Well-prepared pen-a-holic that I am, I usually carry 2 cases – the slimmer 6 pen case in my purse, and the bulkier 4 pen case in my work/travel tote. The 6 pen case I love, and I wish I could get another. The 4 pen case is even cooler with the woven leather on the flap. It holds larger pens, and it’s just really a lovely case.
Left to Right:
- Kaweco Sport in Burgundy with Fine Nib
Nice little pen, great for notes, grocery list, out and about type things. I usually keep Noodler’s Burgundy in this one.
- Namiki old style faceted Vanishing Point in Burgundy with Fine Nib
A fairly recent acquisition that I LOVE. It filled in the final gap in my VP collection. This is usually filled with Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Bordeaux.
- Conklin Symetrik in Brown & Blue with Fine Nib
We just started carrying this pen. Usually Brian is the one to “acquire” pens from our stock, but I saw this and there was no turning back. Lovely writer. Filled with Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris.
- Pelikan 400NN with Fine Nib
My go-to workhorse pen. Always writes, never skips, this baby never lets me down. Super smooth nib. Can you tell I LOVE this pen? I keep either Aurora Blue or (don’t hate me) Parker Penman Sapphire in this one.
- Aurora Mare with Fine Nib
I had wanted one of these forever and finally scored one as part of a consignment lot we handled. In case of fire, this goes with me. Bright, beautiful Aurora Blue in this treasure—for a “look at me” blue combo.
- S.T. Dupont Slim Model in Tortoise with Medium Nib
I don’t honestly know much about this pen, but I won it in the Chicago Pen Show auction for $75. It’s in excellent condition. While it’s a medium nib, it’s not too broad for me. Very smooth, and the lacquer is gorgeous. The best part of an S.T. Dupont is the “click” when you cap it. I love to play with it. Aurora Black in this to keep things simple.
- Sheaffer Intensity in Cornflower Blue with Fine Nib.
LOVE this pen—awesome writer, nice heft, pretty color. I keep J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche in this. Another always dependable pen for me.
- Esterbrook SJ in Green with a 9556 (Fine) Nib
One of my dearest treasures, I love 9556 nibs – always writes, never hesitates, great size for my hand. Noodler’s Sequoia in this almost always. When I mix it up, I use (gasp) Parker Penman Emerald.
Bexley JitterbugEdison Pearl in “Blues in the Night” Blue with Fine Nib
Can you tell I love blue? This little baby sports J. Herbin Bleu Nuit ink.
- Platinum Maki-e with Medium Nib
I bought this pen about 12 years ago. The Japanese medium nib is lovely – smoooooth writer, great flow. Aurora Blue in this and I’m never disappointed when I pick it up.