Archive for the ‘Fountain Pens’ Category

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Pen Deal: Kaweco AL-Sport

08/18/2016

Kaweco fountain pens are loved by newbies and old hands alike. They are well-constructed, have interchangeable nibs and many of the plastic models can be had for under $25. It’s a workhorse pen and highly recommended in the community. I reviewed a Kaweco years ago if you want my take on the Sport model.

Today I discovered a Massdrop deal on the AL Sport that is 25% less than the price at most retailers. The deal includes a range of nib sizes and colors. For a few extra dollars, a clip and converter can be added.

If you have wanted an AL-Sport, this could be the deal for you.

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Sunday Reads From Cognac To Moleskine

08/14/2016

For your Sunday distraction…

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A Good Deal On A Stealth Fountain Pen

08/11/2016

A stealth fountain pen is matte black and makes an intriguing addition to any collection. Today I discovered the Rosetta Vulcan matte black model with a steel nib which is the only shiny part of the design. Otherwise, it has a non-reflective black finish and definitely falls into the stealth category.

The nib is a JoWo #6 and should be a very smooth writer. JoWo makes nibs for a lot of manufacturers including TWSBI, Bexley, Conklin and others. My experience with their 1.1 mm steel nibs has been good and reviews of their other nibs have been positive.

The Vulcan comes in black, gunmetal and matte silver with six grades of nibs. The current price on Amazon is in line with some offers elsewhere so this isn’t a special, but it is a good deal for a 1.1 italic nib that can operate in stealth mode.

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For One Day Only FPH Has A Good Deal On A Sheaffer FP

08/09/2016

For one day only, Fountain Pen Hospital has a terrific price on a Sheaffer 300 White Dot fountain pen. This is a smart-looking, well-constructed pen. The neutral gray makes it suitable for business and compatible with any color ink if you like a little dazzle in your personal arsenal. Orange would do it for me. How about you?

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Sunday Reads From Color To Nibs

08/07/2016

There are some odd ones in this bunch. The first one absolutely blew me away. The fourth one is a contrast in size. The last one just made me happy, no mean feat this past week…

My summer inks from 2012: Diamine Mediterranean, Sailor Yaki-Akari and Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses.

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A Couple Of Pen Deals

08/05/2016

While searching for pens on Amazon, I ran across a couple of Platinum models that are very well priced. Both are from the #3776 Century line with the Slip and Seal mechanism that extends the length of time ink remains fluid in the nib. Especially in summer heat, it keeps pens ready to write instantly.

The first deal is a Platinum “#3776 Century Chartres Blue Medium nib. The second is a Platinum “#3776 Century Black in Black Medium nib for those who prefer a more neutral appearance. I have a Century with a medium nib and thoroughly enjoy it. But then I like the broad and music nibs, too. Hey, a good pen is a good pen.

A couple of Platinum Century nibs…

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Pen And Paper Links

07/31/2016

Busy Sunday, but there are a few things to share…

That is a watercolor palette under the strap along with an Autopoint mechanical pencil, travel brush, Lamy Safari with Noodler’s Lexington Gray, and a Stillman & Birn Epsilon Sketchbook. Ready, set, go!

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