Category Archives: General Interest

The Love Letter isn’t Dead

The Love Letter isn’t Dead Every year around Valentine’s Day, magazines and blogs will start to post articles about how love letters have gone the way of the dodo, and how ‘kids these days’ (by this I assume they mean … Continue reading

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Sailor Naginata Togi and Saibi Togi Announcement

Sailor Naginata Togi and Saibi Togi Announcement As many pen collectors are aware, Sailor has two distinct lines of nibs. The standard line of  nibs consists of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium Fine, Medium, Broad, Zoom, and Music.  The Bespoke lineup … Continue reading

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Pen Show Survival Guide

A Survival Guide to Pen Shows If you saw our Top Pen-Related Resolutions for 2017 post, you may remember that Resolution #7 is to attend one Pen Show. Why was this on the list? Because Pen Shows are the BEST … Continue reading

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Pen Trek: The Next Generation

Pen Trek: The Next Generation I have been waiting, ever so patiently, for my eldest son to reach the age where he can use a fountain pen. He’s always had his eye on my pens. Even when he’s teased me … Continue reading

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Top 10 Favorite Shading Inks

When I received my first fountain pen I immediately inked it up with an ink color I thought was pretty, the gorgeous Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro. To be honest, “pretty color” was the primary quality I based all early ink decisions … Continue reading

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Pen Problems: What to do when your new pen isn’t quite right

One of the longest units of time known to man or woman is the wait from the moment your pen order is placed, to when it arrives. This is true regardless of shipping method or proximity to the store. Waiting … Continue reading

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Give Your Mailbox Some Love this February with InCoWriMo!

Give Your Mailbox Some Love this February with InCoWriMo!InCoWriMo Greetings! A few weeks ago, Kim gave us ideas on some pen-related resolutions for 2017. One big resolution on my list is to write more letters. Fortunately, a special event is … Continue reading

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