For the last 8 years or so, I have almost exclusively used Varsity Fountain Pens. I have a mini-freak out if I can’t find one around when I need it. And sometimes, I will rather try and remember the thing I want to write down (until I do find a Varsity) instead of grabbing a pencil or… horrors… a ball point pen.
When I sing the praises of these pens, inevitably someone will point out that they are wasteful because they can’t be refilled. True. Them and every other pen on the planet that’s not a conventional fountain pen.
But, Varsity Pens actually ARE refillable. It takes little more than prying the nib and feed off with a set of pliers, filling the barrel with ink, and replacing the nib/feed.
This article has a bit more info (and photos) of the process.
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