Cheaper than ink
Early '50s Pelikan 400 + vintage Montblanc ink
Lovely writing instruments, sir. I really dig the pencil extender. Although I primarily use pens, I am beginning to feel the lure of the graphite and wood. Hmm, a bullet pencil would be a nice addition to my tool box...I don't post much on B&B any more. Just not a lot to say, I guess, but I still follow this forum, at least.
Sometimes I'll have a couple of pens inked with inks that I'm getting tired of, or perhaps I want to use different pens entirely. I'll end up writing with those pens a bit more, just to empty them and not waste the ink. Not that the ink is that expensive; I just dislike waste on principle. Here you see a Pelikan M205 with replacement M400 nib, and a Parker 45.
And speaking of not wasting things, there are a number of designs of pencil extender which are good for getting the most out of a wood pencil.
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