The Nib Section
44 - Carry and Storage

44 - Carry and Storage

May 24, 2019

We put the question to the community: what makes for the ideal carry and storage solutions for fountain pens?

 

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FORMAT

 

00:38—WWAWW

 

Chuck: Pilot Custom 823 M 18k nib w/ Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro

Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Antique Glass Special Edition 14k flex nib w/ Bungubox Piano Mahogany

Diana: ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo XL Red and Palladium M 18k w/ Caran d’Ache Sunset

Tav: Parker 51 Light Teal Stub w/ Sailor Jentle Yama-dori

 

14:16—Feedback

 

18:06—Fountain Pen Carry and Storage

 

Galen Leather Pen Rolls

Montblanc leather 3-pen pouch

Caran d’Ache leather case for 2 pen

Aurora 2-pen case - Fahrney’s Pens

Corbo teal 4-pen leather wrap/case - Galleria on Rakuten

Snug as pens in a rug - Leigh Reyes

Nagasawa kip leather single pen sleeves - Nagasawa on Rakuten

Nagasawa kip leather notebook cover - Nagasawa on Rakuten

Peg and Awl Sendak Artist Roll

Pen wraps made by Nan and Ling - FPN

Gallery of pen wraps by Ling

Pilot Pensemble - LarryPost

Sharyn’s 10-pen display boxes made by Yachingstyle - TNS on FB

Contact Yachingstyle to order her pen display boxes

Franklin-Christoph Pen Cases

Frank Clegg Fountain Pen Case

Interview: Frank Clegg of Frank Clegg Leatherworks - Juxtapoz Magazine

Episode 19 - Treat It Like You Would Your Grandma

Diana’s ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I - TNS on FB

Caran d’Ache Leman - Pen Chalet

Caran d’Ache Varius China Blue - Penporium

Visconti Dreamtouch Leather Pen Cases - Goulet Pen Company  

Nikolai Piquadro Two Pen Leather Case - Chatterley Luxuries

Chris’ Visconti case with fabric lining - TNS on FB

Taccia Kimono Pen Roll

 

1:22:36—Recommendations

 

Write down prompt words for writing/drawing inspiration

Behind the Bastards

West Elm Mongolian Lamb Cushion Covers

Star Trek Discovery

 

1:32:03—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Nguyên Ngô (Paul) and Chris Grant. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

43 - Pet Peeves

43 - Pet Peeves

May 10, 2019

We compiled and condensed all our pet peeves and unpopular opinions into one episode, because everyone needs to let off steam every once in a while.

 

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FORMAT

 

01:26—WWAWW

 

Tav: TWSBI Aurora B w/ Maruzen Athena Eternal Blue

Sharyn: Opus 88 Demonstrator w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm and Sailor Jentle Fuji Musume

Diana: Sailor Pro Gear Millecolore Blue H-MF w/ Sailor Souboku

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear King of Pen Demonstrator M w/ Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Photo of the Millicolore next to a regular Sailor with gold trim - TNS on FB

 

10:50—Feedback

 

17:12—Giveaway

 

@quadrupod / Sumire Glass

The hosts’ glass pen pillows

See post on IG for giveaway instructions on how to enter

 

20:16—Pet Peeves

 

Episode 7 - QC Controversies: Nakaya, Visconti, TWSBI

Episode 28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

Visconti Wall Street LE - Manllectables

Visconti Pentagon - Appelboom

It's official: The Pilot Con-20 and Con-50 converters have been discontinued in favor of the Con-40 - Nibs.com

Platinum Converter - Cult Pens

How to Fill a Pilot Con-70 Converter - The Goulet Pen Co

Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Grenadilla - Alt. Haven

Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Marietta - Franklin-Christoph

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Episode 13 - Try To Break This Pen...For Science

Sharyn holding a jumbo-sized Japanese ebonite and maki-e pen - TNS on FB

Eboya

Episode 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101

Episode 42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora

Montegrappa Queen of Hearts - Penporium

Pilot Decimo new colours - TNS on FB

Richard Binder

Mike Masuyama

David Nishimura

 

1:03:48—Recommendations

 

GoFundMe for Cherrylyn’s Medical Expenses

Adam Liaw’s recipe for teriyaki sauce

The MCU and Inside Out on Stan Unlimited Streaming

Take some time out

 

1:08:55—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora

42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora

April 26, 2019

Ana Csiky (aka Inkantadora) is obsessed about ink - their physical properties, the histories and cultural meanings of colours, and how particular inks came to be. Diana talks to Ana about her expansive and fascinating Ink Stories project.

 

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FORMAT

 

00:22—Interview with Ana Csiky

 

@inkantadora on IG

Inkantadora’s International Desk

Inkantadora on YouTube

Fountain Pen Companion Podcast

J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor

Musubi

Additive Pens (@additivepens)

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Well-Appointed Desk

3 Oysters Seoul Colors - Goulet Pens

Carter’s Ink Company - Old Main Artifacts

TAG Kyoto Inks - Standard Bindery

Kyo-no-Oto Yamabuki iro - Inkantadora's International Desk

@lgsoltek

Monteverde California Teal - Mountain of Ink

Cult Pens Iridescink Robert and Marueen - Cult Pens

Opus 88 Koloro - The Desk Bandit

@nibsonpoint

Dyptique Tempo EDP - Basenotes

Dyptique L’ombre dans l’eau EDP - Basenotes

Dyptique Philosykos EDP - Basenotes

Organics Studios Oscar’s Copper - Mountain of Ink

Organics Studios Blue Crab - Wondernaut

Montblanc Legend of Zodiacs, The Pig - Montblanc

Montblanc Mahatma Ghandi - Too Many Pelikans

Montblanc Ink of Joy - These Beautiful Pens

Montblanc Swan Illusion - Macchiato Man

Pelikan Edelstein Ruby - Stationery Ramblings

Pilot Iroshizuku Bishamonten - @inkantadora

J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor - @inkantadora

Waterman Mysterious Blue - Stylographika

J. Herbin Cornaline d’Égypte - @inkantadora

Jacques Herbin Rouge d’Orient - Milligram

Robert Oster Deep Sea - Mountain of Ink

KWZ Northern Twilight - Squishy Ink

Sailor Jentle Peche - Inkdependence!

Col-O-Ring Ink Testing Book - Milligram

@inkaday

Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same - A Better Desk

Myk Daigle (@mad_mercantile)

Waterman ink sample bottle - @inkantadora

 

1:19:38—WWAWW

 

Ana: Additive Pens Double Helix w/ Regalia Writing Labs Soft Stub and Sailor Ink Studio 273

Diana: Pilot Custom 743 14kt Waverly w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue

Photos at TNS on Facebook

 

1:25:32—Thanks and Credits

 

Producer: Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Ana Csiky.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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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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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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

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

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.