Architects and their pens…

Following on from Bob Borson’s Blog post that included his favourite Sharpie Pen, Scott Taylors original blog post ‘All about me’ and finally my blog post All About Me!, I went out looking for the Ultra Fine Sharpie pen (image below):
Sharpie Ultra Fine Pen

But could I find one anywhere in rural, west of Ireland? The closest I could get is the European equivalent of the Staedtler SuperFine permanent Marker (below):
Staedtler S Pen

Funnily enough it’s not the one that I normally use as it’s permanent and I prefer the Staedtler Pigment Liners (below), but I’m constantly losing the tops and my 8 year old loves using them (and also losing the tops).
Staedtler Pigment Liner
On my next trip to London or Dublin I’ll see if I can get my hands on some Sharpies and do a ‘Top Gear’ style road test on the European vs USA pens. Not sure what the tests should be?; handling, taking curves, speed…

And before you ask, yes I have a set of Rotring pens, in all the sizes, still in an attic somewhere.

So what’s your favourite pen?

Comments welcome as always…

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