Awhile back, Lawdog sang the praises of Pilot's "Varsity" inexpensive, disposable fountain pens. Being a fountain-pen person and of an inquiring mind, I promptly ordered a set and have been using them since.
He's right. While you're not going throw away your Mont Blanc or even a Conklin in favor of one, they are very smooth and have yet to leak ink onto the section where you hold 'em. I liked the old Berol Fontaine disposables, but they did tend to get just a little inky. The nib on the Varsity suits my hand better, too.
If you prefer real pens or even think you might, these are worth trying. $2.00 vs. $200.00? Oh, yeah!
I'll be over there, making legible (for once!) notes on The (dadratted and uncooperative) Widget in a wide variety of colors, with circles and arrows and itty-bitty drawings on each page. Who knows, it might even mean something.
1. Mark Twain's favorite brand -- among other virtues, the "half-moon" filler lever of their top-line classics prevents them from rolling off the desk.
2. "Section:" actual name of that part, by the way.
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