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Cross Star Wars Townsend “Chewbacca” | Fountain Pen Review

We fountain pen people can be a particular people. (Which is different than being a peculiar people, but not always.) ...

Currently Inked #51 |

00:25 – What loupe magnification do you use for nib work? 40x Jeweller’s Loupe 2:35 – Currently Inked #1 –...

Giveaway from @karaskustoms and @penchalet

Hello, wonderful pen friends! Our December giveaway is another doozey (in the good way, of course!). A Karas Kustoms Decograph...

Currently Inked #50 | 26 November 2017

Show Notes 00:30 – Mailbag from Goldspot Pens: Sailor Kobe #4 Ijinkan Red 03:00 – Currently Inked #1: Cross Townsend...

Playing with Wax Seals | FP Basics

Considered by many to be a relic of days gone by, the idea of sealing your letters with wax and...

Taccia Spectrum | Fountain Pen Review

As I approach my fifth year of doing fountain pen video reviews on YouTube and written reviews here on the...

Diplomat Excellence A & Dee Charles Designs Pen Sleeve | To the Point

In this episode of To the Point, I wanted to spend a little bit of time on a couple of...

Giveaway from @diplomatpensusa & @papier_plume

Hello, wonderful pen friends! We have a great giveaway for you this month. Thanks to some very generous donors we’ll...

Lambrou Pens LB6 “Humanity” | Fountain Pen Review

Andreas Lambrou is a dangerous man. There he sits, along the wall near the entrance of every pen show: slightly...

Currently Inked #49 | Q&A with Lisa Vanness 3/3

Lisa and I finish up this series of Q&A videos and have a surprise appearance by Luke the Dog™. 00:05...

Karas Kustoms Decograph

Karas Kustoms is an Arizona-based machine shop that burst onto the fountain pen scene a few years ago in 2013,...

Currently Inked #48 | Q&A with Lisa Vanness 2/3

In this video, Lisa and I continue our marathon Q&A session! 00:10 – What causes pens to burp ink? 03:15...

Currently Inked #47 | Q&A with Lisa Vanness 1/3

I first met Lisa Vanness at the Washington DC Show in 2015, when Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict introduced...

Omas Bologna Caramello | To the Point

Early on in my reviewing career, I did a review of the OMAS Notti di Bologna. At a price of...

Classic Pens LM1 “Red Flame” | Fountain Pen Review

Have I mentioned before that I really like the Classic Pens LB5?  At least once or twice? A month? For...

Using Ultrasonic Cleaners

Ultrasonic cleaners can be a bit of a mystery for new fountain pens users. What are they? Why should you...

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