The other day I spotted a small lot in ebay that looked like it was worth a bid. There were two Swans, a boxed Parker 45 and this… thing.
The lot arrived this morning. I’m very pleased with the other pens and the thing has its curiosity value. It’s an iridium-point Chinese pen. I’ve seen them online before – once seen never forgotten! What seeing it online doesn’t tell you is that this thing is solid lacquered brass, which means it’s monstrously heavy. I defy anyone to tell me they could write two pages of A4 with this “pen”(I use the term advisedly) without requiring protracted physiotherapy thereafter.
That’s not to say it isn’t useful. It would make a passable doorstop. Or I could keep it by the bed in case of home invasion. Oh, and there’s one other thing about it – it’s the ugliest pen I have ever seen. It’s so ugly that you could use it to discipline naughty children.
“You children stop that or I’ll SHOW YOU THE PEN!”
“No, Mummy, please don’t! We’ll be very, very good!”