November 2011 archive

Miniscule updates

Apart from the ongoing tidying of entries through basic proofreading and applying data to the measurement fields, I\’ve added a couple of sub-pages under the Welcome heading, giving a small description of your genial host and a brief explanation of the site\’s goofy name.

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Who\’s in Charge Here?

That would be me… because there\’s no one else here.  My name is Dirck de Lint, and I am not a Dutch actor but rather Canadian fountain pen enthusiast with pretentions of academicism.  I\’ve been using fountain pens almost exclusively since I first stumbled on them in my long ago school days.  Since the start of …

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What\’s With the Name?

The name is based on some heraldry attributed to the family, or rather an element of that heraldry; three ravens marching across a gold field.  Heraldry being an early adventure in brand logos, when I was entertaining notions of a business it seemed obvious to bring in an image I was already attached to.  The …

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News

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We\’re Open, Please Ignore the Sound of Saws

Since you\’re on the site, you know it\’s up and running in its new form, so that\’s not news.  What IS news is that I\’ve learned how to swap out this bloggish entries-based page for a more congenial front page.  This site came visible on 20 November, so this is not too far from being …

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Welcome

TEMPORARY INTIAL ANNOUNCMENT 22 FEB 2017: Something went wrong with my Word Press set up; anyone who has been trying to visit here since 20 February has likely been seeing a perfectly blank screen. Well… I SORT OF fixed it. I initially had a small attack of the marthambles when it looked like all the …

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Iroshizuku (Pilot)

Made by Pilot, Iroshizuku is one of a new breed of boutique inks.  The boutique aspect is, so far as I can make out, focussed upon charging rather higher prices than are strictly necessary for somewhat unusual colours which recline in relatively interesting bottles.  They\’re nice enough, but in terms of functional performance, they\’re not …

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Jentle (Sailor)

I have not been able to discover if the name of this ink is a simple misunderstanding of English spelling by a company in a non-English-speaking nation which has grown into a tradition, or an intentional Japanese commercial neologism, like \”Justy\” or \”Yaris\”.  In any event, it is the standard ink of Sailor. As with …

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Chelpark

Chelpark appears to be avoiding the internet, as I can find references to them but nothing by them.  They\’re an Indian maker of pens and related objects, and their output includes ink.  I\’m not absolutely blown away by what I\’ve tried, but it seems a fairly innocuous ink and can be had at bargain prices.  …

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Camel

By what I\’m sure is a bit of convoluted corporate backstory similar to that which produced the Mister Sparkle Fishbulb, one finds that Camel inks are made by a company called Camlin.  My experience with these inks is a result of a getting a lot of second-hand inks in an online auction, so I don\’t …

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