Pilot Singapore is organizing a Pen Clinic!

I recently received an invitation to the Pilot Pen Clinic in Singapore, but I am absolutely disappointed because… I WON’T BE AROUND AT THAT TIME TO ATTEND IT! Damn, why do such exciting events always clash with my business trips! The Pilot Pen Clinic will be held from 27-29 July 2016, and the esteemed Namiki Nib Specialist, Mr. Atushi Takizawa from Japan, will be present to “diagnose and heal” Namiki pens. Interestingly, he is also known as a “Pen Doctor”,…

Franklin Christoph Penvelope 6 – Video Review

I recently bought a Franklin Christoph Penvelope 6. I have been eyeing it since I saw the pouch that my SFPL friend, Jeffrey, own. He has a Saddleboot Brown version with a dusty red inner lining. I got mine from Fook Hing Trading Co. at a reasonable price. They only had the maroon version which I found was wonderful, and it has black lining inside. So, of course I simply had to get one! The price of a Penvelope 6…

Review: Nock Co. Lookout 3 Pen Case

Since its introduction (and massive success) on Kickstarter in 2013, the cases from Nock Co. have enjoyed immense popularity. A collaboration between pen addict Brad Dowdy and product designer/seamster Jeffrey Bruckwicki, Nock Co.’s vision was to “make the best pen cases on the planet”. Indeed, the pen cases currently offered appear to be well-made, durable, well-designed, and they even come in a variety of colours to suit most tastes. The case I was personally interested in was the Lookout. I had been…

Noodler’s Creaper flex (modded by FlexyNibs!)

Howdy, Readers! I haven’t been blogging for 2 months now – what a mess! In today’s post I’m going to introduce something pretty exciting: a very flexible nib on a modern pen! I hope this makes up for the lost time and lost pen-love on my blog! Those familiar with fountain pens may know that flexible nibs are great for writing really nice cursive calligraphic styles, such as the Copperplate style. The tines of the nib are bendy, thus the term…

The Manuscript Classic Seal Set

Blink your eyes not, because lo and behold, my very first wax seal! Getting a wax seal has been in my mind for a long, long time. How long? I guess I started loving it from the day I saw a wax seal in use on TV. That must have been donkey years ago! The thought has probably been rolling around in the deep mud amidst all other murky and dark stuff at the back of my mind, until recently,…

Service: Nib customization

If you are interested to do a nib customization, here is a website you can try out: http://www.nibs.com/Fountain-Pen-Nib-Customizations.htm Personally I haven’t tried out their service yet, so if you have, drop me a note so I can write more about it! Note: Not affiliated.

Accessory: Antenna Cafe Mont Blanc pen pouch

Lost in my admiration of my fountain pens, I had totally forgotten to look at the fountain pen’s companions: accessories to enhance a fountain pen experience. I’m talking about this gift that I had received from a good friend:   I am not a chilli-person, nor am I a colour-red-person, so I really don’t know why I was given this choice of the colour. Perhaps it’s a subtle hint for me to SPICE up my life. Or perhaps it’s to…