Basics of Fountain Pens
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.
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 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.
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.
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.