Oh! my Sailors

Well, I was bitten by the bug of buying some fantastic sailors and had ordered them from Japan.. I got them yesterday and man, are those beauties are worth the wait or what !!! For a big (yes, I am!!) person like me, I felt the pens were a tad small .. Of course, I have got used to TWSBI too :(… So, presenting new Sailors..

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White Pen: SAILOR REGLUS Industrial Revolution White Body Stainless Fine Nib Fountain Pen

Red Pen: SAILOR LECOULE POWER STONE COLOR Stainless Steel Nib Medium Fine Nib Size Fountain Pen

Some closer looks…

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What’s new… What’s Cooking…

Yes.. Exactly.. What’s new.. What’s Cooking.. I can’t keep keep on adding new pens to my collection as it has a direct impact on my wallet… I am answerable to other shareholders @ home also :P.. So I decided to improvise

This week I decided to create something new.. Create  a new shade of ink… I mixed up Noodlers Dragon Napalm and Noodlers Borealis Black (20 ml: 8 ml approx.) and this is what was created..

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Of course, there were a couple of Pen Additions..

1. Pilot Cocoon Titanium (M) Nib – Inked and sample above in the note

2. Ratnamson No. 302

3. Wality 69B Black Piston Filler.

The last 2 are courtesy of my good friend from Fountain Pen Network (FPN)/ FPGeeks, Mesu, who has a great collection of Ratnamson, Swarans, Guiders etc.. Do check out her collection

 

Mission Accomplished…

As the saying goes, “Third time lucky“.. I was trying to find out shop called Meenakshi Stores on Avenue Road, Bangalore about whom I had read quite a few reviews.. I had tried twice earlier and failed.. This time, I found the shop thanks to a lot of support from my friend on FPN, Mesu.

I made some nice purchases and increased my collection (Sigh!.. as if that’s news).. My new additions to the collection include Swarna Ebonite Pens (another Indian brand that’s popular), Scripter Pens, an Airmil Piston Filler and an Oliver Exam Piston filler. My new beauties are

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L to R: Airmail 77RD Piston Filler, Scripter with a Parker-like Clip, Scripter Marbled Orange ED, Swarna Medium, Swarna Big, Scripter Marbled Brown ED, Baoer 8 Horses Piston Filler & Oliver Exam Clear Piston Filler

I inked up 4 of them, some with Indian inks like Chelpark and Bril while some others with international brands like Private Reserve and Noodlers. The current set of inked pens are

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Well.. after inking the pens up, can I hold back writing about the same.. So I wrote this note with the new pens..

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The final verdict is, while I have to use some of the pens more, Swarna Pen is an instant hit.. It’s absolutely comfortable in hands, wonderfully amazing to write.. Baoer 8 horses is a wonderful pen…

Tell me, what you think of my new additions??.. Do drop in your thoughts..

Inked up Pens: Feb 9 2014

Here’s presenting this week’s pens… As the saying goes, “A picture is worth thousand words..“.. The following is thanks to an inspiration from my friend, Charitha…

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My week’s pens are

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L to R: Airmail Wality 69T Clear (PR Sherwood Green), Pilot Vanishing point (PR Velvet Black), TWSBI Diamond 580 Clear (Noodlers Elysium Blue), Noodlers Ahab Flex Narwahl Spl. (Noodlers Dragon Napalm), Lamy Studio 67 (Lamy T-57 Turquoise)

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Inked Up Pens: Feb 3 2014

I plan to publish a weekly post showcasing my latest inked up pens which I plan to use for the week. Presenting (…drum roll…), the cynosure of my eyes, the exquisite beauties, my pens…

Feb 03 Daily Use Pens

(L to R): Guider Acrylic, Gama Kuyil, Pilot Vanishing Point, Lamy Studio 67, Airmail 69T Clear

Inks (L to R): Private Reserve Chocolat, PR Velvet Black, PR Daphne Blue, Lamy T-57 Turqoise, PR, Sherwood Green

Another view…

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Bedazzling Indian Pens

For a Fountain Pen lover, I think it is fair to say that India presents an unique opportunity to gift themselves a lot of pens which are highly cost-effective and absolutely wonderful. In the recent past after some reading, I was fascinated with the amount of history of each of these pens, the uniqueness of these pens and more importantly, the absolute adoration for these pens in US and other countries outside India.

So, I embarked on my journey to collect these masterpieces of my great country, India. Starting from Avenue Road in Bangalore to eBay, manufacturers to retailers, I had quite a fascinating journey and built some wonderful relationships along the way. And Oh! .. I did buy quite a few pens. The latest additions added an Indian tadka flavor to my existing collections. So, here’s presenting my Indian Collections

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Presenting Left to Right,

1. Camlin Kokuyo Green Vacuum Sleek

2. Camlin Kokuyo Teal Vacuum Sleek

3. Hero 332 Green with Golden Cap

4. Hero 332 Red with Golden Cap

5. Hero 332 Black with Golden Cap

6. Chelpark Sona Classic Maroon

7. Chelpark Sona Shiny Black

8. Serwex 1362 FP (which is actually a gift from a vendor)

9. Guider Acrylic  Blue

10. Guider Acrylic Red

11. Guider Acrylic Pink-Orange

12. Wality/Airmail 71JBD Jumbo Black Acrylic Eyedropper FP

13. Fellowship Supreme Jumbo Indian Eyedropper FP

14. Wality/Airmail 69T Blue Clear Acrylic Eyedropper FP

15. Gama Kuyil Custom-made Matte Black Ebonite FP

Some more pictures to enjoy

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Watch out more for interesting stories on each of these pens shortly.. Tell me what do you think???