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Gauds and Men

Posted by Dirck on 26 May, 2011

I’ve just sent that 61 Insignia I was mentioning on Tuesday back to its owner, and I thought I might mention a small self-discovery that came about from handling this model.  I’ve only got one other all-gold pen, and I couldn’t generalize from it, but with this second example I think I might.  In pictures, all-gold pens seem very gaudy, and based on the pictures alone I found myself fairly unmoved by them.  In person, whether it’s gold fever or just the difference between flat images and direct contact, I comprehend the attraction.  I begin to wonder if my dismissive attitude towards the super-expensive, gem-encrusted pens would amend similarly were I in a room with one….

Today’s splendidly attractive pen: Wyvern BB 
Today’s locally endangered ink:  Pelikan 4001 blue-black

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