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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...

Aurora Duo Cart | Fountain Pen Review

Recently, a large Italian company was celebrating its 60th anniversary, and approached the Italian pen manufacturer, Aurora, with a commission...

Currently Inked #41 | Chicago Pen Show 2017 Haul

It’s been a couple of weeks since I got back from the Chicago Pen Show, and I invited Tania (@murberdraws)...

Gama Supreme | Fountain Pen Review

I like big pens and I cannot lie. I have made no secret of the fact that I enjoy a...

Chicago Pen Show 2017 Journal – Part 4

Prior to coming to Chicago, I spent a week in Manhattan, attending Broadway shows and otherwise having a real vacation...

Chicago Pen Show 2017 Journal – Part 3

Attending a Pen Show may sound like it’s all fun and games (and it is those things,  else wise why...

Chicago Pen Show Journal – Part 2

Friday dawned windy, overcast, and cold. Or so I heard. I couldn’t tell because I didn’t leave the hotel for...

Chicago Pen Show Journal – Part 1

As much as I love going to pen shows (and I do), I don’t get to go to as many...

Currently Inked #40 – Nibs

In this episode of Currently Inked, we talk about nibs. 00:55 – Fitting a #6 nib with the feed in...

Time for a Bath | Cleaning my pens

I put off cleaning out my pens for about two months straight. I finally had to break down and clean...

Episode #39 – Specific Pens

In this episode of Currently Inked, I answer a few questions about specific pens and pen brands, as we skip...

Currently Inked 38 – Troubleshooting

This episode is brought to you by Vanness Pens at http://vanness1938.com. When you order, please thank them for their generous...

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