So in come those swell pens that aren't so grumpy.
|Top to bottom: Tradio Black; Rotring Tikky & Pilot V-Ball [closed]|
|Top to bottom: Tradio Black; Rotring Tikky & Pilot V Ball (F) (open)|
Take the Tradio (can be refilled with several colours) purchased at Jet Pens. It is quite a nice pen to hold and is consistent. It is normally in my writing pack, but I popped it out today for some reason and used it on those inexpensive envelops I was using.
Or if you like a slightly more expensive looking model, with trim and a big name, I can recommend the Rotring Tikky, also available at Jet Pens. I really enjoy using this pen and she is always as reliable as a BMW.
|Quick writing sample on Rhodia pad|
I've been experimenting with various pens for different projects and thinking about why one pen suits better than another and use them accordingly.
Take the old style Pilot V Ball in extra fine. I bought about two dozen of those years ago when Gwen Diehn recommended them, and they are still running on their own fuel. However, they are discontiued and replaced with a less reliable substitute.
Note: The ink in these pens are not water resistant!