Basics of Fountain Pens
How to Fill a Piston-Filler Fountain Pen
A piston-filler is essentially a large syringe, where you twist the back of the pen to pull up the inner plunger/piston, which draws up ink. Ink then sits in your barrel.
How to Fill a Cartridge/Converter Fountain Pen
Cartridge/converter fountain pens are our most common fountain pens, and include such giants as the Lamy Safari, Pilot Metropolitan, Kaweco pens, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.