Cross your heart and give Liberty a Rollerball

 

 Cross X Liberty United Collector’s Edition Gunmetal Gray Rollerball I abhor dot pens and gel pens and roller-ball pens. Lesser mortals all. Naturally, eulogising about them and their ilk is sacrilege, no less. But this one is different. This one is special. This one deserves a salute, even from a

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Hari Balakrishna : Fountain Pens and the art of collecting

 

 Hari Balakrishna on Fountain pen collecting Hari Balakrishna is one of the foremost authorities on India made fountain pens. An penthusiast who has carefully nurtured his all consuming love for everything fountain over the last three decades, painstakingly creating, in the process a collection that is unmatched both in quality and

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Dr Sreekumar handcrafted pens – Perfection from Palakkad!

 

 Dr Sreekumar creations – the story of fountain pen evolution reaching its apogee. For all those who claim that the Fountain pen is dead and buried, here is a small piece of news: there is a queue for them outside the gate of a man who is not a professional

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Origin One and the story of the Origin of the Addict

 

 Origin One where my addiction for fountain pens seeks its final solace I am a self-confessed fountain pen addict. Addiction, that borders on penophilia. Countless well-wishers have suggested that I seek professional help. Friends and relatives shun me. Colleagues nod disinterestedly in stoic silence every time I accost them with

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Opus 88 Picnic – Coffee, anyone?

 

 Opus 88 Picnic – no hanging rocks here. The German Red Dot Design Award, the ultimate recognition, was won by the Taiwan based TWSBI in 2010 which had, predictably raised many an eyebrow of those who are considered the Brahmans of Fountain Pen making. What they had not apprehended was

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Monte Rosa 042g – and you thought Montblanc was about only one peak?

 

 Monte Rosa 042g – a collectable like no other. The Montblanc, particularly the ones with their black resin bodies, gold nibs and trademark white crest resembling the snow-capped peak of the mountain it represents on the finial is much more than a mere fountain pen – it is a status

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Japanese Pens – reverence from the land of the rising sun!

 

 Japanese Pens – delights to behold, wonders of craftsmanship. Legend has it that it was a friend returning from England, who first had shown a fountain pen to Kyugoro Sakata. Sakata was an engineer by profession and had immediately taken up the challenge of manufacturing fountain pens in Japan. The

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Falcon – Parker 50. The Steel Goddess with integrated nib

 

 Falcons are birds of prey – and an average pen lover would be hard pressed to relate one with a pen, any pen. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but for a writer, the dove is certainly closer to the heart. Not unless, the Falcon happens to be

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Top 5 Contemporary Indian Fountain Pens – Subramaniam , ASA Pens

 

 Top 5 Contemporary Indian Fountain Pens – the search begins! The average pen lover who wants to possess an Indian pen is at a huge disadvantage. He / she does not know what to aim for, where to look for, or even how much to shell out for the unit.

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Montegrappa:  Expanding the Rainbow

 

 Montegrappa:  Extra Otto The octagon is the example of geometric perfection that has long provided Montegrappa with a timeless motif, one that also provides its own unique feel and level of comfort for writers who bond with their favourite pens. Extra Otto Among the many signature details of Montegrappa products,

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