I’ve been using the Parson’s Italix as my everyday writer for a while but it’s time for a change. What I look for in a pen for daily use is that it be a good writer and not worth a lot.
This pen turned up in a lot I bought recently, It’s a smart pen, feels good in the hand and writes very well, though without any flex. It’s worth very little. What is it?
Yes, it’s a Platignum. A gold-nibbed Platignum, though, and one with a solid feel to it. Not really typical of the brand, though some of their post-war output, like this one, was made with the eye on quality that had been previously applied to the by-then shelved Mentmore*. I think it will do very well. As ever, firm-nibbed pens are a challenge to me. I don’t automatically write well with them and I have to try a bit harder. It’s character-forming.
*That was one of the most convoluted sentences I’ve ever been guilty of. Of which I’ve ever been guilty. Now I’m ending the sentence with a trailing preposition. Sorry for hammering the grammar.