Posted in Fountain Pen Review

Pilot Vortex Review

Pilot Vortex Fountain Pen
Pilot Vortex Fountain Pen

Pilot Vortex – Iroshizuku Kon Peki
Fine Nib

I saw the Pilot Vortex on JetPens for the first time a couple of months ago. I thought it looked unique and unlike any traditional fountain pen. The look somewhat reminded me of a 1950’s view of a futuristic rocket. It could almost be something out of a Jetson cartoon episode. (I wrote that before reading Jetpens’ description) Continue reading “Pilot Vortex Review”

Posted in DIY NIB WORK

The DIY Nibmeister – Part I

The DIY Nibmeister
The DIY Nibmeister

Recently, I was asked for advice on nib grinding. Up until now, I have been reluctant to provide information for a few reasons. Some of the techniques I learned from reading on the web, other techniques I figured out on my own, some I picked up from watching videos and still others I have “reverse engineered” by studying the final work of respected nibmeisters. While I understand the concepts of nib grinding and have ground or smoothed many nibs for myself and occasionally for others, I am not a nibmeister, nib technician or nib technician apprentice. I don’t play one on TV either. (Any nibmeisters need an apprentice and have a distance learning program, just let me know. :D) For this reason, if you decide to use techniques described within the next series of posts, you take full responsibility for your own actions. I cannot be held responsible for anything you may do to your pens. There is also a disclaimer in my “about” page but I figure I should be doubly covered with the disclaimer here. Continue reading “The DIY Nibmeister – Part I”

Posted in Bags/Storage, Misc, Paraphanelia

Everyday Innovations Booksling Mini Pen Holder

Everyday Innovations Booksling Mini Pen Holder.
Everyday Innovations Booksling Mini Pen Holder.

Everyday Innovations Booksling Mini Pen Holder.

I thought I would share this as it dawned on me that I have not reviewed it and I find it very useful. I have been using the Booksling Mini pen holder and works for even my biggest pens. It fits a Quo Vadis Habana just fine and I have been using it since 2011 with no issues. The pen is cheap and not why I bought it. I don’t think I have the pen anymore nor did I ever use it. Continue reading “Everyday Innovations Booksling Mini Pen Holder”

Posted in Fountain Pen Review, Pen Review

Delta Serena Handwritten Review

Delta Serena Fountain Pen Review
Delta Serena Fountain Pen

Delta Serena – Medium Nib
Diamine Blue Black

I first heard of the Delta Serena when it was announced by Brian of the Goulet Pen Company. I did not think I would get the pen when I first saw it. After a closer look at the titanium brushed finished hardware and nib, I decided to put it on my “maybe someday” list. Some time later, Goulet Pens had some listed in the outlet section so, I decided to buy. Continue reading “Delta Serena Handwritten Review”