I’m old fashioned about some things; writing utensils for one. I still use pencils and fountain pens.
I love good quality pencils. By the way, Mirado Black Warriors are the best pencil in the world.
I love fountain pens. My favorite pen is the old 60s Sheaffer student Skrip® cartridge pen. I had five of them up until last night. I’ve been having issues with my black pen. Ink would not flow properly through the nib on this pen for a while now. I’ve cleaned and fiddled with it enough already. I finally gave up on it last night.
What I didn’t realize at the time that I tossed that pen into the trash is that they are pretty damned rare these days. The ones I have found on eBay are downright expensive. I did find two to bid on. My max bid + S/H is $5.00/pen. I just can’t justify the $35-$100 some of these people want for old Sheaffer fountain pens. It’s ridiculous.
Hell, I ought to sell my three good ones and the two others for parts. I could probably make the household utility bills for July with the money from that sale; judging by what these silly pens are going for on eBay right now. These were probably a buck or so when I bought them as a kid. Amazing.
And the world moves on…