Currently Inked #10 | 25 August 2016

Show Notes

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  • 2:40 – Purchasing older ink (in this case, Parker Penman Sapphire). Do inks degrade?
  • 6:25 – Currently Inked #1 – Eversharp Skyline Antiques Store find
  • 9:55 – What 14k or 18k nibs would you suggest for a first gold nib purchase
  • 14:00 – Do you plan on doing Currently Inked videos during the regular season?
  • 16:10 – Currently Inked #2 – Bexley Gaston’s Exclusive
  • 18:55 – What do you think of Sailor’s specialty nibs and have you ever used one.
  • 21:00 – Adding an ink swatch journal to your Inky Fingers notebook line
  • 22:30 – Currently Inked #3 – Fisher of Pens Custom pen
  • 25:40 – “Arm-writing” when you’re writing on a notebook
  • 28:20 – Best inks to use in flex pens
  • 30:30 – What do you mean when you say your pens are a physical savings?


  • slkinsey

    Here is one thing I wonder (and maybe this is already known): Considering how popular and sought-after the Penman inks are, why were they discontinued? Or that matter, why doesn’t Parker revive the brand? It seems like they could sell it for top dollar, and people would buy it.

  • Boyd Garrett

    Boerne, TX, is pronounced “Bernie.”

  • Clifford Hughes

    Buying a vintage ink is like buying a vintage wine – no matter what the provenance, you never quite know what you’re getting until you taste it (surely only Azizah actually tastes ink) But you know what I mean. You might get a wonderful colour that writes like a dream or you might get a foul-smelling sludge that’s completely unusable. I can’t bring myself to take the chance. But if you want to, then hey…