First Blog Post - Beginning My Fountain Pen Journey

As I stated in the introduction on the main page, I haven't done much in the way of blogging.  I have my personal Instagram, and that's about it.  As I go through my Master's program in Business Administration, I find myself needing a creative outlet on top of all the school work.  I know, like I really need MORE work to do, but I find the creative outlet helps to ease some of the stress of being a full time student, full time career person, and still trying to have a life.

I got into fountain pens officially in 2014, right around Thanksgiving time here in the United States.  I started with some inexpensive pens, the usual suspects in todays market, a Lamy Safari, a couple Pilot Metropolitans, and a Kaweco Sport or five.  I searched the internet for information about fountain pens, fountain pen ink, stationery, and various fountain pen related accessories. After a couple of months my collection was beginning to grow and I was learning to care for my pens, clean them, re-ink them, and have even purchased my first vintage pen.

Easily my favorite pen however, is the one I use for the main photo on this site, and one that holds a special place in my heart, as it was a present from my husband for our wedding.  The Pelikan Stresemann M805, I got it for it's beautiful understated body, rhodium trim, and the famed Pelikan nib.  I was not disappointed in the least.

It's one of the smoothest writing instruments I've used to date, it has a massive ink capacity, the piston action is smooth, and the nibs are interchangeable.  I purchased mine with a medium nib, but ended up getting  wonderful deal on an Italic Broad from european retailer La Couronne du Comte.  They are a pleasure to work with, and their customer service is top notch.  I'm sure this isn't the last time you'll hear me mention them, as I have purchased quite a few of the items I plan to review and post about from them.

Overall, if you're looking for a wonderful fountain pen, something with clean lines, good ink capacity, and good build quality, you can't go wrong with Pelikan.

Pelikan Stresemann M805 resting on a Jac Zagoory Atlas pen holder.