The Nib Section
65 - The Colour of C-sharp Minor

65 - The Colour of C-sharp Minor

October 16, 2020

The special guest this episode is harpist, goldsmith, nib expert, and all round Renaissance woman, Anabelle Hiller. She talks to Diana about the journey to creating her masterpiece fountain pen, The Symphony. 

 

This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) and Anabelle (@stringsandpedals and Opus Cineris). 

 

 

FORMAT 

 

04:21—“The Symphony” Fountain Pen 

 

Anabelle’s previous appearances on TNS: Episode 30, Episode 50 

Fountain Pen Companion Podcast 

Appelboom
The Symphony - @stringsandpedals 

SBREBrown 

Jack Row 

Monteverde Passion Burgundy - Mountain of Ink 

Gustav Mahler 

Alfred Roller 

Arts and Crafts movement 

Art Nouveau 

How Wassily Kandinsky’s synaesthesia changed art - The Telegraph 

Peter Bock AG 

 

1:05:01—WWAWW 

 

Anabelle: Parker Premier 

Diana: Namiki Yukari Cormorant M w/ Troublemaker Foxglove 

 

1:08:49—Listener questions 

 

Montblanc James Purdey LE 81 - The Firearm Blog 

1:31:09—Recommendations 

Jane the Virgin 

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth Suzann - NYT 

The True Cost of Brands Not Paying for Orders During the COVID-19 Crisis - Forbes 

 

1:43:31—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guest: Anabelle Hiller. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

64 - A Preppy Went to Uni

64 - A Preppy Went to Uni

October 2, 2020

After an unplanned hiatus, the Nib Section is back, baby! We review some new acquisitions, including the Platinum Curidas, and discuss recent developments in the fountain pen world, including the shake-up at Sailor. 

 

This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Diana (@thegrynne) and Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi). 

 

 

FORMAT 

 

7:47—WWAWW 

 

Tav: Ancora Casein LE for Fahrney's w/ De Atramentis Hyacinth 

Sharyn: Lamy CP1 Platinum w/ Lamy Blue 

Diana: Platinum Curidas Clear 

Image on FB 

New Lamy Dialog Cc 

 

31:00—Feedback 

 

Rohrer & Klingner SketchINK - Parkablogs 

Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun - Mountain of Ink 

@violetinverness 

39:15—How we’ve been using pens during the pandemic 

 

Noodler’s Baystate Cape Cod Cranberry - Pulp Addiction 

Pilot Petit 2 (felt-tip) - Bunbougu 

Sailor Manyo Haha - Bookbinders Design 

Sailor Manyo Nekoyanagi - Bookbinders Design 

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - Bookbinders Design 

YaChing Style Bellflower 

Sailor Jentle Fuji-musume - Mountain of Ink 

 

58:49—Shake-up at Sailor 

 

Tokyo Inklings - Emergency 1: Sailor Plus 

Tokyo Inklings - Emergency 2: Sailor Minus 

Sailor new Ink Studio releases - @nagasawa_umeda 

Troublemaker Kelp Tea - Mountain of Ink 

Sailor Discontinues 6 Jentle Inks - Anderson Pens Blog 

Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini - Goulet Pens 

Sailor 1911 Profit Junior - PenSachi 

Sailor ProColor 500 - Oh Fountain Pens 

Cross Peerless 125 - Peters of Kensington 

1:11:53—How customers and manufacturers are responding to covid 

 

1:20:58—Recommendations 

 

Indian Matchmaking 

Selling Sunset 

How To Make Everything 

Machine Dynasty - Madeline Ashby 

 

1:31:53—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Tav Sinanian, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

63 - Quarantine Diaries

63 - Quarantine Diaries

March 20, 2020

First week of self isolation for us in Sydney! Already there is domestic strife brewing in the Sharyn and Sebbie household. Is this our new normal for the foreseeable future? How are two Australians and a Hongkonger keeping themselves happy and occupied during these crazy times. 

 

This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Diana (@thegrynne) and Leo (@inquisitivequill). 

 

 

FORMAT 

 

02:38—WWAWW 

 

Sharyn: ST Dupont Olympio L Palladium Diamondhead w/ GvFC Moss Green 

Leo: Parker 75 Laque XF w/ Sailor Oku-yama 

Diana: Pilot Custom 845 Vermilion M w/ PenBBS 372 

 

09:03—Feedback 

 

10:25—Staying Connected, Staying Invested 

 

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Aka-tamenuri with Kuro-tamenuri strings rolled Fountain Pen - Aesthetic Bay 

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Kuro-roiro with Silver strings rolled Fountain Pen - Aesthetic Bay 

Pilot Custom Urushi Blue Maruzen Special - reddit 

Platinum Curidas - The Clicky Post 

Stalogy Editor's Series 365Days Notebook - JetPens 

40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition) 

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

Sailor Manyo Inks - Bookbinders Design 

Pilot “Vest Type” - @inquisitivequill 

KWZ Standard Green #2 - Vanness 

Pineider Leather 12 Pen Case - Pen & Ink 

 

58:54—Recommendations 

 

Joe Hisashi - Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisashi 

Logic Grid Puzzles 

Coronacast 

Baumgartner Restoration 

 

1:06:46—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

62 - Draw It Your Way

62 - Draw It Your Way

March 6, 2020

More and more people are using fountain pens not just to write with, but to draw and make art! Diana speaks to Teoh (Parkablogs) and Jaspreet (Jazzorilla) about what makes fountain pens such a flexible and personalisable tool for art-making. 

 

This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) with special guests Teoh Yi Chie (@parkablogs) and Jaspreet Singh (@jazzorilla). 

 

 

FORMAT 

 

01:09—Interview: Teoh Yi Chie 

 

Parkablogs 

Parkablogs on Youtube 

@parkablogs 

Artist Review: Pelikan M200 (Fine Nib) Fountain Pen - Parkablogs 

Review: SketchINK by Rohrer & Klingner - Parkablogs 

Episode 16: Paint With All the Colours of the Wind 

Review: Platinum Carbon Ink - Parkablogs 

Comparison of Fude nib fountain pens for drawing - Parkablogs 

Indigraph - The fountain pen that uses India ink - Parkablogs 

Review: Duke 209 Calligraphy Fountain Pen with Fude Nib - Parkablogs 

Review: Sailor Cross Emperor Nib Fountain Pen  - Parkablogs 

Limited Palette - Parkablogs 

Urban Sketchers Singapore Facebook Group 

Episode 61 - Ocean of Ink 

 

30:56—Interview: Jaspreet Singh 

 

@jazzorilla 

@thenibstudio 

Galen Leather 

Elia Note 

Urban Sketchers Delhi Facebook Group (@urbansketchersdelhi

Ode to the Franklin-Christoph Needlepoint Nib - The Pentastic 

The 100 Heads Challenge - Confessions of an Art Addict 

@leighreyes 

@potterandpens 

Opus 88 - The Desk Bandit 

Regalia Writing Labs (@reachingralph

Fountain Pen Association of India 

The India Pen Show 

Airmail Pen Co. 

Ranga Pens 

ASA Pens 

Lotus Pens 

Kanwrite 

Urushi Studio India 

Fosfor Pens (@fosforpens

 

1:39:01—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guests: Teoh Yi Chie, Jaspreet Singh. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

61 - Ocean of Ink

61 - Ocean of Ink

February 21, 2020

In a revisit of the topic of fountain pen ink, we discuss trends and innovations that we’ve seen in the last couple of years, and speculate on what the future could hold for the industry. Ana Csiky returns to fill Diana in on the new and exciting ink makers from Asia. 

 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). Special guest is Ana Csiky (@inkantadora).

 

 

FORMAT 

 

00:40—WWAWW 

 

Diana: Sailor Profit KOP Ebonite King Eagle w/ Kyo-no-oto Hisoku 

Chuck: Pilot x Maruzen “Lemon” 

Sharyn: Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Snakewood w/ GvFC Cobalt Blue 

 

07:44—News 

 

Platinum Curidas - Platinum 

Life Kappan - Dymocks 

Hobonichi Plain Notebook - Hobonichi 

 

13:10—Ink Redux 

 

Episode 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101 

J Herbin Kyanite du Nepal - Mountain of Ink 

J Herbin Amethyste De L'Oural - Mountain of Ink 

Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue - Mountain of Ink 

Diamine Skull & Roses - Mountain of Ink 

Diamine Jalur Gemilang - Mountain of Ink 

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Well-Appointed Desk 

Troublemaker Abalone - Mountain of Ink 

Sailor Manyo Fountain Pen Inks - Bookbinders Design 

Tono and Lims Phosphophyllite - @inkykatwrites 

3Oysters DIY My Color Kit - Mountain of Ink 

Platinum Mixable Ink - Platinum 

Sailor Storia - LarryPOST 

Mixing my 500 HOLO Nail Polishes Together! What Will Happen?! - Simply Nailogical 

State of the Union 2019: Fountain Pen Ink - Macchiato Man 

Ink House Collection by KWZ - @inkhousehongkong 

Aurora 100th Anniversary Ink Set - Nibsmith 

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur Vetiver Green - Montblanc 

Standard Bindery Ink - Standard Bindery 

 

1:01:18—Listeners’ Ink Questions 

 

Sailor Jentle Yama-dori - Mountain of Ink 

Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-matsu - Mountain of Ink 

Bungubox Sweet Potato Purple - Mountain of Ink 

Lamy Pacific Blue (Turquoise) - Mountain of Ink 

Bungubox Hatsukoi “First Love” Sapphire - The Gentleman Stationer 

Sailor Ink Studio 740 - Desk Bandit 

Toucan Gold - Mountain of Ink 

Private Reserve American Blue -  Penrarian 

 

1:18:26—Interview: Ana Csiky (Inkantadora) 

 

@inkantadora 

Sailor Ink Studio 162 - The Well-Appointed Desk 

Vinta Inks 

Troublemaker Inks 

Vinta Pastel Blue Julio 1991 - Mountain of Ink 

Vinta Mermaid Green Serena 1952 - Mountain of Ink 

Tono & Lims First Contact SE - Mountain of Ink 

KWZ Sheen Machine - Mountain of Ink 

Van Dieman’s Morning Frost - Van Diemen's Ink 

Pennonia Inks - Pennonia 

Kala - JetPens 

Kala Ink Island - Tylee Pen Shop 

Kala Ink Tribute to Neon - Tylee Pen Shop 

Kala Ink Gemstone - Tylee Pen Shop 

Juspirit 

@tonoandlims 

Noodler’s Invisible Inks - JetPens 

Monteverde Sweet Life Inks (Key Lime Pie) - Mountain of Ink 

KWZ Iron Gall Inks - Vanness 

De Atramentis Document Inks - LarryPOST 

3Oysters DIY Ink Kit (Four Seasons of Korea) - Desk Bandit 

Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone - The Pelikan’s Perch 

Pelikan Edelstein Star Ruby - Mountain of Ink 

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur Collection - Gourmet Pens 

Jacques Herbin Scented Inks - Jacques Herbin 

Montblanc Ladies Edition Pearl - Squishy Ink 

PenBBS #111 Shanghai - FPN 

 

2:28:00—Recommendations 

 

@shuhei_nishiguchi 

Joy of Life 庆余年 

@estherquek 

Little Women (2019) 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) 

 

2:26:15—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

60 - Pen Friends

60 - Pen Friends

February 7, 2020

To kick off 2020, we shout out some of our favourite online content creators in the pen community, and share our wishlist of guests and collaborators. We also read some listener suggestions for topics to feature this year. 

 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

 

 

FORMAT

 

01:28—WWAWW 

 

Sharyn: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise 

Diana: Franklin-Christoph 19 Black & Creme F SIG w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Resin Yellow CEF 

 

05:24—Reviews 

 

06:59—Pen Friends 

 

The Pen Addict Pen Friends 

Mountain of Ink (IG: @mountainofink

Leigh Reyes (IG: @leighpod

@nagasawapenstyleden 

@nagasawa_umeda 

The Gentleman Stationer (IG: @gentlemanstationer

Parkablogs (IG: @parkablogs, Youtube: Teoh Yi Chie

@inkywanderings 

@nibsandflourishes 

Fude Fan (IG: @fudefan

@yellowpress 

@oliveleafcalli 

@inquisitivequill 

Appelboom Pennen 

Top 3 Pens of Chuck (The Nib Section Podcast) - Appelboom Pennen 

@ink_numa 

Macchiato Man (IG: @macchiatoman.official

State of the Union 2019: Fountain Pen Ink - Macchiato Man 

@yellowpenman 

@bokumondoh 

Bushimen (IG: @bushimen_

@attilasultis 

Jose Naranja (IG: @jose_naranja

 

35:47—The Guest Wishlist 

 

Fountain Pen Companion Podcast 

@stringsandpedals 

@inkantadora 

@urbanhafner 

@danimad 

@penaddict 

@wonderpens 

Indy Pen Dance 

 

49:58—Listeners’ Suggestions 

 

Lamy Pico Lx Rosegold 

Graf von Faber-Castell POTY 2020 Sparta 

Frank Underwater 

Episode 36 - Hopes and Predictions for 2019 

Index of TNS topics up to December 2019 

Stationery Wiki 

 

1:09:41—Recommendations 

 

@incorrectcqlsub 

'Succession' Composer Breaks Down His Scoring Process in 'Moonlight,' 'The King' & More - Vanity Fair 

'Succession' Composer Breaks Down the Theme Song - Vanity Fair 

@spendwiththem 

The Nanny 

 

1:22:28—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

59 - End of Year Q&A (2019 Edition)

59 - End of Year Q&A (2019 Edition)

December 20, 2019

The hosts discuss their fountain pen highlights of the year, what they’re looking forward to in 2020, and answer some listener questions. 

 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

 

 

FORMAT

 

01:11—WWAWW 

 

Diana: Nakaya Decapod Twist in Heki-tamenuri SM w/ Diamine Bach  

Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph 65 Diamondcast Blue F SIG w/ Robert Oster Flaming Blue 

Brian: Pilot Kakuno Clear with maki-e converter 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Sole BB w/ Akkerman Gele Oker Van Frans 

 

05:15—News 

 

09:00—Fountain Pen Highlight of the Year 

 

Episode 51 - The Ones That Got Away (Sydney Pen Show Edition) 

Episode 40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition) 

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

Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor 

Episode 42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora 

Episode 45 - Write Therapy 

Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink 

 

19:44—Q&A 

 

Montblanc Rudyard Kipling 1895 LE 

ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I XL - Peyton Street Pens 

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Pen 

Jacques Herbin Terre d’Ombre - Mountain of Ink 

Montblanc Red Fox - Gourmet Pens 

Sailor Kobe #17 Shioya Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #37 Harbour Island Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #58 Hyogo Canal Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #38 Kitanozaka Night Blue - Milligram 

Sailor Kobe #2 Hatoba Pier Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #14 Maya Lapis - FPN 

Troublemaker Inks 

Yaching-style Bellflower - @thenibsection 

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Pen Addict 

Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue - Gourmet Pens 

Sailor Jentle Yuki-akari - Alt.Haven 

Montblanc Unicef Blue - Mountain of Ink 

Montblanc Blue Palette 

ASC Bologna Extra Mandarin Yellow - Bittner 

Conklin Crescent Filler 

Episode 46 - Recent Acquisitions (June 2019 Edition) 

Roterfaden Configurator 

“New coral red 21x28cm @_Roterfaden #Taschenbegleiter arrived today” - @diana_liwen 

Lamy Safari “Bauhaus!” LE - @nagasawa_umeda 

The state of Chuck’s current “minimal” collection - @thenibsection 

Visconti Pentagon Fountain Pen - Appelboom 

Life Kappan Note - Anderson Pens 

Since this episode was recorded, the Edelstein 2020 ink has been announced (kudos to Sharyn for predicting Moonstone) 

Aurora 100th Anniversary Special Edition Inks - Casa della Stilografica 

Nagasawa single pen case - Rakuten 

CORBO leather pen case - Rakuten 

Lemon - @entree3000_ 

Sebby and Lance - @sebby.lion 

Sebby vs Decimos - @sebby.lion 

 

1:28:34—Recommendations 

 

Grow geraniums 

Repot your container plants regularly 

The Trip (2011) 

The Banner Saga 

Grey’s Anatomy 

Soumaintrain 

 

1:36:15—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

December 6, 2019

Less of a traditional holiday gift guide, and more an expository of the hosts’ philosophies when it comes to gift-giving. 

 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

 

 

FORMAT

 

3:26—WWAWW 

 

Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Japan Special Edition 2019 Violet F w/ Pilot Black 

Diana: Opus 88 Omar Green w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm nib and Robert Oster Flaming Blue; Koloro Demonstrator Orange w/ Pilot Parallel 2.4mm nib and Montblanc Red Fox 

Brian: Sailor x Bungubox Pro Gear Tsuyuhikari; Sailor Pro Gear Slim (“Terracota Lame”?) 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Coral MCI (by Tav) 

 

10:46—News 

 

Aurora Optima 365 for 2020 - Appelboom 

Franklin-Christoph 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph 

Noodler’s Blue Ghost - Pulp Addiction 

Pelikan Edelstein Garnet - Pen Chalet 

 

15:59—Gift Guide 

 

Episode 33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018 

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017 

Pilot Petit2 Sign Pen - Jet Pens 

Chup Socks 

 

23:17—First Kakuno Mention 

 

Pilot Kakuno - LarryPOST 

 

24:42—Gift Guide continued 

 

TWSBI Eco - Pensive Pens 

Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Ballpoint with gift box - Bookbinders Design 

Caran d’Ache 849 Nespresso 2 Ballpoint - Bookbinders Design 

Satellite Sentinel Project - Wikipedia 

George and Max: A love story made in Hollywood - Independent 

Furi Pro East/West Santoku Knife 17cm - Furi 

Organics Studio Nitrogen - Bookbinders Design 

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Red Fox Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe 

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe 

Pilot Iroshizuku Ink 15mL bottles - Pen Classics NZ 

Midori MD Notebook A5 - Milligram 

@pensivepens 

@dryad_pens 

@woodshedpenco 

@newtonpens 

@brooks_803 

@scriptorium_pens 

@herbertpencompany 

Pilot Pensemble Single Pen Roll - LarryPOST 

Musubi A5 Special Edition Journals - Musubi Atelier 

Musubi Pen Cases - Musubi Atelier 

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 50 - Amazon 

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 51 - Amazon 

Shumi no bungu bako ink catalog organiser insert - @yokohama_sumomo 

Galen Leather Desk Accessories - Galen Leather 

Finetec Coliro Watercolours - Not Just A Card 

Yamamoto Paper Tasting sets - Yamamoto Paper 

Simson Cards - David Jones 

La La Land Greeting Cards 

Woodmansterne Christmas Cards 

Artists’ Cards 

 

1:05:36—Second (and Third) Kakuno Mention 

 

Limited Edition Colour Kakunos - Etsy 

 

1:07:05—Gift Guide continued 

 

Franklin-Christoph 

Pilot Decimos 20 Colours Vol. 1 - Bookbinders Design 

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex 

Stylo Art Karuizawa Stylo 

Bokumondoh 

Pilot Deluxe Kuro Seirei-Nuri - @inquisitivequill 

 

1:29:58—Recommendations 

 

Lodge cast-iron skillet 

Dorothy L. Sayers 

Beekeeping 

Getting a lower interest on your home loan 

 

1:40:58—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

57 - Crossed (State) Lines

57 - Crossed (State) Lines

November 22, 2019

Our recording from during—and in the aftermath of—this year's Melbourne Pen Show. Diana also speaks to Patrick Santucci from Robert Oster Signature. 

 

This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Kevin (@sentience), Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Diana (@the_grynne). 

 

 

FORMAT

 

00:12—Introduction 

 

Melbourne Pen Show (@melbournepenshow

Robert Oster Signature Inks 

Graf von Faber-Castell 

Not Just A Card 

Fountain Pen Supplies 

Pensive Pens 

Quillidyllic (@quillidylic

 

19:12—WWAWW 

 

Mel: TWSBI Eco F w/ Noodlers Lexington Grey 

Sharyn: Lamy Linea Herringbone BP 

Diana: Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Pink BP 

Kevin: Midori Traveler’s Notebook Brass Pen 

 

25:19—MPS Recap 

 

Calligraphy Society of Victoria 

Robert Oster Signature Flaming Blue 

Crab Penholder - Fountain Pen Supplies 

Pilot Parallel - Not Just A Card 

Kyo-no-oto No. 07 - Not Just A Card 

Opus 88 Omar Green - My Hearty Timber Box 

Opus 88 Demonstrator Koloro Demonstrator Orange - My Hearty Timber Box 

Bookbinders Design Australia 

Fountain Pen Supplies 

Fountain Pen Maintenance Kit - Fountain Pen Supplies 

Ink Fix Subscription Box - Fountain Pen Supplies 

Yaching-Style Bellflower - @thenibsection 

Our MPS 2019 purchases - TNS on FB 

 

37:38—News 

 

Pilot Capless LS - Kobe Nagasawa 

Pilot Capless Fermo - The Clicky Post 

Pilot 2019 Japan Special Edition Decimos with gold trim - TNS on FB 

 

49:29—Interview: Patrick Santucci from Robert Oster 

 

@santuccipatrick 

Tokyo international Pen Show 

Robert Oster Exclusives 

Robert Oster MudPack 

Tokyo Blue Denim - @robertostersignature 

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue - Pen Addict 

 

1:02:44—Recommendations 

 

Whittakers Jelly Tip Block 

Bumbler Boba Tea Tumbler 

Mamasita 

Tipo 00 

 

1:11:04—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Mel Sanders, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks to Silvana for arranging a room for us to record in at the Malvern Town Hall. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

56 - Inktober; Recent Acquisitions

56 - Inktober; Recent Acquisitions

November 8, 2019

The regular Sydney hosts are reunited (virtually, if not physically) for a catch up before they head out again to attend the Melbourne Pen Show. Chuck, Sharyn and Di recap their Inktober and NaNoWriMo experiences, before looking at some recent acquisitions they’ve made. 

 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

 

 

FORMAT

 

03:12—WWAWW 

 

Sharyn: Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo Red FM w/ Iroshizuku Asa Gao 

Chuck: Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Amber-Orange & Cinnamaroon 1.1mm Cursive Calligraphy w/ Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu 

Diana: Franklin-Christoph Model 19 Black & Creme Fine SIG w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue 

 

12:19—Feedback

 

13:10—Inktober/NaNoWriMo

 

Inktober 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 

5 Things I Learned From My First NaNoWriMo - Marina Berlin 

 

36:20—Recent Acquisitions 

 

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex Nib 

Pilot 2019/2010 Limited Edition Decimos - TNS on FB 

The Stock Room - Franklin-Christoph 

Fook Hing Trading Co. 

Sharyn’s Franklin-Christoph haul - TNS on FB 

Fook Hing Trading “Arctic Ice” - Fook Hing Trading 

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph 

Diana’s 2020 planners haul - TNS on FB 

Quo Vadis Visual Weekly Desk Planner 

Hobonichi Techo Cousin 

Hobonichi Weeks 

Nolty 6318 Planner - Amazon JP 

Nolty 6500 Planner - Amazon JP 

Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor 

 

58:49—Recommendations 

 

Fall of Civilizations Podcast 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical 

NaNoWriMo 

 

1:14:42—Thanks and Credits 

 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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