Friday, April 29, 2011

New Quo Vadis Habanas, 85g

It's been nearly six months since it was announced that Quo Vadis Habanas would be changing from 90g white paper to 85g ivory paper. I compare them here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Feed Saturation Pen Filling Method

The feed saturation method of filling a fountain pen is something that's not always the most practical thing, but it is helpful in certain situations. Here I show you how it's done.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Namiki Falcon First Impression

The Namiki Falcon is a pen that's quite unique in its nib design, and is one of the few modern flex nib pens made today. It is classic in its design, but quite modern in its use. See here as I use it for the first time.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Using Ink Syringes

If you've never used ink syringes or seen them used before, then you're missing one of the essential tools in your fountain pen toolbox. Here I show you what they're all about.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Distinguishing Lamy Converters

Lamy makes two different converters, the Z24 and Z26. See the differences here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pilot Custom 74 First Impression

This is my first 'First Impression' video. I am trying a new type of review where you're literally seeing the first time I take out and play with a new pen. This is the Pilot Custom 74.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Engraving on Edison Nibs

Congratulations to Brian Gray for now having both his gold and steel nibs with custom Edison logos on them. As a former pen maker I can honestly say that having engraved nibs was always something I viewed as having 'made it' in the pen world. Brian's been a legit pen maker for years, but having his logo on his nibs, to me, is just a great accomplishment.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sharing Your Lamy Nibs Across Models

I've talked before about how the nibs are interchangeable between the Safari, Vista, Al-Star, and Joy, in our Lamy intro post. But what's even cooler is that the same nibs you already have will also fit in the Studio, Accent, Logo, and CP1. They're all swappable!