Currently Inked #30 | 7 February 2017


This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by Vanness Pens at http://vanness1938.com. Head there for all your fountain pen, ink, and paper needs. Now featuring specialty nib sizes of the limited edition Aurora 88 Sole and the new Lamy AL-Star Pacific Blue.

  • 5:04 – How do you find vintage pens online, and what warning signs do you look for to avoid duds?
  • 8:30 – Have you ever used Twiss pens?
  • 9:10 – Currently Inked #1: Stylo-Art Negoro w/ Franklin-Christoph Urushi Red
  • 11:30 – Currently Inked #2 – Parker Vacumatic Oversize Golden Pearl w/ Waterman Inspired Blue
  • 13:45 – My wooden pen case came with packets of activated carbon and silica gel. Would you keep these? Would they hurt the pens?
  • 15:55 – My handwriting quality varies based on the pens and inks I use. Have you noticed the same thing?
  • 18:00 – Sponsor Spotlight – Vanness Pens
  • 22:00 – Currently Inked #3 – Platinum 3776 Celluloid Jade w/ Caran d’Ache Grand Canyon
  • 23:20 –  Currently Inked #4 – Mango Pen w/ Robert Oster Fire & Ice
  • 25:15 – A bit of self-promotion – Pens for Sale, Inky Fingers Notebooks
  • 27:05 – Can you recommend some pens with wider grips?
  • 29:50 – What makes paper fountain pen friendly?
  • 34:25 – My Monteverde Impressa won’t fill up properly. Any idea why?
  • 36:05 – Currently Inked #5 – Franklin Christoph 45 Italian Ice w/ F-C Philly Show Orange
  • 37:35 – Currently Inked #6 – Montegrappa Linea NeroUno w/ Montblanc Lucky Orange
  • 42:30 – What’s your preference for storing inked fountain pens?
  • 44:15 – What is your opinion about Lamy Inks, particularly considering the price difference between different inks?

Due to personal travels, orders made between now and 11/30/2018 will be shipped on 12/1/2018. I apologize for the inconvenience. Dismiss