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Pen History: The Ages of The Pen

I want to start to add some history topics to the blog now that I’ve got some of the basics down. For my first topic I’m going to lay out a general scheme I have for dividing up the history of the steel pen, specifically from an American perspective as that is my focus. 782 more words


Having time to play with art supplies....

Last night I tried out some of the Strathmore 400-Series Mixed Media paper I bought, recently.  I was, in part, just intending to see what the new aquarelles (Supracolors, see… 2,007 more words


Pen Nerds - Addendum (Originally Posted 11/27/15)

Since we’re talking about pens for a minute, I wanted to share a couple of pens I was “gifted” in the last couple weeks that truly made me smile. 527 more words

Goulet Pens

There's Gold In Them Thar Nibs: Eberhard Faber No. 506

As the label says, this is a box of Eberhard Faber gold-plated nibs. It’s still sealed too, but not for long.

I don’t know their exact age but working backward from the year the Eberhard Faber Company moved from Brooklyn, they are a minimum of 60 years old (and could be considerably older). 153 more words