I have made no secret of my traditionalist taste in fountain pens. I may go off the rails occasionally and ogle something earthy with a bit of gold marbling, or even go completely crazy and pick something up in burgundy and gold with a touch of translucence about the barrel. But if you were to … Continue reading A Vintage Montblanc… or Two
There were a lot of titles suggested for this post, mostly reminiscent of some 1970s British comedy films that were heavy on the double entendres and the sexism. A lady, who I'll do the favour of not naming, suggested something that involved falling in love with a broad Sailor endowed with an impressive custom grind. … Continue reading A Nibmeister Adjustment—Yes or No?
Back in the mists of time (July 11th, 2017 in reality, it just feels like a long time ago), I wrote a post about the bargains of the grey market; specifically as to how they related to a manufacturer of one of my favorite fountain pens—the Platinum 3776 Century. I don't intend to argue the pros … Continue reading Platinum 3776 Century, Medium Nib—A Grey Bargain
I have reviewed the Platinum Century 3776 fountain pen before, albeit with their amazing 14K music nib. At the time, that pen from any reputable Canadian retailer, would cost you at least $215.00 Canadian, before any kind of taxes or delivery, and without adding anything for the extra cost of the music nib. So, without the … Continue reading Platinum Bargains on Amazon.com… For Now
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
The next pen to check all the boxes on my list, was the Sailor 1911L in black and gold. This kind of flies in the face of so many other sites, who call the classic cigar shape, especially in black and gold, boring. There are those who prefer the cut-off, flattened finials, with the Sailor logo … Continue reading Sailor 1911L in Black and Gold, Bold Nib
So, convinced by my experiences of the Cross twins' dry nibs, I set out to find a pen that would give me a smoother, inkier page; and sure as hens can lay baby chickens, you get that from the Platinum 3776 Century with the solid 14K gold music nib. I Did Some Reading... This time … Continue reading Platinum 3776 Century, Music Nib