The Nib Section

58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

December 6, 2019

Less of a traditional holiday gift guide, and more an expository of the hosts’ philosophies when it comes to gift-giving. 


This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 







Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Japan Special Edition 2019 Violet F w/ Pilot Black 

Diana: Opus 88 Omar Green w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm nib and Robert Oster Flaming Blue; Koloro Demonstrator Orange w/ Pilot Parallel 2.4mm nib and Montblanc Red Fox 

Brian: Sailor x Bungubox Pro Gear Tsuyuhikari; Sailor Pro Gear Slim (“Terracota Lame”?) 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Coral MCI (by Tav) 




Aurora Optima 365 for 2020 - Appelboom 

Franklin-Christoph 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph 

Noodler’s Blue Ghost - Pulp Addiction 

Pelikan Edelstein Garnet - Pen Chalet 


15:59—Gift Guide 


Episode 33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018 

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017 

Pilot Petit2 Sign Pen - Jet Pens 

Chup Socks 


23:17—First Kakuno Mention 


Pilot Kakuno - LarryPOST 


24:42—Gift Guide continued 


TWSBI Eco - Pensive Pens 

Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Ballpoint with gift box - Bookbinders Design 

Caran d’Ache 849 Nespresso 2 Ballpoint - Bookbinders Design 

Satellite Sentinel Project - Wikipedia 

George and Max: A love story made in Hollywood - Independent 

Furi Pro East/West Santoku Knife 17cm - Furi 

Organics Studio Nitrogen - Bookbinders Design 

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Red Fox Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe 

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe 

Pilot Iroshizuku Ink 15mL bottles - Pen Classics NZ 

Midori MD Notebook A5 - Milligram 








Pilot Pensemble Single Pen Roll - LarryPOST 

Musubi A5 Special Edition Journals - Musubi Atelier 

Musubi Pen Cases - Musubi Atelier 

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 50 - Amazon 

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 51 - Amazon 

Shumi no bungu bako ink catalog organiser insert - @yokohama_sumomo 

Galen Leather Desk Accessories - Galen Leather 

Finetec Coliro Watercolours - Not Just A Card 

Yamamoto Paper Tasting sets - Yamamoto Paper 

Simson Cards - David Jones 

La La Land Greeting Cards 

Woodmansterne Christmas Cards 

Artists’ Cards 


1:05:36—Second (and Third) Kakuno Mention 


Limited Edition Colour Kakunos - Etsy 


1:07:05—Gift Guide continued 



Pilot Decimos 20 Colours Vol. 1 - Bookbinders Design 

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex 

Stylo Art Karuizawa Stylo 


Pilot Deluxe Kuro Seirei-Nuri - @inquisitivequill 




Lodge cast-iron skillet 

Dorothy L. Sayers 


Getting a lower interest on your home loan 


1:40:58—Thanks and Credits 


Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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