The Nib Section

50 - Tuned to Order

August 16, 2019

We look at the phenomenon of the post-factory nib technician. Are they just meeting a need from customers who increasingly buy their fountain pens online? Or are nib technicians a stopgap for dealing with manufacturers with inadequate QC? 


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This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scubendi) and Diana (@thegrynne). Our guest this episode is Anabelle Hiller (@stringsandpedals). 







Chuck: Aurora Optima Sole B w/ Robert Oster Ng Special ‘16 

Diana: Pilot Kakuno Demonstrator Raden (custom) w/ Montblanc Egyptian Blue 

Sharyn: Pilot Metal Falcon Burgundy SF w/ Sailor Oku-yama 

Tav: Parker Vacuumatic Jr. Black 3B w/ Lamy Black  


04:58—Feedback and News 


Chuck, Sharyn and Di will be recording live at the Sydney Pen Show 2019 


06:38—Tuned to Order 


08:26—Interview: Anabelle Hiller, Nib Technician 


Anabelle on IG is @stringsandpedals 

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John Sorowka is Oxonian on FPN 

Recently a debate has arisen within the dutch goldsmith community as to what makes one a master goldsmith. “ - @stringsandpedals 

“Why Calathea Makes the Most Beautiful Decorative Houseplant” - Bloomspace 


34:29—Tuned to Order (continued) 


Pensive Pens 




Greek yoghurt 

Lean on Me,  José James

French Cooking Academy 

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream 


1:09:48—Thanks and Credits 


Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guest: Anabelle Hiller. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

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