Mike, yes, that's right! Don't worry about them mnot making those "perfect pens" anymore...I can ship you about 85 used ones with frayed ends, ones I think some day I'll razor off to a fine edge.
micron, staedtler, rapdiograph, i've been through them all ... i have buckets of old pens ... today, i've finally settled on a cheap, simple 5 mm ball point ... go figure ... well, at least they'll never stop making them, i suppose.
Great post, Mike! I have all of the above. I stick an address label with the pen's number on them on the pens whose designs are rubbing off. So even after the pen is bare, the sticker with the number on it is still there.
Funny. I have all of those. Part of my "pen management strategy" involves sticking a piece of tape on the end of the pen and writing the date of purchase so I can tell the new good ones from the old chewed up ones I can't quite bring myself to throw away yet.Now, India ink nibs are a whole other matter. They all have unique personalities, and I can never tell by looking at them in the store how they're going to perform. I've gotten in the habit of buying three or four in the hope that one of them will be that rare nib that makes my drawing better than it is.
I love the fact that you use the Micron Mike, I also like using the Micron too.
Thanks for all your kind words of commiseration. I only use Micron because they're permanent and hold up to a wash as soon as you make the pen stroke. I am very fortunate that I am not "in love" with a pen. I am sorry for those who do!
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