My pens and inks

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If I do use pens, I tend to use Frixion, Muji 0.38 Gel Pens, Pilot V-pens or Gelly Rolls.

I do have some ‘proper’ pens though and these I have had for many years. Of them I have used the Montblanc Meisterstück and the blue and gold Waterman Carene ballpoint pen the most. Given my problem with pens and pencils it is surprising that I have never lost them.

Ink-wise I use Montblanc and Pilot Iroshizuku the most. I tend towards blue-black and blue-grey colours.

Left to right: Waterman Carene pencils in metallic deep blue and silver, and black and gold; Waterman Carene ballpoint pen in blue and gold (I think this may be Azure); Montblanc Meisterstück fountain pen in burgundy; Sheaffer fountain pen in metallic pale pink.
Left to right: Waterman Carene pencils in Ultramarine, and black; Waterman Carene ballpoint pen in Royal Blue; Montblanc Meisterstück fountain pen in burgundy; Sheaffer fountain pen in metallic pale pink.
Pilot Iroshizuku in deep pink
Pilot Iroshizuku in deep pink
Pilot Iroshizuku in dark brown
Pilot Iroshizuku in dark brown
Pelikan in Blue-Black and Montblanc in Oyster Grey
Pelikan in Blue-Black and Montblanc in Oyster Grey

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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    1. It is my favourite pen of all time. My ex husband bought it really cheap at Shannon Airport in Dublin and gave it to me about 15 years ago. It is a real ‘lifetime’ pen. It seems to make whatever you write with it special and precious!

  1. My husband is the same as you concerning pens – Mont Blanc, Waterman. Etc. He gave me a lovely one. I forget the name, but it is a French company, Lepine maybe. It is wood with an engraved marking and lovely. I don’t take it out of the house. I will check the name.

  2. One of my passions is to collect pens! I have really nice Mont Blanc, Waterman, Cross, Shaeffer, Parker, Dupont pens and fountain pens. As a uni teacher and lecturer I have forgotten many in classrooms but luckily l have found most of them back. I am also a translator and l need to use lots of pencils. My favoutites are the Mont Blanc and Cross ones as l can easily buy refills wherever l am in the world.
    Each of my binder has a dedicated fountain pen and l love using them with different inks though my favourit are dark blue or purple.

  3. Regarding your problem with pens, I have found that the best way of not losing pens is to have nice pens that you don’t want to lose! That way you tend to look after them better… Which could explain your success in hanging on to these!

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