I now look at ballpoints with disdain and scoff at how they would hurt my wrist if I continue to use them, and beam with pride whenever someone needs a pen and I hand over my Lamy cp-1. How do you use this, the borrower asks me, and I feel the golden glow of self-importance in the presence of the lower creature who knows not how to use the exquisite object that is my fountain pen (I'm kidding--but it does feel good to show off.).
Hmm. I've been unusually lucky the past days: 1) Hairy Harry arrived in the mail; 2) I found something I've been looking for; and 3) I won in a giveaway! Thank you so much Thomas A. Overfeld/TAO/Bleubug!
Let me say that again: OH MY JOLLY GOD I ACTUALLY WON SOMETHING, and here it is!
According to TAO, the Tip-Wic is "a felt tip marker made to use fountain pen ink." It may have been produced and sold in the sixties (definitely my era) and it resembles the Parker 45. Cool isn't it? Can you see the amount of sketching and sign-making and doodling
Now, if I can only command my pens to finish my essays for school...