Real Simple recently had a piece about pens. I read it with interest because the right pen makes a world of difference to me. The Real Simple article included pens in categories from gel to superfine. I agreed completely with their assessment of the Flair Felt Tip.
Still, my hands down favorite pen du jour is the Lamy Al-Star Rollerball. I can get them locally or online, along with a lot of other amazing writer-stuff, at Fahrney’s Pens. I can also get them online from Levenger.
The Lamy comes in plastic or metal. The metal is a bit slicker in the hand but the plastic edges are a bit harder against the sides of the fingers. I prefer the metal but a tiny bit.
The rollerball is flawless. It’s not fine point but the resulting writing is not thick and it doesn’t leave blotches or drips.
The pen just feels good.
I also love the Sharpie-Fine Point pens. The only drawback to them is that if one of your kids gets hold of it with a heavy hand, the point is ruined in a blink. Ditto if it gets dropped on the floor without the cap on.
So – What about you? If you were stranded on a desert island, which pen would you consider a must-have? Leave a comment and I’ll take the answers and create a poll 🙂