Month: July 2017

Three excellent notebooks

Finding a good notebook to use with your fountain pen can be difficult. You can of course go for notebook with thick really observant paper. And I recommend that if you just starting out. But it doesn’t look that good. Here are my three favourites; they all handle fountain pens really well, and have relatively…

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The size of ink bottles.

Ink is probably the cheapest part of this fountain pen hobby for most of us. Comparing prices is difficult and a subject of itself(nicer and more expensive bottles, and huge differences in bottle sizes). But a cheap ink is around $5 and I haven’t found a single bottle priced much higher than $40 (I checked…

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A beginners combo.

Where do you start? This is intended as a starting point after you have played around with a Pilot Metropolitan or a Pilot Pretty or some other kind of cheap fountain pen. I suggest the following combo: TWSBI Eco Leuchtturm1917 notebook Noodlers Bernanke Start with either a medium or fine nib. You can always move…

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A Rhodia re-visit.

It only took me a little bit over four years, but I’ve given Rhodia another shot. I tested them out back when I was too shy to bring fountain pens with me outside my flat. So my “outside” pen was my first Retro 51. And I thought the dry time with that pen on the…

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Three inks for a very long time.

I have probably used Iroshizuku tsuki-yo in all of my pens that are in regular rotation for a little bit over a month by the time this goes live. I have used three inks except for some minor reviewing here and there since February 2016. First I got the tsuki-yo, and I used that for…

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