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The Final Pen Habit Giveaway Blowout!

Hello Pen Friends! I realized a couple of weeks ago that I never managed to post the final giveaway items...

Inky Fingers

It was a drizzly Sunday afternoon in late February when I found myself crammed into the busy thoroughfare of the...

Franklin-Christoph Model 31 “Omnis” | Fountain Pen Review

I like Franklin-Christoph’s pens. Quite a bit, actually. But I’m not generally one of those people who has a case...

Watch Master Penman Michael Sull write “The Pen Habit”

At the Arkansas Pen Show, I got to watch master penman (and all around super-nice guy) Michael Sull write “The...

Xezo Maestro LeGrand | Fountain Pen Review

I’ve written/talked about Xezo fountain pens before on the blog and YouTube channel (see here, here, and here) so I...

Parker Centennial Duofold MKII | Fountain Pen Review

Corrections to the video above: This pen color was released in 1996. The smaller version(s) of the pen were the...

Post-show chat with Pen Friends!

Lisa Vanness, Brad Dowdy (The Pen Addict), and Ana Reinert (The Well-Appointed Desk) join me for a post-show chat.

Arkansas Pen Show Vlog – Days 3 & 4

Day 3 (Saturday) of the show started with visiting the show, seeing all kinds of new other fun stuff. I...

Arkansas Pen Show Vlog – Day 2

Arkansas Pen Show Vlog – Day 2

By day two, the show was in full swing. It started off with lots of pens and ink, proceeded to...

Arkansas Pen Show 2018 Vlog – Day 1

Arkansas Pen Show 2018 Vlog – Day 1

I just returned home from the Arkasas 2018 Pen Show a couple of days ago, and while I was there,...

Visconti Divina Proporzione | Fountain Pen Review

Ah, Visconti. We’re very much alike, you and I. In so very many ways, you capture my soul. You’re flashy,...

Currently Inked #55 | 2 March 2018

Show Notes: 00:30 – What pen comes with a buttery smooth nib out of the box more often than not....

Franklin-Christoph Model 45 XLV | Fountain Pen Review

It’s fair to say that I’m not a fan of pocket pens. If you take a look at last year’s...

Tibaldi Impero | Fountain Pen Review

Italian fountain pen manufacturer, Tibaldi, doesn’t have the name recognition of other, more popular, Italian brands like Aurora, OMAS, or...

Currently Inked #54 | 18 February 2018

In episode #54 of Currently Inked, we answer questions about pastel inks, hooded nibs, fixing a flat spot on vintage...

Fountain Pen Revolution Darjeeling | Fountain Pen Review

I recently had a chance to review one of the newer models (the Himalaya) from value fountain pen retailer Fountain...

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