Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TWSBI Vac-20 Inkwell

If you have a TWSBI Vac-700, then you will be very interested to learn more about the Vac-20 inkwell. It's an ink bottle that screws onto the Vac-700 to make transporting and filling ink a cinch, without making a mess.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

TWSBI Diamond 50 Inkwell

TWSBI created a 50ml inkwell that's made to fit the TWSBI 530/540/580/Mini, as well as standard international converters. It's a good way to fill your pen without making a mess. It's a classy-looking bottle that you can use for all your other pens, too, and I show you how to get the most from this bottle.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lamy Safari 2013 Limited Edition: Neon Yellow

Here it is, the 2013 limited edition Lamy Safari color, neon yellow! I must say, wow. It's certainly neon! In person it comes across even brighter than in the video.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lamy Pearl Al-Star, New for 2013

Here it is! The newest Lamy Al-Star, in Pearl. It's really more of a champagne color, almost an exact match for my and Rachel's two gold Pontiac Azteks. It's a pleasant color, nothing flashy, but just pleasant. It'll come available from Lamy with a steel nib in extra-fine through broad, but you can swap the nibs to get a black extra-fine through broad, or a steel 1.1mm, 1.5mm, or 1.9mm italic. It comes with a single Lamy Blue cartridge, but can accept a Z24 or Z26 converter for use with bottled ink.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How Much Lead Fits In A TWSBI Mechanical Pencil?

I was curious how much lead would fit in a TWSBI mechanical pencil, so I recorded my adventures as I crammed as much lead as I could find into it. Spoiler alert, it's a lot. But it's the journey that is the reward! You're getting to see my unedited reaction to the discovery!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TWSBI Mechanical Pencils

I know I normally review fountain pen stuff, but I have been getting asked a lot about TWSBI pencils lately. I finally checked them out for myself, and wanted to share with you what I think!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Midori Traveler's Notebook

The Midori Traveler's Notebook is something I heard about very early on in my fountain pen journey, but I never quite understood the hype until I actually got one in my hands. Now that I've had the time to learn the whole "system", I see how cool these things really are, and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with you here.