Desiderata Pens is a modern American maker of inexpensive fountain pens. Breaking tradition with other modern makers, instead of a traditional fountain pen nib, they use a dip pen nib. A Japanese dip pen nib. Specifically, they use a Zebra G nib, often used for manga. My Own Issues With Modern Steel Nibs Generally I […]
In 2008, a fountain pen enthusiast from Australia was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, and Ethernautrix, ever the charismatic one, started and named the Pen Posse. Initially, we were all on Fountain Pen Network, but as the field diversified into different boards, it got complicated coordinating meetings. Eventually, I started a Facebook group for […]
Sure, fountain pens are a bit fiddlier than your average ballpoint. But they do have their advantages.