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CrossCalais Matte Black Fountain Pen with 6 Bonus [focuscamera.com] Refills - $13.49

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  • Medium Stainless Steel Nib
  • Beautiful finish accented with chrome center band
  • Lifetime mechanical guarantee
  • Includes 6 black ink cartridges
  • Presented in gift box
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Wrong. Writing has become more purposeful than ever. Crappy ballpoints and rollerballs might be left behind, but people with something to say want a writing instrument that works and works well. Goulet pens, fbr, noodlers, anderson pens and a host of new stores and inks are popping up within the last 5 years. Most legal documents are still written. Even in the whitehouse "copious notes" were taken. A person can not depend on digital.

Try one. Metropolitan or lamy safari's are good starting pens. They bring the joy back to writing. You also need decent paper. Get a Rhodia pad to go with it.
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I do. I have a pilot metropolitan. I much prefer the look of the letters and the writing feeling to any other pen I've used. Love sketching and taking notes with it.
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No. Nobody in the world does.
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Do people still use fountain pens?
No. Nobody in the world does.
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Do people still use fountain pens?
That's gotta be a joke or you haven't seen fountain pen prices lately.
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No really who uses fountain pen this day and age. I know looks cool and everything but I never see anybody use.
I do. I have a pilot metropolitan. I much prefer the look of the letters and the writing feeling to any other pen I've used. Love sketching and taking notes with it.
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No joke, but digital devices are making pens more redundant even more so for fountain pens. We also are moving to a world of digital signatures now, so where does it leave fountain pens. Fountain pens will be the equivalent of high end butane lighters in the future. Only useful for collectors but offer no real practical uses.
Wrong. Writing has become more purposeful than ever. Crappy ballpoints and rollerballs might be left behind, but people with something to say want a writing instrument that works and works well. Goulet pens, fbr, noodlers, anderson pens and a host of new stores and inks are popping up within the last 5 years. Most legal documents are still written. Even in the whitehouse "copious notes" were taken. A person can not depend on digital.

Try one. Metropolitan or lamy safari's are good starting pens. They bring the joy back to writing. You also need decent paper. Get a Rhodia pad to go with it.
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I have several fountain pens. I like the weight/feel of them. I use them to take notes and to write notes/letters. True, it's more efficient to type into my tablet, but I like writing (plus, Catholic school penmanship looks pretty in fountain pen!).
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Review of the pen from Penhabit - decent nib, mediocre construction. Not a bad starter. http://penhabit.com/2017/01/29/cr...is-review/
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Do people still use fountain pens?
Do people wear mechanical watches?
Hint: "Yes" to both questions Smilie
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Wrong. Writing has become more purposeful than ever. Crappy ballpoints and rollerballs might be left behind, but people with something to say want a writing instrument that works and works well. Goulet pens, fbr, noodlers, anderson pens and a host of new stores and inks are popping up within the last 5 years. Most legal documents are still written. Even in the whitehouse "copious notes" were taken. A person can not depend on digital.

Try one. Metropolitan or lamy safari's are good starting pens. They bring the joy back to writing. You also need decent paper. Get a Rhodia pad to go with it.
I'm sure it brings back the job of writing, but more as a hobby than practicality. The fact that you need decent paper and drying time else you're faced with smudging make it impractical in most situations. Also regular legal 70gsm paper tends to bleed through when using a fountain pen, again making it impractical to use on a daily occurrence in the work place.

I don't think legal documents will continue to be written in the future, because written notes are more susceptible to alteration than a printed document.

I do agree that they are beautiful instruments to the eye, but I do not see a future in the practical world for them. Maybe they will be a rare investment for those who continue to love them.
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