The Hunt for a Rollerball Compatible with Fountain Pen Ink

So lately, I have been looking around for the perfect fountain pen ink compatible refillable rollerball pen. No, I have not been brainwashed or kidnapped and forced to write the previous sentence. I usually rely on three or four pens when I write notes for school, one handling the bulk of the writing and the […]

Adventures in Nib Grinding – The Reversible Fine/Stub Nib

Obligatory warning: Grinding your nibs can result in a destroyed nib. I’m not responsible and definitely not an expert in this field.  A friend has been challenging me to grind a reversible fine/stub nib for quite some time now. I finally took him up on the challenge. After some trial and error, I have come […]

Noodler’s #41 Brown Cheap Paper Review

Noodler’s #41 Brown Cheap Paper Review Let’s start this review with a Japanese EF nib in the form of the Pilot Penmanship. It is a bit light, but almost no feathering. I’m unsure if I would use this ink regularly in such a fine nib. Let’s move up to an F to M nib found […]

Inked Up – September Edition

/u/MxMJ from reddit’s /r/Pen_Swap was kind enough to show us what he has inked up this month! From top to bottom: Lamy 2000 XF Nib – Private Reserve Ebony Blue Parker Vacumatic 1940 Double Jewel Debutante – Noodler’s Bad Belted Kingfisher Conway Stewart 84 Sub Nib – Noodler’s Ottoman Azure Thanks to MxMJ for giving […]

TWSBI VAC 700 Fountain Pen Review

The TWSBI Vac 700 ‘s introduction a few years ago was met with both excitement and frustration. I remember Fountain Pen Network being extremely excited by the prospect of a value priced vacuum filler, but the initial release had problems with the nib and feed resulting in many Vac 700s writing extremely dry. The clear […]

Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Review

One of the boring things about university life is the fact exams should be written in blue, blue-black, or black ink. For a fountain pen geek who enjoys the full rainbow of colours, the choice is either keep a school ready colour in constant rotation at all times or partially fill a pen each time […]

Davis Leatherworks Simple Notebook Cover Review

Chris Davis at Davis Leatherworks creates lovely handmade leather items. He does card holders, belts, and wallets, but he’s probably best known around the stationery circles for his Simple Notebook Covers. Anyone who has seen the Midori Traveller’s Notebook has probably experienced the following steps: Step 1 – Have the Midori Traveller’s Notebook  catch your […]

Inked Up – March Edition

Please welcome Brandon Postal of the blog Go With Postal as our March guest! Although his blog is only a little over a month old, it’s been buzzing with tons of great posts with lots of coverage on vintage pens. Brandon was kind enough to let me take a peek at his current load out […]

Sailor Jentle Sky High Review

Unfortunately I can’t seem to get a really great photo that shows off the incredible red sheen this ink has. It’s absolutely addictive! Sailor Jentle Sky High Paper: Clairefontaine 90g Pen: Century 3776 EF/TWSBI Vac 700 w/ Knox 1.1mm Stub Flow: Slightly Wet Shading: SomeBleedthrough: None Feathering: None Dry Times: (Long) Cheap Paper Notes Sky […]

Tech Force Pens Achieves Goal on Kickstarter

Kickstarter is home to some of the coolest new stationery ideas. CNC pens are all the rage there and Josh Wilson is venturing into the fray with his Tech Force Pen and ruler concept. The Tech Force Pen consists of a triangular ruler with metric and imperial markings along with a pen that accepts Pilot […]