Platinum Century with SF and UEF nibs

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”

In the Mood for Purple

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”

Beginner Fountain Pens: Part I

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”

Follow up on R&K Verdigris and a little paper experiment

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”

Pilot Putimo Whilte Line

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”