I shall start with a confession: Until quite recently I had never used a fountain pen, but today I am the proud owner of my first fountain pen a Parker 51. So how did I come to choose the classic Parker 51 fountain pen as my first very first fountain pen?
Somehow I had managed to get to the wrong side of 40 without ever having written a single letter using this particular type of pen. Contrary to popular belief, it is not compulsory to be taught how to write with a fountain pen in every school in the UK. Whether or not it should be is perhaps a subject for a different post. [Read more…]