Currently Inked #25 | 11 December 2016

This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by The Nibsmith at Dan Smith has really come into his own as one of the premier nibmeisters of recent years. In addition to working on all kinds of high-end pens, Dan does wonderful custom grinds, including the Architect grind, which is he well-known for.  In addition to his nib smithing services, Dan is also an authorized retailer for brands like Montegrappa and Aurora, and each pen purchase comes with a complementary adjustment or nib grind. You can find his shop at

  • 3:40 – I saw a too-good-to-be-true price on a Platinum 3776 on a Japanese seller website. What do you think of this promotion?  (Grey market pens and global pen pricing)
  • 8:15 – What’s your strategy for managing your core collection of pens? Do you keep them all inked or stick with a conscious rotation schedule?
  • 10:30 – Do you exclusively use fountain pens at work and home?
  • 11:15 – Currently Inked #1 – Waterman’s Ideal #7
  • 14:50 – What ink colors represent the house of Ravenclaw best?
  • 18:10 – Sponsor:
  • 20:45 – Giveaway method questions
  • 25:30 – What kind of paper should I get at the office supply store for printing my own templates (
  • 28:45 – Currently Inked #2 – Platinum 37776 Chartres Blue
  • 32:05 – Does smoothing nibs strip all personality from the pen?