Fountain Ink Pen Acquisitions

Digimonkey

Supporter
Supporter
Messages
3,012
So far, so mainly good.
I had no idea that it was so long ago - they, Cult Pens, didn't shout about that in their newsletter. Doesn't really suit their down-home, matey style of communication? Here's a picture of our dug. Perhaps it will become obvious when next I go to buy some ink and I'm offered a huge bar of chocolate I don't want at checkout. :) - I.
 
Messages
2,161
Location
Silly Suffolk
I had no idea that it was so long ago - they, Cult Pens, didn't shout about that in their newsletter. Doesn't really suit their down-home, matey style of communication? Here's a picture of our dug. Perhaps it will become obvious when next I go to buy some ink and I'm offered a huge bar of chocolate I don't want at checkout. :) - I.
I think that, for once, a small but very successful enterprise has sold itself to a monolith, but all parties have read the market and realised that mucking about, rather than doing the same but more, would devalue the business.

My heart sank when they emailed me about this, but, as I said, so far so good.
 
Messages
314
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
I have had the same 2 Waterman pens for well over 20 years and they have always performed well, however, they have recently started having blow-outs and covering everything in ink. The worst blow-out included me transferring the ink to my face whilst I was presenting to an audience of about 20 other engineers and as I had deep, dark red ink, it made me look like I'd taken a blade to my head. Luckily, I'm able to laugh at myself, but decided I would get a new pen.

In the past 2 months, I have purchased the following pens:
TWSBI, as seen on the OP - only £1 more than it was in 2020, so not a massive increase.
Kaweco Sport with gold nib and 5 packs of ruby red cartridges.

I decided after seeing the colour of Writer's Blood in a note I was sent, that I liked it, as it's a fair bit darker than the ruby red. I also thought I should at least get a dark blue ink so that it wasn't just red, or black that I have had for the last 10 years. However, it's my wife that has been using that.

After using the TWSBI for a month solid, I really like it and so far I've not covered myself in ink!
The sport has been used on and off when I've been making notes and I'll use it when I travel for work.
Not just shaving that TSR has helped me with.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220322_143322__01.jpg
    IMG_20220322_143322__01.jpg
    164.6 KB · Views: 6
Top Bottom