Archive for the ‘Fountain Pens’ Category

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From Evil Malware To Pens And Inks

08/02/2015

From healthy eating to safe computer use, this group of articles should improve your life. In addition, there is a luscious pen and ink photo should you like a little eye candy to top things off.

Macy needed her beauty rest after an adventurous day.

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Making The Weekend Fountain Pen Friendly

08/01/2015

Giving the rotation a little exercise…

Do you have a weekend pen ritual? Mine includes giving the kids exercise and baths if needed. The Pelikan M215 ran out of ink before it could write a second line so it’s the perfect time for a cleaning along with five other pens I pulled out of rotation. Three will return to duty after inks are selected making a dozen ready for the paper tests ahead. Won’t that be a good way to begin the week?

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Pen Rolls, Wraps, Kimonos And Pouches

07/29/2015

Anything made with fabric would be my preference for storing pens, especially something soft and silky. My first wrap came from HisNibs.com and I’ve been hooked ever since. Check out this FPN thread for some beautiful examples.

Interested in an elegant wardrobe for your pens? Fahrney’s has several attractive wraps if those from Chan’s Handmade are a little too pricey. There are unadorned, simple wraps available from other retailers if that is your preference. Your pens might not know the difference, but the charm of unwrapping beautiful fabric to retrieve a favorite pen makes it worth finding just the right one or two or three or…

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Dogs, Colors, And An Emerald

07/26/2015

An odd mix of stories and videos, but these are the ones that caught my interest this past week.

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TWSBI Eco Review

07/23/2015

If you haven’t ordered a TWSBI Eco, this review might make your decision easier. Dan Smith does a great job of presenting the pen’s attributes along with his impressions. Would I be giving something away if I said the Lamy Safari finally has a true competitor?

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TWSBI ECO Now Available

07/14/2015

This is not a recommendation for TWSBI products, but if you were waiting to weigh in with an entry-level model, the new ECO might be for you. There has been discussion about it for months and it finally became available today. I will say that the price of $28.99 for a 1.1 stub is very reasonable. There are no reviews yet so you are on your own. Interested?

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Stipula Verde Muschiato Is On My List

07/09/2015

Sometimes a favorite ink gets overlooked for the sexy new bottle on the shelf. With hundreds of inks on hand, it happens all too often here. Fifteen are inked at the moment and many are getting far too little use. Not good for the pens when evaporation uses more ink than putting pen to paper.

Recently while scouring my collection for the best of the old-timers, Stipula Calamo Verde Muschiato earned a slot in my rotation and wound up in two pens. That’s something that never happens, but in this case, it was a valuable reminder of how well Verde Muschiato performs and that it belongs on my list of top twenty inks.

Actually it fell into disuse when its best mate, a Pilot Elite Manifold Pocket Pen, got sold and its second best mate, a True Writer Masuyama Stub, broke. Both were wet writers so it was a surprise to see the even better performance and shading with a dry cursive italic nib, also a  Mink (brown) True Writer modified by Mike Masuyama. This TW has made a lot of friends in the brown family of inks, but Verde Muschiato is the best of the lot though it is more green than brown. No matter. Not every ink and pen need be matchy-matchy. It counts more that the writing looks good which is certainly the case here.

 

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