QOTW: What’s your pen collection focus?

For months I updated this blog at least 5 days a week as if I had some unending fountain of words from which to draw on. After taking a month off for NaNoWriMo, I find it almost impossible to think of things to write. And so, I’ve moved the Question of the Week to Monday for now. I figure that’ll give me something easy to come up with on the worst day of the week. πŸ˜‰

Those of us who are pen fanatics tend to accumulate pens. You might not consider yourself a collector one day and the next, you realize that you’re surrounded with <insert pen type here>. For me, I’ve mainly focused on Sheaffers with a minor interest in Parkers. I’m no collector and I’ve been quick to sell off pens when I feel like spending money on something else, but that’s not the point of this.

Take a look at your pen collections, what do you see? Maybe you collect fountain pens of random types, maybe you’re a gel pen fanatic, maybe you are one of the crazy souls who simply must have every color that the Sheaffer No Nonsense came in?

Now that you’ve figured out what you are, direct yourself to the comment box and share with us. We’ll all understand your crazy obsession, trust me, we’re all family here. πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “QOTW: What’s your pen collection focus?

  1. Well, I’ve gone through a lot of focuses for my collection. After a year or two I scrapped each one and started in on something new. Now I just get what makes me happy and kinda semi-focus on Sheaffer Snorkels. I don’t really want every model or variation, I just want ones that make me feel like giggling. I don’t actually giggle but that’s the feeling.

  2. Interesting question. My collection started ten years ago as a random effort based on what I could afford. Then it shifted to fun nibs, ones that make writing interesting. It will probably continue in that direction for years to come.

  3. Pilot Namiki fountain pens are my flavor of this lifetime. I own a Black Celluloid, the 823 clear demonstrator, the Custom 74 clear demonstrator, a Falcon II metallic, and a very slim Cavalier. Don’t know why, but to me these are the epitome of a fine fountain pen. πŸ™‚

  4. I’m a bit of a gel pen fanatic myself. I always tell myself that I should try to get some other different kinds of pens as well but the gel pens just keep accumulating. But I love all pens really, and always like to try something new.

  5. If someone will take a peek into my pens, it will appear that I don’t have a focus. πŸ™‚ I get whatever is available, or what I could afford. I’m fascinated with Parkers, really, since my first FP is a Parker, but what drives me ‘giggly’ (drooling, excited, agitated) as how TAO puts it, is the sight (or thought) of white fountain pens. I got 6 white FPs now, and I’m sure I’ll get more in the future.

  6. Late response, but just came across your blog. Focus? The best I can get for cheap. Much as I would love to test drive/own some of the high end pens available, it’s just not feasible yet. Aside from that, I have a variety of pens: Asian fountain, Sakura Microns, various Sharpies, gel pens, etc. Waiting for some dip pens to arrive in the mail, too.

  7. My focus was on cheap ‘n’ cheerful fountain pens, with the occasional foray into a pen costing more than $10.

    Most of the more expensive pens disappoint. Now my immediate focus is on any pen with a ‘fude’ nib.

    I also use a lot of gel pens but wouldn’t say I ‘collected’ them.

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