# Does anyone use fountain pens?

#### Yaakov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
1,547
Is anyone a fan of fountain pens? I carry a Kaweco Sport, the plastic one. I am considering the brass version, but it's "raw" and I wonder how it works in the pocket. Does the oxide that forms stain things? It is practical?

Do you carry something else?

The Kaweco has been consistent. It writes quickly, and doesn't leak.

#### AlbertHall

Joined Jun 4, 2014
8,381
I don't generally carry any writing implement.
At home I mostly use a pencil but I also have a uni-ball.

#### Yaakov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
1,547
I don't generally carry any writing implement.
At home I mostly use a pencil but I also have a uni-ball.
I use Zebra F-402 ballpoints and Micron markers for lab notebooks. But for signatures, and general note taking, I use a fountain pen because I really like the way it writes, and the mechanics of it.

Joined Jul 18, 2013
19,067
I'm eyeing a few of these Geese arriving now to fill my Quill pen stock!.
Max.

#### dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
8,962
Haven't used a fountain pen since I had one leak. Most of the ones I have are for calligraphy and use cartridges. I have a Eberhard Faber with a sack and lever for refilling. Besides not having a bottle of ink, I'm not sure I'd trust it to not leak.

EDIT: Checked the pen and I couldn't use it even if I wanted to. The ink reservoir has hardened. Doubt that I could find a replacement refill assembly. The pen is WWII vintage.

Max.