Archive for December 2018
Nudie Banana!!! A Pen Review.
I like carrying a shirt pen. It used to be a shirt pocket pen, back in the day when my uniform was jeans and a black Oxford button-down. Now that I respect myself and others considerably less, I’ve downgraded to jeans and a black t-shirt. Don’t take it personally. I still like being prepared with…Read More
New Pen Day!
I like these TWSBI 5X0 Fountain Pens.
I like the TWSBI pens. I think TWSBI is a cool company that’s been doing a very good job designing really nice pens that many of the times outperform European pens that cost over twice as much, and sometimes a lot more. So the pen currently known as the 580 started life as the 530…Read More
2018 Annual Review Rundown…
Sometimes I talk about the annual review process in December. Tis the season and all. It’s a decent way to mark the years, plus I personally click over another year in December so there ya go. So this week it’s time to sit down with a dedicated notebook and a pile of freshly-inked pens and…Read More
A Pen Review: Penlux Big Ebonite with Regalia Crossflex Nib!
This Penlux was a surprise (to me) purchase at the 2018 DC Pen Show. It was Sunday and we were leaving later that day to head back to Ohio after a very long vacation that started with a drive to Manhattan (we got there at rush hour) and included a week in South Jersey hanging…Read More
Reviews for many of these pens are forthcoming… Hit me if you’d like to see anything in particular!Read More
I like this Kaweco Special Fountain Pen.
Kaweco Special W/Crispy BB Italic This one is narrow and fun. I like lots of these Kaweco pens, and this one is super cool. It’s metal (brass I b’lieve) with a black anodized finish. I picked this up used for fifty bucks or so and it’s a happy purchase. First things first: it’s knurled near…Read More
A Pen I like: Omas 360 Review
Omas 360, White, F nib Here’s a pen I came by quite by accident. Back in 2014 I bought a guy’s entire collection, not quite knowing what I was getting into. I thought it was going to be about 50 pens, but it was well over a hundred- there were a lot of really nice…Read More