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Introduction Here’s my first Japanese ‘pocket pen’, or ‘long-short’ pen. It’s a 1976 Pilot Elite, in a half-crosshatch finish I’ve sometimes seen christened the ‘Isaac Newton’. We’ve been acquainted for about 4 months now. http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy19/flounder2009/Pilot%20Elite%20Isaac%20Newton/Pilot%20Elite%20A6.jpg Pocket pens are one area where the big Japanese manufacturers really allowed themselves to get inventive with their designs, and create something authentically Japanese rather than a Japanese reflection of Western pens. When I realised that a quality vintage poc
Another new ink that hasn't seen a lot of information out yet. This is another one of Organics Studio's pigmented inks. Waterproof, bleachproof, 80proof. There was an interesting writing texture to this. It was smooth, but with texture. I'm thinking it's due to the particles in the ink. It was unique to my experience. But then I haven't tried a lot of pigmented inks. This had either a really long drying time on Rhodia paper, or it was one of those inks that tends to smear while still dry, like Rouge Hematite. I did try it out on non-coated paper, and it dried quickly with no smear