Pedro Estudillo is a teacher and finds himself writing quite a lot every day. His main writing instruments are pencils and fountain pens. Even though he doesn’t consider himself a big fountain pen collector, he often acquire new pens when he finds in them a combination of durability and design, and not only exclusiveness or luxury.
Pelikan Souverän M1000 (M)
Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Steel (M)
Lamy Vista (B)
Visconti Opera Elements (M)
Visconti Van Gogh “Starry Night” (F)
Brett Thompson Jade (M)
Noodler’s Ahab Tiger (flex)
Parker Vector-plastic (F)
Parker Vector-metal (M)
Platinum Preppy (F)
My Pelikan Souverän and my Visconti Homo Sapiens are my trustable desk pens: I use them almost daily although I must admit my preference for the Homo Sapiens… I rarely take these pens with me.
The Lamy Vista is probably my most used pen: I use it to write quick notes and to sign documents, along with one of the next three pens.
Visconti Opera Elements, Visconti Van Gogh and Brett Thompson’s pen: I usually switch these three around and depending on the day, I take one of them with me. The Opera and the Van Gogh are awesome pens: both are made of celluloid and are very smooth writers, but I must admit my weakness for the Opera Elements: I wear it often in my shirt pocket as well…
The Brett Thompson’s pen is in fact a custom made fountain pen: I had the possibility to choose the material and the design. This pen is very special because it was made exclusively for me.
The Noodler’s Ahab accompanies me always too. Although I do not really write a lot with it, I like to use it eventually for marking or underlining.
My two Vectors are filled with red inks (the plastic one with Parker Quink Red and the metal one with Diamine Syrah) and I mainly use them to correct my student’s tests.
Platinum Preppy: this pen is always filled with Noodler’s Blue Ghost and it is specially used to sign or mark tests and exams papers as a precautionary way to authenticate them. I only take this one with me in exams periods.