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Currently Inked #45 | 1 September 2017

00:20 – Update on the Kanilea Pen Company Kahakai 1:44 – How can I use my pens more each day?...

Inky Fingers Bullet Planner Overview

In July 2017, Inky Fingers rolled out a new Bullet Planner product in a pocket notebook size and Traveler’s notebook...

Pen Show Primer | Matt’s Musings

Interested in attending your first pen show? Not sure what going to a pen show includes? Curious about what it’s...

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Brown | Ink Review

Julia van der Wyk is an artist, classical musician, and lover of the outdoors. During business hours she is a...

Currently Inked #44 | 12 August 2017

Red Beans & Rice Ink from Papier Plume 1:10 – Pens, Inks, and Paper for Novel Writing Paper: Rhodia Classic...

Currently Inked #43 | 30 July 2017

This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by Pen Chalet, now featuring Dee Charles Designs leather pen goods.  0:20 –...

Inky Fingers Notebook Product Updates

Greetings Pen Friends! If you’re a regular follower of The Pen Habit, likely be familiar with the ups and downs...

Currently Inked #42 | 22 July 2017

Hey Pen Friends!  It’s been a rather long while since I’ve been able to do a good Currently Inked video!...

Matt’s Personal Top 10 Pens for 2017

So, what are my personal favorite pens at the end of Season 4? (Or at least among those pens I...

Top 5 Workhorse Pens for Season 4

Sometimes, people just want a pen–one pen–that is high quality, writes like a champ, and will last a lifetime. They’re...

Top 5 Pens under $100 for Season 4

The fountain pen hobby can be disastrously expensive for those who us who lack self-control (or any semblance of common...

Aurora 88 Nebulosa | Pen Précis

I’ve been reviewing/talking about Aurora Pens a lot lately. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of a lot of...

Aurora 88 Anniversario (Flex Nib) | Fountain Pen Review

Early in 2017, word of a new flexible nib from the Italian manufacturer Aurora started bouncing around our little community...

Update to Currently Inked Downloadable Templates

Hey, pen friends! When I released the very first Currently Inked notebook a little over a year ago, I also...

Why can’t modern manufacturers recreate vintage flex?

As a fountain pen community, we are cray-cray for nibs that flex. Any time a manufacturer talks about offering a...

Platinum 3776 Jade Celluloid | Pen Précis

As my collection continues to grow, I find myself often getting “duplicates” of pens I really like: multiples of the...

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