Author: Matt

By day two, the show was in full swing. It started off with lots of pens and ink, proceeded to lots of food, and wrapped up with lots of great pen people.

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I just returned home from the Arkasas 2018 Pen Show a couple of days ago, and while I was there, I decided to break in my new camera by attempting to “vlog” the show. For those not in the know, …

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Ah, Visconti. We’re very much alike, you and I. In so very many ways, you capture my soul. You’re flashy, attention-grabbing, loud, but still somehow, refined. And you’re temperamental. So, so temperamental. It’s like we’re twins separated at birth. The …

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Show Notes: 00:30 – What pen comes with a buttery smooth nib out of the box more often than not. Diplomat Pens Pelikan Pens, especially the M800 series 4:27 – Permanent inks that are safe for pens Rohrer & Klingner …

Currently Inked #55 | 2 March 2018 Read More »

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It’s fair to say that I’m not a fan of pocket pens. If you take a look at last year’s top ten list, all ten pens would be considered large, with a  good half considered “oversized.” I like big pens …

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Italian fountain pen manufacturer, Tibaldi, doesn’t have the name recognition of other, more popular, Italian brands like Aurora, OMAS, or Visconti. When it is spoken of these days, it is almost always in reference to a particular celluloid that was …

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In episode #54 of Currently Inked, we answer questions about pastel inks, hooded nibs, fixing a flat spot on vintage nibs, and my catalyst for selling off personal pens…even ones I like. Show Notes: 00:20 – What are some good …

Currently Inked #54 | 18 February 2018 Read More »

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I recently had a chance to review one of the newer models (the Himalaya) from value fountain pen retailer Fountain Pen Revolution. It was a pen that utilized one of the company’s inexpensive steel flex nib and was made out …

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