ok, folks, let's admit it--no matter how much we love and prefer our fountain pens, we still can't avoid using rollerballs and ballpoints for tasks like filling out immigration forms, multiple-copy forms, and any paper that feathers badly. so, do we put as much care into choosing them, and do you have any favorites among yours?
here are the ones in my rotation:
from the top:
1. a 1970s sterling silver sheaffer ballpoint with a vine design--one of the most beautiful ballpoints, imho; i had one in the 1980s and had to give it away (long story) but i was happy to find this replacement at the chicago pen show.
2. a parker duofold ballpoint that i was lucky to get off ebay, buy-it-now, for $50 (thanks to a tip on FPN).
3. a montblanc 100th anniversary rollerball, the generous grift of a friend; been dying to get the FP version (almost got one at the chicago pen show auction but got cold feet in the closing minutes--now i regret it!).
4. a chinese lacque ambre sonnet rollerball, off ebay from india; one of the most desirable sonnet finishes. got this in a twin purchase, along with the FP version.
Edited by penmanila, 01 July 2013 - 03:03.