Monday, December 27, 2010

Pens as Christmas Gifts?

O.K. I know I could easily fit all of my regular readers into my family room, probably even into my study, or even the closet, but I am going to ask the question all the same: What pens did you get for Christmas? What pens did you give for Christmas?

This is the first year in quite awhile where I didn't coerce my wife into buying a pen for me for Christmas. She wanted to choose the gift she was going to give me, for a change - imagine that? Though without any coercion whatsoever, she gave me a box of Crane Co. stationary - very nice!

However, I gave my daughter a grey Conklin Endura fine point, which she is very happy with. Along with it, I gave her a bottle of Noodler's Burgundy ink. I didn't even dip test it before I gave it to her, so I can't comment on how well it writes. It is a very light weight pen and a bit narrower than I expected. But overall a nice looking pen. Maybe I can write a review of it later, if she'll let me borrow it.

So, what pens, ink, paper, journals, et cetera did you give or receive this Christmas? Tell us about them in the comments.


Unknown said...

My wife bought me a Pilot Knight, Burgundy, and my daughter got me a bottle J. Herbin Saphir. I also found a shop in my little town that sells fountain pens, the only one I know of. Bought myself a couple of Shaeffers.

Vanrensalier said...

Kevin - Thanks for sharing that. Pilots and Sheaffers are great pens. I love J. Herbin ink, too.

After my whining here about not getting a pen for Christmas, my wife promised me an ebay gift card. So, I am thinking about getting a NOS Rotring Lissabon. But having never seen one in person, I am not yet decided.

Alexandra said...

I bought myself a Noodler's Ebonite Flex pen. It's more of an UNflex pen though :o)

Vanrensalier said...

What happened to truth in advertising? I noticed that Vintage Writing frequently has restored pens with flex nibs on Ebay. But they're pricey: