Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TWSBI Mini/540 Nib Swap

After getting the TWSBI Mini in my hand, I couldn't help but wonder if the 540 nibs could be swapped successfully onto this pen. I touched on it in the full Mini review, but needed to spend some more time playing with it to be sure. Turns out, it can!

TWSBI Mini Review

After a long wait, the TWSBI Minis are here! They're neat little pens, like smaller 540's. I show you the three colors, how they compare to the 540, how to take it completely apart, swap the nibs, and do a writing sample of it with an extra-fine nib.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Write Time is coming back!

After a 7 month hiatus, we're thrilled to bring back Write Time, our live interactive video broadcast about fountain pens. We'll be doing our broadcast every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern US time, and we look forward to seeing you there! We'll be posting the recording of the broadcast the following day on TheInkNouveau's YouTube channel.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pilot Plumera

What do you get when you cross a Pilot Plumix with a Pilot Prera? A Plumera!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monteverde Prima

Monteverde has a pretty nice looking pen for a pretty fair price, and it's called the Prima. Available in 7 colors of cast resin, these snazzy pens impress me because they write well, look nice without being gaudy, and are priced fairly. I show all 7 colors here, and write with the 1.1mm stub.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pilot Custom Heritage 92

The Pilot Custom Heritage 92 isn't a new pen, but it is new in the US. This is the first I've gotten the chance to play with it, and I thought I'd share my impressions with you. I took the opportunity to compare this to the Prera, Custom 74 (one of my absolute favorites!), and the Custom 823.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pilot VP: Gun Metal w/ Black Matte Accents

Pilot has come out with a new Vanishing Point color, Gun Metal with Black Matte Accents. It's basically a Gun Metal Gray VP body with Black Matte trim instead of rhodium. It's a simple merge of the two pens, but WOW does it look sweet!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leuchtturm1917, Paper Comparison

This is a follow-up video to my Leuchtturm1917 Overview where I covered all of the sizes and formats of the Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. In this video, it's all about the paper. I write test the 80g and 100g Leuchtturm paper and compare it to a Moleskine ruled notebook and a Rhodia Webnotebook.

Leuchtturm1917 Overview, Sizes and Formats

Leuchtturm1917 is a notebook brand that we've recently started carrying. They're great build quality, a tremendous value, and have a slew of small details that we're excited to see. They're kind of a crossover from the pencil/ballpoint world, but they handle their fountain pen ink respectably. This video covers an overview of the brand and all of the different size and formats.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Scribal Work Shop Cryptid Inks

As our October 2012 Ink Drop, we are featuring a new brand of inks, Scribal Work Shop! We're excited to offer these new inks made by a young chemist/calligrapher.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pilot Metal Falcon Soft Nib Showcase

I thought it would be fun to put together a video using all 4 nib sizes of the Pilot Metal Falcon's 'soft' nibs! Enjoy :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pilot Vanishing Point Fermo

Pilot has a twist retractable fountain pen called the Fermo that's the sibling to the Vanishing Point (click) pen. It uses the same nib unit, but has a slimmer slimmer design. I do a full review of this pen showcasing the amazing Pilot VP extra-fine nib, and compare the pen to the Lamy Dialog 3 and Stipula DaVinci.