Visconti Homo Sapiens (stub-nib)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Visconti (from Florence, Italy) made a beautiful pen out of really ancient materials, bronze, lava and palladium. They introduced the pen at the Philadelphia Pen show in january 2010.

Visconti Homo Sapiens
The package contains, the pen, a beautiful luxury leather-feel box, a booklet on Visconti, a impregnate cloth for cleaning the bronze parts. Inside the booklet is a DVD on Visconti and on how to use the fountain pen. It also contains a seal with the serial number (mine is CG0015945459).

Moleskine Passions - Welness Journal

Monday, April 19, 2010

The new Moleskine Passions - Welness Journal

Iroshizuku ajisai (ink review)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This ink review is about the Iroshizuku ajisai ink. I bought this bottle at PenGallery in Malaysia. My experiences with this shop are good.

I bought some new flash gear, so had to try a lot and made a lot of pictures of this ink ;-)
Iroshizuku Ajisai

A nice vivid bluish purple color. It is named after the beautiful flower Hydrangea. But the color is more blue then purple.
Iroshizuku Ajisai

Creative office environment. Folio Professional.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A video introduces the possibility's a new Moleskine® collection dedicated to the office environment.

Sheaffer Turquoise (ink review)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In my search for a nice red, a lot of people on the Fountain Pen Network advised Sheaffer Skrip red. This ink was amazingly good. So I bought some more bottles with other colors. This bottle I bought at a small store in Groningen (The Netherlands) called Vulpenwereld (translation Fountain Pen World). It is a store where the owner still knows a lot on his business.
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

Writing with this color makes you longing for spring to come with sunshine and a beach. It is a swimming pool blue.Great color if you like turquoise. This ink has great shading!
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

New Montblanc 2010 Limited Edition Queen Elizabeth I Fountain Pen

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Queen Elizabeth I was one of few historical figures whose impact on history was so powerful that an entire era has been named after them – and she did it with a passion and charisma that still enthralls us today.

Elizabeth I ascended to the throne of England and Ireland in 1559, and over the next 44 years made her kingdom not just into a world power that ruled the seven seas, but also into Europe’s leading cultural nation of early modern times.

Today this golden age of British history is still known as the Elizabethan Era – a time when the English renaissance flourished, producing masters such as William Shakespeare and John Dowland and opening up Britain’s path into the present day. Her life has been filmed many times, the most recent version starring Cate Blanchett – clear proof that Queen Elizabeth I is still able to influence our lives today.

Montblanc pays tribute to this fascinating woman, queen and lover of culture with a stunning writing instrument – the Limited Edition Queen Elizabeth I. The pattern on the cap and cone is inspired by ornaments of the cover of the book "The Miroir or Glasse of the Synneful Soul".
• The lacquer reminds to an ermine, a symbol of royalty and Elizabeth I.
• The rose as the symbol of the Tudor dynasty as well as the cross with its green cabochon, are elements referring to Elizabeth I.
• Her motto is engraved on the cap ring "Video et Taceo".
• Handcrafted 18k gold nib with the royal crown.

Pelikan Blue Black

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I bought this vintage ink at a local flea-market. I saw three of these bottles with the right box. I paid $ 10,= for these beauty's. One box was a little bit damaged.
Pelikan Blue Black

It is a nice Blue Black. It is more blueish then Montblanc Blue Black. The color comes close to Iroshizuku tsuk-yo but without the green hue.
Pelikan Blue Black