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Diplomat Excellence A & Dee Charles Designs Pen Sleeve | To the Point

In this episode of To the Point, I wanted to spend a little bit of time on a couple of...

Giveaway from @diplomatpensusa & @papier_plume

Hello, wonderful pen friends! We have a great giveaway for you this month. Thanks to some very generous donors we’ll...

Lambrou Pens LB6 “Humanity” | Fountain Pen Review

Andreas Lambrou is a dangerous man. There he sits, along the wall near the entrance of every pen show: slightly...

Currently Inked #49 | Q&A with Lisa Vanness 3/3

Lisa and I finish up this series of Q&A videos and have a surprise appearance by Luke the Dog™. 00:05...

Karas Kustoms Decograph

Karas Kustoms is an Arizona-based machine shop that burst onto the fountain pen scene a few years ago in 2013,...

Currently Inked #48 | Q&A with Lisa Vanness 2/3

In this video, Lisa and I continue our marathon Q&A session! 00:10 – What causes pens to burp ink? 03:15...

Currently Inked #47 | Q&A with Lisa Vanness 1/3

I first met Lisa Vanness at the Washington DC Show in 2015, when Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict introduced...

Omas Bologna Caramello | To the Point

Early on in my reviewing career, I did a review of the OMAS Notti di Bologna. At a price of...

Classic Pens LM1 “Red Flame” | Fountain Pen Review

Have I mentioned before that I really like the Classic Pens LB5?  At least once or twice? A month? For...

Using Ultrasonic Cleaners

Ultrasonic cleaners can be a bit of a mystery for new fountain pens users. What are they? Why should you...

Edelstein Smoky Quartz Giveaway from @gouletpens

The good folks and Goulet Pens sent me a couple bottles of this ink to give away to my viewers...

Eversharp Skyline | Vintage Pen Review

A great deal of the information in this review came from Richard Binder’s Article, “Profile: The Eversharp Skyline Family”  and...

Currently Inked #46 | 5 October 2017

Sorry about the audio issues early on in this episode! 0:20 – What’s the deal with ink flow on standard...

Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu | Ink Review

Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu is a bright pink ink, and it is also a delicate and sophisticated pink. During my recent...

Welcome to Season 5! Plus a Mailbag!

Greetings, my wonderful pen friends! It’s that time again…time to kick off all-new season of The Pen Habit. This season promises...

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?...

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