39 - Collectors Series Part 5: “Lamy Archaeology”

March 15, 2019

Mel talks to Kevin Yank about his Lamy Museum, and the relationship that Lamy the company has to its own long history and heritage.

 

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The host was Mel Sanders (@the_fine_nib_chick), interviewing Kevin Yank (@sentience).

 

FORMAT

 

01:44—WWAWW

 

Kevin: Lamy 18 Special w/ Lamy Peridot

Mel: Waterman Carene Gunmetal w/ Waterman Mysterious Blue

Photo on Facebook 

 

05:05—Interview with Kevin Yank

 

Lamy Studio

Kevin's Lamy Studio Collection - Flickr

Lamy Dialog 3 - Milligram

Lamy 27 - FPN

Lamy 99/36 - WakiSquirrel

Lamy 2000 - A Better Desk

Lamy Profil - FPN

The Lamy Safari Is a Fountain Pen for Dummies - NY Mag

Lamy CP1 - The Pen Company Blog

Lamy CP50 vs CP1 - FPN  

Lamy Unic - The Clicky Post

Lamy Pur - Pete Denison

Lamy st - Sal

Lamy Linea - The Pen Company Blog

Lamy Lady - Write To Me Often

Lamy Persona - Alt.haven

Lamy Imporium - Gourmet Pens

Lamy Studio Pearl Terracotta - kmpn

Episode 34 - Trams, Rain and Avacado Lattes (Melbourne Pen Show 2018 Edition)

Pilot Murex/Myu - Tokyo Fountain Pen Scene

Pilot M90 - The Clicky Post

Lamy Studio Wild Rubin - Pendora’s Box

 

1:25:40—Recommendations

 

The Last Day of June

Endometriosis Australia

 

1:29:27—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Mel Sanders.

Recording and editing: Mel Sanders and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Kevin Yank.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

38 - Fuzzy Feelings

March 1, 2019

Why do we get attached to our possessions? In this episode, we explore the emotion-riddled relationship between us and material objects, and what our fountain pens mean to us. 

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

00:38—WWAWW

 

Diana: ST Dupont Phoenix Renaissance F w/ KWZ Baltic Memories

Sharyn: Nakaya Long Piccolo Cigar Kikyo SF w/ Montblanc Encre du Desert

Chuck: Pilot Decimo Earth of Watarase “Mita Sansho temple original” w/ De Atramentis Document Black

 

07:31—Feedback

 

De Atramentis Document White Ink - Liz Steel

 

13:30—TNS Giveaway

 

From March 1st-14th AEST, we will be holding a drawing competition with some pre-loved pens from our personal collections to give away:

 

  • First prize: Lamy 2000 Makrolon BB stub w/ Sailor Kin-Mokusei
  • Runner-up: Opus 88 Koloro Orange/Yellow M with TAG Kyo-iro Stone Road of Gion

 

To enter the giveaway, make sure you do the following:

 

  1. Following @thenibsection on Instagram.
  2. On your own IG account, post a drawing of an animal that you have done with a fountain pen, tagging @thenibsection and including the hashtag #TNSPetSketch in your post.
  3. You may enter as many times as you like.

 

Giveaway closes 23:59 March 14th, and the winners will be selected by the hosts and announced on March 15th.

 

19:06—News

 

Aurora 100th Anniversary

Vintage Aurora 88 - pelahale

Aurora Hastil - IguanaSell

Montblanc Noblesse - Paulo’s Pen Posts

Lamy Logo - Dymocks

Aurora Mar Adriatico - Aesthetic Bay

Aurora 75th Anniversary Optima - Peyton Street Pens

Pilot 100th Anniversary Inks - @_althaven

 

26:04—Emotional attachment to pens

 

  • What do your fountain pens mean to you? Has this changed over time?
  • Is there a pen that is particularly meaningful, and why?
  • Do you feel more connected to a pen when you have had it for a long time, or when you know its history?
  • What do you think your pens say about you?
  • How would you feel if all your fountain pens were lost in a fire? Would you want to find exact replacements for your favourite pens or would you start over afresh?

 

Tweet from @sarahtaber_bww

Dr Christian Jarrett, “The Psychology of Stuff and Things” - The Psychologist

 

01:15:53—Recommendations

 

Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler

Spirits Podcast

Cards Against Muggles

 

1:23:24—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai and Alisdair Daws.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai and Alisdair Daws.

Special thanks to: Liann, Kaz, Adam, Nicholas, Paul, Haohan, Kevin, Leonie, Hannah, Yagan, Evelyn and Louise.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

37 - Instant Fountain Pen Expert

February 15, 2019

We test our mettle against a *cough* somewhat *cough* dubious quiz, and discover who out of the hosts is the definitive “Instant Expert”. 

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

02:39—Instant Experts Quiz

 

From Collecting Pens by Edward Kiersch (2006)

  1. What are the rarest and most prized pens?
  2. Why is the Parker Snake so coveted?
  3. What is the most prized limited edition?
  4. What distinguishes Namiki from other brands?
  5. Which ballpoint pens have the best resale value?
  6. What pens should be avoided?
  7. Which is a more desirable category, vintage or contemporary limited editions?
  8. When do vintage pens need to be reconditioned?
  9. Should vintage fountain pens be used or only displayed?
  10. How is a pen’s value determined?
  11. What’s the best way to buy pens?
  12. If a pen has cracks, should it be avoided?
  13. What pens are most prone to fakes and forgeries?
  14. How can you spot a counterfeit pen?
  15. What is meant by a pen’s “condition”? What should a collector be sure to look for?
  16. How are fountain pens cleaned and how often should this be done?
  17. How can leaks be prevented?
  18. What are the best ways to store pens?
  19. Which lesser-known pen manufacturers are likely to increase in value in the future?
  20. Should collecting pens be mainly a fun-filled hobby or an investment?

 

1:18:10—What We Are Writing With

 

Sharyn: Sailor Profit 1911 Large SM

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear Realo Rounded Nose Cursive Italic

Tav: Delta Dolcevita Frederico Oversize B

Diana: Faber-Castell Ondoro Orange M w/ Kobe 20 Motomachi Red

 

1:22:08—Recommendations

 

Tidelands

@missyminzi

Tuxedo

Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

 

1:27:35—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

36 - Hopes and Predictions for 2019

February 1, 2019

The Nib Section is back and kicking off the year with our hopes, anticipations and predictions for the fountain pen world in 2019! We also discuss the KonMari craze and how we plan to declutter our collections. (Please note: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.) 

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

01:11—What We Are Writing With

 

Tav: Noodlers’ Neponset with music nib modified by Les Sheeley (Stylosuite) w/ Pelikan Blue-Black

Sharyn: Montblanc Rouge et Noir Black EF w/ Montblanc Unicef Turquoise

Chuck: Aurora 88 Minerali Amber BB w/ Akkerman Gele Oker van Frans

Diana: Parker 75 Sterling Cisele w/ Sailor Jentle Blue

 

11:33—Decluttering our collections

 

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Kaweco Student 70’s - Appelboom

Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise

 

25:33—What we’re looking forward to

 

Platinum Platinum 100th Anniversary Pen

Platinum Slip & Seal Cap

Pelikan M1005 Stresemann - The Pelikan’s Perch

New Platinum 3776 Century colours - FPN

New Sailor 1911 KOP colours - The Nib Smith

Lamy 2019 special/limited editions - FrankUnderwater

The Esterbrook Estie review - The Gentleman Stationer

 

42:17—Predictions for the fountain pen market

 

PenBBS 355 “Bulkfiller”

Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue - Macchiato Man

Diamine Skull and Roses - FPN

Organics Studio Waldens Pond Blue - Mountain of Ink

J Herbin Rouge Hematite - Mountain of Ink

Diamine Jalur Gemilang - FPN

James Finniss @pensivepens

Lamy T53 Crystal Ink - Appelboom

Sailor x Kingdom Note Kyoyasai Pro Gear Slim

The Turners Workshop

 

1:00:18—Recommendations

 

Deadwood

Deadwood’s Favourite Word

Copwatch

Ashes of Love

Vox Canvas

 

1:11:52—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

35 - End of Year Wrap…up 2018

December 20, 2018

In this...somewhat tipsy end-of-year episode (prerecorded in November), we answer your questions about our favourite nibs, most memorable fountain pen experiences, reflections on a year and a half of podcasting, and much more! 

Happy holidays to all our listeners! 

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Melissa (@missdgraf), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). The excellent pup who was (mostly) silent throughout the recording was Sebastian (@sebby.lion).

 

FORMAT

 

01:39—What We Are Writing With

 

Sharyn: Sailor Nagasawa Black Proske “Brosque” Zoom w/ Sailor Kin-Mokusei

Diana: Opus 88 Demonstrator with Regalia Crown Epilogue w/ Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Melissa: Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS Couture Rose Gold with Swarovski Crystal

Brian: Omas Milord Arco Brown w/ Sailor Rikyu-Cha

Chuck: Aurora 88 Minerali Amber BB and Aurora 88 Sole M

 

10:50—Q&A

 

  • Therese Brand: I'd love to have a better understanding of the different flex nibs vs waverly/cursive/italic, stub/music, zoom nibs etc from the different brand...pros & cons, your own preferences and why?
  • Ayeneneyeee: What has been your favourite fountain pen related experience, fact, or skill you've learnt this year?
  • Ayeneneyeee: Fountain pen goals for next year? This can be a pen (or let's be honest, pens) you're chasing, a new direction for your collection (russian vintage or even a big cull?), or maybe you're considering exploring new terrain (e.g. nib tuning, urban sketching, ink making...).
  • Sharyn: How much ink is “enough”?
  • Father Kyle: Self reflections on doing a full year of podcasting about pens.
  • Paperlate: It seems like a few of you have extensive Japanese pen collections; it would be great to hear what some of your favourite pens are in each of your collections.
  • Tinybadge: What sub-$50 fountain pens can you all recommend?
  • Sharyn: Biggest FP surprise and biggest disappointment this year?

 

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Episode 28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

Indy Pen Dance

Pilot Waverly Nib Review - The Well-Appointed Desk

Sailor Zoom Nib Review - Parka Blogs

Regalia Writing Labs Crossflex Nib

Episode 27 - “Horses for Courses” plus Sydney Pen Show Recap

Episode 14 - Analog Strikes Back

Namiki Yukari Hydrangea Raden

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blue - My Hearty Timber Box

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blossom Red - LarryPost

The Wink Pen: A Review - The Pen Addict

Yachingstyle Glass Nib Fountain Pen

Pineider

Opus 88 Demonstrator - Desk Bandit

Opus 88 Koloro - Pen Classics NZ

 

1:20:27—Recommendations

 

Muddy Colors

Outlier Slim Dungarees

Wear comfy shoes to your parties

Havaianas

Pet Circle

Knife sharpening stone

 

1:31:28—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

34 - Trams, Rain and Avacado Lattes (Melbourne Pen Show 2018 Edition)

December 7, 2018

Welcome to the special Melbourne Pen Show edition of the podcast! 

 

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The hosts were Alisdair (@alisdairdaws), Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

00:17—Introduction to the Melbourne Pen Show

 

Mel and Ali also feature in Episode 27 - "Horses for Courses"

Melbourne Pen Show (@melbournepenshow)

Melbourne Pen Group - email Max Braude max@kblcommercial.com.au to sign up to their mailing list

FPO Discord server

My Hearty Timber Box

 

13:34—What We Are Writing With

 

Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Copper EF w/ Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black

Ali: Pilot Custom Urushi MF

Diana: Opus 88 Koloro Orange M w/ Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu

 

16:21—Interviews

Tom May (@harry_longbaugh) - 17:02 

Kevin - 23:58 

Quentin Bell (@bucksbelly) - 26:31 

Pam Sutton, collector of antique propelling pencils - 27:41 

Doug Wilson, collector of Conway-Stewarts - 33:32 

Aileen (@penfiend) - 40:50 

Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Angela (@crafty_rufus_), vendors and pen enthusiasts from Sydney - 42:12 

Natasha, Cassie, Gordon, Georgia and Michael, from interstate - 44:32 

Thierry - 47:36 

Chris Grosvenor - 51:05 

Mark Hopson (@markrhopson) and Sophia Le (@eskimosoap), Sydney Pen Show organisers - 53:06 

Michael - 59:16 

Peter Lucas, pen turner - 1:01:05 

Bruce Denney, vintage pen collector and restorer - 1:02:57 

David van Cuylenburg and Kosta Kamboukos, Pen Collectors of Melbourne - 1:05:39 

Max Braude, show organising committee member - 1:11:05 

Nicholas Gold, the Quillidyllic himself - 1:25:14 

 

1:31:24—Recommendations

 

Frank Green

Rivers of London Series by Ben Aaronovich

Ravenous (1999)

 

1:34:57—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Alisdair Daws, Mel Sanders, and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Alisdair Daws, Mel Sanders and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to everyone who spoke to us at the Melbourne Pen Show.  

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018; Pen Classics NZ

November 23, 2018

We bring you a mammoth gift guide episode for fountain pen lovers, concocted with the assistance of multiple bottles of sparkling wine and slabs of Haigh’s chocolate - plus a bonus interview with the owner of Pen Classics NZ, René Versteegh.

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Melissa (@missdgraf), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). In the background supplying the woofs is Sebastian (@sebby.lion).

 

FORMAT

 

02:31—What We Are Writing With

 

Brian: Pilot Deluxe Striped Rolled Gold M

Melissa: Omas Arte Italiana Vision Liquid Blue w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue

Sharyn: Nakaya Desk Pen Kuro-tamenuri SF w/ Montblanc Encre du Desert

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Azzurra CEF w/ Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku and Pelikan K320 Orange BP

Diana: Aurora Dante’s Inferno CEF w/ Sailor Ink Studio 743 and Aurora Sun Moon Lake CF w/ Sailor Ink Studio 841

 

16:44—News & Feedback

 

Melbourne Pen Show 2018

Daryl Lim (Musubi)

Episode 31 - Fountain Pen Paper

Nicholas Gold (Quillidyllic)

Episode 32 - Build Your Own Chimera

Armando Simoni Club

Newton Pens Arco Green Prospector

Newton Pens Arco Brown Shinobi

 

32:12—Holiday Gift Guide 2018

 

Gifts to lure people to the dark side

Gift for the fountain pen user who has everything

Gift for someone whose collection comprises Japanese LEs but you still want to get them something

Gift for the little ones

Stocking stuffer

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

 

1:05:15—Interview: René Versteegh of Pen Classics NZ

 

Pen Classics NZ (@penclassics)

TWSBI Eco Clear - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Walden Pond Green - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Santiago Sea Blue - Pen Classics NZ

Sailor Pens - Pen Classics NZ

Sailor 100 Color Ink Studio - Aesthetic Bay

Sailor Shikiori - LarryPost

TWSBI Eco Transparent Green - Pen Classics NZ

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blossom Red - Pen Classics NZ

Dingbats Notebooks

Pilot Iroshizuku 15ml - Pen Classics NZ

Pilot Metropolitan / Pilot MR3 Light Green - Pen Classics NZ

Nock Co. Pen Cases - Pen Classics NZ

CursiveLogic Workbook Classic - Pen Classics NZ

Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Dotted Bullet Journal Black - Pen Classics NZ

Midori Mini D-Clip (Shiba) - Bookbinder Design

Glowjob NZ

TWSBI Precision - Pen Classics NZ

The Paper Rain Project

 

1:36:05—Recommendations

 

Words, Work & Women, by Chux

Every Day Original

Haigh’s Chocolates

House of Arras Grand Vintage

Support the NSW Rural Fire Service

St Peters Indoor Climbing Gym

 

1:44:22—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to René Versteegh.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

32 - Build Your Own Chimera

November 9, 2018

Our hosts have a lively discussion on the topic of chimeras - pens built out of parts that didn’t originally go together. Are chimeras an abomination? Or is a little “frankensteining” sometimes a necessity? What about when it’s done for fun or self-expression? And if we could each build our own dream pen, what would it be?

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Max (@maxschumacher98) and Diana (@thegrynne).

 

FORMAT

 

00:50—What We Are Writing With 

 

Chuck: Pilot Petit Apricot 

Sharyn: Sailor Mozart Morita NMF 21kt 

Max: OMAS 360 Black M 

Diana: Parker Jotter BP

 

06:39—News

 

Melbourne Pen Show 2018

 

09:23—Frankenpens

 

Japanese “shiro” nibs

Vintage Pen Shop (Jesi Raine) 

Episode 15: Costa Koutsis 

Episode 30: Anabelle Hiller 

Ranga Ebonite pens with vintage nibs - Peyton Street Pens 

Harlequin Pen For Men 

Leigh Reyes' frankensnorkel 

Ralph Reyes (@reachingralph

Flexible Nib Factory 

Episode 13: Ralph Reyes

 

35:14—What are our dream frankenpens?

 

Pilot Custom Urushi - The Goulet Pen Co

Pilot Custom 743 - Pensachi 

Pilot Custom 845 - Tokyo Pen Shop 

Sheaffer Snorkel - The Pen Addict 

Montblanc Heritage 1912

 

43:13—Recommendations

 

Culture Potato 文化土豆

Coopers DIY Beer Brew Kit 

Sodastream 

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

51:24—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Max Schumacher and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

31 - Fountain Pen Paper

October 26, 2018

What is fountain pen friendly paper? Why do we need it? What does it mean when a paper is "acid-free"? We tackle the most overlooked item in the pen-ink-paper triumvirate with this primer and introduction to papers generic and premium. 

 

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FORMAT

 

00:42—What We Are Writing With

 

Sharyn: Pilot VP Crimson Sunrise B Architect

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise Stubbed Nose Cursive Italic

Diana: Parker Jotter BP

 

02:32—News/Corrections 

 

Melbourne Pen Show 2018

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See

 

04:35—Why do we need special paper for fountain pens?

 

18:17—Questions

 

Midori MD - Bookbinders Online

Hobonichi

Musubi Diaries

Goulet Notebooks with Tomoe River - The Goulet Pen Co

Taroko Enigma A5 - Taroko Shop

Nanami Seven Seas

Hippo Noto

Choosing the right paper - National Archives of Australia

What is archival paper? - Making a Mark

Original Crown Mill 100% Cotton A4 Writing Pad - Milligram

Fuji Xerox Professional 80gsm Copy Paper - Officeworks

Reflex Ultra White 80gsm Copy Paper - Officeworks

J Burrows 80gsm Premium Copy Paper - Officeworks

Mac Classic - Notes and Queries

Bohemia Paper

Captain Cat Cards

Bespoke Letterpress

Rifle Paper Co.

Stalogy Sticky Notes - JetPens

Midori TN Sticky Notes - Milligram

Post-it Super Sticky Notes - Officeworks

Muji Loose-Leaf

Episode 25 - Top Pen & Stationery Retailers

Dymocks Stationery Sydney CBD

Kinokuniya

Art on King Studios

Bookbinders Online

Milligram

Desk Bandit

Overjoyed

Life Kappan Notebook A5 - Milligram

Stalogy 365Days - JetPens

Apica Notebooks - Bookbinders Online

Clairefontaine Triomphe - The Goulet Pen Co

Fabriano Traccia

Conqueror Laid Paper - Hunt Office

Strathmore Premium Cambric (formerly Beckett Cambric) - Lava Stationery

 

55:54—Recommendations

 

Garlic dip

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Buy a bandanna for National Bandanna Day

Sebastian in his Flamingo Bandanna

 

1:00:29—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See

October 12, 2018

The special guest this episode is Anabelle Hiller - harpist, goldsmith, and nib specialist for Appelboom in the Netherlands - who chats to Chuck about her nib work. We also discuss the Pilot 100th Anniversary LE’s, Sailor’s Naginata 3.0 nibs, and the first Tokyo International Pen Show.

 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Leo (@inquisitivequill) and Diana (@thegrynne). The special guest was Anabelle Hiller (@stringsandpedals) - her website is Opus Cineris.

 

FORMAT

 

00:57—What We Are Writing With 

 

Diana: GvFC Snakewood EF w/ Diamine Grape

Chuck: Aurora Edo Yellow w/ Noodlers’ Bulletproof Black

Leo: Sailor F4 w/ Platinum Carbon Black

 

02:51—News

 

Pilot 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Fountain Pens Press Release

Pilot Vanishing Pilot Cross Lines LE - Pensive Pens

Pen Talk - Pilot Pen's 100 Year Anniversary, Crossed Lines, and the New Explorer Pen - Goldspot Pens

Crónicas Estilográficas (Bruno Taut)

KMPN

Pilot Custom 65 - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 70th Anniversary LE - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 75th Anniversary LE - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 80th Anniversary LE Red Shijin - Airline International

Pilot 80th Anniversary LE Black Shijin - FPN

Pilot 85th Anniversary LE Hiten - FPN

Pilot 88th Anniversary LE Nioh - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 90th Anniversary LE Raden Toki - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 90th Anniversary LE Toki - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 95th Anniversary LE Dragon - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 95th Anniversary LE Rising Dragon - Elephant & Coral

Retrospective of Pilot Annivesary LEs - Elephant & Coral

Pilot 100th Anniversary teddy bear - Inquisitive Quill

The Case of Naginata. I. The Press Release - Crónicas Estilográficas

New pens fitted with the 3rd generation Naginata nibs - Nagasawa

Yukio Nagahara (@yukio.nagahara)

Aurora Calligraphy nibs - Filippo Loghero

Rey Chang (@reychangtw)

Bungubox Omotesando (@bunguboxkaoru)

Eboya (@eboya_made_in_tokyo)

Tokyo International Pen Show

Tokyo International Pen Show 2018. A Stationery Salon - Crónicas Estilográficas

Musubi

YaChingStyle

Mora Stylos

Erfobay

Chuck’s custom pen hoodie

Ink House HK (@inkhousehongkong)

 

31:01—Interview: Anabelle Hiller

 

Lamy Dialog 3 - Appelboom

Appelboom Pennen

Fountain Pen Network

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Ralph Reyes (@reachingralph)

Regalia Writing Labs

Regalia 9th Symphony Nib

Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen - Appelboom

P.W. Akkerman

La Couronne du Comte

Anebelle’s nib-working tools

Leica A60 Stereo jewellers microscope 

Fountain Pens The Netherlands

Mikaela Davis - Delivery

Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange - Appelboom

Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise

Regalia Crown Epilogue Nib - Regalia Writing Labs

Franklin-Christoph

PENBBS

Pen 18111

 

01:08:25—Recommendations

 

Plastic pen tubes - Ebay

Quay Restaurant

Dead End Design (@deadenddesign)

Portrait of Lemons

 

01:12:55—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Chuck Montano, Diana Dai.

Special thanks to Anabelle Hiller.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.