Wiser Web Wednesday – Fountain Pen Day

Wiser Web Wednesday – a regular link to posts of interest from around the web, generally by those far wiser than myself:

This Friday, November 7 is Fountain Pen Day, which is celebrated on the first Friday of November each year. This WWW is thus flavoured with all things fountain pen.

Fountain Pen Day
I’ll let the official home of Fountain Pen Day set the scene:

Taking place on the first Friday in November each year, Fountain Pen Day is celebrated by enthusiasts worldwide as a time to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.

Fountain Pen Day Home

The Well Appointed Desk
Looking for some Fountain Pen Day merch or giveaways? Ana at the Desk will point you in the direction of some:
Fountain Pen Day: November 7

I have previously mentioned this great site created and maintained by Ian Hedley of Pens! Paper! Pencils!, though the context of this post requires its inclusion again.

I had originally planned to highlight some of my favourite pen blogs in this post, only to find a) there are too many; b) it was too hard to choose my favourites; and c) the home page of this site pretty much lists them all anyway:
Pennaquod: The pen blog searcher

Richard Binder Fountain Pens
If you are seeking a little more information on terminology associated with the fountain pen, this is a pretty good place to start:

This Glossopedia is a compact glossary/mini-encyclopedia of words, phrases, and names, with more than 1350 definitions and descriptions, more than 800 illustrations…

Glossopedia of Pen Terms

Pete Denison
Yes, a couple of links from this very blog.

Although I do not consider my site a Pen Blog as such, as far as online communities go there is none better than the kind and helpful folk in the pen world. Many of these people can be found through the front page of the Pennaquod link above.

As a good portion of my spare time does turn to things pen and paper, I like to think I contribute to this community in some small way.

The links below are some of my own fountain pen musings:
My Fountain Pen Day
A Tale of Two Kaweco Sports – Classic and Ice
Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen – Impressions
My Pelikan M205 Fountain Pen

If you have ever thought you might like to try a fountain pen, there is no better time. My beginner recommendations? A Pilot MetropolitanLamy Safari, or Pilot Kakuno for the younger (or younger at heart) writer.

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