The last week has been beyond intense - my pregnant wife, three year old daughter, two dogs and I have moved country to start a business in a strange land. As soon as we landed we suffered a series of difficulties... With our lives packed away, I have been taking notes, drafting contracts, editing a manuscript; all the while my collection of pens and inks was packed, all except for one. The miracle pen.
It never leaks, the cap seals incredibly tight, the clip is inviolably secure, it holds a huge amount of ink (I've lost track of how much I've written and yet it still keeps going - good, as for now I don't have any ink with which to refill it); it has been tossed in bags, attached to pockets, in toddlers' and dogs' mouths. It has proven damn-near indestructible and I have never, ever, witnessed a pen nearly as well engineered, or fit for purpose. It is the only fountain pen I own that is absolutely as practical as a roller-ball.
And so I would like to thank Werner and Francis at Conid for designing and manufacturing what is probably the best, the most practical, and most reliable fountain pen the world has ever seen, and for creating a product that has actively made my life easier during this trying time. My collections spans over 100 pens, modern and vintage, and yet I cannot think of a single other that could have endured this all...
Edited by mongrelnomad, 26 March 2015 - 22:51.