For many in the cycling world, truing a wheel or even worse lacing the spokes of a wheel is almost like some sort of dark art, even alchemy. For me at least, doing anything that might be termed nib tuning, is very much the same thing. Over the years I have read blog posts and … Continue reading Nib tuning…a kind of alchemy?!
You might have read my previous blog post in which I describe the painful accident where I actually managed to drop and break my Conid Kingsize Bulkfiller. (Might be worth a look if you haven't). After reaching out to Conid they said they could help. I have to confess that I expected any replacement part … Continue reading Conid Kingsize back from the dead
Yesterday - Saturday, 1st December 2018 - was another London Club pen meet. The preceding week had been a busy one and I was looking forward to my fountain pen fix. I made the short journey to the meet-up location at 'Bierschenke' braving both the weather and Christmas shoppers. (If you like Zombie films or … Continue reading London Pen Club Meet – December
I remember vividly when I first bought a second hand 'Pelikan M1000' with its #8 nib. Prior to this, I had deliberated for weeks as to whether it would just be too big for everyday use. I don't own a M1000 anymore but did use one a friend owns the other day and it struck … Continue reading Oversize pens feeling smaller?
Lots of you out there have a story to tell about what exactly got you into fountain pens. In this blog post I will tell you about my journey. The genesis of my obsession fondness of all things fountain pens began when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My mum and dad presented me … Continue reading Where it all began…Parker 45 Flighter
You might have already read that I managed to break one of my Conid Kingsize Bulkfiller fountain pens. I will post a link below just in case you haven't seen the damage. Well there is an update. I contacted the wonderful people at Conid and they are going to be sending me a replacement titanium … Continue reading Conid Update
It wasn't that long ago I wrote a blog post about a pen that has been a prized possession since buying it. I now find myself writing another blog post about the same pen, for a very different reason. My beloved Conid Kingsize with ebonite cap slipped out of my hand when getting it from … Continue reading Woe is me! Look what I just did!