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What is the Appeal of Demonstrators?
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1. Know how much ink is inside esp if a C/C Pen.
2. Enjoy looking at a piston mechanism you may have spent serious $$ on, or an interesting converter like a CON-70.
3. know what ink color is loaded in the pen before trying it (not always - colored demonstrators or darker inks are exceptions).
i look at it is the same reason some like the exhibition caseback on a mech/auto wristwatch. enhances the experience of use.
maybe I should kickstart a demonstrator lever fill pen?
Seeking Suggestions: Oblique Nib Holder
Calligraphers, I'm looking to purchase an oblique nib-holder. I've been using the plastic Speedball one that you can get for a couple dollars and I think I'm ready to upgrade. So far I've been looking at a lot of different Etsy shops. I've ...
There's one from Speedball: https://www.amazon.com/Speedball-H9455-Oblique-Holder-ANH9455/dp/B000BYT4FC
World's Best Pencils
So I've been thinking of exploring the world of pencils and wanted to get some feedback from everyone. Do you have any pencils that are a "must try"? [image] Here are a few that have caught my eye so far: Ticonderogas Palomino Golden Bears...
Yeah... what can I say... Ticonderogas are awesome!
Looking at a better way of filling a fountain pen.
[image] So I’m new to the hobby. Had a cartridge fountain pen way back in middle school that made a mess all the time. I have two actual decent pens now Right Choice Painting Company with bock Nibs Fine & Extra Fine. When it came to filling ...
Use the syringe and fill cartridges or a converter and done. Nothing wrong with that I keep a few clean cartridges...
What are your thoughts on Sailor Promenade?
EDIT: I've made my choice, my next expensive (by my standards) pen will be Sailor 1911L. Thank you everyone who contributed in the comments :) [image] Hi! I need some help or maybe just validation :) I'm new to the "modern" fountain pen, alt...
The Sailor 1911L is an excellent choice. Some of the best nibs in the business. I have found that for my purposes and...
New to Massdrop: wondering about people's interest in hand-crafted fountain pens?
So I'm new here, and i've been lurking and reading (a lot) of posts, trying to get a sense of things. And, to be honest, I'm still not sure... At the risk of putting myself out there: if I've missed a point, please be gentle! :) :) I'm ...
I have one. It looks great and writes beautifully: [image]
Is it safe to use India ink in a fountain pen?
I was recently gifted a small bottle of India ink and I used it for a glass dip pen. I wanna know if I can use this ink for a fountain pen. I'm not sure of this because ink for dip pens are chemically made to dry out faster, while fountain p...
For the sake of your pens, please don’t. It’s not meant for fountain pens and will destroy the nib and feed. Use only...
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