Strictly speaking I’ve flown with fountain pens before, but this is the first time where I’ve been aware of the risk of ink burping out of the nib due to pressure changes in the cabin. I have four pens with me, which are as follows: Continue reading
There are several things to note about our hobby. First we tend to like shiny things, second we see lots of nice shiny things on blogs and YouTube. Third we play with shiny things at pen clubs. As a result there seems to be a list of pens many of us get (and then sometimes sell), almost as if by very gentle peer pressure, and then later wonder why. Here’s a list of those I’ve observed, many of which I seem to have as well. Feel free to reply with any you feel I have missed off or your views.
We’re now at that quiet time of the year when we’re getting over the start of 2019, with the associated blues. The weather is poor and transportation tends to break. Visiting the London Fountain Pen Club at the start of the month it was noticeable with only nine of us attending. Low numbers but I seem to remember it was the same last year. Certainly the winter blues had hit a few people but it was still a good sociable meet up. The photo of the day must have been the Platinum Preppy alongside the Pilot Kakuno by me on Instagram, two great pens and a fraction of the cost of others we generally see. Actually the Kakuno, with its smiley face, is probably an ideal February pen with a warm coloured ink loaded up in it. I can see one being added to my collection.
I think most of us of done it. Looked at a pen case and wondered if the interior material will micro-scratch our pens, or if elastic/leather securing hoops will leave the pens loose and knocking against each other. Occasionally a picture will be posted online of pens touching resulting in responses of horror and counter responses of teasing. Continue reading