The Nib Section
41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition)

41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition)

April 12, 2019

Sharyn and Leo’s exploration into the Japanese pen scene continues. They sit down with Bruno Taut of Crónicas Estilográficas and Mr Iwase of Iwase Seisakusho to talk Kubo nibs, urushi and raden, and Japanese artisanal manufacturing.

 

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The hosts were Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Leo (@inquisitivequill).

 

FORMAT

 

04:03—Interview with Bruno Taut

 

Crónicas Estilográficas (@brunotaut_fp)

Family Portrait (VIII). Myu-25 at al. - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot Myu-701 in steel - @brunotaut_fp

Tokyo Pen Shops - Crónicas Estilográficas

A Guide to Tokyo Pen shops - Tokyo fountain pen scene (Ross Stutler)

Pilot Capless - 50 years - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pockets - Crónicas Estilográficas

More Pocket Pens - Crónicas Estilográficas

Ban-ei, 挽栄 - Crónicas Estilográficas

Kubo Meets Sakai - Crónicas Estilográficas

Kubo Kohei four-tined music nib - TNS on Facebook

Another angle on the four-tined Kobu music nib - TNS on FB 

Mr. Iwase's Creations - Crónicas Estilográficas

Iwase prototype - TNS on FB 

Kubo, Yotsubishi and Iwase - Crónicas Estilográficas

Yotsubishi Kawari-nuri sakura (cherry) bark pattern c1955-1959 (by Ishi-Shoten) - PenHero  

Custom Urushi - Crónicas Estilográficas

Masahiro

From Shizuoka - Crónicas Estilográficas

Eboya (@eboya_made_in_tokyo)

Stylo Art Karuizawa (@styloart.karuizawa)

Madrid Pen Show

 

37:36—Vintage Japanese pens

 

San-essu - Crónicas Estilográficas

SSS pen - TNS on Facebook

Datation of Japanese Pens. II. Pilot Nibs - Crónicas Estilográficas

 

44:32—Interview with Iwase Junichi

 

@iwaseseisakusho

Iwase raden pens - TNS on FB

More Iwase pens - TNS on FB 

Kubo nib on Iwase pen - TNS on FB 

Pelikan M1000 Sunrise - The Pelikan’s Perch

Pelikan M1000 Moonlight - The Pelikan’s Perch

 

51:45—Kubo nibs

 

The Kubo Singularity - Crónicas Estilográficas

 

54:10—WWAWW

 

Sharyn: Montblanc 220

Leo: Parker Big Red Rollerball and Pilot Capless BP

Photos on FB 

 

57:17—Other cool stuff

 

Seirei-nuri (Dragonfly Wing Pattern) - FPN

Takabatake Masayuki (Japan’s King of Stationery) - nippon.com

Urushi Mina Project (seirei-nuri) - Edison Pen Co.

A large canvas: Danitrio Genkai in Seirei-Nuri Urushi - These Beautiful Pens

Pilot Maki-e Seirei-nuri - FPN

Shijin - Crónicas Estilográficas

First Piston by Sailor - Crónicas Estilográficas

Realo The 95th Anniversary Fountain Pen - Sailor

 

1:02:43—Recommendations

 

Tomoe River Branded Notebook

Mochi

Furikake

 

1:05:15—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai, Leo Fok.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Bruno Taut, Iwase Junichi.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition)

40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition)

March 29, 2019

The long-awaited Tokyo trip episode (part 1)! Sharyn and Leo attended the Maruzen Penfair and met many interesting people. The itinerary was grueling, but the stories they came back with were totally worth it.

 

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The hosts were Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Leo (@inquisitivequill).

 

FORMAT

 

01:01—WWAWW

 

Leo: Pilot Custom 823 FA

Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Light Violet w/ Iroshizuku Asa-gao

Dan Z: Bungubox x Franklin Christoph Model 45 Ice Blue

Photos on FB

 

01:47—Maruzen Penfair 2019

 

Maruzen 150th Anniversary LE products - Maruzen

Maruzen Athena the Pen - TNS on Facebook

Maruzen's 150th anniversary Athena pen - fude fan

150 Years of Maruzen - Crónicas Estilográficas

Sharyn’s sneaky photos of the new Pilot Decimos - TNS on Facebook

Euro Box

ōhashi dō fountain pens - Neverending Everywhere

Eboya

 

19:33—Interview with Dan Z.

 

@zutodanieru

Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki - Mountain of Ink

Pen & Message Cigar - The Pen Addict

Review of Graphilo Paper - FPN

GLP Creations The Author Notebook

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur, Wood & Tobacco scented ink - Montblanc

Montblanc James Purdey & Sons, Single Malt Scented Ink - Montblanc

Robert Oster Burned Orange - JetPens

Franklin Christoph x Bungubox 45L Blue Ice - @bunguboxkaoru

Franklin Christoph x Fook Hing Trading 66 Stabilis Arctic Ice Blue - @fookhingtradingco

Joyful-2

Bungukan Kobayashi

Tomiya-Bungu

Kingdom Note

Tsutaya Ginza

Takashimaya Nihombashi

Itoya Motomachi

Ru-sa @ Amazon.co.jp

 

40:08—Maruzen Penfair 2019 continued

 

Maruzen Pen Fair Inks from last 10 years - TNS on Facebook

Maruzen Athena Nihombashi 1870 (Maruzen Penfair 2019 LE) - @fudefan

 

48:10—Mitsukoshi International Fountain Pen Day

 

Platinum x Mitsukoshi 3776 “Kanzemizu” Limited Edition from 2018 - TNS on Facebook

Nakaya x Mitsukoshi Cigar Portable “Bamboo” - TNS on Facebook

Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo 2019 LEs - TNS on Facebook

Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo 2018 LEs - TNS on Facebook

Pilot 2019 Japan Special Edition Decimos - TNS on Facebook

 

54:44—Other cool stuff

 

Bokumondoh (@bokumondoh)

Newton Pens (@newtonpens)

Bokumondoh aftermarket raden on Franklin Christoph Model 33 and Newton Pens Prospector - TNS on Facebook

More aftermarket raden/urushi pens from Bokumondoh - TNS on Facebook

Pilot VP Raden Minamo - The Pen Addict

PenBBS 380 (“Not-a-Pod Twist”) - TNS on Facebook

Nakaya Decapod Twist vs PenBBS 380 - Hand Over That Pen

Dan Hoizner (@dandon375)

Stylo Art (@styloart.karuizawa)

Ya-Ching Style (@yachingstyle)

Shumi no bungu bako (Stationery Hobby Box) - Scriblets

Fountain Pens of Japan, Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami - Amazon.com

Montblanc Writers Edition Homer - Montblanc

Platinum Slip & Seal Mechanism - Platinum

 

1:19:44—Recommendations

 

Japan-exclusive Häagen-Dazs ice-cream

Crab Fried Rice from Kani chahan no mise (Osaka)

 

1:22:19—Thanks and Credits

 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai, Leo Fok.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Dan Z.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

39 - Collectors Series Part 5: “Lamy Archaeology”

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

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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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

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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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

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

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)

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

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

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.