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We fountain pen people can be a particular people. (Which is different than being a peculiar people, but not always.)¬† We tend to be very particular about the things we like, the way we like them, and how we believe …

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When I first started getting into the fountain pen hobby, I often found myself frustrated that I couldn’t find fountain pens locally. It was fun scouring the pen retailer websites online, but sometimes, I just wanted the immediate gratification of …

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I was first introduced to the Xezo brand last season¬†when a user sent his Xezo Legionnaire to me to review. Xezo is a US-based retailer of luxury goods: mostly leather goods, watches, and fountain pens. They don’t do their own …

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Seattle is a beautiful place to live and work. For about half the year, it is sunny, warm (but mild), and with no major extremes of weather. The scenery is beautiful, the people friendly. But starting each year in late …

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Sheaffer was one of the earliest and most successful pen companies in the world. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, they proved the adage that nothing stifles innovation faster than success. As the pen market started to seriously change …

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Everyone comes to the fountain pen hobby for different reasons. Some come for the community. Others for the handwriting. Some are drawn to the pens, others the ink. Some become fascinated by the array of vintage pens available, and feel …

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It was shortly after noon on Friday, August 12, 2015, and I found myself standing in front of the Chatterley Luxuries table at the DC Pen Show. I was dressed in hobo clothes, the airline having lost my luggage the …

Danitrio Takumi Tsugaru-nuri Kara-nuri Wine Review Read More »

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When it comes to sweets, nothing can compare to the complex, rich, buttery taste of a perfectly-browned caramel. The browning of the Maillard reactions, which turn sugars into that toasty, slightly burnt, oh-so-intricate combination of sweet and savory, is the …

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