Lately I have been wondering how I would feel if I could only using one writing implement for a prolonged period of time, say a week. Would I like them as much as I think I do if I could only use them exclusively? I have numerous fountain pens inked up at a given time and what I have found is that I don’t use any of them enough. I rotate through the different pens and inks but don’t fully appreciate what I am using because it doesn’t get used enough. Similarly with the pencils that I have to hand, they rarely get a proper look in as the fountain pen usually wins.
With this in mind I have decided to spend dedicated time with one writing implement. I will use one pen or pencil for a week. This should give me enough time to use the pen or pencil in different notebooks and scenarios allowing me figure out how much I really like them and how practical they are.
I have chosen a selection of writing implements that I believe I enjoy using from a range of fountain pens, pencils and gel ink pens.
The final list includes:
- Kaweco AL Sport F nib with J. Herbin Bleu Nuit
- Staedtler Mars Lumograph F grade pencil
- Lamy Safari EF nib with Lamy Dark Lilac ink
- Karas Customs Retrakt with Pilot G2 refill in black
- TWSBI 580RB B nib with KWZ Honey ink
- Blackwing 24 pencil
- Tactile Turn Gist F nib with Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai ink
Each week after I have finished using the writing implement I will share my thoughts here on the blog. I will generally be looking at how I have found using that one writing implement for the week and what I have liked and disliked about it. Using one writing tool for a week long period will I’m sure throw up lots of issues and honestly I don’t think I am a one pen kinda girl.
This mini experiment will help me to decide how I feel about each of the different writing tools selected. But overall this experiment is supposed to be a little bit of fun.
So first up…the Kaweco AL Sport with a fine nib and J. Herbin’s Bleu Nuit.