Welcome

Welcome to Ravens March, a site devoted to the fountain pen; a writing instrument which is frequently misunderstood and somewhat mythologized. I hope to deal with the misunderstandings, but given how much I like them, I’m unlikely to quell any mythology (except the very silly sort).

There’s pretty pictures….

For those anxious to gaze upon fountain pens in their diversity, I have them on display in the History Department, under their makers arranged in alphabetic order. That department also contains a brief examination of the development of fountain pens from earliest times until the present (or at least, last summer), for those more interested in general trends than specific models.

Hmmm… Fountain pens, eh?

If you’ve just laid your hands on a fountain pen and want to know how to get it running, the Applied Arts Department lays out the basics of pen management. If you’re wondering whether you want to lay your hands on one, I have a bit of a primer for that, but you should be warned that I’m slightly biased.

Science! That means cuttin’ stuff up!

The Science Department examines the physics that let pens work and the parts that go into them. Happily, this does not require a very strong foundation in math.

Hideous! …but fixable.

Finally, I should mention that, while I do this mainly from pure love of pens, I do have a bit of a commercial enterprise underway as well. Have you laid your hands on a fountain pen that doesn’t want to work? I may be able to help, and I may be able to direct you to help yourself.

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Just ONE MORE thing…

This official notice of some updates on the site is, in the case of several of them, extremely tardy. I put this down to not only the usual real-life (shudder) demands on my time, but also the way things had been dribbling in at intervals.  So, since the last time I did anything with this, we …

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A Publication Two Years in the Making!

But first, a quick mention of recently added material right here: The Sheaffer Pop has been added to the page for the Sheaffer Award… because there might be some minor differences, but I can’t shake the sense that it is just a renaming; An extremely elderly No. 16 S.F. has been added to the gang …

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Apparently the Mountain Will Come to Us

First, to address the previous news item here: That is sufficient to get the hub happening, and hooray!  However, there is room for more, so if you are going to be within striking distance of here on 21 September and want to attend (and get free Pelikan stuff!), then go to this site and sign …

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Thumping a Tub for a Pelikan Hub

Pelikan Hubs registrations are open, and I’m giddy about it, because there is a move afoot to have a hub happen right here in my own home town, Regina.  I am, therefore, reproducing almost the entirety of a blog-entry I just posted on the topic, because why should you waste time clicking on this link …

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