Currently Inked #23 | 25 November 2016


This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by Nibsmith. Dan Smith of Nibsmith.com provides top-notch nib grinding and nib adjustment services for all kinds of fountain pens. Now featuring the Montegrappa Passione in four stunning celluloids with sterling silver furniture and a newly slashed price. All pen purchases from Nibsmith.com come with free nib grinding or adjustment. Visit the web store at https://nibsmith.com/shop-2/

  • 00:00 – Black Friday horror stories
  • 03:00 – Kanilea Black Friday ‘ohana special with Pen Habit notebooks
  • 04:40 – What are your habits for picking pens when writing letters?
  • 06:05 – Classic Pens LB5 vs. Wahl-Eversharp Decoband
  • 07:45 – How do you make the swabs on your ink swatches?
  • 9:55 – Currently Inked #1 – Cross Calais
  • 11:45 – Will it be possible to get Inky Fingers notebooks from a retailer in Europe?
  • 13:00 – Montblanc 146 vs. Pelikan M800 Blue?
  • 14:30 – Is an inky crust on the bottle lip a problem? When does an ink need to go down the drain? (Plus a rant on using ink you don’t like.)
  • 17:45 – Currently Inked #2 – Classic Pens LM1
  • 19:20 – One pen of $450, or 3 pens of $150?
  • 20:30 – Sponsor – Nibsmith.com
  • 25:25 – Doing a review on Parker Penman Emerald Ink and  reviews of out-of-production ink?
  • 28:05 – Dark red/wine red inks and other favorite red inks?
  • 31:30 – Are modern iron gall inks as damaging to the paper as old-style iron gall inks?
  • 33:50 – Currently Inked #3 – Classic Pens LB5 Midorigi
  • 34:55 – Talk of the quality of Conklin Pens
  • 40:08 – How do the new Monteverde inks look and perform.

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