The Nib Section

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).




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




Melbourne Pen Show 2018




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




Culture Potato 文化土豆

Coopers DIY Beer Brew Kit 


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. 

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