I am featuring a hand-turned maple wood fountain that I purchased at the 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park, Chicago on June 5th, 2016. I had spent the entirety of the day studying in the library as it was reading period, but I decided to take a break. I headed over to the Art Fair as numerous friends (who were familiar with my obsession) had informed me that there was a booth with custom fountain pens. I was immediately drawn to the design of the pen, with hand-turned maple used for the body and metal components. I was hesitant at first, as it was my most expensive fountain pen purchase and the first custom in my collection, so I did not have access to other users' reviews.
Fitted with a fine IPG (Iridium Point Germany) nib, this pen does not post, meaning that the cap cannot be attached to the back of the pen. It is back-heavy with a quality heft as I am writing, so I do not use it for extended writing as it tires my hand. Since the pen is rather special to me, it is not one of my regular "everyday-carry" pens. Instead, it remains my literal signature pen. I bring it with me to meetings and appointments, somewhere where I would have a wide, flat, leveled writing surface so it does not roll off easily. And of course, somewhere were I could show it off—momentous occasions where I can command attention the the uniqueness of my polished writing utensil.