I am apparently travelling backward in time (regressing?). Since joining B&B my shaving gear has consistently lost about a decade or more each month. Now I'm wanting to write with vintage pens. I own a few modern FP but the dip pens are my personal Sirens, calling me probably to founder on inky shores. I know nothing about these pens, and I'm ready to learn. I've used Google site search and found a few threads here on dip pens, but none seemed quite what I was looking for. I need some help. What's good, bad, or ugly? What should I look for? Is there a reference book I should pick up? Are the dip pens/inkwell combination sets available on eBay worth pursuing? Or are they mostly for collectors?
I don't do a whole lot of writing at work, but when I need to put ink to paper it's with the FP. I think I'd enjoy using a dip pen. My colleagues already think I'm a bit crazy with the FP. I imagine the dip pen will convince them.