The Nib Section

59 - End of Year Q&A (2019 Edition)

December 20, 2019

The hosts discuss their fountain pen highlights of the year, what they’re looking forward to in 2020, and answer some listener questions. 


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







Diana: Nakaya Decapod Twist in Heki-tamenuri SM w/ Diamine Bach  

Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph 65 Diamondcast Blue F SIG w/ Robert Oster Flaming Blue 

Brian: Pilot Kakuno Clear with maki-e converter 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Sole BB w/ Akkerman Gele Oker Van Frans 




09:00—Fountain Pen Highlight of the Year 


Episode 51 - The Ones That Got Away (Sydney Pen Show Edition) 

Episode 40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition) 

Episode 41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition) 

Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor 

Episode 42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora 

Episode 45 - Write Therapy 

Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink 




Montblanc Rudyard Kipling 1895 LE 

ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I XL - Peyton Street Pens 

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Pen 

Jacques Herbin Terre d’Ombre - Mountain of Ink 

Montblanc Red Fox - Gourmet Pens 

Sailor Kobe #17 Shioya Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #37 Harbour Island Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #58 Hyogo Canal Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #38 Kitanozaka Night Blue - Milligram 

Sailor Kobe #2 Hatoba Pier Blue - FPN 

Sailor Kobe #14 Maya Lapis - FPN 

Troublemaker Inks 

Yaching-style Bellflower - @thenibsection 

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Pen Addict 

Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue - Gourmet Pens 

Sailor Jentle Yuki-akari - Alt.Haven 

Montblanc Unicef Blue - Mountain of Ink 

Montblanc Blue Palette 

ASC Bologna Extra Mandarin Yellow - Bittner 

Conklin Crescent Filler 

Episode 46 - Recent Acquisitions (June 2019 Edition) 

Roterfaden Configurator 

“New coral red 21x28cm @_Roterfaden #Taschenbegleiter arrived today” - @diana_liwen 

Lamy Safari “Bauhaus!” LE - @nagasawa_umeda 

The state of Chuck’s current “minimal” collection - @thenibsection 

Visconti Pentagon Fountain Pen - Appelboom 

Life Kappan Note - Anderson Pens 

Since this episode was recorded, the Edelstein 2020 ink has been announced (kudos to Sharyn for predicting Moonstone) 

Aurora 100th Anniversary Special Edition Inks - Casa della Stilografica 

Nagasawa single pen case - Rakuten 

CORBO leather pen case - Rakuten 

Lemon - @entree3000_ 

Sebby and Lance - @sebby.lion 

Sebby vs Decimos - @sebby.lion 




Grow geraniums 

Repot your container plants regularly 

The Trip (2011) 

The Banner Saga 

Grey’s Anatomy 



1:36:15—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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