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Fountain Pen Day Giveaway

Contest is now closed! Look for the winner announcement tomorrow. Thank you to all who commented and followed the blog!

Inktronics is participating in Fountain Pen Day with the giveaway of a Kaweco Art Sport. This elegant cousin of the Kaweco Sport is now discontinued pen. You can still find them for sale if you look around but it is getting more difficult. It is a lot more pricey than the Classic Sport too.


All you need to do is:
1. Follow this blog and
2. Comment on this entry, answer the question, “What are you doing to celebrate Fountain Pen Day?”.

Look towards the bottom of the screen, there is a small box that scrolls with you that says Follow. Click it and the rest should be self-explanatory. Lots of people are commenting but not following. That will disqualify your entry.


A winner will be chosen at random from the pool of commenters/followers ( you must follow the blog and comment), on November 7th, 2014.

Best of luck to all!





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Enter To Win 1 Of 2 “Pen Cash” Gift Cards at Pen Chalet

The Pen Chalet is offering a “Pen Cash” giveaway. Enter to win 1 of 2 gift cards redeemable for any item on including fountain pens, ballpoint pens, inks, refills and more. The first place winner will receive a $50 “Pen Cash” Card, second place winner a $25 gift card. Both gift cards are redeemable at and can be used to buy something for yourself or you may give them away as gifts. Check it out at the Pen Challet


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Waterman’s Ideal Pen Company – The Coverup?

Waterman's Ideal Pen Company Ad from 1906
Waterman’s Ideal Pen Company Ad from 1906

George Rimakis and Daniel Kirchheimer did a bunch of painstaking research to dig up the true history of the Waterman Pen Company. Daniel Kirchheimer posted a thread on FPGeeks forum linking to their research. I decided to post a link to it here.

Mr. Kirchheimer’s initial post:

“George Rimakis and I have written a monograph that reveals some astonishing information about the formative days of the Waterman company. We invite readers here to have a look and to discuss the paper.

Blotting Out the Truth


Blotting Out the Truth
The stunning discovery of a century-long cover-up of the real beginnings of L. E.
Waterman’s Ideal Pen Company
By George Rimakis and Daniel Kirchheimer


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Update: Care Packages

Just a quick note to say that care packages are on their way. Thank you again to all who participated and thank you for all the comments and general encouraging words.

I have a lot of reviews coming down the pipe so stay tuned for more posts!

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Something for You – A Giveaway (closed)

Thank You and Merry Christmas!
Thank You and Merry Christmas!

All care packages have been claimed! Thank you again!

It has been a great year and now it is coming to a close. I want to thank everyone for all the support throughout the year.

To show my thanks, I will be giving away 5 care packages. They will be filled with review items or swag I picked up along the way. If it is a review notebook, the back page is usually my testing page. Other than that, the items are new and still perfectly usable. I can’t say exactly what will be in your package but I hope you like it.

The first 5 people to send me their mailing address via the contact form below will be chosen. The giveaway will be closed after I get the 5 names.

Thank you again for a fantastic 2013 and here’s to an even better 2014!