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Jinhao: Inexpensive Pens

I wanted to like them, I really did.
They are inexpensive, they are Japanese.
I thought they might be like the Platinum Preppie pens,
which are inexpensive, hold a good deal of ink, 143 more words


Platinum #3776 Music Nib With Colorful Inks

The Platinum music nib remains my favorite pen after more than two years of use. This sample of ten colorful inks shows how well the nib works with whatever I toss in it even on cheap paper.


Pink A&W Sizzle Stix

Recently I was gifted a pink A&W Sizzle Stix from my father who has an impressive collection of fountain pens himself. According to the interwebs the A&W pens were a run of the mill, less expensive fountain pen circa the 1980’s-90’s. 121 more words


The Faber-Castell Ondoro

The Faber-Castell Ondoro is a beautiful fountain pen to look at.

It’s got a stainless steel nib and an eye-catching hexagonal barrel of shiny black resin, topped off by a chrome cap.  146 more words


The end of my weekend

Today is my rotating day off. With it winding down, I thought I'd tally up whatever I might have accomplished over the last three days. I also have a serious question for you. 704 more words


Playful Light

I was playing with light this morning. More correctly, it was playing with me.

Objects lying on my table picked up a glancing blow of light filtered through a window screen. 537 more words


Waterman MAN 100 Patrician (blue lapis)

And now for something completely different..

This pen was a birthday present from my wife and child (only had one at the time). It is constructed out of thirteen layers of urushi on brass and the Chinese lacquer is just stunning. 107 more words

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