Our friends at Taccia have been working hard to source some beautiful new fabrics for their Kimono Pen Rolls, and we need your help!
They've provided us with some sumptuous swatches of kimono cloth from Kyoto, and we need the community's help in narrowing down the selection. Below is a link to the poll for you to choose your favorite patterns. Choose from the poly-blend options, and the silk fabrics, as we'll be choosing the top contenders from both fabric types to offer this year.
For anyone not familiar with these gorgeous pen rolls, below are some a photos of last year's patterns in use.
The top choices will be offered as 4-pen, 8-pen rolls, and single pen wraps (new to Massdrop!) so choose your favorites now.
We'd love to hear more details on the different fountain pens you like. We do our best to source a variety of different brands, types and styles, and are always looking to stay in tune with the interests of the community.
· What do you look for in a fountain pen?
· What kind of nibs do you prefer?
· Are there particular models and brands you like?
Your suggestions and feedback are taken into account when we look for new products to put on the site so tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any preferences you have in between.
Check out our past and current fountain pens here: www.massdrop.com/search/fountain_pens/drops
Anyone in the community collect (and repair) vintage pens for use? I find it is often the next step in fountain pen collecting, but it took me about 10 years into the hobby before I built up the courage (and had the income to devote to it). I started with a lot of cheap and broken lever fill pens off eBay and now hunt specific brands and types. However, there’s just something elegant and satisfying in bringing an old pen back to life and pushing it back into service! My latest was a pair of wartime Conway Stewarts, which are uncommon pens here in the US but some of my favorites.
The 849 Fountain Pen is about to hit US stores.
Aluminum body, stainless steel nib. Available in seven finishes and three nib points; medium, fine and extra-fine.
So, who wants one?
Which color appeals to you the most?
You'd think that, with the popularity of 3D printers, there'd be dozens of 3D-printed fountain pens on the market. Thankfully, that's not been the case.
I think, for a 3D-printed pen to succeed, it has to bring something new to the table. Something that traditional manufacturing methods can't already offer.
To that end, the only project that comes close, in my opinion, is Additive Pens with their Double Helix.
They used 3D printing to create what is basically an eye-dropper that would have been practically impossible using traditional methods.
What impresses me the most, is that they only implement 3D printing where needed.
The cap and section of their latest batch, for example, are turned from Alumilite blanks the traditional way.
What do you think of them? Do you want one? I know, I do.
You know of other 3D-printed writing instruments that deserve mention?
Look forward to your comments.
I've created a poll for anyone who'd like to...
Schneider Ceod Shiny awarded renowned German Design Award
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Schneider is proud to have been able to impress the jury of the renowned German Design Award twice with its outstanding product design. The Design Award, which is known far beyond the borders of Germany, is awarded once a year by the German Design Council.
The Ceod Shiny fountain pen - 2020 Design Award Winner!
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