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Fountain Pen Nib Types

2020-04-04 3 min read Fountain pens Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Here’s the thing about fountain pens, and fountain pen people.. we like choice, we like there being enough options to cover basically any potential use-case or look that we want. As such, there’s a variety of ways to actually produce the nib on a fountain pen, also giving a variety of different results. And that is what I’m going to lightly explain today.

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Refilling Fountain Pen Cartridges

2020-04-01 3 min read Fountain pens Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Fountain pens can take a variety of different ink storage formats, including cartridges, converters, literally nothing (“eyedropper”), internal pistons, vacuums… you get the point.

Ink cartridges are supposed to be one time use, but some people that I’ve talked to are asking if it’s possible to refill them. And while it’s possible, it’s not likely to be that 100% useful.

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Dear Diary: Today I Ruined a Pen

2020-03-13 3 min read Fails Fountain pens Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Note: This isn’t one of the backlogged posts, this one actually just happened.

So, yeah this was fun.

I was giving all my pens a thorough flush as, well, for most of them it was time for it, and for two of my pens (both the TWSBI brand ones), that means unscrewing the piston off the back. Anyone want to guess what happened just off that alone?

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So Many Different Ink Types

2020-03-25 5 min read Fountain pens Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Disclaimer: I only have photos for some of these, and that’s because those are the ones that I own.

So, back at it again with fountain pens. For most people, ink is ink. For us, well it’s much more advanced than that. Let’s take a look at some of the different ones: sheening, shimmering, iron gall, you name it.

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