"I know something of pens," I told Mr Shu Itoh, mentioning a vintage TB Ford, Sheaffer PFM and a Parker Duofold in a family collection that also includes assorted other pens including Montblanc, Waterman and Cross.
"Me, too," jokes the president of Japan's Pilot Corp, makers of writing instruments that range from the iconic Namiki Maki-e line that costs thousands of dollars to the workaday Frixion Ball pens that cost as little as $3.30.
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