Pre-Owned Pens: Waterman Phileas

Pre-Owned Pens: 2042 Waterman Phileas
Era: 1980-present
Price: $39.99
Believe it or not, our deranged pen-addicted boss wrote with a Waterman Phileas all though college in the 1990s. He was the ONLY student on campus who wrote with a fountain pen. This blue Phileas wasn't his back then, but it is a great daily writer. Wide-bodied for easier gripping with a long day of writing, it is also handsome with a dark-blue base accentuated by coppery veins. There is only light wear, and there is no brassing on the trim. The pen comes with a working Waterman converter, but it also uses long and short standard international cartridges. The two-tone steel nib is marked medium and writes a buttery smooth line on the thicker side of medium. 13.5cm capped.