The Pen Blotter
My thoughts and experiences on all things pen
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When I first started to think about going to the DC show, it was right after 2020 Baltimore show. I thought I would be going just a few months later in August. Shortly after, however, the pen community started to have an inkling that things would not go as planned. The Covid-19 pandemic hit andContinue reading “The 2021 Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow”
What if there was a pen that could tell you just how many words you could get from a the ink it holds? That was the idea that Conklin had when it came up with this variation of the Nozac (no sac), the first United States made piston filler. At the time, Conklin advertised “AContinue reading “The Conklin Heritage Word Gauge”
It was not long ago that I began to venture out of my comfort zone of extra fine to medium, conventionally ground nibs. I started by trying out broad nibs. I liked how smooth they wrote and would use them on occasion, but I still went back to my EF and F nibs the most.Continue reading “The Speerpoint Nib by Kirk Speer”
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