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    Diamine Oxford Blue in a very broad nib looks almost red when it has dried because of all the great sheen.

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The Never-Ending Story In Three Word Segments... 2018  -  7 minutes ago  -  By:  praxim

  • praxim's Photo This is the 2018 version of the 3 word story serial.     The last posts of the old topic can be found at:   http://www.fountainp...47#entry3987047     Enjoy   D.ick Moderator

This Week's Speerbob Pen Auctions - Parker!  -  8 minutes ago  -  By:  speerbob

  • speerbob's Photo Hi FPN, bought an amazing Parker pen collection and have started to list them on eBay with the auctions ending the Sunday evening.  Quite a few rare and unusual Parker pens.  The majority of the pens in the collection are MINT or near mint.  Truly the best Parker collection I have sold.  A few examples:   Parker drop shot ballpoin...

Titaner Razor - A Pen For The Apocalypse Or The Boardroom  -  18 minutes ago  -  By:  Honeybadgers

  • Honeybadgers's Photo A very good afternoon to all my fellow fountain pen fans (see also: unashamed addicts).   Today I am going to make my very best attempt at doing a review for you on, what I believe, is my 'perfect' pen, after 3 months of ownership.   So, without further ado, may I present to you, the Titaner Razor.     First, a little about the compan...

Platinum Procyon  -  27 minutes ago  -  By:  Honeybadgers

  • Honeybadgers's Photo Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the new product from Japanese pens craftsman On the arena is Platinum Procyon!     By the way why such a strange name – Procyon? Pen got that name from the brightest star in the constellation of Canis Minor, one of the 21 first magnitude stars at the night sky. Pretentious name, no doubt Lets look...

Calgary Pen Club On Saturday Coming  -  30 minutes ago  -  By:  Bobby Check

  • Bobby Check's Photo Calgary Pen Club   Last Saturday we met using a virtual platform, Zoom.   We spoke and visited with each other for approximately two hours, sharing information about pens and such.   This was such a success that we decide to repeat it again this weekend at 1:30 on Saturday April 4.   If anyone would like to join us, please send me a pr...

Why Some Of Us Hold Little Or No Interest In Vintage Pens  -  30 minutes ago  -  By:  Honeybadgers

  • Honeybadgers's Photo I can just see this topic drawing more replies from fans and devotees, to avow their love for vintage pens or try to argue others into sharing their sentiment, than contributions from the disinterested to share their reasons and reinforce that we are a non-homogenous community with vastly disparate values and preferences, joined only by a broad shared int...

Oxidation Of Tipping Material  -  33 minutes ago  -  By:  Honeybadgers

  • Honeybadgers's Photo I know tipping is very hard material but does nib tipping material oxidise if not used for writing for some time? Could this partly explain the "writing in" period in new and disused pens - the tarnished layer is being removed by friction?

"endgame" Maki-E Pen - Pilot 100Th Anniversary Fuji & Meiji Maru Or Namiki Milky Way?  -  Today, 07:55  -  By:  ridiculopathy

  • ridiculopathy's Photo Hi all,   Per the title, I'm on the hunt for an "endgame" pen - which for me would be something with Maki-E.   I'm specifically trying to avoid anything screen printed, but apart from that, am just going by what calls to me aesthetically. I've had a look around and really liked 3 options:   Namiki Yukari Shooting Star     Namiki...

Diy Shimmer Inks?  -  Today, 07:33  -  By:  Eclipse157

  • Eclipse157's Photo Hello, ink chemists!  Recently, I've been thinking a lot about ink mixing, and stumbled upon the idea of making my own shimmer ink(Adding glitter particulate to an ink)  Has anyone tried this before?  If so, what were the results?  What glitters would work best in pens?(Specific micron measurement of the particles that worked best?)...

Efnir: Waterman Mysterious Blue  -  Today, 07:27  -  By:  Eclipse157

  • Eclipse157's Photo Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Waterman Mysterious Blue   (Decided to do all my Waterman inks first; this is the last of them.)  This is review #4 in my series, with 100+ to go...  Here's the YouTube video:   And here is a screen of the final result, for those not interested in the video: NOTE: See the video for the pale/dark comparison...

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