Hi there! My name is James D. Morris, the creator and writer of AvalonPens.com.
As you’ve noticed, I love pens! I’ve always enjoyed talking about them and sharing the knowledge I have of them. This is why my website is dedicated wholly to pens, specifically, fountain pens and ballpoint pens.
As a writer, pens are important to me. In fact, back in the old days, pens were vital tools that were used to record history and send messages. Nowadays, with the many different kinds of electronic devices to help us jot down our thoughts and pass on information easier and quicker, handwriting doesn’t have that much of an appeal anymore.
However, I believe that there are still a few individuals out there who have the same penmanship passion as I do! Hence, I want to create a place where people, like me, can gather and be equipped with the knowledge to put, literally, “pen to paper”.
The use of pens has been around for a very long time. Before modern pens were introduced, people would use feather stems known as Quills to write with. Of course, this was a long process and wasn’t an easy task to accomplish. What they would do is they would dip these Quills in an ink container every time they wanted to write something. So, just imagine how much skill was needed to write with a piece of light feather.
The Fountain Pen
It was not until the 1800s that fountain pens and ballpoint pens were invented or became known to the public. Interestingly, the fountain pen is closely related to the Quill. The inventor of the fountain pen thought of this idea while he was in school. It began when he wanted to be able to take notes without constantly having to dip the feather in ink.
Fountain pens have an internal space that is filled with ink so that as you write, the ink is automatically drawn out. How long the ink inside the canister last for obviously depends on how much you use it. Filling it back up is also very easy and how you do it can depend on the model.
The Ballpoint Pen
Ballpoint pens, also known as biros, are what most people know about. These are the most common and widely used writing tool. Just like the fountain pen, ballpoint pens also have their ink enclosed inside and are drawn out by a tiny metal ball at the tip as you write.
You could say that the ballpoint pen was the modern version of the fountain pen. It was introduced a little later and was designed for use when writing on hard surfaces that a fountain pen couldn’t write on, such as wood or certain paper materials.
Article Reviews – Bringing Style Through Quality
Another reason why some people would take an interest in penmanship is because it gives off a sense of style. Having a quality pen in your hand can certainly improve your self-esteem and confidence.
My passion in pens leads me to write articles regularly containing reviews of the best brands and products on the market. I know what it’s like to browse the net and see so much products and information available, so it can get daunting at times. Therefore, my goal is to provide all the important information you’d need to help you find the fountain pen or ballpoint pen that will match your style, as well as quench your handwriting passion.
I hope you enjoy the site and make sure you stay tuned for the regular article updates!
James D. Morris