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ahypnia:

I just did some morning practice, since I couldn’t sleep. I find that I’m getting better at this, slowly but surely. I’m not that great yet. These are just some of the letters I practiced. A, H, M, N, V, W turned out better than the rest, and even the rest were decent. Though it’s important to be critical, it’s nice to see how much I improved even if I have a long way to go.

Ink: Shoreline Gold, Private Reserve
Paper: Rhodia Pad
Pen: Wahl Eversharp nib on Ranga ebonite pen with chinese aerometric filler. 

Sorry about the bad photography skills. I did it hastily. 

A little thing that I find neat is how I can see where the tines of the nib dug into the paper as it spread. 

Christmas is here, and that means I get to buy myself new things!
Parker Aerometric set, Diamine Ruby, Diamine Hope Pink, and a Rhodia dot pad. Time to write some Christmas letters for people.

Christmas is here, and that means I get to buy myself new things!

Parker Aerometric set, Diamine Ruby, Diamine Hope Pink, and a Rhodia dot pad. Time to write some Christmas letters for people.

boastful-symbol:

These are some stills from a video about a fountain pen. Sadly, I do not remember the details.

ink-pens:

The Lakeside PenLakeside pens were made for Montgomery Ward Stores to sell both in-store and through catalogs.
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ink-pens:

The Lakeside Pen

Lakeside pens were made for Montgomery Ward Stores to sell both in-store and through catalogs.

Read more…

penguinsandpaper:

fennardrepository:

penguinsandpaper:

bloodiedskies:

Think I’ve decided on my first high(er)-end fountain pen: The Namiki Falcon.

The Namiki Falcon is a great pen. There are just two issues that I think lovestruck Falcon fans should consider:
The pen has very low ink capacity. I think the converter holds up to about 0.6 ml of ink. If you’re like me and you write about 20 pages a day, then this doesn’t make for a great daily carry pen since you’ll find yourself refilling it every couple days.
The nib is semiflex. Otherwise, these nibs are decent for adding a flourish to writing. Although it is merely a semiflex nib, the nib manages to stay very very very smooth when flexing which is beautiful in comparison to the scratchiness of other flexy nibs.
Other than that, this is one of the most comfortable pens out there. :)

I too own a falcon, and if I may add:
- the Falcon is also really light for its size, and this may bother some who expect a little heft
- You can’t take the nib/feed out from the section, which makes cleaning slightly more troublesome
That said, it’s still one of my favourite pens simply because of how the semi flex nib adds a very, very subtle flourish/variation to your writing. That, and it’s awesomely smooth too.

You might be delighted to know that the nib and feed do come out with some pulling. Stephen Brown has a Disassembly Video on it. The nib and feed seem designed to be taken out since the nib neatly fits onto a specially shaped part of the feed.

That’s awesome! I had that impression from an earlier Brown video in which he says the nib/feed assembly can’t be taken out, but I just knocked mine out! Thanks!

penguinsandpaper:

fennardrepository:

penguinsandpaper:

bloodiedskies:

Think I’ve decided on my first high(er)-end fountain pen: The Namiki Falcon.

The Namiki Falcon is a great pen. There are just two issues that I think lovestruck Falcon fans should consider:

  1. The pen has very low ink capacity. I think the converter holds up to about 0.6 ml of ink. If you’re like me and you write about 20 pages a day, then this doesn’t make for a great daily carry pen since you’ll find yourself refilling it every couple days.
  2. The nib is semiflex. Otherwise, these nibs are decent for adding a flourish to writing. Although it is merely a semiflex nib, the nib manages to stay very very very smooth when flexing which is beautiful in comparison to the scratchiness of other flexy nibs.

Other than that, this is one of the most comfortable pens out there. :)

I too own a falcon, and if I may add:

- the Falcon is also really light for its size, and this may bother some who expect a little heft

- You can’t take the nib/feed out from the section, which makes cleaning slightly more troublesome

That said, it’s still one of my favourite pens simply because of how the semi flex nib adds a very, very subtle flourish/variation to your writing. That, and it’s awesomely smooth too.

You might be delighted to know that the nib and feed do come out with some pulling. Stephen Brown has a Disassembly Video on it. The nib and feed seem designed to be taken out since the nib neatly fits onto a specially shaped part of the feed.

That’s awesome! I had that impression from an earlier Brown video in which he says the nib/feed assembly can’t be taken out, but I just knocked mine out! Thanks!

In my time so far in University, I have scrawled illegible notes in lectures with the following pens:

In order of how happy I am with their scribbling performance:

1) Namiki Falcon
2) Platinum Preppy (!)
3) Hero 616
4) Faber Castell Loom
5) Noodler’s Nib Creaper

Move over, 616, you’ve just been ousted in the cheap pen category!

The Falcon is way out of any of the other pens’ price ranges, and it really shows. Writing with the Falcon, even scrawling illegible notes, is such a pleasure.

Well, now that all of my pens are out of ink, cleaned and stored, it’s time to pick the next pair to serve as my everyday-carry:

It’s time for a Parker party!

penguinsandpaper:

bloodiedskies:

Think I’ve decided on my first high(er)-end fountain pen: The Namiki Falcon.

The Namiki Falcon is a great pen. There are just two issues that I think lovestruck Falcon fans should consider:
The pen has very low ink capacity. I think the converter holds up to about 0.6 ml of ink. If you’re like me and you write about 20 pages a day, then this doesn’t make for a great daily carry pen since you’ll find yourself refilling it every couple days.
The nib is semiflex. Otherwise, these nibs are decent for adding a flourish to writing. Although it is merely a semiflex nib, the nib manages to stay very very very smooth when flexing which is beautiful in comparison to the scratchiness of other flexy nibs.
Other than that, this is one of the most comfortable pens out there. :)

I too own a falcon, and if I may add:- the Falcon is also really light for its size, and this may bother some who expect a little heft- You can’t take the nib/feed out from the section, which makes cleaning slightly more troublesomeThat said, it’s still one of my favourite pens simply because of how the semi flex nib adds a very, very subtle flourish/variation to your writing. That, and it’s awesomely smooth too.

penguinsandpaper:

bloodiedskies:

Think I’ve decided on my first high(er)-end fountain pen: The Namiki Falcon.

The Namiki Falcon is a great pen. There are just two issues that I think lovestruck Falcon fans should consider:

  1. The pen has very low ink capacity. I think the converter holds up to about 0.6 ml of ink. If you’re like me and you write about 20 pages a day, then this doesn’t make for a great daily carry pen since you’ll find yourself refilling it every couple days.
  2. The nib is semiflex. Otherwise, these nibs are decent for adding a flourish to writing. Although it is merely a semiflex nib, the nib manages to stay very very very smooth when flexing which is beautiful in comparison to the scratchiness of other flexy nibs.

Other than that, this is one of the most comfortable pens out there. :)

I too own a falcon, and if I may add:

- the Falcon is also really light for its size, and this may bother some who expect a little heft

- You can’t take the nib/feed out from the section, which makes cleaning slightly more troublesome

That said, it’s still one of my favourite pens simply because of how the semi flex nib adds a very, very subtle flourish/variation to your writing. That, and it’s awesomely smooth too.

I just got my stethoscope today!

Am I steampunk yet

I just got my stethoscope today!

Am I steampunk yet

Well I’ve been really busy with university lately, but here’s some random practice I did!

Well I’ve been really busy with university lately, but here’s some random practice I did!