I lost my pen today. This makes me a bitter, bitter man indeed. I’ve never really talked about my pens on this blog before, but I’m a huge pen snob. The pen I just lost was a Waterman Hemisphere in stainless steel, ball point. It was the best ball point pen I’ve ever owned. Super smooth, and reliable under almost all conditions. It was everything you’d want from a ball point pen.

Now I have to admit that I can’t really justify the expense of getting another precision writing instrument. The Hemisphere was a bit of an indulgence, and a Christmas present for myself (yes, I owned it less than half a year). Having come to that conclusion, I probably need to buy a pack of disposables.

What do you all recommend for pens? Bics? Office Max? Uniball? Or maybe it doesn’t even matter. I’ll just find a blunt nail and dip it in ink.

Comments 4

  1. Colin Dean wrote:

    Pilot G2. I’ve been using them, .05 and .07 tips of various colors, since 1999, when I wrote approximately 80 pages of essays BY HAND in a semester of school.

    Posted 01 May 2008 at 12:43 am
  2. Bitterman wrote:

    Yeah, I’ve used the G2. Not bad. But unfortunately, for my needs I have to have a traditional ball point. No gel pens, no roller balls. I should’ve been more specific.

    Posted 01 May 2008 at 2:45 am
  3. Funky Dung wrote:

    My favorite everyday use pen is the Uniball Vision.

    Posted 01 May 2008 at 10:56 am
  4. John Bowden wrote:

    Try Amazon .. they’ve got a raft of Waterman pens of all styles and the prices don’t seem too bad.

    Posted 02 May 2008 at 10:09 pm

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