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A New Bird in Springtime (and some cleaning)

The Pelikan which I mentioned in the previous notice has arrived– it’s a Pelikan 25, the mysterious ur-cartridge pen (sort of) of my favorite* German company.  As a result, I’ve been able to run up a page for it and its fraternal twin, the 15. Also new, thanks to a local source beginning to stock …

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Clad all in steel

I’ve just added a page for the Pilot Myu, having had one in the shop to have its flow sorted out. Also, there’s now a sample of Waterman Florida Blue on the page for that company’s inks. If you’re thinking, “What, you’re only getting around to that now?!” I can only hang my head in …

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Return of the Clinic!

On Saturday next, which will be 14 May, I’ll be conducting another free pen tuning clinic at Paper Umbrella, from 11am to 3pm.  If you’re in the area and have a pen that’s being sub-par,  come on down!

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Just Under the Deadline

That deadline being the highly artificial one of adding an update post before the end of January.  The news to report is three-fold:  First, I’ve finally added an entry for the modern Parker Duofold, thanks to someone deciding they wanted the point amended slightly. In actual new news, there’s a couple of extra profile pages at …

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The Great Day!

Well… it’s an OK day, a little overcast, with Winter definitely announcing its impending descent.  But it is the first Friday in November, so it’s Fountain Pen Day!  I could hardly let the day pass unnoted. …and because this is meant to be a place for update announcements, I’ll mention the addition of pages for …

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Slightly Aside the Point

This has nothing to do with fountain pens whatever, except to point out one of the ways of using them in a highly tangential manner– I’ve opened a new site at which my fiction writing (generally creepy) can be seen. Unlike the writing you’ll find lying in drifts at this site, what I post there …

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Back To School Pen Tuning Festival

On Saturday, 29 August, I will be holding the third of my free pen-tuning clinics in the front window of Paper Umbrella (or, as they’re known on Facebook, Paper Umbrella).  That’s free flow adjustments, point smoothings, and minor cleaning, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., offered to everyone that comes to the store with a fountain pen. …

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A false flag exposed, and other treats

I often begin these update announcements with a revelation of my own fallibility, and this one adds to that heap.  It seems for years I’ve been applying the name of Pennant to one of Wearever’s pens which is no such thing.  The Saber (which, I explain for non-US readers, is how they spelled it) just …

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Summer Breaking the Silence.

A few days off of The Regular Job allows me to finish off a couple of updates, although the regular examiner of this site will spot that some of this has been public for a while… …like the “new” page for the Faber-Castell e-motion, which I got as a Christmas gift but which was not …

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Stealth and obscurity

Two new pen profiles are posted: – The Sailor Professional Gear, of which the example I examined was in an all-black “stealth” mode; – Something claimed to be a Pilot L-150MS. No, I’ve never heard of it before, either.

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