I have always wondered how similar are the Pilot Falcon and Platinum Century soft fine (SF) nibs. This curiosity was left on the back burner for several years because many fountain pen enthusiasts commented on how Platinum’s SF nib does not flex as much compared to Falcon. Curiosity kills a cat. More than a yearContinue reading “Platinum Century with SF and UEF nibs”
I came across an older article that analyzes how ballpoint lens has runes cursive writing. It reminds me of my own schooling; younger grade students (first and second) were disallowed to use ballpoint pens, for the reason that ink was too smooth. Writing itself consisted of many fine motor skills and requires more developed musclesContinue reading “Friday Read”
My one gripe about Kaweco is that almost all models come with stock stainless steel nibs.* Do not get me wrong, I am a proud owner of Lilliput and Ice Sport, but I just wish that some of the “higher” models are differentiated with a nib in different material. Last week, Goulet Pens has a buy oneContinue reading “A quick note on Kaweco Perkeo”
Super5 Fountain pen first came to my attention by way of its waterproof ink. It was adored especially by artists since the ink is also extremely lightfast (fade resistance to light) and very close to PH neutral. To complement this seemingly amazing line of ink, the pen should not be too shabby, right? Last Christmas IContinue reading “Super5 Fountain Pen”
While I may hanker after specialty nibs and gorgeous fountain pens, I enjoy simple, economic beginner fountain pens just as much. They are great to carry around and my heart will not skip a beat if they are cosmetically marred. In my past experience, they are more reliable than luxury fountain pens at times becauseContinue reading “Schneider 670 Fountain Pen”
Besides family and food, stationery store visits are one of the “must-do” while I am in Taipei. The revival of writing and paper culture worldwide has also reflected in the rise of specialty stationery stores in the City.
Simple and quite modern looking Looks a bit like a torpedo Shovel shaped nib See the serrated edge on the clip? Those teeth hold onto any pockets tightly Rotring’s red circle trademark
The choice for a beginner fountain pen is particularly difficult because a pen can leave a lasting impression. By beginner, I mean either someone who has not used a fountain pen before or someone who is eager to try out a new nib. If I have shared my impression on the pen previously in thisContinue reading “Beginner Fountain Pens: Part I”