Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Montblanc Meisterstück 149 Calligraphy Flex Pen and a More Affordable Option

I still get a lot of questions about the Montblanc Meisterstück 149 Calligraphy Flex Pen. In case you missed it, I have a full video on it, including my thoughts and some writing samples so you can see it in action. I still think it's a great pen. It is not an inexpensive pen, and I am totally surprised and impressed that Montblanc was able to pull this off so well. I'm actually really pleased about it.

The feed is plastic but I do find that with slow and steady writing - and sometimes even rather quick writing - it keeps up quite well. You can check out the writing sample in the video to see what I mean. If you're not willing and/or able to drop nearly $1000 on a fountain pen, fear not. There are reasonable options for fun out there. If you're looking for a far more affordable option, check out the Franklin-Christoph #6 HPS Extra-fine steel nibs. They're $25 and while they won't deliver the same softness, they are a great amount of fun at a fraction of the cost. In fact, for your fountain pen and nib journey, I'd still recommend checking out the Franklin-Christoph flex nib. It'll help shape your fountain pen journey.

Thank you, as always, to the wonderful Appelboom for hooking me up before I even had to tell them I wanted the flex nib. Rockstars.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Benu Tattoo Fountain Pen

Thank you to Benu for sending this nifty fountain pen over! One of the things Benu is doing really well is offering up a truly unique and fun selection of fountain pen designs, and all the pens perform really well. I swear. I have written with over 20 of them and they have all performed without issue, writing reliably, and so far, none have failed me. They come in all sorts of colors and they're superb for gifting especially. Plus they have pretty minimal packaging, which I am a big fan of.

Here's a few places you can grab a Benu pen for yourself:

La Couronne du Comte
Discount code: GOURMET10

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Pen Chalet
Discount code: GOURMETPENS
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Fun & Simple Flourishing Workshop: Swirls & Twirls at the Baltimore Washington International Pen Show 2020

Come learn some fun and simple swirls and twirls with me! In this workshop, I will teach you some basic flourishes that you can use in your snail mail, in your inky journals, and everywhere for added flair.

Supplies: Please bring your own inked fountain pen(s), pencils, or any other analog writing instrument instrument you feel comfortable with, and a fountain pen friendly notebook/notepad. Tickets are quite limited so don't miss out.

$40 workshop fee. Does not include show admission.


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