Fountain Pen Reality

It doesn’t make you more intelligent, even if makes you feel intelligent. (HT: SS)

My favorite fountain pen is made by Pelikan.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Don

    I’ve been writing with the same Waterman fountain pen for over 20 years!

  • PLTK

    Ha ha. Since reading your last fountain pen post I purchased one of my own. It is more pleasurable to use it to write. My 9 year old daughter has seen me use it and has since asked to borrow it and if she could have one of her own. She does love to journal, so I am going to give her one for her next birthday.

  • scotmcknight

    PLTK, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  • Bo

    When I was in fourth grade we started writing with pens, ball point and fountain. I thought writing with a fountain pen was exciting. I especially liked removing the cap to replace the cartridge. I also liked the way the pen flowed and thought the writing looked more pleasing. Unfortunately, the ball point pen won the battle by fifth grade.

  • http://getrad2.blogspot.com Blessed Economist

    Does it have a button for posting to the web.?

  • Jim Sullivan

    I am another fountain pen conversion story. After following this blog for a few years and I asked that my family get me a fountain pen for Christmas last year. They got me a Lamy. I loved it so much that I got my wife and my father-in-law each a Pilot Metropolitan with some Diamine Ink and converted them.

  • Dave Z

    When I was a kid I went through a fountain pen phase. In my parents desk drawer I found a couple of old ones – the kind that had to be filled from an ink well. They had a little internal bladder and a lever on the side. Pull down on the lever, stick the tip in the ink, release the lever and the pen fills itself up. A mechanical marvel! Later I moved to the cartridge type and later still to a ballpoint. These days I’m fond of the Pilot Razor Points; somehow they seem more “fountain pen-ny”, but now, thanks to this post, I may have to go look for the real thing.


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