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Fahrney’s Pens DC

While here in Washington D.C. for the National Education Association Representative Assembly, I had the opportunity to hit up one of the finest pen stores in the US: Fahrney’s Pens.  It’s fancy, and they have great exclusives.  Here are some photos:

I should have taken a photo of the whole store.  It’s one of those luxury shops that has attendants on duty and sets out stuff on velvet cushions.  Nothing is marked. Pretty snooty, but it’s nice that fine pen shops exist.  They’re online:

I’m sure you’re wondering what I got!  In addition to a present for the wife. (Shhhhhhhh.  Surprise!)

For me?  Fahrney’s exclusive Signature II Series Retro 51 Tornado Pencil with the signers of the Declaration of Independence acid etched.  Beautiful:

Elric of Melniboné thoughts and other short story readings

Elric of Melniboné (mel-ni-BO-nay, mind your accents!) is a sword and sorcery novella by Michael Moorcock that followed a series of Elric stories in Science Fantasy as pulp-esque novellas ala Howard’s Conan.

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