How many pens do you have inked?
First, it's hard to believe this hasn't been a poll question here before, but I did search with both Google and the forum search function, and did not find it. It was suggested to me by a recent FPN thread, but without the poll.
I've been "into" fountain pens for a little less than a year now. Love my Esterbrooks, and like most of the rest. My focus at the moment is neither to acquire any more pens and inks, nor to get rid of any of the surplus. I am trying, though, to reduce the number of pens that actually have ink in them at one time. Not counting some disposables, I have 28 that are currently inked. Somewhat arbitrarily, I'd like to get that down to 12. When I tried to make a list of what those 12 would be, it wasn't that easy to eliminate some that I like to have available, but then, even 12 is probably overdoing it a bit.
By the way, I don't want just to flush out any of the pens that I don't use as much. The plan is to write with them until they're dry, then clean them out and set them aside for a while.
So, how many pens do other folks around here keep inked? Do you have opinions on how many you "should" keep inked?
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