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- 01/17/14--07:42: _Link Love: Puns and...
- 01/17/14--09:48: _Kaweco Art Sport Am...
- 01/27/14--10:02: _Link Love: The Good...
- 02/07/14--07:29: _Link Love: Instagra...
- 02/26/14--07:23: _Review: Monteverde ...
- 02/26/14--12:24: _Review: Ohto DUDE F...
- 03/07/14--11:37: _Link Love of Epic P...
- 03/12/14--10:38: _Review: Pilot Plumi...
- 03/13/14--11:36: _Review: Nock Co Loo...
- 03/31/14--10:01: _Ask The Desk: Dilli...
- 04/04/14--13:24: _Kaweco Skyline in Mint
- 04/10/14--12:29: _Link Love: Official...
- 04/20/14--08:27: _Happy Ester(brook) ...
- 05/05/14--07:38: _Top Five Best (and ...
- 05/08/14--07:15: _Esterbrook 9314F: F...
- 05/09/14--07:02: _Link Love: Four P’s...
- 05/28/14--13:04: _Attn: Lefties!
- 06/04/14--07:56: _Hands On: Kaweco Sk...
- 06/13/14--07:39: _Review: Lamy Logo F...
- 12/23/13--13:51: _Review: Karas Kusto...
- 01/17/14--07:42: Link Love: Puns and Paper
- 01/17/14--09:48: Kaweco Art Sport Amber Fine Nib
- 01/27/14--10:02: Link Love: The Good, The Bad & The Postal Rate Increase
- 02/07/14--07:29: Link Love: Instagrammatical & TWSBIs (made-up words!)
- 02/26/14--07:23: Review: Monteverde Poquito Fountain Pen
- 02/26/14--12:24: Review: Ohto DUDE Fountain Pen
- 03/07/14--11:37: Link Love of Epic Proportions!
- 03/12/14--10:38: Review: Pilot Plumix 1.1mm
- 03/13/14--11:36: Review: Nock Co Lookout 3-Pen Holster
- 03/31/14--10:01: Ask The Desk: Dilli Flex vs. Noodler’s Creaper
- 04/04/14--13:24: Kaweco Skyline in Mint
- 04/10/14--12:29: Link Love: Official Mascot and more catch-up
- 04/20/14--08:27: Happy Ester(brook) Sunday!
- 05/05/14--07:38: Top Five Best (and Worst) Round-Up
- 05/08/14--07:15: Esterbrook 9314F: Fine Stub
- 05/09/14--07:02: Link Love: Four P’s and some I’s
- 05/28/14--13:04: Attn: Lefties!
- 06/04/14--07:56: Hands On: Kaweco Skyline in Mint
- 06/13/14--07:39: Review: Lamy Logo F Fountain Pen in Brushed Aluminum
- 12/23/13--13:51: Review: Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen
Paper: World War 2 Diaries Found in Attic (via Notebook Stories) Pocket Notebooks: What does Fountain Pen Friendly really mean? (via Ed Jelley) Paperblanks Journals (via Inkophile) Moleskine Cahier Pocket Notebook (vi Ink of Me Fondly) Pens and Ink: Esterbrook #1461 Rigid Fine (via Fountain Pen Quest) Kaweco Carribean Turquoise Ink (via The Pencil Case […]
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You may recognize this pen from Brad’s review posted a couple months ago. It might look almost identical because it is the same pen. Brad kindly sent it over to me after I whined mercilessly about not getting any love from Kaweco. Then he sent me a replacement nib for it so that I could […]
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Pens & Ink: Kaweco Sport Luxe Fountain Pen (via The Pencil Case Blog) Vintage Pen Review: ca. 1929 Parker Lady Duofold “Lucky Curve” (via Pen Habit) The Airfoil by Masterstroke – Aviation Inspired Kickstarter Pen (via Clicky Post) Retro 51 Tornado Black Acrylic Fountain Pen Review (via The Pen Addict) ACME “Eames Chairs” Rollerball (via […]
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Yeah for awesome Instagram friends! If you’re not following the folks in the photo collage above, I highly recommend them for wonderful office accoutrement photo yummies. In other news: Paper and Notebooks: I May Never Buy a New Moleskine Again (via Notebooks Stories) Fountain Pen Friendly Paper (via Rhodia Drive) New from Palomino : Fabio […]
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The fine folks over at Pen Chalet gave me the opportunity to try the new Monteverde Poquito fountain pen (Retail price $30; from Pen Chalet, $27). Its a classic looking, teeny tiny pocket pen for sure. This is the first Monteverde pen I’ve tried so I was quite excited for the chance to take my first […]
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The Ohto Dude Fountain Pen is pretty notable simply because its a metal body fountain pen for a mere $24.50. Its got a pleasing hexagonal shape, aluminum body and the cap easily posts to make it a nice sized, well-weighted pen. It takes standard European short cartridges or a converter. I used the Kaweco […]
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Pens: Review: ACME Studio Rollerball and Fountain Pen (via J Robert Lennon) Zebra Prefill 3 Color Mutli-Pen (via No Pen Intended) Buying a Grail Pen (via Ed Jelley) What’s your favorite pen? (via Gizmodo) Pentel Energel Multiple Pen Review (via That One Pen) It’s all about the money boys #2: sub £20 pens (via A […]
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I confess that I quite specifically got the Pilot Plumix Medium Flat Italic (comparable to a 1.1mm) fountain pen ($7.25) to cannibalize the nib for the Pilot Metropolitan ($14.50) pen I have. I had the chance to try out the Plumix thanks to a local pen geek (Thanks, Geoff!) and immediately went home and ordered […]
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I’ve always been a bit hesitant to invest in a holster-style pen case. Most of my pens retail for less than $50 so it seemed like overkill to invest in an expensive carrying case for my hacked Metropolitan or my TWSBI Mini. But thankfully, the Nock Co Kickstarter campaign put the Lookout Pen Holster in […]
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M asks: I’m new to flex pens and am looking to get an inexpensive one. I know this is a common question but was wondering what your thoughts might be on Noodler’s vs FPR? I’m looking to get either the Konrad/Creaper or Dilli/Guru. So far the consensus seems to be that the Noodler’s pens need […]
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Have you seen the Kaweco Skyline series? Look at this gorgeous color? Its listed as mint and despite the fact that I need another pocket-sized Kaweco like I need a hole in my head, I’m thinking I might have to order one. So far, the only place I’ve found them is the Fontoplumo site out […]
First, I’d like you to all admire my new and fully customized Link mascot thanks to my pal and co-worker Adan who, clearly, is a fabulous illustrator. I think I need Link on a t-shirt! Now, on to the links: Paper: Leuchtturm 1917 soft cover notebook review (via Pen Addict) “Stone” Paper (Da Vinci Notebook) […]
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Spring is the perfect time to pull out the Esterbrooks, dust them off and see which ones need a little spring cleaning. This is my whole Esterbrook collection and I can see a gaping absence of a brown or rootbeer model as well as a need for several more pastel pocket pens to fill out […]
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There’s been several new Top Five pen lists pop-up on the web in the past few weeks so I thought I’d share them here. Alt.Haven’s Top 5 Pens. The list is fountain pens but its a great assortment. Brad’s collected Top 5 Pens list includes his top five fountain pens, micro gels, plastic-tipped, inks and […]
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Do you ever come across a pen or a nib you think “this is my signature pen?” The one that makes your handwriting look better without doing anything but using it? That’s how I feel about the Esterbrook 9314F Relief Fine Stub. Its from the “higher end” line of nibs from Esterbrook, the Master series […]
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Inks: Organics Studio Nickel Teal (via Pens! Paper! Pencils!) Akkerman Hague Brown (via A Fool With A Pen) Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo (via Ed Jelley) Pens: Kaweco AL Sport (EF Nib) (via The Pen Addict) Lamy AL-Star Blue-Green Broad (via Gourmet Pens) TWSBI 540 Amber Fountain Pen – F Nib (via The Clicky Post) Pilot Kakuno […]
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I got wordy today on The Cramped with a Fountain Pen Guide for Lefties. Big thanks to Patrick Rhone for letting me contribute. If you have any other questions, leave them in the comments here or shoot me an email or holler on Twitter.
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Its a well-established fact that I love Kaweco pens. As fountain pens go, the Kaweco Sport line ticks all my boxes: great nib not too big/heavy reasonably priced pocket-able classic looking clip is optional interchangeable nib system The only downside with Kaweco was the lack of appealing body colors. Beyond black, white and aluminum, I […]
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I recently spotted the Lamy Logo fountain pen in brushed aluminum and clicked on the Buy It Now button before I knew what I was doing. I love the Lamy nibs for their smoothness and easy interchange-ability but I don’t like the molded grip featured in the Safari/AL-Star lines so the Logo series was a […]
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I’ve alluded to the latest Kickstarter project from Karas Kustoms for several weeks but I wanted to write-up a good thorough review with lots of photos to entice and satisfy any questions. So here it is! Dan over at Karas Kustoms was kind enough to send me a prototype Ink fountain pen to get my […]
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