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Monday, December 9, 2013

Ice Storm - Expect some delays...

Hey guys,

For any of you who are expecting a pen and/or nib in the mail from me, or are awaiting a response to an email, please expect some short delays. Perhaps a day or two.

We had a decent sized ice storm over at my place, and the power has gone down. It's been out for around a day and a half, and it looks like we just got it back on line. Hopefully it'll stay that way.

It's been a very cold, and dark last day and a half. Without power, heat, internet, or light, I didn't quite get the same amount of work done that I normally do. =)

But yeah, we've pretty much got everything settled now, so things will resume again very soon.

Apologies for any delays. I'm not gone, just occupied with stuff that's a tad more important than fountain pens.

Happy Holidays guys!

Generators are happily cranking away. 

And we lost a few tree limbs, but thankfully nothing hit the house, or anything important really.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ink Review - Private Reserve Tanzanite (Fast Dry)

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another ink review. I have a couple of Private Reserve inks on my list of inks to review, as I bought quite a few bottles during a sale a while back, that I never got around to trying out.

So here we are now. Private Reserve Tanzanite (Fast Dry), is an ink that interested me awhile back. Mostly due to the fact that I enjoy a nice purple ink every now and again, and I really like Private Reserve's fast-dry inks.

Let's check it out guys, and see if it's an ink worthy of a purchase, or just another "meh" color.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A new batch of fantastic writers surface...

And just in time for the holidays. :)

Hope all is well with you folks this holiday season! Things have been busy with me, to say the least, but I've been having fun, so I can't complain.

I've got a bunch of new pens up for sale over on the website, and I'll be listing more in the weeks to come before Christmas hits, and all that craziness.

Whether you're looking for a gift, or a present to yourself, I'll bet you'll find something you love. Please do check it out, causes there are a couple of pens over on the website that I am super excited about getting into peoples hands. They're just amazing.

Take care guys, and I will see about getting up an ink review in the meantime. I've got a couple of Private Reserve inks I've been meaning to do...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

TWSBI Diamond 580 - First Look

Well, it’s not really fresh news anymore that the TWSBI 580 is out. I kind of missed the entire production and launch when I was down in Texas, and was totally surprised with it when I got back. 

This post is just going to be a "first-look" so to speak. For a review, you can still check out my slightly dated, but nevertheless valid TWSBI Diamond 530 review. This really is a comprehensive review (six parts!), so I have no need to re-review this pen.

But hey, that doesn’t rule out a good look at it, to see some of the improvements made in this version. I know a lot of folks are still wondering if this third rendition of the popular TWSBI Diamond is worth upgrading too.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Something new has come to Tyler Dahl - Fountain Pens

Well, I've been meaning to do this for so long, but I never got this project up and running. Now that I have more time, I've finally gotten this jump-started. Check it out. I think you'll be as excited as I am about it. :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Inexpensive Pens - Fantastic Writers

Well, a lot of people have been requesting this, and I figured now was the right time to jump on this opportunity.

Without further ado, I introduce a new "product" from Tyler Dahl - Fountain Pens. :)

I'm pretty excited about this, but please, let me know what you think about the idea. Leave me a comment below. Would you be interested in more of these pens going up for sale?

inexpensive pens - great nibs - now available!

Here's my little sales pitch, if you care to hear it. ;)

If you're looking for a cheap buy, that writes great, you've come to the right place! For the longest time, I've been wanting wanting to make superb writers, custom nibs, and specialty nibs, much more accessible to the average pen user.

Up for grabs on my website now is a collection of inexpensive fountain pens, each with a custom ground nib. I randomly select a pen, and randomly choose a grind, then post it up for sale there. I plan on doing this pretty regularly, so shop around, and see if there's a pen for you!

These pens are guaranteed to be fantastic writers straight out of the box. You're going to love them!

I've priced these pens very competitively to other low tier pens (such as the TWSBI 580). For a guaranteed-to-work pen with a custom ground nib, you're getting quite the steal!

Check it out guys, and let me know what you think.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Back to work!

Hello to all my readers and subscribers. It's been a while. Feels like it's been forever (on my end). In reality though, it's been over six months since I even touched a pen to repair it. I actually had to go back the other day and make sure I still knew how to do some of the more complex stuff. :)

That being said, I am proud to report that Tyler Dahl is officially back to it again! As most of you know, I was down in Texas pursuing my EMT-B certification, which I now have. I am currently looking for work in that venue, but in the meantime, I feel the need to jump back into the repair business again.

One of the blessings of the EMS schedule is that it allows me decent amounts of time to continue work on fountain pens, even with an EMT job. Things may be a tad slower working two jobs, but I will make it work as best I can.

So, while we're here, I thought I jump back in with a decent entrance. How about a huge sale over at my website?!

I'm selling off a ton of stuff, some of which are my own personal pens. I'm dropping some sick prices on these pens, so grab them fast, because they will probably not be up for long. I've got a Pilot VP, some TWSBI's, some vintage pens, an Edison, and much more!

Okay, so a lot of you are probably wondering, "what happens to the blog?" I'll be honest, I don't know. I haven't been very good about updating it between trips down to Texas, but now with a little bit less on my plate, I'm hoping I can maybe do something on here every now and again. I'd love to just throw up posts all the time, but I know that's not a realistic goal. Let's say I'll aim for once every week or two on the blog, and we'll see how that goes. Sound good?

Well, that's all for now ladies and gentleman. I should be around the forums every once and a while, and I'll try to keep in touch as best I can. As always, talk to me! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of all this.

Best regards to you all,
Tyler Dahl