Currently Inked #34 | 29 March 2017

  • 00:30 – How do I get ink trapped behind the seal of a Pilot Con-70 converter cleaned out?
  • 4:20 – How can I avoid getting oils from my hand on the paper as I write?
  • 6:45 – What would your perfect custom-made pen look like?
  • 8:30 – Pen with a fine nib that doesn’t skip with a price under $20?
  • 9:50 – Currently Inked #1 – Eversharp Skyline (vintage) w/ Monteverde Capri Blue (I think…)
  • 12:15 – What is a good replacement for Sheaffer Skrip Peacock?
  • 13:45 – How much ink do you find “enough” to sample an ink, and do you have a process for determining whether or not to buy a bottle?
  • 16:45 – Currently Inked #2 – Sheaffer Legacy Color Prototype w/ De Atramentis Document Blue
  • 19:50 – Are handmade pens of a higher quality than mass-produced pens?
  • 24:40 – If you had to pick a favorite manufacturer in Italy, Germany, and Japan, what would they be.
  • 27:00 – What is your experience with / opinion on music nibs.
  • 28:55 – Can you please make Inky Fingers notebooks with perforated pages? (And a digression about Inky Fingers notebooks in general).
  • 34:10 – Has anyone ventured into cryogenic treatment of nibs?
  • Smithman

    No comments yet, I see. So I’ll start the response re Pilot to strongly agree with you about the converters. When I am about to open a pen with the Con-70 to clean it, I think, ” Oh, this pen has the NICE BIG converter.” Then I open it and am reminded how frustrating it is to try getting all the ink out!

  • Clifford Hughes

    I got my first Inky Fingers notebook last month from Couronne du Comte and I’m very happy with it. It’s been too expensive up till now to get them directly from the US. So good luck with paper suppliers and printers Matt. I hope future production goes ahead without too many hitches.

  • Ted

    Letter log…. YES!!!!!!

  • kimi haanstra

    question for the next episode: what are some great gold nib pens for students? I am looking for a pen that will write comfortably in long writing sessions that does not leak trough the page. so maybe a smooth and fine nib. I already have a lamy 2000, a 3776 and I am considering buying a custom heritage 92 (fm) or a pilot vp (m). any other suggestions?