Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen Review

The Pilot Cavalier is probably one of the most underrated fountain pens in Pilot’s line. It is almost completely ignored in favour of the Pilot Metropolitan, the offerings from TWSBI, and the Lamy Safari. I originally purchased the Cavalier after my positive experiences with the Hi Tec C Cavalier. The pens are available in a […]

Inked Up – February Edition

This month, I have very lucky to have Ed Jelley of EdJelley.com showing off his loadout. Here’s what Ed had to say about his current loadout: Left to Right: Nakaya Neo Standard in Kuro-Tamenuri – Medium Soft Nib – Diamine Oxblood Conklin Crescent Filler – 1.1mm Stub Nib – Stipula Verde Muschiato Lamy 2000 – […]

Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review

  Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review Paper isn’t cheap. In university, students can chew through hundreds of sheets in a semester, easily. What is a student to do? So here is Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium on the cheapest paper I could find, Hilroy loose leaf college rule paper. I am using a Japanese EF to […]

Pilot Matte Black Vanishing Point Review

A surprising fact! I actually own pens that aren’t demonstrators. Really, I do. However, black and silver bodies tend to be my staple. I’m just not really that adventurous. So, when I laid my eyes on the Pilot Matte Black Vanishing Point, it was love at first sight as the curved matte black body with […]

Pelikan Launches Contest to Select the 2015 Edelstein Ink of the Year

Pelikan has started a contest that challenges internet visitors to mix their perfect ink colour. The German company will be selecting five entrants to join five Pelikan employees to choose the a winner out of the top fifteen contest entries. The creator of the winning entry will net themselves a M400 fountain pen in black-green. […]

Inked Up – January Edition

Welcome to our very first edition of a new monthly segment called Inked Up. Every month, a member of the fountain pen community and I will share our current rotation that has been inked up! Our very first guests are Jon and Liz Chen of Wonder Pens, hailing from Toronto, Canada. Wonder Pens is currently […]

Adventures in Nib Grinding – Lessons Learned in The Pursuit of the XXF Needlepoint

I love extra fine pens. The finer the better! I absolutely adore my extra fine Pilot Penmanship (XXF by Western standards) ¬†as it is incredibly comfortable to hold and lays down a very fine line. However, in the search of something finer, I have begun grinding my own nibs. It started with nib smoothing and […]

Noodler’s Apache Sunset Review

I’m testing out a new camera set up, I think this better reflects the ink’s actual colours. Noodler’s Apache Sunset Paper: Clairefontaine 90g Pen: TWSBI Diamond 540 w/ FPR Fine Stub Nib Flow: Wet Shading: Lots Bleedthrough: None Feathering: None Dry Times 1 sec: Lots 2 sec: Lots 5 sec: Lots 10 sec: Mild 15 […]

Welcoming in the New Year with a New Bullet Journal

After a very successful 2 month trial of the Bullet Journal system, I’m pleased to say my old wirebound Clairefontaine journal is being retired in ¬†favour of a Rhodia Webnotebook. The Clairefontaine will now enjoy a second life for holding all my review notes for work. The paper is an off white dot grid that […]