I've spent the last two weeks using a fountain pen for my daily schedule and notes. Yesterday it ran out of ink for the first time.

This is the second time in my life that I've tried a fountain pen, and I'm genuinely amazed at how well it's worked out.

I will probably be buying a fountain pen that's a bit higher quality in the future, but I'm really happy with even a cheap one!

I hesitated in giving the name of my pen. It's the Pilot Metropolitan. I like it; it's a great pen for $20 USD, but I'd probably have been better off spending another $10 or so for the TWSBI ECO.

Even with the Metropolitan, though, ink cartridges are cheap, and it does come with a (crappy) converter for inkwells.

The ECO is still a very affordable pen, but it doesn't need (proprietary) cartridges. It's a piston fill.

I use a medium nib; it fits my handwriting style.


Lastly, in case anyone is curious, I am a big fan of French ruled (ie Séyès) paper.

It is like grid paper, except the lines are very small. I can write lowercase letters within two lines, and then uppercase letters within the bolder lines. It's very comfortable.

I also find that the paper from Clairefontaine tends to be very thick, which I think is because it's meant for fountain pens.

It's a bit more money than cheap notebooks and ball points, but IMHO it's been worth it so far.

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