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@freemo I didn't understand your attachment to fountain pens. Then I encountered "how the ballpoint pen killed cursive" -- along with comparisons to fountain pens.

getpocket.com/explore/item/how

"A lifetime writing with the ballpoint and minor variations on the concept (gel pens, rollerballs) left me unprepared for how completely different a fountain pen would feel."

@RomeoTBravo I've always preferred fountain pens. I think the writing experience is just much smoother. The reason i never realized their full potential is because modern day fountain pens are very stiff compared to the older kind. So while they do improve handwriting not really to the same extent. Wasnt until I really got into them and practicing my hand writing that I realized the aesthetic range of a really good antique fountain pen is extraordinary.

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