A Writer’s Dozen

The list reflects the pens I’ve collected to write with 90% of the time. Dates reflect production year of the pens.

Core Writing Pens

Danitrio Cumlaude, Edison Huron, Edison Hakumin Mina, Newton Banana Slug, Newton Shinobi

Goes Everywhere/Notetaking Pens


Fisher Bullet, Pilot Decimo, Platinum Kanazawa-Haku

There are a few pens that were gifts or otherwise have a sentimental connection to a person. These pens get used, too, but mostly for letter writing, grocery lists, or this or that; not for long writing sessions.

Montegrappa Chile Pepper LE, Franklin-Christoph Intrinsic, Pilot Sterling Turtle, Nakaya Chinkin Karakusa Tortoiseshell, Platinum Stainless Steel, Sheaffer Tuckaway

It’s not the fountain pens themselves that are the heart of the writing experience. The pen bodies are important vehicles for the nibs—these matter most of all. Taking advantage of custom pens, or pens that allow for interchangeable nibs, can provide a writer with more nibs than fountain pens.

last updated 2020-Jan-04