Tips & Tricks 2017-10-11T01:51:15+00:00

Tips & Tricks

What is the Purpose of a Hooded Nib?

Some of your favorite fountain pens have hooded nibs, like the Lamy 2000, but does it serve a purpose? While it can be aesthetically pleasing and allows for incognito fountain pen writing, it's not necessarily the [...]

October 11th, 2017|12 Comments

7 Ways to Re-use Empty Ink Bottles

Have you ever looked at the bottles that your fountain pen ink comes in and wished you could re-purpose them after the ink runs out? The variety of shapes and sizes is nearly endless, so it's [...]

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

What Makes a Fountain Pen Worth the Money?

Many may remember the feeling before they decided to buy their first pen, that hesitation to make the leap from inexpensive, possibly office- or school-supplied writing utensils to the more costly, "fancier" fountain pen. While there [...]

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Fountain Pen Nib Size Overview

What are the differences between Japanese and Western nibs? I read a lot online and see various comments about what the difference actually is, or that Japanese nibs write finer, but I figured it needed to [...]

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments