Beschizza is the resident pen fancier, and I admire him the hobby. As a writer, I have always admired the elegance of the fountain pen, the way in which a bronze nib might tattoo a cursive trail of words into some creamy stock, the orich ink welling up like blood. It has a certain poetry to it. Unfortunately, the laptop generation has spoiled me: writing by waggling your wrist and smearing ink seem like something a caveman would do.
Takkumi Yoshida's Aptus pen is yet another pang in my pen loving heart: the undulating ribbon of its body is specially designed to fit the hand just right, each contour ergonomically suited to the task of fluid, comfortable writing. I'd love to have one, yet know it would just join a legion of virgin Bics in the limbo of my pencil jar.
Fits My Hand Just Right [Yanko Design]