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Currently Inked #54 | 18 February 2018

In episode #54 of Currently Inked, we answer questions about pastel inks, hooded nibs, fixing a flat spot on vintage...

Fountain Pen Revolution Darjeeling | Fountain Pen Review

I recently had a chance to review one of the newer models (the Himalaya) from value fountain pen retailer Fountain...

Benu Pens Briolette Giveaway

It’s time once again for another great giveaway, this time courtesy of Benu Pens. I’ll be giving away two Benu...

Currently Inked #53 | 8 February 2018

  Show Notes: 00:45 – What’s a good starter flex pen? Noodler’s Flex Pens Fountain Pen Revolution Dip nibs FPNibs.com...

Fountain Pen Revolution Himalaya | Fountain Pen Review

(18 Feb 2018) Correction: In both the video and written review, I mentioned that the Himalaya takes standard international cartridges...

Giveaway: Taccia Spectrum Pen Package from @Vanness1938

The good folks at Vanness have provided the pen for our next giveaway here on PenHabit.com: The surprising Taccia Spectrum....

Diplomat Excellence A PLUS Rhombus Guillouche Lapis | To the Point

I’ve been doing a lot of reviews of items that have been sent to me for review lately. I’m trying...

Currently Inked #52 | 23 January 2018

  00:50 – What photo equipment do you use? Panasonic GH4 Panasonic G7 Neewer Light Panels Light Tent Olympus 60mm...

Leatherkind Cortona Journal | Paper Review

Like all good pen people, I love me a good journal. And I’ve actually been on the lookout for my...

FPNibs.com Semi-flex Nibs | To the Point

“What is the best flex nib out there?” It’s a question I get all. the. time…in various flavors (best flex...

Matt Uses a Ballpoint

So, I’ve generally made no secret of the fact that I don’t care for pens that are not of the...

Benu Pens Briolette | Fountain Pen Review

Fountain pens have been around for a long time, and in many ways, have moved through the product development cycle...

Cross Star Wars Townsend “Chewbacca” | Fountain Pen Review

We fountain pen people can be a particular people. (Which is different than being a peculiar people, but not always.) ...

Currently Inked #51 |

00:25 – What loupe magnification do you use for nib work? 40x Jeweller’s Loupe 2:35 – Currently Inked #1 –...

Giveaway from @karaskustoms and @penchalet

Hello, wonderful pen friends! Our December giveaway is another doozey (in the good way, of course!). A Karas Kustoms Decograph...

Currently Inked #50 | 26 November 2017

Show Notes 00:30 – Mailbag from Goldspot Pens: Sailor Kobe #4 Ijinkan Red 03:00 – Currently Inked #1: Cross Townsend...

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