Fountain Pens Are Even Mightier

By James Tarmy - 2013-04-05T16:23:26Z

Photograph by Evan Sung/Bloomberg

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Special Instruments

There's a good chance the last time you used a pen was to sign a credit card receipt. Thanks to touch screens, now even written signatures have begun to disappear. Let's face it: pens and pencils have gone the way of the woolly mammoth. But look on the bright side: if you rarely use a pen, why not make it beautiful and rare? Special occasions deserve special instruments.

The following pens have been selected from New York's Fountain Pen Hospital, a fourth generation store in downtown New York.