Where to go next?

Where am I going with pen, paper and so on in 2018? Pens: I’m not sure, there are some pens I would like. But they are priced way above my comfort level or never in stock. Inks: I guess this will be where I start to experiment more in 2018 and moving forward. Notebook: I’m more or less happy with what I have, and I don’t think there will be that many changes here. Read On →

How things have changed since I got into fountain pens.

I was walking around in the city, while Ingri and I were waiting for the train back home and I walked past one Leuchtturm1917 display case and two Lamy display cases. And I thought: damn things have changed since 2013. Back when I started, the only fountain pen related thing I knew about in Norway that was available was Parker. You could get the cartridges, while pens was something you had to order. Read On →

Pairing it down even further.

I’m lucking enough to own a lot of great pens. But that means that I can’t use all of them. Or I can at least not use all of them all the time. I own a few Retro51’s, three Pilot Metropolitan, one Lamy Safari, two TWSBI Eco, one TWSBI 580AL, a Lamy 2000, A Pilot Vanishing Point, a Pilot Metal Falcon and one Noodlers Ahab. The way it works for me is that the pens I use is the ones I have in my Nock Hightower. Read On →

Limiting the number of pens I have in rotation

I think there is a maximum number of pens I can keep in rotation. For me is it around five. Because there is only so many pens you can write with regularly before you have to spend a lot of time making sure they don’t dry up. When I got my Metal Falcon I decided to empty, clean and stop having my two Pilot Metropolitans as a part of my daily carry. Read On →

Removing one notebook.

The notebooks I have been carrying as of late – I don’t remember exactly when I re-added the pocket sized notebook to what I carry – but it has remained the same since then. I carry one Nock.co pocket sized notebook, one Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal, one Leuchtturm1917 Lined A5 and a regular sized Traveler’s Notebook filled with lined refills. The reason I carry two different lined notebooks is that one of them contains drafts for various long form stuff I am writing, while the other is just journal entries. Read On →

A Vanishing Point with CON-70?

I really love my newest pen, the CON-70. And, then, I got this idea after a few days of using the pen. Damn, I want a Vanishing Point with this converter. Like I have said many times, I don’t think the 0.4 or 0.5 you can get into the standard converter is enough. I usually can get through one or multiple days with that. Except for when I en up writing a lot by hand. Read On →

The Pen Addict 2018 Kickstarter

The Pen Addict Kickstarter just went live. I pledged in this time, for time first time.

Review: Pilot Metal Falcon

I got one of the Noodler’s flex pens in the spring. It was cheap, and I only ordered to verify that flex nibs was something I could get into. And, of course, it was. The next step was a little bit more difficult. Because I wanted something nicer, and hopefully less smelly. And, while there are options, there are not a lot of them. There was some from Franklin Christoph, two versions I think; I got the news when I was in the middle of it. Read On →

A good inkwell?

I’ve had this on my mind for a few months now, and things that stay that way for a very long time are usually in the “not the worst thing in the world” camp. The kind of bottle you get with your ink varies a lot, based on a few different factors; usually the price and the amount of ink. For example Iroshizuku have fantastic bottles, while Diamine have bad bottles and Noodlers aren’t the best, but not the best either. Read On →

Being left handed.

As a white straight cis male working I don’t have that much experience that the system are working against me; and I don’t experience much fill-in-your-ism-of-choice-here. But there is one area where I really can feel it. I’m left handed. There are some products more than others that seems to be designed in a way where they have made a mathematical model for the dead center for normal or the bullseye of normal. Read On →