Currently Inked #20 | 3 November 2016


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  • 1:05 – I like the cold open (scripted intro). Are you reading them and, if so, what?
  • 2:45 – What is your favorite work-appropriate blue?
    • Akkerman Shocking Blue
    • Private Reserve American Blue
    • Private Reserve Midnight Blues
    • Bungbox Sapphire
    • De Atramentis Indigo Blue
  • 4:50 – Currently Inked #1 – Classic Pens LB5 Tairiku Marble
  • 7:40 – The Paper / Ink / Pen Combinations
  • 10:10 – Sponsor: Pen Chalet
  • 12:15 – What inspires you to do things (especially reviews?)
  • 15:25 – Currently Inked #2 – Visconti Divina Metropolitan
  • 17:35 – Have you considered making your own ink and what color would it be?
  • 20:30 –  Is there any pen you thought you would love but you hated, or a pen you expected to hate but ended up loving
  • 22:15 – Currently Inked – Revisiting the FPNibs.com nibs
  • 26:15 – How you feel now about the Wahl-Eversharp Superflex nib? Does it come close to a vintage flex wet noodle?
  • What pens have exceeded your expectations?
  • Gordon Tillman

    Howdy Matt. Really enjoyed the video. Thanks for all your hard work. That Divina sure is pretty!

  • Janis

    Thank you. I really enjoy the video and I look forward the the Currently Ink each week.

  • slkinsey

    I was SO disappointed that Visconti didn’t make the Divina Metropolitan in a maxi size. Sigh.

    • Me too. And I didn’t realize it wasn’t in the maxi size until I opened the pen. It was a bit of a letdown.

  • Brandon

    Matt, loved the story about your Grandmother. Listening to you describe her, you could have been describing my Grandmother who passed away a few weeks ago. I now wish I had thought to write her the same way. Enjoy the outstanding pen! (BTW, what nib did you get on it?)

  • Clifford Hughes

    i suppose your own ink should be Matt Black. Although a green to match your top in this video would be pretty unique.

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