Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies

Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team


New Member - Intro W/ Micarta

twsbi micarta custom nemosine nib

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 JorgeC


    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Flag:

Posted 09 March 2014 - 19:38

Hey y'all!
After a few months lolly-gagging on the forums, I finally took the time (and initiative) to introduce myself.
I'm currently a postgraduate and a reborn FP-user (from my early teens, where I actually acquired a bit of $$ buying and selling pens on the Bay) who realized that if I'm going to spend the next 10 years studying and scribbling down notes, I might as well enjoy every minute of it!
I just wanted to say hello and start off by showing you a few pics of one of my favorite pens so far - a TWSBI Micarta 
One of things I love most about this pen, is that its unique material allows for some 'customization' to be done to it.
A few months ago, I bought and sold another Micarta that had some 'gold' work done to the characters and numbers on the cap. (I thank the first owner of that Micarta for giving me the idea!)
On this Micarta, I wanted something a little more subtle, yet still eye-catching, so I colored in the etchings with J. Herbin's 1670 RH. Reason? to get that cool sheen of course!
In normal light, the writings just look dark/black as normal. But in a specific light, they will shine that bright green that we are all familiar with in the Rouge Hematite ink. And thankfully, on the pen, the non-waterproof ink is pretty resistant when I tested it with water on the pen (so at least it stays on there and not my hands lol).


I'm mostly glad that they are only green in certain light, though, because it would be a little obnoxious if they were constantly shining green IMO.
So here are some links to the pictures, some in the light, and some out of light.
Btw, I also applied Noodler's Dragon's Napalm to the entire pen, to give it a little darker/redder hue. So far, the ink has not gotten on my hands at all. 



The nib, by the way, is a steel Nemosine 0.6mm stub (Of course I would prefer a gold nib, but who can argue with the cost-effectiveness of a 7$ nib?). It was a bit scratchy at first, but after some light nib hacking, it writes super smooth for a little stub. 
Let me know what you think!

Sponsored Content

#2 Bemo



  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 423 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 09 March 2014 - 22:43

Welcome! This is one of my current favorites. The material has a real rustic feel and appearance to it. Pairs well with stressed leather too. Great idea on adding a bit of color to it!

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: twsbi, micarta, custom, nemosine, nib

Sponsored Content