Friday, November 20, 2020

Wet and Wise Light Fury Custom Fountain Pen - CLEARLY a Beauty

Wet and Wise! Wise and Wet! Wet and Inky! Ok. This lovely custom fountain pen was sent to me by Nabi over at Wet and Wise in Belgium. He reached out to me and I was very happy to oblige with picking a fountain pen - and because I was able to select what I wanted, I received a fantasy custom pen in hand and as such, I am biased in that I love it. I'm happy to share this with you and also the writing experience is divine and it's pretty and crystal clear. 

 Wet and Wise Light Fury Custom Fountain Pen - CLEARLY a Beauty Title Card_RWM

You can visit Wet and Wise online, as well as on Instagram - including an account devoted to materials.



The P.W. Akkerman x Gourmet Pens Pink Ink Collaboration:
Need some more PINK in your life?

/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\*ᵖᵘʳʳ*

P.W. Akkerman
Vanness Pens
Lemur Ink
Bookbinders Design
Laywine's (call or email)

Oh. Also. I received this free of charge so I could share my thoughts with you and do fun things. I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading/viewing. If you enjoy and/or appreciate and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support and/or undying love for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so. I appreciate your readership, viewership and your support so much - thank you! 



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Writing with a Franklin-Christoph Fountain Pen Music Nib!

 Writing with a Music Nib Title Card

The Franklin-Christoph music nib is one of my favorite nibs to play with. It's available as a separate unit for $35USD and it's great because it works in your pens that take JoWo nib units, including your Franklin-Christoph pens obviously.

Visit Franklin-Christoph to check out the nib selection
Ink: Sailor Manyo Nekonayagi



The P.W. Akkerman x Gourmet Pens Pink Ink Collaboration:
Need some more PINK in your life?

/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\*ᵖᵘʳʳ*

P.W. Akkerman
Vanness Pens
Lemur Ink
Bookbinders Design
Laywine's (call or email)

I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading/viewing. If you enjoy and/or appreciate and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support and/or undying love for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so. I appreciate your readership, viewership and your support so much - thank you! 



Friday, November 13, 2020

Sailor Pro Gear Slim British Racing Green Nice Chonky Nib Fountain Pen

 Woohoo! A chonker! Sailor's zoom nibs are definitely my favorite of their offerings - aside from the specialty ones, but the zoom is great for all things lettering, doodling, inking profusely, and modifying. This zoom is on Goldspot's newest exclusive color - the British Racing Green! It's a fun, chill green that won't make sparkle-haters puke. Enjoy!

Here's those upcoming cyber week deals I talk about in the video.

 

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The P.W. Akkerman x Gourmet Pens Pink Ink Collaboration:
Need some more PINK in your life?

/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\*ᵖᵘʳʳ*

P.W. Akkerman
Vanness Pens
Lemur Ink
Bookbinders Design
Laywine's (call or email)

Oh. Also. I received this free of charge so I could share my thoughts with you and do fun things. I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading/viewing. If you enjoy and/or appreciate and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support and/or undying love for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so. I appreciate your readership, viewership and your support so much - thank you! 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Handwriting with a TWSBI Diamond 580 Rose Gold II Fountain Pen with an Extra-Fine Nib

A short, innocent visit to Phidon Pens in Cambridge, Ontario led to this video! I mean there are things in between such as Fountain Pen Day (well, weekend. MONTH, as it should be.) and picking a TWSBI to share with you. My thanks to Phidon Pens for providing this EF beauty - extra-fine because it's beautiful and I love rose gold and clear pens and extra-fine because it's an EF nib. For real. Check out their TWSBI selection here, including the new Iris 700R or this Rose Gold piston-filler.

 Handwriting with a TWSBI Diamond 580 Rose Gold II Fountain Pen - with an Extra-Fine Nib

Music: YouTube Audio library
No Starlight Dey Beat - Nana Kwabena



The P.W. Akkerman x Gourmet Pens Pink Ink Collaboration:
Need some more PINK in your life?

/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\*ᵖᵘʳʳ*

P.W. Akkerman
Vanness Pens
Lemur Ink
Bookbinders Design
Laywine's (call or email)

Oh. Also. I received this free of charge so I could share my thoughts with you and do fun things with it. I hope this has been helpful and thank you for watching. If you enjoy and/or appreciate and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support and/or undying love for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so, of course. I appreciate your readership/viewership and your support so much, so thank you! 



Friday, November 6, 2020

Platinum #3776 Juicy Big Nib Fountain Pen Just in Time for Fountain Pen Day and Fat Nib Friday!

Ah, today we have another treat of a nib to look at. I've reviewed the set of Platinum nibs before as well as some individual nibs but the most recent video of the set of nibs was back in January 2019! Time flies, things change, tastes grow, and knowledge and skills improve. Hopefully. In the last two years, I have been really exploring hand lettering and experimenting more with - what I think are artistic uses, anyway - of fountain pen ink and nibs. The Platinum double broad/coarse nib is right up my alley for this, on a trusty, solid pen. Thank you to Pen Chalet for providing this pen, just in time for Fountain Pen Day and Fat Nib Friday! Check out the Platinum #3776 selection at Pen Chalet and use code GOURMET2020 for 10% off your purchase. This is an affiliate link.


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Left to right: Pilot Custom 823, Montblanc 149, Esterbrook Estie Regular, Lamy Safari, Platinum #3776 Century (this pen!), Platinum Prefounte, Franklin-Christoph Model 46, Sailor Pro Gear, Sailor Pro Gear Slim, Pelikan M205. Platinum #3776 Century Bourgogne Coarse Juicy Big Nib Fountain Pen 14Platinum #3776 Century Bourgogne Coarse Juicy Big Nib Fountain Pen 15Platinum #3776 Century Bourgogne Coarse Juicy Big Nib Fountain Pen 17Platinum #3776 Century Bourgogne Coarse Juicy Big Nib Fountain Pen 18Platinum #3776 Century Bourgogne Coarse Juicy Big Nib Fountain Pen 19


The P.W. Akkerman x Gourmet Pens Pink Ink Collaboration:
Need some more PINK in your life?

/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\*ᵖᵘʳʳ*

P.W. Akkerman
Vanness Pens
Lemur Ink
Bookbinders Design
Laywine's (call or email)

Oh. Also. I received this free of charge so I could share my thoughts with you. I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading. If you enjoy and/or appreciate this type of information and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support and/or undying love for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so, of course. I appreciate your readership and your support so much, so thank you! 



Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Handwriting with the Esterbrook Estie Journaler Nib

Handwriting with the Esterbrook Estie Journaler Nib

The Journaler nib by Gena at Custom Nib Studio, in collaboration with Esterbrook: an easy-to-use and very forgiving daily writer that adds some pizzazz and flair to your penmanship without the stress of crisp italic corners!

I did a review of the set up awhile ago but I thought a handwriting video to show how easy it is to use might be in order and helpful!

Get Your Esterbrook!

La Couronne du Comte
Discount code: GOURMET10

Appelboom
Discount code: friend

Pen Chalet
Discount code: GOURMET2020

Goldspot Pens

I received this pen free of charge so I could share my thoughts with you. I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading. If you enjoy and/or appreciate this type of information and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so, of course. I appreciate your readership and your support so much, so thank you! 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Sailor Pro Gear Cocktail Kure Azur Fountain Pen

Sailor Pro Gear Cocktail Kure Azur Fountain Pen Title Card

Ah! Another Sailor! Thank you kindly to Dromgoole's for sending this lovely new beauty for me to check out and share with you. I mean, I'm already sort of biased because I have quite a few Sailors of my own, including two from the Cocktail series. This one is a treat! 

Available at Dromgoole's!


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Left to right: Pilot Custom 823, Esterbrook Estie Regular, Montblanc 149, Platinum Preppy, Sailor Pro Gear Kure Azur, Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise, Sailor Pro Gear Apres Ski, Sailor Pro Gear Slim, Pelikan M400, Kaweco Sport. Sailor Pro Gear Cocktail Kure Azur Fountain Pen 2Sailor Pro Gear Cocktail Kure Azur Fountain Pen 3

I received this pen free of charge so I could share my thoughts with you. I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading. If you enjoy and/or appreciate this type of information and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so, of course. I appreciate your readership and your support so much, so thank you! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sailor Manyo Sakura Ink

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I won't even bother beginning this with "I don't need more ink" because that's a given. However, I don't need more ink. Take Note received the second set of Sailor Manyo inks not too long ago and I happened to be there and I happened to see the Sakura and I happened to think it would be great to get a bottle to check it out. For science. For research. For knowledge. For you. 

I am so noble.

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A cherry blossom is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus. The most well-known species is the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is commonly called sakura. Japan has a wide variety of cherry blossoms (sakura); well over 200 cultivars can be found there. The following species, hybrids, and varieties are used for sakura. (Thanks, Wikipedia)

I didn't know that there were so many colors of cherry blossoms but it makes sense now. At first glance, this ink was far more peachy than I expected and I was trying to figure it out. White flowers, pink flowers, cascading pinks, well there are just so many more colors than just pink! As such, I can see that this Sakura ink is special and is as delicate and beautiful as the variety of flowers it represents. 


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The bottle and presentation are simple and elegant, with a sensible design that makes larger fountain pens easy to ink up. The shape allows for easy storage and the glass bottle itself is a looker. I really love ink bottles that have a thick clear base.

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I think this ink looks superb in any nib. It's saturated enough to be legible in finer nibs, though I'd avoid needlepoints in general, and it shines in broader and wider nibs. It's quite well-behaved, it's easy to clean, and doesn't crust up on the bottle quickly. 

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Compared to world's best ink - P. W. Akkerman Gourmet Pens Pink, obviously - Sakura seems even less pink but if you put it up against a true orange, it shines as a pink! I figured we could compare it to the second best pink, which is Montblanc Pink. I think it's a really neat color and does some interesting things!

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A selection of pink inks to look at! It's really hard to capture so many pinks without one of them changing the color for all the others but I hope you are able to make it out well enough. The ink shows some very neat shading - something like a peachy yellow to a definite soft pink sakura. It even has some water resistance, which appears to wash away the peachy tones and leaves a light pink behind.

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Boy, those other two pinks sure look good, don't they? If you need a bottle of World's Greatest Pink Ink, which is the colloquial name for my collaboration ink with PW Akkerman in The Hague (the only Akkerman that makes and sells these inks), read on. It comes in the awesome fluted bottle with the nifty marble and it's sexy and I picked the pink. You can get it straight from AkkermanVanness Pens, Lemur Ink, Bookbinders Design, and Laywine's in Canada. 

  • Side note: PWA has have provided a discount code - 10% off using GOURMET10 ⁣⁣(excludes Montblanc, sadly, their Akkerman inks, discounted products, unfortunately)⁣⁣ However. There's a lot of other goodness:

Alas.

I hope this has been helpful and thank you for reading. If you enjoy and/or appreciate this type of information and you want to lend your continued support, please do check me out on Patreon. You can pledge your support for as little as $1. You are in no way obligated to do so, of course. I appreciate your readership and your support so much, so thank you! 

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