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If I Were To Keep Only Three Pens

Last week, during a call with Nick, he randomly asked me if I were to keep only three pens, what would those be? To be honest, I didn’t know what to answer, because I didn’t have an answer to this. There are many pens that I’m attached to for so many reasons. But since the question put me into an existential crisis (LOL) I have decided to put down together with you three of the pens I would keep at this stage of my life. Let’s do it.

Before going any further, one thing’s for sure: if I were to keep only three pens, all of the three would be Fountain Pens. In fact, as I write this, I am thinking of a catastrophic scenario in which I have to flee for some unknown reason and have to decide upon the three pens I will take with me to save the world from a destructive situation. I mean, there is no other reason why I should decide to keep only three, therefore this is the only way I will put myself in the mood to decide for three. 

Sailor King of Pens Iro-Miyabi

I recently bought the Sailor King from Urushi Iro-Miyabi pens. From the first time I put pen to paper, my mind started thinking and getting creative. The more I remember the first time I used it, the more I want to pick it up and write with it again. This is definitely one of the pens I would like to keep forever. It really is like writing with a katana and gives me some special vibes and energy while using it. The Iro-Miyabi surface is rough and somehow helps me connect with nature and my feelings. The Sailor King of Pens is a pen I would take with me.

Otto Hutt designC

I stopped for a second and thought if I would keep the design08 or the designC. While the design08 would also be a great weapon with its 80 grams, my mind somehow decided to go for the designC. The reason is probably the meaning that silver acquires for me over time. I feel like my story is written ON that pen, while I wrote my story WITH the same pen. If i had to flee, the designC would remind me of better days and bring back memories. Each scratch and each stroke would have a story to tell.

Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2022 “Aztecs”

Similar to the designC, the GvFC POTY 22 Aztecs is a pen that has a special meaning to me. I wouldn’t like to lose it or give it away. It now contains my emotions, my sweat and part of my personal history in that Fountain Pen, symbolically. Aztecs is a powerful pen with a cactus-shaped cap and skull-headed barrel that reminds me that every day is a gift and should be spent properly.

I feel like I would feel safe with these three pens and that they would be great companions. They give me three different types of writing sensations, but each one is unique in its own way.

If you feel like it, tell me what are three pens you would keep if you had no choice but those three. Do it on inkstable’s post or on my instagram account.

One Comment

  1. Gihan Zohdy

    The 3 pens would be Leonardo Mosaico as it is my first fountain pen as an adult, the Sailor Naginata Togi and my ST Dupont in lapiz blue. But between us I would take another 7 to make them ten. I just love them so much.

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