So I have been in this FP realm for a while now, but I keep fretting about my pens. I usually wear shirts that don't have pockets. And pants are not an option. I do have slips and cases, I just do not know how to transport them safely and securely. I EDC a TWSBI Eco but I still worry about drops, sticky hands, losing it, breaking the clip, breaking the pen, dropping it nib down, being handled by a daily BIC user, etc. This is usually the only pen I EDC because my Pilot Metro was my first pen and I hold it very dearly.
Speaking of, well, pens, my Parker 51 Vac just arrived today in all its glory. I did a dry nib test (with some water) and it feels... just so smooth... like running a piece of hot butter over a piece of antique-grade glass. It just feels heavenly. Much unlike my Japanese fine, which did indeed give some rough feedback. This pen will, from now on, be my faithful and (conditionally) reliable pen at home once I get its diaphragm replaced for a new one (because I do not trust eBay THAT much). It will switch out with the Lamy 2K, which does not have the finest line for the cheap copy paper we use now. Even nice drawing paper feathered on that big boy. The Parker 51 has a relatively fine line for a western pen, so it will serve well when writing back to my grandparents/cousins/pen pals. Now, I just have to figure out how to tame this infernal filling system.