With Brexit in the news - well it has been for over two years - I read an article where someone prattled on about the past woes of the Common Agricultural Policy. It involved huge surpluses of various food items being stockpiled and ending up not being used at all. As I put a new … Continue reading Ink Mountain!
The slippery slope of all things fountain pen, is that there may come a time when you part company with a large sum of money to buy one. To you, the amount in question was perfectly justifiable...in fact quite reasonable. You are seen using your new pride and joy by friends, family, work colleagues and … Continue reading How much!!?
Like many of you out there, wherever possible I always carry a fountain pen with me. For the occasions where a Conid Kingsize or Visconti Opera Master just isn't practical, I have always looked to ultra compact offerings from Kaweco. I bought one of these completely by chance a few weeks ago when completely by … Continue reading Kaweco Sport Skyline Fox
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?