About once or twice a year I need to re-stock my pen supply. This time around, I added one of these Platinum Preppy fountain pens to my order per Brad Dowdy’s review. I’ve never used a fountain pen before, and this one is pretty great. It’s not the sort of pen I’d use on a daily basis; even though its an ultra-fine tip, it’s still puts down a much thicker line than I prefer. I did, however, use it to sign all my tax forms — it seemed fitting to use a fountain pen for such a task.

Along with my order, I also added a couple of the Zebra Sarasa 0.4mm pens per Gruber’s recommendation. The Zebras are nice, but the Signo DX 0.38mm is better.

April 18, 2012