The Nib Section

28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

September 14, 2018

Fountain pen reviews are the backbone of the community. We do our own take on a pen review in this episode, before discussing what kind of reviews we think are most helpful and the downside of review culture. 


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




01:05—What We Are Writing With


Chuck: Aurora Optima Yellow Resin F Flex

Diana: Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Ages Midi F

Sharyn: Nakaya Neo Standard Two-layered Tame-Sukashi “Bamboo woods” Elastic Soft Medium

WWAWW (photo)


Nakaya elastic nib FAQ - Leigh Reyes


10:17—Aurora Optima F Flex review


Chuck’s Aurora Optima Yellow Resin (photos)

Aurora Optima - Goulet Pens

Aurora 88 - Goulet Pens

Sharyn’s comparison of Pilot modern flex nibs

Pilot CH 911 FA - The Pen Addict

Pilot Falcon - The Nibsmith

Chuck’s Omas Ogiva Vodka Lemon B

Flexible Nib Factory

Episode 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101

Franklin-Christoph flex nib


27:40—Visconti Homo Sapiens Midi review


Episode 7 - QC Controversies: Nakaya, Visconti, TWSBI

Visconti Homo Sapiens - Goulet Pens

Visconti Divine Proportions LE - Chatterley Luxuries

Dante Del Vecchio, Rock Star of Pens - Forbes

OMAS is acquired by Ancora (14th June, 2018)

Armando Simoni Club

Montegrappa Micra review - Fountain Pen Network


45:15—Speaking of fountain pen reviews


Opus 88 Koloro Demonstrator - The Pen Addict

Hand Over That Pen

Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl - The Pelikans Perch

Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise - Reddit

Wancher Dream Pen - Kickstarter

Hunnyhunt - Rakuten

Gourmet Pens

Figboot on Pens





Rachel and Jun

James Acaster: Repertoire



1:20:20—Thanks and Credits


Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks to Christina Kowalin.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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