Sailor Profit Fude DE Mannen fountain pen

If you are looking for a special and exotic nib, try out the Sailor Fude nib. A couple of years ago, I bought this pen because it really fascinated me, but due to multiple distractions, it has been cast aside and almost forgotten. Such a pity! This pen is a Sailor Profit fitted with a Fude nib. By the way, it’s pronounced more like “fuh-deh” and not really “fewd”. It is one of the more affordable, below 20 USD pens,…

Music Nibs – Not Really For Writing Music?

I am a music-lover, and used to be a student of music. All that time spent drawing crotchets and quavers, treble clefs and bar lines, has been memorable indeed. It is not until my interest in fountain pens started that I learnt about the existence of music nibs. Did the composers in the past really use nibs like that to write their music? Here is a picture of a handwritten musical manuscript: The style is characterized by very thin strokes…

Sailor Procolor 500 Review

Yo-ho, yo-ho, a Sailor’s pen for me! Okay, this is not actually for me, but I borrowed it from friendly fellow fountain pen blogger, Alt. Haven, just to review it. I love Japanese pens and would probably never┬áprevent myself from trying out a couple of them. I like it! It’s blue, clear, and shiny. It looks modern and clean, and the blue is a really soothing-looking blue. It evokes memories of sapphires and butterflies and water. The Sailor Procolor comes…

My top 10 pens of 2012

Hello there, dear readers. Busy as I am, I have managed to squeeze time on the eve of New Year’s to scribble a final blog post of the year. And what could be more fitting than a summary of my best pens of the year! Upon updating my pen list a few days ago, I have realised that 2/3 of my pens have been acquired this year. That is to say, my pen population had seen an increase of about…