Thank you to Wonder Pens of Toronto for a quick and efficient delivery yet again. I just can't fault these guys, and my collection of Thank You postcards from Liz is growing by the week. So what was in the parcel? If you've already seen that I have a new toy, then you'll know it was … Continue reading TWSBI Diamond 580AL
So, the New Toy arrived... Delivered promptly by Canada Post, from the ever-reliable Wonder Pens of Toronto (although, I think the other big Toronto stationery stores are also big TWSBI stockists, I know that Take Note certainly are). Everybody was keen to unpack it, and have a play... But only one of us gets to keep … Continue reading New Toy
First, let me tell you what this isn't; it isn't a deeply technical review of the pros and cons of various nibs, tipping materials, gold vs. steel (OK, it is a bit about that), and so on. It's about just getting a nib size right for you. What the sizes mean for the word on … Continue reading Which Nib is for Me?
TWSBI is the brand name of the Taiwanese firm Ta Shin Precision, a company that have had a history as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer), producing goods for other brand names. According to their web site, the name TWSBI is a (rather convoluted) amalgam of the Chinese phrases for Hall of Three Cultures, and writing instruments, … Continue reading TWSBI Eco
So what gets you through your day? What is it you find yourself loading into your bag when you leave for the day? A meeting? Or however long you have no idea... This is what my bag revealed to me today—not the actual bottles, no they're just what's in the pens; but the pens and … Continue reading The Carry, I
By this stage of my hunt for the perfect fountain pen, I was building up a picture of what I liked to write with... the Cross twins had poor nibs, but were a nice size; the Platinum 3776 Century was highly attractive to me—black and gold, understated elegance, and a beautiful nib, that was just … Continue reading Edison Collier in Burnished Gold