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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The one month pocket challenge!

Well, today was one of those days where inspiration struck, in a very good way! I had this great blog idea just hit me out of nowhere!

It was partially inspired by a review on FPN, which I'm going to feature on the next "Weekend Reads".

Continue reading to find out what's going on here!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ink Review - FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown

This is a brown ink a did not expect to like that much, bit it's really grown on me in the last few days that I've been playing around with it.

It's a fast drying, well behaved, and beautiful Noodlers ink, produced for FPN.

It's another one of those "understated" inks, that is very well suited for a good letter, or other purposes where more vibrant inks would be obnoxious.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekend Reads 1/28/12

Welcome to the fourth edition of Weekend Reads!

It's Saturday, and that happens to be the perfect day to sit back in a comfortable chair, grab a good pen and a book, and catch up on some pen-related reading.

I've picked out some good ones this week, so relax, and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

There's more than one way to secure a pen sac...

I've not been repairing pens for nearly as long as some of the great repairers I look up to. Nonetheless, I've seen a large variety of different things.

Examining all the pens that come in, it never ceases to amaze me, all the ways people can cut corners and "rig" something up. I'm not talking about the people sending me the pens, I'm talking about the original owners.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Guess what just came in the mail!

I'll leave you all to guess this with your creative imaginations, and ingenuity. :)

A picture is worth 1000 words, so I'm not saying anything more.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Weekend Reads 1/21/12

Weekend Reads once again! I hope everyone's been enjoying these. As always, please feel free to email suggestions and comments anytime. Your input is highly valued and greatly appreciated!

We've got some great articles this week, including a few reviews, and an excellent interview with Phillip Wang of TWSBI by Fountain Pen Geeks.

Read on for the top articles of the week!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ink Review - Pelikan 4001 Brown

Pelikan 4001 Brown is an odd ink that falls somewhere in between the colors of light brown, and orange.

Another sample sent to me for review by a good friend, I did enjoy trying this ink. However, this is one ink that won't be making it to my personal collection list. It's simply not a color I enjoy.

Read on for the full review, of Pelikan 4001 Brown!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pen Review: Stipula Passporto FPN LE

In the spotlight for review today is the long awaited, Limited Edition, Fountain Pen Network - Stipula Passporto!

This brand new (and already sold out) pen has been long in the making, and has been extremely anticipated for the last few months.

Being a special production pen from Stipula Italy, made just for the Fountain Pen Network, I have high expectations. We'll see how this pen does! Read on for the overview:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ink Review - FPN Tulipe Noire

Here goes the first review of the week. I've got three planned so be sure to stay tuned for the rest of them!

Dumas Tulipe Noire is a specialty ink made for The Fountain Pen Network by Noodlers. This is a standard Noodlers ink, and is priced at their usual $12.00 a bottle for 3 oz., which I find extremely reasonable.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend Reads 1/14/12

First Weekend Reads of 2012! Missed last week, and I almost missed this week. My family has the flu going around! :P

I got sick Thursday, and as a result have done very little blog work, and no pen-repair whatsoever. I'm going to wait another day or two till I begin repairing again, just to make sure every thing is sanitary, and that my strength is back again.

Anyway, on with the picks of the week. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

4 reasons you should consider a rotary tool for your next repair job

If you've just begun repairing your own pens, then this post may or may not be relevant to you. It all depends on how far you want to take that knowledge.

However, if you're serious about repairing your own pens, and you're ready to take the next step, then you'll definitely want to read on.

My rotary tool has become in indispensable part of my repair work flow. Without it, I'd often find myself straggling along at a slow pace. Thanks to this mechanical wonder, there many tasks than can be shortened, simplified, and improved in quality.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years sale, twitter, and a poll...

Kicking off the new year, I've got some special things coming this month. For starts, here's two of them.

Firstly, I've got to once again clear out my stock/inventory of pens! If you know me, then you'll know that means a big sale for you all! :) It's time to save big this January on all those pens you didn't get for Christmas. Each pen has a nice discount on the price for this month only. I say grab them while you can, because you won't find them cheaper, and because I seriously need to clear out!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years day first looks: Stipula Passporto FPN Pen!

Well I hope you all had a great New Years eve last night! I'm ashamed to admit I wasn't able to make it awake till 12:00. I fell asleep around 10:00, and to be honest, I think I feel a little better for it. :)

Today's post is not a full on review, but just a "first look" at a new pen I got recently. I have not yet had a lot of time to play around with it, so my initial thoughts will be very subjective, until I can get a full review up.