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If I was trapped with one Pen.. or HELP SEND PENS AND INKS!

In the fountain pen community we often ask each other things like the desert island pen or the save one pen from a fire, one ink for life and so on.  For personal reasons, I was recently made to chose ONE pen from my collection to hold on to and ONE ink ONE pack of…… Continue reading If I was trapped with one Pen.. or HELP SEND PENS AND INKS!

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Online Pen and Ink Stores, Reviews (ongoing)

Unless you’re lucky enough to live near a real brick and mortar store, you are buying your fountain pens online.  There’s a good chance that as a newbie you are relying on the internet for your information and instructions, particularly from the sites you get your equipment from.  Each online vendor I’ve used has positive…… Continue reading Online Pen and Ink Stores, Reviews (ongoing)

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iroshizuku inks from Pilot

I’m not going to be doing any in depth single color reviews from any brand until I get my new color wheel that I ordered to better describe the sometimes barely different from one another hues of the inks I own.  Instead I’m focusing, again, on a line of ink as a subject for review.…… Continue reading iroshizuku inks from Pilot

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Giving Fancy-Pants gift on the cheap

I’m about to tell you how to give Mr. Or Ms. Fancypants an impressive gift, that they will appreciate for years to come, without spending a fortune, I’m even including links! Everybody knows, deep down, there’s a little status that comes with being an “I use fountain pens” person.  And if it’s not status, it’s…… Continue reading Giving Fancy-Pants gift on the cheap

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Review J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Edition Inks (3 of 5 tested)

Now, this is going to be a review of the ink I swear but first let me commend the Safari’s for how well they have held up to this abuse!