28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

September 14, 2018
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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).

 

FORMAT

 

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)

@aestheticbay

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

 

1:13:23—Recommendations

 

JunsKitchen

Rachel and Jun

James Acaster: Repertoire

SORTEDfood

 

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.