The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy DogPosted: November 13, 2009
Since the iron fist ruling at my secondary school that you had to use a fountain pen for all work I’ve been pretty much against them despite being a moderate stationery geek. I still have memories of ink stained hands and leaky nibs ruining my pencil cases, though I do have one fond memory of deliberately flashing ink onto the back of the nice white cardigan a supply teacher was wearing, then acting like I had no idea who did it. Until today I’ve never confessed. It was me. She was horrid and deserved every blot. I hope it was permanent.
Over the summer my fountain pen aversion softened and I made an impulse purchase at Paperchase (the row of pens at the counter gets me every time)of a Papermate disposable fountain pen with turquoise coloured ink. Its my new BFF and its made me shed the baggage of my past and want a new fountain pen. I was looking online and I saw this beauty…..
……..from thepenshop.co.uk for the modest sum of £45,000. No that isn’t a typo, it is actually FORTY FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS which is approx $75,000 USD for my American friends. Is this the most expensive pen in the world? Nope, a quick search brings up a few diamond encrusted numbers that go for around $730,000 USD. I do like this pen though and it reminds me of Lara Bohinc’s signature fretwork…
but needless to say, my fountain pen will cost considerably less and won’t be even a fraction as luxe.