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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.)