Currently Inked #24 | 4 December 2016


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  • 01:25 – What do you do with all leftover, never-to-be-used any more bottles of ink?
  • 03:20 – Have you ever tried using a Namiki pen, and what are your thoughts on the Namiki Emperor?
  • 05:35 –  What is your favorite material for pens (feel, appearance, etc?)
  • 09:00 – Re-review  #1 – Faber-Castell Basic Black Leather
  • 11:00 – Sponsor: Karas Kustoms – 10% off Coupon code:KARASPENS
  • 14:05 – I like DC Supershow Blue because of its sheen. What other inks sheen?
    • DC Supershow Blue
    • Diamine Majestic Blue
    • Akkerman #5 Shocking Blue
    • Sailor Oku-yama
    • Iroshizuku Yama-budo
    • J. Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor
    • Robert Oster Inks
    • Pelikan Edelstein Topaz
    • Iroshizuku Kon-Peki
  • 17:15 –  What are your “neutral” opinions on Indian-made pens?
  • 22:10 – What engraved on nibs do you find the most attractive?
  • 24:40 – Re-review #2 – Namiki/Pilot Falcon
  • 26:35 – When reviewers test the flex, does this misalign the tines?
  • 34:35 – Is the cost of ink directly proportional to its performance? What are some “underrated” blue inks? What items other than Micromesh can you use to smooth your nibs?
  • 39:30 – Currently Inked #3 – Conway Stewart 24
  • 41:30 – Would you be willing to share the music you wrote for the theme song
  • 42:55 – Recommendations for classy rollerballs or ballpoints

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