Sunday Inkings #45

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Sorry for posting this slightly late (for readers in Asia)! For readers in the rest of the world, I guess it’s still pretty on time. ^_^ PENS The Montegrappa Fortuna Mule – Inkdependence! Introducing the Visconti Manhattan Wall Street – Goulet Pens Modern Pilot Fountain Pen – Inkophile Vintage Pens for People Who Think Vintage Pens Are Scary – Pen Addict PAPER Kim Jong Un visits Dandelion Notebook Factory – UPI J.K. Cedar Paper – 100 gsm – Mehandiratta INKS…

#pendelight: Pilot Capless Kasuri and Midnight Blue – New Designs for 2016

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Click, click! Pilot introduces annually some new designs for their Capless retractable fountain pen, and this year they have just unveiled 3 new designs. Two of them are the Kasuri designs as seen above, in green and red. Kasuri refers to fabric that has been woven with dyed fibres that create specific patterns and motifs in the fabric, particularly in the 18th century. The two Pilot Capless Kasuri pens show a simple repeating pattern that is not too flashy, and is…

The Montblanc Rouge et Noir (oops!) Ballpoint Pen

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I bought the Montblanc Rouge et Noir ballpoint pen. Before any of you scream at me for buying a non-fountain pen – and a BALLPOINT PEN in fact, let me try to redeem myself by explaining why I bought it. 🙂 Truth be told, I do have a great many fountain pens, but how many do I actually use – and how many cartridges or converters do I actually finish using – in a year? Probably less than my fingers…

Stabilo EASYbirdy Fountain Pen

Stabilo Singapore has provided me for a review their EASYbirdy fountain pen, one of their first fountain pens which they have launched this year. It is an interesting pen with a feature that I haven’t seen before in other fountain pens – the nib angle can be adjusted using the red tool in the picture. The red tool is actually a device where you can plug into the cartridge area and unscrew the nib part of the pen, after which…

Sunday Inkings #44

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I have finally, finally managed to get my site working again (hopefully), and it’s going good so far. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping it doesn’t break again. I was just about to give up hope on continuing this blog. Phew! Here are this fortnight’s Sunday Inkings. Enjoy reading! PENS Review: OMAS Arte Italiana Art 2015 Liquid Green – Alt Haven Why Aren’t Vintage Pens More Popular? – Pen Economics Daiso’s Fountain Pens – Cronicas Estilograficas Making of a Grail Pen…

Just a short note!

Some of you have been wondering what has happened to my site over the past few weeks. Well, to cut the long story short, my previous hosting account was expiring, I made a bad decision to switch hosts so that I could try out new ones, and then everything messed up. This happened in April where I happened to have had two business trips to attend to, and in the midst of that, I have not been able to restore…

My guest post about small fountain pens @pen_haul

Just a short and brief update today: Cody from The Pen Haul has invited me to guest post on his website, ThePenHaul.com. I took a long time, honestly, but I managed to come up with a decent post to contribute! I wrote about my journey in my sub-collection of small fountain pens. Yep, I have this strange fascination for small fountain pens. They just look so cute. Here’s a picture: CLICK HERE TO READ MY GUEST POST: INTRIGUED BY SMALL…

Lanbo 008 fountain pen with retractable nib-cleaning mechanism

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Thanks to the help from C.H., a Singapore Fountain Pen Lover and a friend of mine, I got my hands on this interesting Lanbo 008 fountain pen (temporarily). He had borrowed it from his colleague who also agreed to lend it to me to play with. Don’t be intimidated by the dragon’s head embellishment on the clip – the fountain pen itself look relatively simple and harmless. As usual, let me start by talking a bit about the pen and…

Sunday Inkings #43

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Lots of fountain pen articles this fortnight on Sunday Inkings #43! PENS Parker Sonnet Great Expectations Subtle Big Red Fine Fountain Pen Review – The Pen Addict Monteverde Invincia Orange Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen Review – The Pen Addict The Mystery of the Lagostina M150 – The Pelikan’s Perch Pelikan Stola III: A New Entry Level Contender? – The Gentleman Stationer Pen Review – Guider Acrylic Medium – Mehandiratta Happy Ebonite – Leigh Reyes Review: Nakaya Heki-Tamenuri Writer Portable Fountain…

Scrutinizing the Rohrer & Klingner inks for sheen

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A while ago I had published my Rohrer & Klingner (I will just call it R&K in the rest of the post) series overview from parts 1-6, covering 3 R&K inks in each part. I love manufacturers who make a greatly attractive series of ink colours, but then again, we are all spoilt for choice, and a variety of ink colours can make choosing the “ideal” one quite difficult. But call me picky or not, sometimes I am targeting that…