28.0 What is a pen "rotation"?
After you've been addicted to using fountain pens for a while, you'll
find that there are a few pens that are your favorites. The problem is that you
want to use them all, but you can't carry them all in your pocket at the
same time. Unless, of course, you're happy being a geek... and you just
happen to have a vinyl pocket protector handy.
So, what to do? How about using them in "round-robin" fashion,
one at a time, for a few days at a time. That's what a "rotation"
is: the makes and models, total number of pens, and the time during which you
For example, my rotation is about 4-5 days per pen. I make sure that when
I change pens, I completely flush and refill all of the pens in my rotation with
ink. This keeps the pen ink path clean, reduces (and practically eliminates) problems
with clotting, cap-off time, and any other number of problems.