In their "revenge" themed section of their current issue, Wired features 5 "perfect" pens
. Not that these pens will help you seek vengeance. Actually, they are doing so already on the voodoo doll in the photograph (courtesy of Wired Magazine). I like the choices because they work for all tastes and budgets. They even seem to take the sentiment that I often express about the Lamy Safari.
LAMY’s indestructible Safari is a dangerous gateway fountain pen—cheap, fun, low hassle. So be warned: A taste of this rig and you could end up trading your mom’s TV for just one more cartridge of blue-black ink.
Perfect for: The fountain-pen curious.
No doubt - the Safari fountain pen has earned spots on our lists for best beginner fountain pens
and pens for young writers
. The Safari outsells probably any other fountain pen on Amazon.com and continues to get scores of new writers to love the fountain pen.
The only item I could disagree with is the mention about the Souveran 800 and using the words "pretentious," "verbose" and dandy." I think its a cheap shot. Sure, it's easy to make fun of people who spend that much money on a pen that will last decades whereas you can't do the same thing for someone who buys the newest techie gizmo that will be out-of-date in the next two years. Then again, this is Wired magazine we're talking about. How are we not
supposed to look down at the "old-fashioned?"