Month: March 2016

How I pick inks.

Inks are usually available both as a sample, and in either a small or large bottle; some brands are available in both; and others give you a collection of three different inks in a smaller bottle in a nice package. I have never bought a sample or anything but the largest bottle available. This is…

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Load out: March 2016.

I’m going to change the focus of these monthly load out posts a little bit. They are about what I use, but I’m going to put a stronger emphasis on the details of how I use them as well. I still use the same pens that I have been using lately: Lamy 2000: medium nib…

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Links of the Week.

I have gone back and forth, on if I should continue to link as I have been doing it, or move over to a single post with a list of links. There are pro and cons with both. There are two reasons I’m switching: First of all, it takes much less time to write a…

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On notebooks.

People buy different notebooks for many different reasons, but most of it can be boiled down to the following: use case, paper properties, how it looks and the format. How a notebook looks is very important for some people, while others think it is less important. I personally prefer to either use a cover like…

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Penucopia: Geeks Are Geeks

Thomas R. Hall: The word geek has traditionally had more of a negative connotation, but has been used more recently to mean someone who is passionate about a subject. Indeed, I can definitely say that I “geek out” about fountain pens and stationery. I “geek out” about mechanical keyboards too. But there are a wide…

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The Pencilcase Blog: Review of the Montblanc M.

Pencilcase: With the M (by Marc Newson), Montblanc brought a radically different product to the fountain pen market. Compared to the ever-so popular Meisterstück 146, with its conservative looks, the M appears to come straight from the future, which is kind of what Montblanc aimed at… I’m not a fan of Montblanc for a number…

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