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Boardroom stilettos: Renaissance of the fountain pen

The fountain pen is enjoying a mighty renaissance

Published: Jul 8, 2015 06:13:35 AM IST
Updated: Jul 8, 2015 11:28:14 AM IST

Boardroom stilettos: Renaissance of the fountain pen
When it’s finally time to sign the papers—to buy the company, to sell the house, to say “I do” (or “I don’t”)—the pen you choose matters. And if you’re going to ink the deal, there’s no finer way to do so than with a fountain pen, even one with a medium nib. Written off long ago, the anachronistic, thoroughly tactile fountain pen has enjoyed a mighty renaissance in a world of ephemeral email, texts and the dreaded emoji. (Sales worldwide have been on the rise the last few years.) So whether you prefer gold, platinum, silver, resin or old-fashioned wood, choose one of these eternally elegant models and you’ll be signing with a true sign of power. Now, about your penmanship…


(This story appears in the 10 July, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Dean Hubbard

    Do not confuse the experience of writing as opposed to the use of a crude but effective appliance. One does not need a fine automobile. A Ford Focus will do. There are people who understand and appreciate the finer things in life and those who simlpy want to slog through the day. It\'s apples and oranges. It is not snobbery. It is a personal choice of how one wants to enjoy the act of writing.

    on Jul 14, 2015
  • Dheeraj

    A very retrograde statement to make actually. \"When it\'s finally time to sign the papers-to buy the company, to sell the house, to say \"I do\" (or \"I don\'t\")-the pen you choose matters\". Frankly it doesn\'t. Look around the new age businesses and businessmen. A 10 cent Bic will do a great job! That is, if the physical signatures retain their utility in a few years from now.

    on Jul 8, 2015