The Nib Section

33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018; Pen Classics NZ

November 23, 2018

We bring you a mammoth gift guide episode for fountain pen lovers, concocted with the assistance of multiple bottles of sparkling wine and slabs of Haigh’s chocolate - plus a bonus interview with the owner of Pen Classics NZ, René Versteegh.


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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Melissa (@missdgraf), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). In the background supplying the woofs is Sebastian (@sebby.lion).




02:31—What We Are Writing With


Brian: Pilot Deluxe Striped Rolled Gold M

Melissa: Omas Arte Italiana Vision Liquid Blue w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue

Sharyn: Nakaya Desk Pen Kuro-tamenuri SF w/ Montblanc Encre du Desert

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Azzurra CEF w/ Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku and Pelikan K320 Orange BP

Diana: Aurora Dante’s Inferno CEF w/ Sailor Ink Studio 743 and Aurora Sun Moon Lake CF w/ Sailor Ink Studio 841


16:44—News & Feedback


Melbourne Pen Show 2018

Daryl Lim (Musubi)

Episode 31 - Fountain Pen Paper

Nicholas Gold (Quillidyllic)

Episode 32 - Build Your Own Chimera

Armando Simoni Club

Newton Pens Arco Green Prospector

Newton Pens Arco Brown Shinobi


32:12—Holiday Gift Guide 2018


Gifts to lure people to the dark side

Gift for the fountain pen user who has everything

Gift for someone whose collection comprises Japanese LEs but you still want to get them something

Gift for the little ones

Stocking stuffer

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017


1:05:15—Interview: René Versteegh of Pen Classics NZ


Pen Classics NZ (@penclassics)

TWSBI Eco Clear - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Walden Pond Green - Pen Classics NZ

Organics Studio Santiago Sea Blue - Pen Classics NZ

Sailor Pens - Pen Classics NZ

Sailor 100 Color Ink Studio - Aesthetic Bay

Sailor Shikiori - LarryPost

TWSBI Eco Transparent Green - Pen Classics NZ

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blossom Red - Pen Classics NZ

Dingbats Notebooks

Pilot Iroshizuku 15ml - Pen Classics NZ

Pilot Metropolitan / Pilot MR3 Light Green - Pen Classics NZ

Nock Co. Pen Cases - Pen Classics NZ

CursiveLogic Workbook Classic - Pen Classics NZ

Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Dotted Bullet Journal Black - Pen Classics NZ

Midori Mini D-Clip (Shiba) - Bookbinder Design

Glowjob NZ

TWSBI Precision - Pen Classics NZ

The Paper Rain Project




Words, Work & Women, by Chux

Every Day Original

Haigh’s Chocolates

House of Arras Grand Vintage

Support the NSW Rural Fire Service

St Peters Indoor Climbing Gym


1:44:22—Thanks and Credits


Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to René Versteegh.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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