blind cap, gold ring accents and gold Pelikan clip is just stunning. It has a broad oblique nib that makes a beautiful shaded line especially with Caran d’Ache Amazon. This ink shades beautifully with this nib. The nib is white and yellow 14 karat gold and has lovely incised scroll designs and a line inscription of a mother Pelikan with two chicks. I ordered this pen from Printhardcopy on the Fountain Pen Network who has a good inventory available most of the time at good prices. He ships very quickly.
I think everyone needs to do what is right for themselves. I have every computer overuse syndrome there is, so hand writing is a relief.. However, I prefer fountain pens because they have less drag on the paper than ball point pens. I also find relief I with using more than one pen as I need relief from gripping a pen. A simple change from a Namiki to a Sheaffer will give me many more minutes of writing time. Then, of course, a change in ink color is just a delight to the eye.
I write for a living and I get through an A4 jumbo pad in half a day.
This business of fountain pens being easier is a complete fallacy. Ballpoints require no more pressure than is needed to keep the tip on the paper and the idea that a fountain pen can write with just the weight of the pen is nonsense, I gave up the messy, inky things when I left school in 1969 and good riddance to them. Rollerballs and gel pens just fall between two stools and they are expensive to refill.
I’ll stay with ballpoint or pencil.
Is this guy right? What do you think?