The Guidelines V2.0

The Guidelines V2.0

Back in July 2015 I posted an article that stated five guidelines that drove my pen, nib and ink collecting.

They remain true today, even the 5th one which was mostly written in jest. I have modified the 1st guideline to reflect my exclusive focus on Pelikan fountain pens.

  1. A Pelikan pen or nib once in my collection never leaves.
  2. An ink once in my collection will only leave when it is empty.
  3. Every ink is suitable for the office, some will just portray you as being more extravagant than others.
  4. You have not truely lived until you have used a good custom ground nib.
  5. The words, "Too many", "Too much", or "Too expensive" never apply to your pen, nib and ink collection. (Except of course on the occasion your partner starts to look for a good divorce lawyer)
Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M101N 14K Broad, inked with Franklin-Christoph Tenebris Purpuratum 276

Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Brown Special Edition, M101N 14K Broad, inked with Franklin-Christoph Tenebris Purpuratum 276

Pelikan M600 Black, M600 14K 1.5mm CI, inked with Noodler's Mary I

Pelikan M600 Black, M600 14K 1.5mm CI, inked with Noodler's Mary I