Fountain Pen Day 2016

Happy Fountain Pen Day to pen friends everywhere!

The first Friday in November is Fountain Pen Day. This is a worldwide movement that was started 5 years ago by Cary Yeager, aka Fountain Pen Day on Instagram and Twitter. I’m amazed at how this thing has grown exponentially over the past few years, no doubt due to Cary’s enthusiasm and the awesomeness that is comprises the pen community. According to the Fountain Pen Day website, in 2012 (Year 1) there were 49 participating vendors and 600 people celebrating. Based on my rough count, there is approximately 110 vendors this year and I read/heard somewhere that 20,000 people are participating!

There are lots of Fountain Pen Day sales and giveaways today. Be sure to check out the list on the Fountain Pen Day website.

So today, I plan on fully enjoying my fountain pens by writing lots starting with this little entry in my Hobonichi Techo and doing a photo shoot of these beauties.

Pen: Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoiseshell EF Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-ho

Pen: Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve M Ink: Montblanc Toffee Brown

Pen: Lamy 2000 EF Ink: KWZ Northern Twilight Scriptus 2016

Pen: Platinum 3776 Century M Ink: Montblanc Lavender Purple

Pen: Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point Raden Water Surface F Ink: Robert Oster Blue Sea

Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Translucent Bronze Music Ink: KWZ Honey

Pen: Parker Vacumatic Major Golden Pearl Blue Diamond (1946) F Ink: Callifolio Grenat

Pen: Franklin-Christoph Pocket 20 Translucent Bronze B Ink: Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot

Pen: OMAS Ogiva Alba EF Extra Flessibile Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Ama Iro

Pen: Lamy LX (Rose Gold) EF Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Momji

Pen: Franklin-Christoph Pocket 66 Italian Ice Masuyama 14K F Cursive Italic Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake (top centre)

Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 45 Antique Glass Masuyama 18K F Italic Ink: Diamine Chocolate Brown (top right)

Pen: Nakaya Decapod Twist Heki-Tamenuri (Brown-Green) SF Ink: Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-Matsu

What are you doing for Fountain Pen Day? Have you picked up any good deals?