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”
Purple is my favorite color for as long as I can remember. In this context, receiving a batch of purple ink to test out is almost a gift from above. Since this friend is interested in finding a particular shade of purple, having swabs as reference would be helpful. All ink names are written withContinue reading “In the Mood for Purple”
I have no clue why it takes me this long to try out Pilot Parallel, perhaps because I have lots of dipping pen nibs. These pens have plenty of potentials and in my opinion, great for anyone who is learning calligraphy. The set comes with two mixable color cartridges (black and red), a converter forContinue reading “Pilot Parallel”
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”
As I mentioned here, R&K Verdigris is a great color, but it also gives me a bit of a headache. It feathers very easily, while most people have no problem with it. Recently, Zeynep of Write to Me Often felt a bit frustrated with her newly acquired Falcon with Verdigris combination, so I decided to conduct aContinue reading “Follow up on R&K Verdigris and a little paper experiment”
JetPens used to carry Pilot Petit series, but unfortunately it has been discontinued. You can still find Petit1, 2 and 3 at Kinokuniya stores, or on MyMaido. **** As of November 7th, JetPens starts to carry the newer model of Petit series. Click here to check them out!
Apologies to those readers who prefer handwritten review, this one will be a typed one. Several months ago, I received this cute correction tape from Azizah of Gourmet Pens. I have not used correction tape for awhile because I had tendency to tear the tape while writing on top of it. As expected, I wasContinue reading “Pilot Putimo Whilte Line”
You may find Brian’s video on how to remove a Lamy nib with a piece of tape here. You may acquire Lamy nibs in the following fine pen retailers: Goulet Pens JetPens Interested in the ink? Goulet Pens JetPens Goldspot Luxury Gifts