I failed my saving throw against shiny things, and picked up a vintage pen. Teri at Peyton Street Pens is very nice and helpful, and I appreciated all her replies to my vague questions. Her sale on older Shaeffers got me looking, and I picked up a pen.
I actually picked up two. I bought a Shaeffer Statesman Snorkel, and the Parker Vector. The Statesman is a vintage pen, from the 1950′s, with a neat and tidy filling mechanism. The Vector is the pen I used in junior high, and to have one again was nostalgia, and a case of, “Did this work the way I thought it did?” Read the rest of this entry »