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Saying Hello  -  A minute ago  -  By:  Bklyn

  • Bklyn's Photo Hi all:   Just wanted to say hello.   I have been getting endless information from the fountain pen network for a long time and it suddenly dawned on me to join up and sign in.   Great information and great people. My thanks to you all.   Just one thing; if you happen to know of any fountain pen shows in either Boston or NYC, can you p...

Combo Collection  -  A minute ago  -  By:  inkstainedruth

  • inkstainedruth's Photo If you read the Easterbrook section you will know I am in the process of sorting and bringing all my fountain pens back to working order. I started with my Easterbrooks and second up is all my Combos. Since I am thinning the collection, I will be selecting only 1 or 2 of these pens to keep.   In way of combos this hat I have.      ...

Is It Ok To Flex Non-Flex Nibs?  -  2 minutes ago  -  By:  Pactagon

  • Pactagon's Photo I noticed in some fp review vids that the reviewer purposely applied pressure on a standard nib to get some line variation. Is this ok to do or could it potentially damage the nib?

Fountain Pen Thefts  -  3 minutes ago  -  By:  fountainpenlady

  • fountainpenlady's Photo While shopping at a local antique shop yesterday, I saw a Wahl Eversharp desk fountain pen locked in the display counter.  While unlocking the display and retrieving the pen for me to look at the shop owner apologized for having it lock up, but explained that fountain pens with 14K nibs are being stolen for the gold.  I believe he said thie...

Akkerman #24 Zuiderpark Blue-Green  -  6 minutes ago  -  By:  Barkingpig

  • Barkingpig's Photo I'd had this review for a while, but hadn't posted it. The ink is the Akkerman #24, Zuiderpark Blue-green, an unusual color right on the border between blue and green. I'd received a sample and decided to give it a try. The few Akkerman inks I have are quite good, though there is a rumor that they are repackaged Diamine ink. I don't know if Diamine has th...

The Fight For The Nicest Black Ink.  -  9 minutes ago  -  By:  Lazarus Long

  • Lazarus Long's Photo Obviously most ink companies make Black ink. But there are so many different shades, and specifically for fountain pens, different drying times, and how smooth the ink is. I always carry at least two pens with me with Black ink in them, and I have recently been on the search for the best Black ink. My first bottle of black inks were a bottle of Lamy Bla...

My Quest Is Over  -  9 minutes ago  -  By:  ScienceChick

  • ScienceChick's Photo I have been chasing the grail pen for years and I found it. And it is not a honeymoon conclusion as I bougth this pen more than a year ago. Mind you, my definition of a grail pen might be totally different than yours. I like a hard nib, I don't mind if it is steel or gold, I prefer a large (not oversize) pen. It must give good line variation and not be a...

Pen And Pencil Sets?  -  11 minutes ago  -  By:  max dog

  • max dog's Photo This is more of a history question than any thing..I'm seeing lots of folks post their vintage pen acquisitions as a fountain pen and mechanical pencil set... So, in business or in school, I'm assuming the pencil was de rigueur for any type of calculation, perhaps for old-school spreadsheets?   Anyone know about this?   My memory is that pencils...

Slipstream Chicane  -  12 minutes ago  -  By:  dougscott

  • dougscott's Photo Here's another one that plopped out of the shop. Black lip mother of pearl inlays in solid sterling silver - even in the clip. Called the "Chicane" because the curvy inlays remind me of race track curves. EDM and pantograph methodology. I've gone through how I do this before but if anyone has questions, just shout.   Cheers, Rich     [

Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa Review  -  14 minutes ago  -  By:  tinta

  • tinta's Photo This ink is my new EDC, and will most likely find permanent home in my Kaweco Sport classic because of that. I really love it, and I can't find an issue with it at all. I suggest you go and get a bottle immediately                 If you liked my review and would like to see more like it check out my blog at...