Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Marvy Le Pen


This is the second pen that I reviewed that...has a French name, was made in Japan and bought in the US. (who says we can't all be friends?) I think I have always owned a few of these. Not since birth, but from the time I started to really use pens. They have been a staple pen for me and am just now considering if Marvy is short for Marvelous or just sounded cute at the time.


The red on this page shot a little brighter than it is, it's more maroon in my real world. These pens be bought for less that $2.00 in just about any color you can dream up after a steady night of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Cool Ranch Doritos. They sell an 18 pack if you have a hard time deciding.


These pens are thin and rock solid, they just don't miss a beat. I am on the look out for Mary's disposable fountain pens, I know they are out there, I just haven't seen on in a while.

Some housecleaning... After a few requests... I will do a write up on how to refill the Varsity Disposable, this week or over the weekend and Will over at Fountain of Pens has a nice blog going, you should check it out. Love those Parker's...
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11 comments:

Kim said...

I had plumb forgotten about these! That's what makes this blog so special, the greatest hits of pendom. :)

I now am trying to recall what era of my life I spent using these. I feel like it was middle school.

inkophile said...

Used these for years until I discovered extra-fine Japanese nibs. Le Pen is soooo much better on the budget though. Wonder who carries them these days as they used to be hard to find except for black and blue. Staples?

ChrisCP said...

Wow. I had one of these in some shade of purple eons ago. I haven't seen one in a store in ages.

Raphael Rosen said...

I just saw a lot of these pens at a Papyrus store.

johnrgentry said...

I just picked up some Le Pen pens at Hobby Lobby. They had a pretty good selection.

GTSS - 黒零 said...

Carlton Cards for 1.99/ea

They had almost every color, but I bought orange - my favorite color!

AC Moore carries them too. So probably Michaels too. AC Moore definitely.

Anonymous said...

michaels carries them for 1.49 but limited colors

Anonymous said...

Wonderful for the short term . . . dunno about the long term, tho. Pulled out some old audio cassette descriptions I wrote with black Marvys in '91 . . . they're now faded (sorry to say)!

Anonymous said...

Bought one at Hobby Lobby two weeks ago for $2. They only had them in black.

GTSS - 黒れい said...

Anonymous person : Thanks for telling me they fade. That's good to know. :) I won't use them for stuff I wanna archive.

Blair said...

Found mine at a Books a Million, at the check-out counter. They had every single color for $1.50 each.