TWSBI Nib Size Comparison

TWSBI Nib Size Comparison

TWSBI is one of our most popular pen brands, and it’s also a personal favourite of mine. We’ve been carrying it for years now, since our earliest days at 906 Dundas West, and it’s been excited to watch them expand their lines and release special editions. As a retailer, TWSBI is also one of our favourites to do business with, pandemic or otherwise.

June 22, 2020 — wonderpens
Pilot Steel Nib Writing Samples

Pilot Steel Nib Writing Samples

Something long missing from the blog were writing samples of the Pilot steel nibs, which come in the Metropolitans, Kakunos, Preras and more.

March 31, 2020 — wonderpens
Blackwing Rebranding + How to Use a 2-Step Sharpener

Blackwing Rebranding + How to Use a 2-Step Sharpener

Blackwing has recently undergone a pretty substantial rebranding. Packaging for pencils and accessories has been refreshed and changed, and they’ve also redesigned their two step long-point sharpener, which is now available in three colours.

March 08, 2020 — wonderpens
What to Bring to Scriptus

What to Bring to Scriptus

As is commensurate with my usual helpfulness, the kids and I have been assigned to man the “general crafting” area, which involves supervising the stamping and giving away free buttons and postcards. Please come and see us.

October 26, 2019 — wonderpens
Pencil Hardnesses

Pencil Hardnesses

When I was in grade school, I remember very distinctly discussing personal preferences in pencils with some of my classmates. In particular, I remember one friend describing how she doesn't like sharpened pencils, but in fact prefers pencils that are just slightly dull - her writing being a bit small and curly, as I recall, and so she enjoyed having a rounded look to her lines. 
January 18, 2018 — wonderpens
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TWSBI ECO vs. 580 vs. 580 AL Comparison

TWSBI ECO vs. 580 vs. 580 AL Comparison

This post has been a long time coming! TWSBI released the ECO fountain pen now almost a year ago, and it has settled right into the TWSBI family, along with the flagship pen, the 580, and its metallic version, the 580 AL
November 07, 2016 — wonderpens
How to Change the Elastic for Midori Traveler's Notebooks

How to Change the Elastic for Midori Traveler's Notebooks

We've been missing the elastic on our display Passport Brown Traveler's Notebook for the shop for a while now, and finally, in a spurt of inspiration and productivity, I replaced it. 
January 13, 2016 — wonderpens
On Filling your TWSBI Vac-700 or Vac-Mini with the Vac-20 Inkwell

On Filling your TWSBI Vac-700 or Vac-Mini with the Vac-20 Inkwell

We just received in our shipment of TWSBI Vac-Mini pens and the newly re-released and re-designed Vac-20 inkwells, so I figured now would be a good time to introduce both!
December 20, 2015 — wonderpens
Fountain Pen Cleaning & Maintenance - Some General Advice

Fountain Pen Cleaning & Maintenance - Some General Advice

Keeping your fountain pen in good shape.
September 17, 2015 — wonderpens
Fountain Pen Friendly Notebooks For School (or When You're on a Budget)

Fountain Pen Friendly Notebooks For School (or When You're on a Budget)

With back-to-school, we figured this would be a great time to bring in some new affordable fountain pen friendly notebooks, whether you're a student or you're just looking for a good notebook.
September 02, 2015 — wonderpens