I thought I might talk to you guys about a new passion I have. Pens!! Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Pens,? What’s so interesting about pens?” Well, I’m glad you asked!
Throughout history we humans have used various writing utensils to get a point across or to tell a story. I believe that the earliest we can see where thoughts were put on a surface was the cave drawings. It’s the ancient Egyptians where we see pen put to paper, or papyrus to be exact. They used reed pens due to the ability to withstand the harsh papyrus material. Later in history we see ink quills or dip pens. In Asia we see the ink brush being used for their main writing source and it was used for art.
In modern history we use ink quills for calligraphy and art primarily, if we want to look fancy we can use a fountain pen and pretend we are using an ink quill or dip pen. Our modern day pens consist of the:
- Ballpoint Pen
- This is the most common type of pen in the US today, for those who still write more than they type!
- Fountain Pen
- This is a modern day dip pin with a reservoir that feeds ink into the nib of the pen.
- Rollerball pen
- This uses more of a wet ink that the paper absorbs. It is somewhat of a combo between the fountain pen and a ballpoint pen.
- A felt tip pen aka: marker
- Gel Pen
- Stylus Pen
- Used primarily for touch screen tech.
So, there you have it! Some fun facts about pens! There’s so much more than that I just know that some of you might not find this as interesting as I do and I didn’t want to bore you! I am actually learning how to use a fountain pen myself. Which is why I wanted to talk about pens in general. I love to sketch and write so I find this stuff fascinating!!
There you have it folks! See you next time!
Be Strong and Courageous
Here’s where I got most of my information if you would like to learn more about Pens!:
A History of Writing- Steven Roger Fischer