David Oscarson recently introduced a pen I would love to have but unfortunately can’t afford. It honors Jacques de Molay, the last Grandmaster of the Knights Templar. I appreciate beauty and history together in one pen.
More and more it seems, pens are becoming works of art in addition to fine writing instruments. Krone and Loiminchay excel in their exquisite and lifelike depictions. I will never forget seeing one of Loiminchay’s solid jade pens at the DC Pen Show.
Pen shows are a great way to see all the different kinds of pens and determine which one is best for you. You can see how a pen feels in your hand, test the nib, and appreciate its beauty and balance.
Art Brown is having a pen show over the next three days: May 14-16 from 9 am to 5 pm. If you’re in the area, please come by to meet Bob, Marilyn and Warren, and test a new pen on Rhodia or Clairefontaine paper.