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Roundtable discussion podcast about fountain pens, ink and the people who go crazy for them, from Fountain Pens Oceania. New episodes every fortnight.

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Roundtable discussion podcast about fountain pens, ink and the people who go crazy for them, from Fountain Pens Oceania. New episodes every fortnight.

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Love Me Some Recs

By Philly_PB - Dec 28 2019
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It goes without saying that Chux, Diana, Sharon, and the rest of the Sydney and Melbourne crew have lavished us with their fountain pen knowledge, intelligent conversation, and slightly drunken silliness. But the value of their recommendations is off the charts. Keep them coming.

Pen geeks rejoice

By Tlewis1300 - Mar 15 2018
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Pen geeks, this is the podcast you're looking for! Great content and discussions.

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37 Ratings
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Love Me Some Recs

By Philly_PB - Dec 28 2019
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It goes without saying that Chux, Diana, Sharon, and the rest of the Sydney and Melbourne crew have lavished us with their fountain pen knowledge, intelligent conversation, and slightly drunken silliness. But the value of their recommendations is off the charts. Keep them coming.

Pen geeks rejoice

By Tlewis1300 - Mar 15 2018
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Pen geeks, this is the podcast you're looking for! Great content and discussions.
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The Nib Section

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Roundtable discussion podcast about fountain pens, ink and the people who go crazy for them, from Fountain Pens Oceania. New episodes every fortnight.

Rank #1: 58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

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Less of a traditional holiday gift guide, and more an expository of the hosts’ philosophies when it comes to gift-giving. 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

3:26—WWAWW 

Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Japan Special Edition 2019 Violet F w/ Pilot Black 

Diana: Opus 88 Omar Green w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm nib and Robert Oster Flaming Blue; Koloro Demonstrator Orange w/ Pilot Parallel 2.4mm nib and Montblanc Red Fox 

Brian: Sailor x Bungubox Pro Gear Tsuyuhikari; Sailor Pro Gear Slim (“Terracota Lame”?) 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Coral MCI (by Tav) 

10:46—News 

Aurora Optima 365 for 2020 - Appelboom

Franklin-Christoph 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph

Noodler’s Blue Ghost - Pulp Addiction

Pelikan Edelstein Garnet - Pen Chalet

15:59—Gift Guide 

Episode 33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Pilot Petit2 Sign Pen - Jet Pens

Chup Socks

23:17—First Kakuno Mention 

Pilot Kakuno - LarryPOST

24:42—Gift Guide continued 

TWSBI Eco - Pensive Pens

Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Ballpoint with gift box - Bookbinders Design

Caran d’Ache 849 Nespresso 2 Ballpoint - Bookbinders Design

Satellite Sentinel Project - Wikipedia

George and Max: A love story made in Hollywood - Independent

Furi Pro East/West Santoku Knife 17cm - Furi

Organics Studio Nitrogen - Bookbinders Design

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Red Fox Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe

Pilot Iroshizuku Ink 15mL bottles - Pen Classics NZ

Midori MD Notebook A5 - Milligram

@pensivepens

@dryad_pens

@woodshedpenco

@newtonpens

@brooks_803

@scriptorium_pens

@herbertpencompany

Pilot Pensemble Single Pen Roll - LarryPOST

Musubi A5 Special Edition Journals - Musubi Atelier

Musubi Pen Cases - Musubi Atelier

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 50 - Amazon

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 51 - Amazon

Shumi no bungu bako ink catalog organiser insert - @yokohama_sumomo

Galen Leather Desk Accessories - Galen Leather

Finetec Coliro Watercolours - Not Just A Card

Yamamoto Paper Tasting sets - Yamamoto Paper

Simson Cards - David Jones

La La Land Greeting Cards

Woodmansterne Christmas Cards

Artists’ Cards

1:05:36—Second (and Third) Kakuno Mention 

Limited Edition Colour Kakunos - Etsy

1:07:05—Gift Guide continued 

Franklin-Christoph

Pilot Decimos 20 Colours Vol. 1 - Bookbinders Design

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex

Stylo Art Karuizawa Stylo

Bokumondoh

Pilot Deluxe Kuro Seirei-Nuri - @inquisitivequill

1:29:58—Recommendations 

Lodge cast-iron skillet

Dorothy L. Sayers

Beekeeping 

Getting a lower interest on your home loan 

1:40:58—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Dec 05 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #2: 17 - Buy Now, Regret Later (Tokyo Edition)

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Taking over the microphone this episode are Sharyn and Leo, both freshly back from vacation and here to provide you with the Definitive (!!!) Pen-Lover’s Travel Guide to Japan. 

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The hosts were Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Leo (@inquisitivequill).

FORMAT

01:14—Japan Pen Fairs 2018 

Leo Travels: Tokyo Pen Extravaganza (2017)

Maruzen Nihonbashi World of Fountain Pen (7-13 March)

Mitsukoshi Fountain Pens of the World Festival (14-19 March)

Tokyo Pen Shop Quill

09:07—Special Japan Edition Pens and Inks

Mitsukoshi Decimo Pink & Blue

Nagasawa Emerald Green Decimo

Sankodo Zodiac Decimo

Kyo-iro Stone Road of Gion

21:56—Places to Visit 

Shinjuku

Ginza

Yodobashi Camera

Shibuya

Nihonbashi

Kansai

Ameyoko Markets

49:27—What We Are Writing With 

Sharyn: Mitsukoshi Platinum 3776 2018 “Kanzemizu” Limited Edition (Medium nib)

Leo: Aurora Sun Moon Lake silver trim Optima Limited Edition (BB, almost italic) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

51:03—Recommendations 

Leo: BUY ALL THE THINGS IN JAPAN

Sharyn: MinaLima

Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Recording and editing: Leo Fok, Denise Tang.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Apr 13 2018

53mins

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Rank #3: 55 - Care and Maintenance of Your Lamy 2000

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The Melbourne crew are back this episode, as Mel and Kevin talk to Tom May about his work as Milligram’s official pen doctor for all LAMY and Kaweco pens. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

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The hosts were Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick), Kevin (@sentience) and Tom (@harry_longbaugh). 

FORMAT

01:18—WWAWW 

Kevin: Lamy Lx Marron 

Tom: Palomino Blackwing 602 

Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise LE Fine w/ Robert Oster Aqua 

09:11—Feedback 

Episode 49 - A Truly Committed Filth Monster (2nd Anniversary Q&A Edition)

18:49—Tom May, Milligram’s Pen Doctor 

Milligram

Lamy Designers

Spheres (Kugel nibs) - Crónicas Estilográficas

The LAMY Nib Guide

Episode 48 - Colour Coordinating Is A Superpower

Lamy Dialog

Lamy Lady Fountain Pen Review - Write To Me Often

Lamy ST tri-pen - Milligram

Fountain Pen Supplies

Pensive Pens

Desk Bandit

Max Schumacher @maxschumacher98

Tav Sinanian @nunc_est_scribendi

1:07:10—News 

Melbourne Pen Show @melbournepenshow

1:08:19—Lamy Nerd-out 

Lamy 2000 Red (2013)

Lamy T53 Crystal Ink - Milligram

1:24:12—Recommendations 

Arevo

Paris, Texas (1984)

OXART Pottery @oxartpottery

1:29:09—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Kevin Yank, Mel Sanders, Tom May. 

Recording and editing: Kevin Yank, Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Tom May. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Oct 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #4: 11 - Collectors Series Part 1: “An Accumulation of Fountain Pens”

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We’re back! Kicking off the new year with the start of a new series of interviews with fountain pen collectors (loosely defined). We’ll delve into their habits, the histories of their collections, try to work out if there is method to the madness. All in pursuit of an answer to the eternal question: Can users and collectors peacefully co-exist?

The first guest for the Collectors Series is Mr. Nicholas Gold. Keep an eye out for further interviews in the series as we head into the 2018.

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The hosts were Chuck Montano, Christina Kowalin and Aidan O’Brien. The guest was Nicholas Gold.

FORMAT

00:55—What We Are Writing With

Christina: Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age, Pilot Vanishing Point Matte Black, Pilot Custom Heritage 92 

Aidan: Visconti Homo Sapiens Caput Mundi, Pelikan M805 Stresemann Chuck: Pilot Custom Heritage 92

Visit our Facebook or Instagram for photos of What We Are Writing With.

02:11—Mailbag/Reviews

If you want to make your podcasters happy, leave us a comment or review on our iTunes, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

03:33—Choose Your Side: Users vs Collectors

An inspiration for the series, though not mentioned in the episode, was Ed Jelley’s blog post: Bloggers Weigh In: Collecting Fountain Pens vs Using Fountain Pens.

09:23—Interview: Nicholas Gold

Montblanc Hemingway Writers Edition

OMAS 360

Pictures of Nicholas' fountain pens, including the stunning OMAS celluloids

OMAS Filarmonica

Montblanc Heritage 1914

Melbourne Pen Show

Sydney Pen Show CalliCon 2017 Col-o-ring Ink Testing Book Field Notes

OMAS 360 Arco Bronze John Mottishaw

Pilot Vanishing Point Raden Minamo “Water Surface”

Sailor Profit 1911 Large Aqua Blue

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 90th Anniversary

Armando Simoni Club AJOTO Pen

Nicholas’ blog: Quillidyllic

IG: @quillidyllic

Twitter: @youstruckgold

54:07—News

Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the Year Olivine

Lamy LE Vibrant Pink Ink

Platinum 3776 Oshino Unknown new Visconti Homo Sapiens model

55:18—Recommendations

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Luxumbra

58:09—Thanks and Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang. Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Special thanks to Nicholas Gold.

Music: Michael Pearce. Logo: Will H. Smith. Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Jan 16 2018

59mins

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Rank #5: 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101

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The Nib Section delves into the deep and diverse world of inks, providing not only a starting point for the beginners in the scene, but also answering questions from viewers in regards to various ink myths and mysteries, as well as looking ahead for what might be next in the industry of ink manufacture.

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania. You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

Go like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/TheNibSection/

Twitter: @thenibsection

The hosts were Chuck, Jean and Taveet with special guest Joanne Pham.

FORMAT

00:20—Panel intro

What We Are Writing With: – Chuck: Pilot CH92 Orange Demonstrator

– Tav: Vintage Japanese “Woden”

– Joanne: Franklin Christoph Pocket

– Jean: Platinum Maki-e Kanazawa

03:22—News With Max

One of our producers, Max Schumacher, goes through some of the happenings within the fountain pen market, looking at newly announced pens and inks.

08:18—The Basics

The hosts speak with Inksperts Tav and Joanne to find out some of the basic aspects of inks – what they’re made of, what each type of ink is and some of the science behind it.

19:45—The Deeper

Ever wondered what the most recently discovered shade of blue is? Joanne happens to know, and the panel delve into what’s been happening in the innovation and development of new and exciting colours, some of them even coming from spiders (arachnophobia warning).

For iron gall inks with lower iron content, that are less likely to cause blockages, try Pelikan 4001 Blue Black and the Platinum Classic series of inks. The usual precautions for iron gall inks (regular cleaning, avoid contact with metal parts) apply.

25:46—Ink FAQs

The panel answer questions from our audience:

  • Are Iron-Gall inks safe in vintage pens?
  • What inks will behave well in what pens?
  • How do you keep ink in good condition?
  • How do you clean ink-caked pens?
  • Do shimmer inks clog pens?
  • Does the Noodler’s Eel range lubricate Piston/Vac pens?
  • How to remove ink from various surfaces?
  • What is the most permanent ink?
  • What makes an ink wet?
  • What makes an in sheen?
  • Worst or Best inksperience?
  • What are your favourite Inks?

48:21 – Recommendations

From Jean: TV Show – Atypical

From everyone else: Sun protection!

50:18—Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Max Schumacher, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Music: Michael Pearce. Logo: Will H. Smith. Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Originally published on October 10, 2017.

Oct 10 2017

51mins

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Rank #6: 45 - Write Therapy

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Two friends and fountain pen nerds chat about writing and self care.

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The host was Diana (@thegrynne), and her guest was Laura (@inkpea and @vientocorre).

If you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, please get in contact with Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, or seek help at www.beyondblue.org.au.

FORMAT

10:06—WWAWW

Laura: Aurora Optima Black Resin F

Diana: Montblanc 146 90th Anniversary EF

11:34—Writing as self care

Spoon theory

26:19—Misc pen stuff

Conid

Episode 12 - We Can’t All Be Montblanc, Some Of Us Are Lego

32:15—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks: Laura.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

33:09—After Dark

Roterfaden

Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter ST_17

The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

@randomstoryprompts

Good Omens

The Hot Zone

Killing Eve

Jun 06 2019

54mins

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Rank #7: 37 - Instant Fountain Pen Expert

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We test our mettle against a *cough* somewhat *cough* dubious quiz, and discover who out of the hosts is the definitive “Instant Expert”. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne).

FORMAT

02:39—Instant Experts Quiz

From Collecting Pens by Edward Kiersch (2006)

  1. What are the rarest and most prized pens?
  2. Why is the Parker Snake so coveted?
  3. What is the most prized limited edition?
  4. What distinguishes Namiki from other brands?
  5. Which ballpoint pens have the best resale value?
  6. What pens should be avoided?
  7. Which is a more desirable category, vintage or contemporary limited editions?
  8. When do vintage pens need to be reconditioned?
  9. Should vintage fountain pens be used or only displayed?
  10. How is a pen’s value determined?
  11. What’s the best way to buy pens?
  12. If a pen has cracks, should it be avoided?
  13. What pens are most prone to fakes and forgeries?
  14. How can you spot a counterfeit pen?
  15. What is meant by a pen’s “condition”? What should a collector be sure to look for?
  16. How are fountain pens cleaned and how often should this be done?
  17. How can leaks be prevented?
  18. What are the best ways to store pens?
  19. Which lesser-known pen manufacturers are likely to increase in value in the future?
  20. Should collecting pens be mainly a fun-filled hobby or an investment?

1:18:10—What We Are Writing With

Sharyn: Sailor Profit 1911 Large SM

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear Realo Rounded Nose Cursive Italic

Tav: Delta Dolcevita Frederico Oversize B

Diana: Faber-Castell Ondoro Orange M w/ Kobe 20 Motomachi Red

1:22:08—Recommendations

Tidelands

@missyminzi

Tuxedo

Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

1:27:35—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Feb 14 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: 15 - Collectors Series Part 2: "Handle Carefully Or Else It Explodes"

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Continuing with our series of interviews with fountain pen collectors, Sharyn and Diana sat down with Costa for a dive deep into his single-brand obsession: OMAS.

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania. You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

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The hosts were Sharyn Zha (@sharynzha) and Diana Dai (@thegrynne), with special guest Costa Koutsis.

FORMAT

01:17—Interview with Costa Koutsis

Peters of Kensington

ASC (Armando Simoni Club)

OMAS (1997) by Emilio Dolcini

Novelli Pens & Pipes

Joon Pens (closed)

Fountain Pen Hospital

Visit our Facebook photo album to see photos of some of the OMAS pens we mention in this episode.

32:34—Thanks and Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Sharyn Zha, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Special thanks to Costa Koutsis for talking to us.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Mar 12 2018

32mins

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Rank #9: 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017, LarryPOST

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Just in the nick of time for the holidays, our hosts offer their gift recommendations for all those special people in your lives, and Sophia brings us an interview with the owner of the Australian pen and stationery retailer, LarryPOST.

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania. You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

Go like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/TheNibSection/

Twitter: @thenibsection

The hosts were Chuck Montano, Max Schumacher, Sharyn Zha, Patrick Antolovich and Diana Dai. Jenny Saunders was interviewed by Sophia Le.

FORMAT

01:26—What We Are Writing With

Diana: Pilot Custom 845, Diamine Schubert

Patrick: Omas Milord, Montblanc BMW Blue

Sharyn: Sailor Pent Professional Gear Realo Precious Aquamarine, Sailor Kobe #2

Max: Lamy 2000, Aurora Black

Chuck: Nakaya Naka-ai Polished Shu, Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Photos of the pens up on Facebook.

10:57—Mailbag/Reviews

14:40—Interview with Jenny Saunders of LarryPOST

Sophia Le interviews the owner and head pen specialist of LarryPOST, Jenny Saunders, to chat about why she started her business, how the Australian pen market has changed over the last 7 years, and also to get her gift recommendations for the coming holiday season.

LarryPOST offers some unique services, including a custom embossing service, a loaner pens initiative, ink samples, and paper samples.

CIAK leather-bound notebooks

For newcomers: Pilot MR (Metropolitan) or Faber-CastellFor experts: Pilot Justus or Graf von Faber-Castell

For kids: Pelikan Twist or TWSBIFor artists: De Atramentis Waterproof Document Inks

For minimalist planners: Leuchtturm1917 A5 hardcover

Sophia’s hoping for a GvFC Classic Pernambuco this Christmas. *hint hint*

For even more recommendations, take a look at LarryPOST’s shopping guides

31:25—News

Melbourne Pen Show 2017

32:59—Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Fountain Pen Beginner

Fountain Pen Expert

Children/Young Adults

Minimalist Planner

Artist/Creative Journaller

Self-gifting

Check out the Pen Addict for more gift ideas.

1:12:20—Recommendations

Clickspring

Call Me By Your Name soundtrack

Michaelcthulhu

Amazon Echo Dot

Love on Netflix

1:17:29—Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sophia Le, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Special thanks this episode go to Jenny Saunders of LarryPOST for speaking to us.

Music: Michael Pearce. Logo: Will H. Smith. Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Nov 20 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: 7 - QC Controversies: Nakaya, Visconti, TWSBI

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This Episode on The Nib Section, our panel travel down a darker path of fountain pen ownership: Quality Control. Hosts Chuck and Diana speak to a wide range of guests to discuss the relationship between creator and customer. Brian Saputro comes in to speak about the art of Japanese Laquer that has made manufacturer Nakaya so popular, coupled with Sharyn Zha, a well loved and respected member of the FPO, known for her various collections. After, the panel is joined by Aidan O’Brien, a FPO leader and collector of Visconti and TWSBI, ready to answer repeated claims that both Visconti and TWSBI are lacking in the QC department. Flanked on all sides with knowledge is returning guest Taveet, ready to explain all terms further.

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The hosts were Chuck Montano, Diana Dai, Brian Saputro, Sharyn Zha, Aidan O'Brien and Taveet Sinanian.

FORMAT

00:19—Panel intro

What We Are Writing With:  – Chuck: Pro Gear Realo

– Diana: Pilot VP: Raden Minamo

– Sharyn: Montblanc Boheme Paso Doble Rouge

– Aidan: Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age

02:40—Tragedy Of Nakaya’s Success

The panel recollect the rise of Nakaya, a formerly very small team of Japanese artisan fountain pen makers, now much larger and more streamlined due to popular demand, and what that can mean for the loss of close attention to detail. Brian explains the artistry behind their processes, including his own endeavours into the world of Japanese Laquer.

There are at least three famous types of maki-e: Hira maki-e, which is a flat maki-e; Taka maki-e, where the design is firstly raised using sumiko, charcoal powder, followed by gold powder application; and Kaga maki-e which uses gold flakes or foils instead of powder. Next, is the Raden, which involves the application of abalone shell or mother of pearl onto wet lacquer, whether it’s in the form of strips, flakes, or shapes.

Tamenuri, well, this is a bit less known i think. It literally translates to “pooling”. In lacquer-sense, this effect can be achieved by applying layers and layers of clear urushi, which is actually brown, on top of a coloured undercoat. However, this technique can be cheated by applying only a few layers of black urushi and sanding the corners down. Results won’t be the same, but from a distance it does.

Chinkin, is a peculiar one. It’s relatively new compared to the ones i mentioned before. This involves making incisions on cured urushi, applying maki-e to the incisions. This technique gives depth and perspective, depending on the artist’s design.

28:02—QC Woes of Visconti and TWSBI

Visconti is known as the pinnacle of Fountain Pen collection for many people. However, especially in Australia, it seems that it’s hard to come across a pen that doesn’t have a problem in some way. Aidan answers some questions about what’s happening, why it’s happening, and what you can do about it. Furthermore, TWSBI also is examined for potential QC issues.

– Visconti Service Address: service@visconti.it

54:44—Recommendations

– Sharyn: Planet Earth 2

– Diana: Wild Alaska, and an additional 40 hours of Planet Earth 2 footage

– Aidan: The Expanse

– Taveet: Penny Dreadful

– Chuck: Mister Lui

58:47—Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang. Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.Music: Michael Pearce.  Logo: Will H. Smith.  Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Oct 23 2017

59mins

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Rank #11: 21 - The Question of Worth

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The hosts delve deep into their souls and their wallets to examine the question of worth. What do we mean when we say a pen is “worth it”? What is our ceiling when it comes to spending money on a fountain pen? And isn’t it all subjective anyway?

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Brian (@briansaputro), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

00:42—What We Are Writing With

Diana: Pilot Custom Heritage 743 Burgundy Fine

Sharyn: Sailor Pro Gear Realo Precious Aquamarine

Brian: Sailor Maki-e Carp Nagahara Cross Concord

Chuck: Lamy 2000 BB

04:08—Mailbag

04:50—Are fountain pens (in general) worth it?

PaperMate Kilometrico

Pilot Kakuno

10:01—How we decide if a particular pen is worth the price?

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018

TWSBI Eco

Lamy Safari

Conid Giraffe

Pilot Hira Maki-e

ST Dupont Stones Fortune L'Aquart Amethyst Limited Edition 88 Fountain Pen

AP Special Edition Lotus

Sailor King of Pen King Eagle

The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think, by Douglas T. Kendrick and Vladas Griskevicius

Nakaya Naka-ai

Nakaya Raden Ao-Gai Zukushi

Aesthetic Bay

Nakaya The Waves Crest

34:40—Buying and selling fountain pens

Parker Vacumatic Maxima Double Jewel

43:35—Buying from brick and mortar stores

Platinum 3776 Celluloid Koi

Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl

Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Pernambuco

Nakaya Naka-ai Shu

Nakaya Naka-ai Nanohana-iro

Episode 19 - Treat It Like Your Would Your Grandma; Collectors Series Part 3

Kinokuniya Sydney

Pen Classics NZ

Desk Bandit

Pensive Pens

The Goulet Pen Company

Pendleton’s Pens

54:50—Recommendations

Mr. Kate

Homemade pancetta

Vulfpeck, Mr. Finish Line

YSL La Laque Couture

Carl Kapp (@carlkapp)

59:15—Thanks and Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Jun 07 2018

1hr

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Rank #12: 44 - Carry and Storage

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We put the question to the community: what makes for the ideal carry and storage solutions for fountain pens?

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne).

FORMAT

00:38—WWAWW

Chuck: Pilot Custom 823 M 18k nib w/ Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro

Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Antique Glass Special Edition 14k flex nib w/ Bungubox Piano Mahogany

Diana: ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo XL Red and Palladium M 18k w/ Caran d’Ache Sunset

Tav: Parker 51 Light Teal Stub w/ Sailor Jentle Yama-dori

14:16—Feedback

18:06—Fountain Pen Carry and Storage

Galen Leather Pen Rolls

Montblanc leather 3-pen pouch

Caran d’Ache leather case for 2 pen

Aurora 2-pen case - Fahrney’s Pens

Corbo teal 4-pen leather wrap/case - Galleria on Rakuten

Snug as pens in a rug - Leigh Reyes

Nagasawa kip leather single pen sleeves - Nagasawa on Rakuten

Nagasawa kip leather notebook cover - Nagasawa on Rakuten

Peg and Awl Sendak Artist Roll

Pen wraps made by Nan and Ling - FPN

Gallery of pen wraps by Ling

Pilot Pensemble - LarryPost

Sharyn’s 10-pen display boxes made by Yachingstyle - TNS on FB

Contact Yachingstyle to order her pen display boxes

Franklin-Christoph Pen Cases

Frank Clegg Fountain Pen Case

Interview: Frank Clegg of Frank Clegg Leatherworks - Juxtapoz Magazine

Episode 19 - Treat It Like You Would Your Grandma

Diana’s ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I - TNS on FB

Caran d’Ache Leman - Pen Chalet

Caran d’Ache Varius China Blue - Penporium

Visconti Dreamtouch Leather Pen Cases - Goulet Pen Company

Nikolai Piquadro Two Pen Leather Case - Chatterley Luxuries

Chris’ Visconti case with fabric lining - TNS on FB

Taccia Kimono Pen Roll

1:22:36—Recommendations

Write down prompt words for writing/drawing inspiration

Behind the Bastards

West Elm Mongolian Lamb Cushion Covers

Star Trek Discovery

1:32:03—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Nguyên Ngô (Paul) and Chris Grant. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

May 23 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #13: 48 - Colour Coordinating is a Superpower

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How—if at all—do you colour coordinate pen and ink? The hosts discuss the satisfaction that comes with matching a pen with its perfectly paired ink colour, and all the quirks and self-imposed rules that guide our decisions. 

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This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

00:44—WWAWW

Brian: Sailor Pro Gear Slim Demonstrator and Manyou 

Sharyn: ST Dupont D-Line Atelier Tortoise Brown w/ Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Azzurra BB w/ Iroshizuku Syo-ro and Optima 365 Coral Red MCI w/ Sailor Irori 

Diana: PenBBS 456 Clear Demonstrator w/ Sailor 21k Port of Kobe H-MF nib and Private Reserve Naples Blue 

Nagasawa x Sailor Port of Kobe Waterfront Realo - Nagasawa

Nagasawa x Sailor Port of Kobe Waterfront Red Realo - Nagasawa

13:57—Feedback and News 

If you have a question you’d like the hosts to answer in our upcoming 2nd Anniversary Q&A episode, you can send it to us via Instagram, Facebook, Discord or email

18:16—Colour Coordinated 

The Year I Became Addicted To Monochrome - The Cut

Visconti Watermark Rainbow LE - La Couronne du Comte

Katamari - Fandom Wiki

Private Reserve Ink

Montblanc Blue Palette - Montblanc

Colors of the Four Seasons—Again - Crónicas Estilográficas

Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink

54:10—Review: Lamy Notebooks

Lamy Notebooks - Lamy Australia

Photos of Sharyn’s writing tests - TNS on Facebook

Products were provided by Lamy Australia for review 

1:30:48—Recommendations 

Pecorino al Tartufo 

Strong Songs

Shitposting is an art, if history is any indication - Polygon

tumblr meme culture is really just a form of neo dadaism

Gloomology Golden Garlic Enamel Pin

Eat more garlic 

Learn another language 

1:44:14—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Jul 18 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #14: 43 - Pet Peeves

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We compiled and condensed all our pet peeves and unpopular opinions into one episode, because everyone needs to let off steam every once in a while.

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne).

FORMAT

01:26—WWAWW

Tav: TWSBI Aurora B w/ Maruzen Athena Eternal Blue

Sharyn: Opus 88 Demonstrator w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm and Sailor Jentle Fuji Musume

Diana: Sailor Pro Gear Millecolore Blue H-MF w/ Sailor Souboku

Chuck: Sailor Pro Gear King of Pen Demonstrator M w/ Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Photo of the Millicolore next to a regular Sailor with gold trim - TNS on FB

10:50—Feedback

17:12—Giveaway

@quadrupod / Sumire Glass

The hosts’ glass pen pillows

See post on IG for giveaway instructions on how to enter

20:16—Pet Peeves

Episode 7 - QC Controversies: Nakaya, Visconti, TWSBI

Episode 28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

Visconti Wall Street LE - Manllectables

Visconti Pentagon - Appelboom

It's official: The Pilot Con-20 and Con-50 converters have been discontinued in favor of the Con-40 - Nibs.com

Platinum Converter - Cult Pens

How to Fill a Pilot Con-70 Converter - The Goulet Pen Co

Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Grenadilla - Alt. Haven

Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Marietta - Franklin-Christoph

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Episode 13 - Try To Break This Pen...For Science

Sharyn holding a jumbo-sized Japanese ebonite and maki-e pen - TNS on FB

Eboya

Episode 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101

Episode 42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora

Montegrappa Queen of Hearts - Penporium

Pilot Decimo new colours - TNS on FB

Richard Binder

Mike Masuyama

David Nishimura

1:03:48—Recommendations

GoFundMe for Cherrylyn’s Medical Expenses

Adam Liaw’s recipe for teriyaki sauce

The MCU and Inside Out on Stan Unlimited Streaming

Take some time out

1:08:55—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

May 09 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: 10 - End-of-Year Roundup 2017

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It’s time to finish up the year (and celebrate our 5-month anniversary) by answering your lingering questions and reminisce on the events of 2017. The hosts also discuss what paper planners they’ll be using in the new year, and Diana hints at what’s to come on the podcast.

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The hosts were Chuck Montano, Max Schumacher, Sharyn Zha, Patrick Antolovich and Diana Dai.

FORMAT

00:40—What We Are Writing With

Sharyn: ST Dupont Fidelio Interentielle

Max: Pilot Custom Heritage 92 MF Cursive Italic, Sailor Yama-dori

Patrick: Lamy Vista 1.1mm, Lamy Neon Coral

Chuck: Omas Ogiva Vodka Lemon, Akkerman Dutch Masters 03

05:45—Mailbag/Reviews

08:00—Memorable Moments of 2017

Fountain Pens Oceania

Regal Pens

Pelikan Hubs 2017

Inquisitive Quill

13:10—Q&A

  • How to convert non-FP users
  • Reactions to ‘fancy pens’
  • Buyer’s remorse
  • Top 5 inks
  • What makes a vintage pen?
  • Pilot 100th anniversary
  • Best ‘cheapies’
  • Matching ink to pens

Sharyn: Montblanc Saint-Exupery Encre du Desert, Sailor Mitsukoshi Hana-Hiraku (discontinued), Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu, Monteverde Olivine, Sailor Kobe #17 Shioya Blue

Max: Diamine Autumn Oak, Sailor Yama-dori, Sailor Souten, Aurora Blue, Caran d’Ache Vibrant Green

Patrick: Diamine Steel Blue, Edelstein Tanzanite, Montblanc BMW Blue, Kaweco Red, Bookbinders Red Belly Black (discontinued)

Chuck: Akkerman Dutch Masters 03 Gele Oker van Frans "French Yellow Ochre”, Iroshizuku Syo-ro

34:43—Planning and Goals

Hobonichi Techo Weeks

Amazon Echo and Alexa

Hobonichi 5-Year Techo

40:20—Coming Soon in 2018 on the Nib Section

Aussie fountain pen ink makers: Robert Oster Signature, Bookbinders Snake Ink (sadly discontinued), Toucan, Van Diemans, Blackstone.

If you have any suggestions for future episodes, write to us!

43:36—Recommendations

Fractal Dreamers

Rintattoo (Rin Lu)

Max wants you to learn a hands-on skill

Big Mouth on Netflex

American Vandal on Netflix

46:39—Thanks and Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang. Recording and editing: Patrick Antolovich, Denise Tang. Music: Michael Pearce. Logo: Will H. Smith. Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Dec 18 2017

49mins

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Rank #16: 39 - Collectors Series Part 5: "Lamy Archaeology"

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Mel talks to Kevin Yank about his Lamy Museum, and the relationship that Lamy the company has to its own long history and heritage.

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The host was Mel Sanders (@the_fine_nib_chick), interviewing Kevin Yank (@sentience).

FORMAT

01:44—WWAWW

Kevin: Lamy 18 Special w/ Lamy Peridot

Mel: Waterman Carene Gunmetal w/ Waterman Mysterious Blue

Photo on Facebook

05:05—Interview with Kevin Yank

Lamy Studio

Kevin's Lamy Studio Collection - Flickr

Lamy Dialog 3 - Milligram

Lamy 27 - FPN

Lamy 99/36 - WakiSquirrel

Lamy 2000 - A Better Desk

Lamy Profil - FPN

The Lamy Safari Is a Fountain Pen for Dummies - NY Mag

Lamy CP1 - The Pen Company Blog

Lamy CP50 vs CP1 - FPN

Lamy Unic - The Clicky Post

Lamy Pur - Pete Denison

Lamy st - Sal

Lamy Linea - The Pen Company Blog

Lamy Lady - Write To Me Often

Lamy Persona - Alt.haven

Lamy Imporium - Gourmet Pens

Lamy Studio Pearl Terracotta - kmpn

Episode 34 - Trams, Rain and Avacado Lattes (Melbourne Pen Show 2018 Edition)

Pilot Murex/Myu - Tokyo Fountain Pen Scene

Pilot M90 - The Clicky Post

Lamy Studio Wild Rubin - Pendora’s Box

1:25:40—Recommendations

The Last Day of June

Endometriosis Australia

1:29:27—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Mel Sanders.

Recording and editing: Mel Sanders and Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Kevin Yank.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Mar 14 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #17: 54 - Collectors Series Part 7: "Mass-Produced Curator"

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Tom May, local “pen doctor” for Lamy and Milligram, and collector/connoisseur of all things analog, joins Mel and Kevin for a Collectors Series episode. 

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The hosts were Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Kevin (@sentience). Special guest was Tom May (@harry_longbaugh). 

FORMAT

01:10—WWAWW 

Tom: Parker 1946 Vacumatic Golden Pearl in a Rod Hallewell case w/ Lamy Black 

Kevin: Lamy 2000 w/ Lamy Blue-Black 

Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Green Faceted w/ Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro 

05:05—Collectors Series: Tom May 

Episode 39 - Collectors Series Part 5: “Lamy Archaeology”

Palomino Blackwing 602 - Milligram

Eberhard Faber Blackwing 601 - No Ordinary Pencil

General Pencil Company Cedar Pointe - Pencil Revolution 

Mitsubishi 9850 - Pen Paper Pencil

Lamy 2000 Blue Bauhaus Limited Edition

Parker Vacumatic - The Gentleman Stationer

Parker Vacumatic - Parkerpens.net

Dudek Modern Goods

Musgrave Pencil Company

Junghans Max Bill

Universal Genève Polerouter - Worn & Wound

Mario Bellini Divisumma 18 calculator - MoMA

Mass Made Soul

'Aster 20' TV set designed by Mario Bellini and Dario Bellini - Quittenbaum

Sheaffer Oversized Vac-filled Balance Carmine - Peyton Street Pens

Pendleton’s Pens

Episode 11 - Collectors Series Part 1: Nicholas Gold

44:54—Recommendations 

Werner Herzog, Of Walking In Ice

Culture Amp Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit

No BS Coffee

51:36—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Kevin Yank, Mel Sanders. 

Recording and editing: Kevin Yank, Diana Dai.

Special thanks: Tom May. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Oct 10 2019

52mins

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Rank #18: 35 - End of Year Wrap...up 2018

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In this...somewhat tipsy end-of-year episode (prerecorded in November), we answer your questions about our favourite nibs, most memorable fountain pen experiences, reflections on a year and a half of podcasting, and much more! 

Happy holidays to all our listeners! 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Melissa (@missdgraf), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). The excellent pup who was (mostly) silent throughout the recording was Sebastian (@sebby.lion).

FORMAT

01:39—What We Are Writing With

Sharyn: Sailor Nagasawa Black Proske “Brosque” Zoom w/ Sailor Kin-Mokusei

Diana: Opus 88 Demonstrator with Regalia Crown Epilogue w/ Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Melissa: Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS Couture Rose Gold with Swarovski Crystal

Brian: Omas Milord Arco Brown w/ Sailor Rikyu-Cha

Chuck: Aurora 88 Minerali Amber BB and Aurora 88 Sole M

10:50—Q&A

  • Therese Brand: I'd love to have a better understanding of the different flex nibs vs waverly/cursive/italic, stub/music, zoom nibs etc from the different brand...pros & cons, your own preferences and why?
  • Ayeneneyeee: What has been your favourite fountain pen related experience, fact, or skill you've learnt this year?
  • Ayeneneyeee: Fountain pen goals for next year? This can be a pen (or let's be honest, pens) you're chasing, a new direction for your collection (russian vintage or even a big cull?), or maybe you're considering exploring new terrain (e.g. nib tuning, urban sketching, ink making...).
  • Sharyn: How much ink is “enough”?
  • Father Kyle: Self reflections on doing a full year of podcasting about pens.
  • Paperlate: It seems like a few of you have extensive Japanese pen collections; it would be great to hear what some of your favourite pens are in each of your collections.
  • Tinybadge: What sub-$50 fountain pens can you all recommend?
  • Sharyn: Biggest FP surprise and biggest disappointment this year?

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Episode 28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

Indy Pen Dance

Pilot Waverly Nib Review - The Well-Appointed Desk

Sailor Zoom Nib Review - Parka Blogs

Regalia Writing Labs Crossflex Nib

Episode 27 - “Horses for Courses” plus Sydney Pen Show Recap

Episode 14 - Analog Strikes Back

Namiki Yukari Hydrangea Raden

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blue - My Hearty Timber Box

TWSBI Eco Transparent Blossom Red - LarryPost

The Wink Pen: A Review - The Pen Addict

Yachingstyle Glass Nib Fountain Pen

Pineider

Opus 88 Demonstrator - Desk Bandit

Opus 88 Koloro - Pen Classics NZ

1:20:27—Recommendations

Muddy Colors

Outlier Slim Dungarees

Wear comfy shoes to your parties

Havaianas

Pet Circle

Knife sharpening stone

1:31:28—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Sharyn Zha and Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Dec 20 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #19: 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor

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Diana talks to Dr. Audrey Matteson of Franklin-Christoph about her journey from microbiologist and “fountain pen spouse” to FC’s in-house nib specialist. 

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This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) with special guest Audrey (@thenibdoctor). 

FORMAT

00:50—Interview: Audrey Matteson 

@thenibdoctor

Franklin-Christoph

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than The Eye Can See w/ Anabelle Hiller

Anabelle Hiller

Inkdependence!

Richard Binder

Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2018 w/ Jim Rouse - The Pen Addict

Bertrams Inkwell

Mike Masuyama

@yukio.nagahara

The Franklin-Christoph SIG nib - The Pen Addict

Mark Bacas (Nib Grinder)

Ralph Reyes (Regalia Writing Labs)

Jonathan Brooks (Carolina Pen Company)

Ryan Krusac

Audrey’s Bungubox x Sailor Sapporo “Hello San Francisco” SF Pen Show 2019 Limited Edition Music - @inkdependence

Jacque Herbin Bleu Austral - Milligram

Inkantadora

Jesi Raine (Vintage Pen Shop)

Faggionato

Papier Plume

Aurora Black - The Writing Desk

1:22:02—Recommendations 

Saving Grace NC

1:23:59—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Audrey Matteson. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Sep 12 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #20: 25 - Top Pen & Stationery Retailers

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Five hosts, some new and some returning, break down their favourite online and b&m pen retailers.

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro), Jon (@thebeautifulbrain) and Hayden (@strolling.sydney).

FORMAT

01:28—What We Are Writing With

Chuck: Sailor x Classic Pens Realo w/ Diamine Twilight

Brian: Namiki Nippon Art Origami Penguin w/ Sailor Nioi Sumire

Jon: Montblanc 90th Anniversary Guilloche 146 EF and Sailor Pro Gear Hummingbird with Raden

Sharyn: Pelikan M400 White Tortoise

Hayden: Parker Striped Duofold Major “Dusty Red” w/ J. Herbin Vert Empire

03:27—Top online retailers  

Sharyn

  1. Pen Classics NZ
  2. Overjoyed
  3. Peter’s of Kensington
  4. Pen Chalet
  5. Rakuten - in particular Pent

Brian

  1. Cerisiers Japonais
  2. Hobby Japan
  3. Engeika / Hunnyhunt
  4. Pisuke2005
  5. Carmen Rivera Pens

Hayden

  1. Pensive Pens
  2. Goulet Pens
  3. My Hearty Timber Box
  4. Milligram, formerly NoteMaker
  5. Peter’s of Kensington

Jon

  1. Fountain Pen Network Classifieds
  2. Classic Pens (Nibs.com)
  3. Bookbinders Online
  4. Goulet Pens
  5. La Couronne du Comte

Chuck

  1. Rakuten
  2. Classic Pens (Nibs.com)
  3. Milligram, formerly Notemaker
  4. Bookbinders Online
  5. Goulet Pens

Overall

  1. Goulet Pens, Bookbinders Online (tied)
  2. Rakuten, Classic Pens (tied)
  3. Pen Classics NZ, Pensive Pens, Cerisiers Japonais, Milligram, FPN (tied)

27:12—Honourable mentions

Chatterley Luxuries

Pendleton’s Pens

28:37—Top brick and mortar retailers

Hayden

  1. Dymocks Stationery, Sydney CBD  
  2. Milligram, Melbourne Central
  3. Bespoke Letterpress, Bowral
  4. Bookbinders Online, Brisbane
  5. Peter’s of Kensington, Kensington and Paper2, Surry Hills (closed)

Jon

  1. Aesthetic Bay, Singapore
  2. PenUltimate, Sydney Chifley Plaza
  3. Dymocks Stationery, Sydney CBD  
  4. Peter’s of Kensington, Kensington
  5. Kinokuniya, Sydney

Brian

  1. Kingdom Note, Tokyo
  2. Bungubox, Omote-sando
  3. Sekaido, Shinjuku
  4. G. Itoya, Ginza
  5. Peter’s of Kensington, Kensington and Dymocks Stationery, Sydney CBD  

Sharyn

  1. Bungubox, Omote-sando
  2. Nagasawa Umeda, Osaka and Nagasawa Penstyle Den, Kobe
  3. Aesthetic Bay, Singapore
  4. Milligram, Melbourne Central
  5. Dymocks Stationery, Sydney CBD  

Chuck

  1. Kinokuniya, Sydney
  2. Dymocks Stationery, Sydney CBD
  3. Wonder Pens, Toronto  
  4. G. Itoya, Ginza
  5. Officeworks

Overall

  1. Dymocks Stationery, Sydney CBD
  2. Bungubox, Omote-sando
  3. Aesthetic Bay, Singapore  

51:39—Special mentions

Richard Binder

Oscar Braun Pens

Tokyo Quill

Peyton Street Pens

EuroBox

56:57—Recommendations

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Getting a blood test if you’re over 25

The Mummy (2017)

Getting lost when travelling in a foreign country

Act III, Scene I, La Clairiere 90x90 carré by Hermès

@instachaaz

1:02:59—Thanks and Credits

Producers: Diana Dai, Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Aug 02 2018

1hr 3mins

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63 - Quarantine Diaries

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First week of self isolation for us in Sydney! Already there is domestic strife brewing in the Sharyn and Sebbie household. Is this our new normal for the foreseeable future? How are two Australians and a Hongkonger keeping themselves happy and occupied during these crazy times. 

This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Diana (@thegrynne) and Leo (@inquisitivequill). 

FORMAT 

02:38—WWAWW 

Sharyn: ST Dupont Olympio L Palladium Diamondhead w/ GvFC Moss Green 

Leo: Parker 75 Laque XF w/ Sailor Oku-yama 

Diana: Pilot Custom 845 Vermilion M w/ PenBBS 372 

09:03—Feedback 

10:25—Staying Connected, Staying Invested 

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Aka-tamenuri with Kuro-tamenuri strings rolled Fountain Pen - Aesthetic Bay

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Kuro-roiro with Silver strings rolled Fountain Pen - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot Custom Urushi Blue Maruzen Special - reddit

Platinum Curidas - The Clicky Post

Stalogy Editor's Series 365Days Notebook - JetPens

40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition)

41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition)

Sailor Manyo Inks - Bookbinders Design

Pilot “Vest Type” - @inquisitivequill

KWZ Standard Green #2 - Vanness

Pineider Leather 12 Pen Case - Pen & Ink

58:54—Recommendations 

Joe Hisashi - Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisashi

Logic Grid Puzzles

Coronacast

Baumgartner Restoration

1:06:46—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Mar 19 2020

1hr 7mins

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62 - Draw It Your Way

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More and more people are using fountain pens not just to write with, but to draw and make art! Diana speaks to Teoh (Parkablogs) and Jaspreet (Jazzorilla) about what makes fountain pens such a flexible and personalisable tool for art-making. 

This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) with special guests Teoh Yi Chie (@parkablogs) and Jaspreet Singh (@jazzorilla). 

FORMAT 

01:09—Interview: Teoh Yi Chie 

Parkablogs

Parkablogs on Youtube

@parkablogs

Artist Review: Pelikan M200 (Fine Nib) Fountain Pen - Parkablogs

Review: SketchINK by Rohrer & Klingner - Parkablogs

Episode 16: Paint With All the Colours of the Wind

Review: Platinum Carbon Ink - Parkablogs

Comparison of Fude nib fountain pens for drawing - Parkablogs

Indigraph - The fountain pen that uses India ink - Parkablogs

Review: Duke 209 Calligraphy Fountain Pen with Fude Nib - Parkablogs

Review: Sailor Cross Emperor Nib Fountain Pen  - Parkablogs

Limited Palette - Parkablogs

Urban Sketchers Singapore Facebook Group

Episode 61 - Ocean of Ink

30:56—Interview: Jaspreet Singh 

@jazzorilla

@thenibstudio

Galen Leather

Elia Note

Urban Sketchers Delhi Facebook Group (@urbansketchersdelhi

Ode to the Franklin-Christoph Needlepoint Nib - The Pentastic

The 100 Heads Challenge - Confessions of an Art Addict

@leighreyes

@potterandpens

Opus 88 - The Desk Bandit

Regalia Writing Labs (@reachingralph

Fountain Pen Association of India

The India Pen Show

Airmail Pen Co.

Ranga Pens

ASA Pens

Lotus Pens

Kanwrite

Urushi Studio India

Fosfor Pens (@fosforpens

1:39:01—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guests: Teoh Yi Chie, Jaspreet Singh. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Mar 05 2020

1hr 39mins

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61 - Ocean of Ink

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In a revisit of the topic of fountain pen ink, we discuss trends and innovations that we’ve seen in the last couple of years, and speculate on what the future could hold for the industry. Ana Csiky returns to fill Diana in on the new and exciting ink makers from Asia. 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). Special guest is Ana Csiky (@inkantadora).

FORMAT 

00:40—WWAWW 

Diana: Sailor Profit KOP Ebonite King Eagle w/ Kyo-no-oto Hisoku 

Chuck: Pilot x Maruzen “Lemon” 

Sharyn: Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Snakewood w/ GvFC Cobalt Blue 

07:44—News 

Platinum Curidas - Platinum

Life Kappan - Dymocks

Hobonichi Plain Notebook - Hobonichi

13:10—Ink Redux 

Episode 6 - Fountain Pen Inks 101

J Herbin Kyanite du Nepal - Mountain of Ink

J Herbin Amethyste De L'Oural - Mountain of Ink

Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue - Mountain of Ink

Diamine Skull & Roses - Mountain of Ink

Diamine Jalur Gemilang - Mountain of Ink

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Well-Appointed Desk

Troublemaker Abalone - Mountain of Ink

Sailor Manyo Fountain Pen Inks - Bookbinders Design

Tono and Lims Phosphophyllite - @inkykatwrites

3Oysters DIY My Color Kit - Mountain of Ink

Platinum Mixable Ink - Platinum

Sailor Storia - LarryPOST

Mixing my 500 HOLO Nail Polishes Together! What Will Happen?! - Simply Nailogical

State of the Union 2019: Fountain Pen Ink - Macchiato Man

Ink House Collection by KWZ - @inkhousehongkong

Aurora 100th Anniversary Ink Set - Nibsmith

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur Vetiver Green - Montblanc

Standard Bindery Ink - Standard Bindery

1:01:18—Listeners’ Ink Questions 

Sailor Jentle Yama-dori - Mountain of Ink

Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-matsu - Mountain of Ink

Bungubox Sweet Potato Purple - Mountain of Ink

Lamy Pacific Blue (Turquoise) - Mountain of Ink

Bungubox Hatsukoi “First Love” Sapphire - The Gentleman Stationer

Sailor Ink Studio 740 - Desk Bandit

Toucan Gold - Mountain of Ink

Private Reserve American Blue -  Penrarian

1:18:26—Interview: Ana Csiky (Inkantadora) 

@inkantadora

Sailor Ink Studio 162 - The Well-Appointed Desk

Vinta Inks

Troublemaker Inks

Vinta Pastel Blue Julio 1991 - Mountain of Ink

Vinta Mermaid Green Serena 1952 - Mountain of Ink

Tono & Lims First Contact SE - Mountain of Ink

KWZ Sheen Machine - Mountain of Ink

Van Dieman’s Morning Frost - Van Diemen's Ink

Pennonia Inks - Pennonia

Kala - JetPens

Kala Ink Island - Tylee Pen Shop

Kala Ink Tribute to Neon - Tylee Pen Shop

Kala Ink Gemstone - Tylee Pen Shop

Juspirit

@tonoandlims

Noodler’s Invisible Inks - JetPens

Monteverde Sweet Life Inks (Key Lime Pie) - Mountain of Ink

KWZ Iron Gall Inks - Vanness

De Atramentis Document Inks - LarryPOST

3Oysters DIY Ink Kit (Four Seasons of Korea) - Desk Bandit

Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone - The Pelikan’s Perch

Pelikan Edelstein Star Ruby - Mountain of Ink

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur Collection - Gourmet Pens

Jacques Herbin Scented Inks - Jacques Herbin

Montblanc Ladies Edition Pearl - Squishy Ink

PenBBS #111 Shanghai - FPN

2:28:00—Recommendations 

@shuhei_nishiguchi

Joy of Life 庆余年

@estherquek

Little Women (2019)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

2:26:15—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Feb 20 2020

2hr 37mins

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60 - Pen Friends

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To kick off 2020, we shout out some of our favourite online content creators in the pen community, and share our wishlist of guests and collaborators. We also read some listener suggestions for topics to feature this year. 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

01:28—WWAWW 

Sharyn: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise 

Diana: Franklin-Christoph 19 Black & Creme F SIG w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Resin Yellow CEF 

05:24—Reviews 

06:59—Pen Friends 

The Pen Addict Pen Friends

Mountain of Ink (IG: @mountainofink

Leigh Reyes (IG: @leighpod

@nagasawapenstyleden

@nagasawa_umeda

The Gentleman Stationer (IG: @gentlemanstationer

Parkablogs (IG: @parkablogs, Youtube: Teoh Yi Chie

@inkywanderings

@nibsandflourishes

Fude Fan (IG: @fudefan

@yellowpress

@oliveleafcalli

@inquisitivequill

Appelboom Pennen

Top 3 Pens of Chuck (The Nib Section Podcast) - Appelboom Pennen

@ink_numa

Macchiato Man (IG: @macchiatoman.official

State of the Union 2019: Fountain Pen Ink - Macchiato Man

@yellowpenman

@bokumondoh

Bushimen (IG: @bushimen_

@attilasultis

Jose Naranja (IG: @jose_naranja

35:47—The Guest Wishlist 

Fountain Pen Companion Podcast

@stringsandpedals

@inkantadora

@urbanhafner

@danimad

@penaddict

@wonderpens

Indy Pen Dance

49:58—Listeners’ Suggestions 

Lamy Pico Lx Rosegold

Graf von Faber-Castell POTY 2020 Sparta

Frank Underwater

Episode 36 - Hopes and Predictions for 2019

Index of TNS topics up to December 2019

Stationery Wiki

1:09:41—Recommendations 

@incorrectcqlsub

'Succession' Composer Breaks Down His Scoring Process in 'Moonlight,' 'The King' & More - Vanity Fair

'Succession' Composer Breaks Down the Theme Song - Vanity Fair

@spendwiththem

The Nanny

1:22:28—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Feb 06 2020

1hr 23mins

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59 - End of Year Q&A (2019 Edition)

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The hosts discuss their fountain pen highlights of the year, what they’re looking forward to in 2020, and answer some listener questions. 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

01:11—WWAWW 

Diana: Nakaya Decapod Twist in Heki-tamenuri SM w/ Diamine Bach  

Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph 65 Diamondcast Blue F SIG w/ Robert Oster Flaming Blue 

Brian: Pilot Kakuno Clear with maki-e converter 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Sole BB w/ Akkerman Gele Oker Van Frans 

05:15—News 

09:00—Fountain Pen Highlight of the Year 

Episode 51 - The Ones That Got Away (Sydney Pen Show Edition)

Episode 40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimania Edition)

Episode 41 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (A Happy Cut of the Tine Edition)

Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor

Episode 42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora

Episode 45 - Write Therapy

Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink

19:44—Q&A 

Montblanc Rudyard Kipling 1895 LE

ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I XL - Peyton Street Pens

Nakaya 20th Anniversary Pen

Jacques Herbin Terre d’Ombre - Mountain of Ink

Montblanc Red Fox - Gourmet Pens

Sailor Kobe #17 Shioya Blue - FPN

Sailor Kobe #37 Harbour Island Blue - FPN

Sailor Kobe #58 Hyogo Canal Blue - FPN

Sailor Kobe #38 Kitanozaka Night Blue - Milligram

Sailor Kobe #2 Hatoba Pier Blue - FPN

Sailor Kobe #14 Maya Lapis - FPN

Troublemaker Inks

Yaching-style Bellflower - @thenibsection

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Pen Addict

Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue - Gourmet Pens

Sailor Jentle Yuki-akari - Alt.Haven

Montblanc Unicef Blue - Mountain of Ink

Montblanc Blue Palette

ASC Bologna Extra Mandarin Yellow - Bittner

Conklin Crescent Filler

Episode 46 - Recent Acquisitions (June 2019 Edition)

Roterfaden Configurator

“New coral red 21x28cm @_Roterfaden #Taschenbegleiter arrived today” - @diana_liwen

Lamy Safari “Bauhaus!” LE - @nagasawa_umeda

The state of Chuck’s current “minimal” collection - @thenibsection

Visconti Pentagon Fountain Pen - Appelboom

Life Kappan Note - Anderson Pens

Since this episode was recorded, the Edelstein 2020 ink has been announced (kudos to Sharyn for predicting Moonstone) 

Aurora 100th Anniversary Special Edition Inks - Casa della Stilografica

Nagasawa single pen case - Rakuten

CORBO leather pen case - Rakuten

Lemon - @entree3000_

Sebby and Lance - @sebby.lion

Sebby vs Decimos - @sebby.lion

1:28:34—Recommendations 

Grow geraniums 

Repot your container plants regularly 

The Trip (2011)

The Banner Saga

Grey’s Anatomy

Soumaintrain

1:36:15—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Dec 19 2019

1hr 37mins

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58 - What Not To Buy A Fountain Pen Enthusiast

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Less of a traditional holiday gift guide, and more an expository of the hosts’ philosophies when it comes to gift-giving. 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

3:26—WWAWW 

Sharyn: Pilot Decimo Japan Special Edition 2019 Violet F w/ Pilot Black 

Diana: Opus 88 Omar Green w/ Pilot Parallel 3.8mm nib and Robert Oster Flaming Blue; Koloro Demonstrator Orange w/ Pilot Parallel 2.4mm nib and Montblanc Red Fox 

Brian: Sailor x Bungubox Pro Gear Tsuyuhikari; Sailor Pro Gear Slim (“Terracota Lame”?) 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Coral MCI (by Tav) 

10:46—News 

Aurora Optima 365 for 2020 - Appelboom

Franklin-Christoph 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph

Noodler’s Blue Ghost - Pulp Addiction

Pelikan Edelstein Garnet - Pen Chalet

15:59—Gift Guide 

Episode 33 - Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Episode 8 - Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Pilot Petit2 Sign Pen - Jet Pens

Chup Socks

23:17—First Kakuno Mention 

Pilot Kakuno - LarryPOST

24:42—Gift Guide continued 

TWSBI Eco - Pensive Pens

Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Ballpoint with gift box - Bookbinders Design

Caran d’Ache 849 Nespresso 2 Ballpoint - Bookbinders Design

Satellite Sentinel Project - Wikipedia

George and Max: A love story made in Hollywood - Independent

Furi Pro East/West Santoku Knife 17cm - Furi

Organics Studio Nitrogen - Bookbinders Design

Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Red Fox Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Cartridges - Pens de Luxe

Pilot Iroshizuku Ink 15mL bottles - Pen Classics NZ

Midori MD Notebook A5 - Milligram

@pensivepens

@dryad_pens

@woodshedpenco

@newtonpens

@brooks_803

@scriptorium_pens

@herbertpencompany

Pilot Pensemble Single Pen Roll - LarryPOST

Musubi A5 Special Edition Journals - Musubi Atelier

Musubi Pen Cases - Musubi Atelier

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 50 - Amazon

Shumi no bungu bako Vol. 51 - Amazon

Shumi no bungu bako ink catalog organiser insert - @yokohama_sumomo

Galen Leather Desk Accessories - Galen Leather

Finetec Coliro Watercolours - Not Just A Card

Yamamoto Paper Tasting sets - Yamamoto Paper

Simson Cards - David Jones

La La Land Greeting Cards

Woodmansterne Christmas Cards

Artists’ Cards

1:05:36—Second (and Third) Kakuno Mention 

Limited Edition Colour Kakunos - Etsy

1:07:05—Gift Guide continued 

Franklin-Christoph

Pilot Decimos 20 Colours Vol. 1 - Bookbinders Design

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex

Stylo Art Karuizawa Stylo

Bokumondoh

Pilot Deluxe Kuro Seirei-Nuri - @inquisitivequill

1:29:58—Recommendations 

Lodge cast-iron skillet

Dorothy L. Sayers

Beekeeping 

Getting a lower interest on your home loan 

1:40:58—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Dec 05 2019

1hr 41mins

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57 - Crossed (State) Lines

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Our recording from during—and in the aftermath of—this year's Melbourne Pen Show. Diana also speaks to Patrick Santucci from Robert Oster Signature. 

This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Kevin (@sentience), Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Diana (@the_grynne). 

FORMAT

00:12—Introduction 

Melbourne Pen Show (@melbournepenshow

Robert Oster Signature Inks

Graf von Faber-Castell

Not Just A Card

Fountain Pen Supplies

Pensive Pens

Quillidyllic (@quillidylic

19:12—WWAWW 

Mel: TWSBI Eco F w/ Noodlers Lexington Grey 

Sharyn: Lamy Linea Herringbone BP 

Diana: Caran d’Ache 849 Claim Your Style Pink BP 

Kevin: Midori Traveler’s Notebook Brass Pen 

25:19—MPS Recap 

Calligraphy Society of Victoria

Robert Oster Signature Flaming Blue

Crab Penholder - Fountain Pen Supplies

Pilot Parallel - Not Just A Card

Kyo-no-oto No. 07 - Not Just A Card

Opus 88 Omar Green - My Hearty Timber Box

Opus 88 Demonstrator Koloro Demonstrator Orange - My Hearty Timber Box

Bookbinders Design Australia

Fountain Pen Supplies

Fountain Pen Maintenance Kit - Fountain Pen Supplies

Ink Fix Subscription Box - Fountain Pen Supplies

Yaching-Style Bellflower - @thenibsection

Our MPS 2019 purchases - TNS on FB

37:38—News 

Pilot Capless LS - Kobe Nagasawa

Pilot Capless Fermo - The Clicky Post

Pilot 2019 Japan Special Edition Decimos with gold trim - TNS on FB

49:29—Interview: Patrick Santucci from Robert Oster 

@santuccipatrick

Tokyo international Pen Show

Robert Oster Exclusives

Robert Oster MudPack

Tokyo Blue Denim - @robertostersignature

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue - Pen Addict

1:02:44—Recommendations 

Whittakers Jelly Tip Block

Bumbler Boba Tea Tumbler

Mamasita

Tipo 00

1:11:04—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Sharyn Zha, Mel Sanders, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks to Silvana for arranging a room for us to record in at the Malvern Town Hall. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Nov 21 2019

1hr 11mins

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56 - Inktober; Recent Acquisitions

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The regular Sydney hosts are reunited (virtually, if not physically) for a catch up before they head out again to attend the Melbourne Pen Show. Chuck, Sharyn and Di recap their Inktober and NaNoWriMo experiences, before looking at some recent acquisitions they’ve made. 

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

03:12—WWAWW 

Sharyn: Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo Red FM w/ Iroshizuku Asa Gao 

Chuck: Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Amber-Orange & Cinnamaroon 1.1mm Cursive Calligraphy w/ Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu 

Diana: Franklin-Christoph Model 19 Black & Creme Fine SIG w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue 

12:19—Feedback

13:10—Inktober/NaNoWriMo

Inktober

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

5 Things I Learned From My First NaNoWriMo - Marina Berlin

36:20—Recent Acquisitions 

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex Nib

Pilot 2019/2010 Limited Edition Decimos - TNS on FB

The Stock Room - Franklin-Christoph 

Fook Hing Trading Co.

Sharyn’s Franklin-Christoph haul - TNS on FB

Fook Hing Trading “Arctic Ice” - Fook Hing Trading

Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Nuclear Green - Franklin-Christoph

Diana’s 2020 planners haul - TNS on FB

Quo Vadis Visual Weekly Desk Planner

Hobonichi Techo Cousin

Hobonichi Weeks

Nolty 6318 Planner - Amazon JP

Nolty 6500 Planner - Amazon JP

Episode 52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor

58:49—Recommendations 

Fall of Civilizations Podcast

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

NaNoWriMo

1:14:42—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Nov 08 2019

1hr 15mins

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55 - Care and Maintenance of Your Lamy 2000

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The Melbourne crew are back this episode, as Mel and Kevin talk to Tom May about his work as Milligram’s official pen doctor for all LAMY and Kaweco pens. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

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The hosts were Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick), Kevin (@sentience) and Tom (@harry_longbaugh). 

FORMAT

01:18—WWAWW 

Kevin: Lamy Lx Marron 

Tom: Palomino Blackwing 602 

Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise LE Fine w/ Robert Oster Aqua 

09:11—Feedback 

Episode 49 - A Truly Committed Filth Monster (2nd Anniversary Q&A Edition)

18:49—Tom May, Milligram’s Pen Doctor 

Milligram

Lamy Designers

Spheres (Kugel nibs) - Crónicas Estilográficas

The LAMY Nib Guide

Episode 48 - Colour Coordinating Is A Superpower

Lamy Dialog

Lamy Lady Fountain Pen Review - Write To Me Often

Lamy ST tri-pen - Milligram

Fountain Pen Supplies

Pensive Pens

Desk Bandit

Max Schumacher @maxschumacher98

Tav Sinanian @nunc_est_scribendi

1:07:10—News 

Melbourne Pen Show @melbournepenshow

1:08:19—Lamy Nerd-out 

Lamy 2000 Red (2013)

Lamy T53 Crystal Ink - Milligram

1:24:12—Recommendations 

Arevo

Paris, Texas (1984)

OXART Pottery @oxartpottery

1:29:09—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Kevin Yank, Mel Sanders, Tom May. 

Recording and editing: Kevin Yank, Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Tom May. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Oct 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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54 - Collectors Series Part 7: "Mass-Produced Curator"

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Tom May, local “pen doctor” for Lamy and Milligram, and collector/connoisseur of all things analog, joins Mel and Kevin for a Collectors Series episode. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

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The hosts were Mel (@the_fine_nib_chick) and Kevin (@sentience). Special guest was Tom May (@harry_longbaugh). 

FORMAT

01:10—WWAWW 

Tom: Parker 1946 Vacumatic Golden Pearl in a Rod Hallewell case w/ Lamy Black 

Kevin: Lamy 2000 w/ Lamy Blue-Black 

Mel: Pilot Vanishing Point Green Faceted w/ Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro 

05:05—Collectors Series: Tom May 

Episode 39 - Collectors Series Part 5: “Lamy Archaeology”

Palomino Blackwing 602 - Milligram

Eberhard Faber Blackwing 601 - No Ordinary Pencil

General Pencil Company Cedar Pointe - Pencil Revolution 

Mitsubishi 9850 - Pen Paper Pencil

Lamy 2000 Blue Bauhaus Limited Edition

Parker Vacumatic - The Gentleman Stationer

Parker Vacumatic - Parkerpens.net

Dudek Modern Goods

Musgrave Pencil Company

Junghans Max Bill

Universal Genève Polerouter - Worn & Wound

Mario Bellini Divisumma 18 calculator - MoMA

Mass Made Soul

'Aster 20' TV set designed by Mario Bellini and Dario Bellini - Quittenbaum

Sheaffer Oversized Vac-filled Balance Carmine - Peyton Street Pens

Pendleton’s Pens

Episode 11 - Collectors Series Part 1: Nicholas Gold

44:54—Recommendations 

Werner Herzog, Of Walking In Ice

Culture Amp Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit

No BS Coffee

51:36—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Kevin Yank, Mel Sanders. 

Recording and editing: Kevin Yank, Diana Dai.

Special thanks: Tom May. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Oct 10 2019

52mins

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53 - The Other German Pen Brand

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We went to the Sydney Pelikan Hub last week, but it was the event by the *other* German pen brand that gave us loads to talk about. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

Go like us on Facebook

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), and Diana (@thegrynne).

FORMAT

02:56—WWAWW 

Diana: Caran d’Ache 849 BP Claim Your Style Pink 

Sharyn: Pilot Vanishing Point Tropical Turquoise w/ Iroshizuku Asa-gao 

Chuck: Montblanc Generations Yellow w/ Robert Oster Sydney Darling Harbour 

07:51—Review: Peg & Awl Sendak Artist Roll and Sendak Mini 

Episode 44 - Carry and Storage

Peg & Awl

The Sendak Artist Roll

The Sendak Mini Artist Roll

Greenleaf & Blueberry (@greenleafblue

23:25—Sydney Pelikan Hub 2019 

Pelikan Hubs

36:28—Montblanc Calligraphy Masterclass 

Photos of the event - TNS on FB

@calligraphyenvogue

Meisterstück Solitaire Calligraphy Gold Leaf Flex Nib Fountain Pen

Meisterstück 149 Calligraphy Flex Nib

146 flex nib and 149 flex nib compared - TNS on FB

Montblanc Emperor Hadrian LE 76 - Forbes

Montblanc James Purdey LE 81 - The Firearm Blog

Montblanc Miles Davis LE 90 - Montblanc

Montblanc Antoni Gaudi LE 128 - Mont Blanc Pen

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than The Eye Can See

1:20:41—Recommendations 

Happy

Conserve water in the garden 

Fire Emblem Three Houses

1:30:17—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Sep 26 2019

1hr 31mins

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52 - Audrey Matteson, Nib Doctor

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Diana talks to Dr. Audrey Matteson of Franklin-Christoph about her journey from microbiologist and “fountain pen spouse” to FC’s in-house nib specialist. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

Go like us on Facebook

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This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) with special guest Audrey (@thenibdoctor). 

FORMAT

00:50—Interview: Audrey Matteson 

@thenibdoctor

Franklin-Christoph

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than The Eye Can See w/ Anabelle Hiller

Anabelle Hiller

Inkdependence!

Richard Binder

Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2018 w/ Jim Rouse - The Pen Addict

Bertrams Inkwell

Mike Masuyama

@yukio.nagahara

The Franklin-Christoph SIG nib - The Pen Addict

Mark Bacas (Nib Grinder)

Ralph Reyes (Regalia Writing Labs)

Jonathan Brooks (Carolina Pen Company)

Ryan Krusac

Audrey’s Bungubox x Sailor Sapporo “Hello San Francisco” SF Pen Show 2019 Limited Edition Music - @inkdependence

Jacque Herbin Bleu Austral - Milligram

Inkantadora

Jesi Raine (Vintage Pen Shop)

Faggionato

Papier Plume

Aurora Black - The Writing Desk

1:22:02—Recommendations 

Saving Grace NC

1:23:59—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Audrey Matteson. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Sep 12 2019

1hr 24mins

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51 - The Ones That Got Away (Sydney Pen Show Edition)

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In our very first live show, recorded at the Sydney Pen Show 2019, we talk show highlights, hauls, and the ones that got away. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

Go like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

02:05—WWAWW 

Tav: Noodlers Neponset with stubbed music flex-modified nib 

Sharyn: Pilot Kakuno with urushi cap by Brian Saputro w/ Pilot Black 

Chuck: Aurora Optima Yellow Resin w/ Robert Oster Sydney Pen Show 2018  Lavender 

Diana: Parker Jotter Turquoise BP 

06:32—Sydney Pen Show 2019 

Sydney Pen Show

Journals

Strine & Co

The Superior Labor

Pilot Vanishing Point 2019 LE Tropical Turquoise - LarryPOST

Midori MD Note Cotton

TNS Inky Lemon Pin

16:59—The Ones That Got Away 

Omas Ogiva Cocktail Blue Angel - Chatterley Luxuries

Sailor Cocktail Series - LePens

Sailor Pro Gear Cocktail Angel's Delight - reddit

Omas Vintage Paragon Arco Verde - Penporium

Omas LE Celluloid Paragon Collection - Elephant & Coral

Sailor x Kingdom Note Tale of Genji Series - LePens

Caran d’Ache Colours of the Earth Inks RIP - FPN

Montblanc 149 Calligraphy Flex Nib - Montblanc

37:34—Audience Questions 

Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh

57:24—Recommendations 

Yndi Halda

Munchies Street Food Icons

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Destructive Steps

1:08:51—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Mark Hopson, Sophia Le. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Aug 29 2019

1hr 9mins

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50 - Tuned to Order

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We look at the phenomenon of the post-factory nib technician. Are they just meeting a need from customers who increasingly buy their fountain pens online? Or are nib technicians a stopgap for dealing with manufacturers with inadequate QC? 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

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This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scubendi) and Diana (@thegrynne). Our guest this episode is Anabelle Hiller (@stringsandpedals). 

FORMAT

00:42—WWAWW

Chuck: Aurora Optima Sole B w/ Robert Oster Ng Special ‘16 

Diana: Pilot Kakuno Demonstrator Raden (custom) w/ Montblanc Egyptian Blue 

Sharyn: Pilot Metal Falcon Burgundy SF w/ Sailor Oku-yama 

Tav: Parker Vacuumatic Jr. Black 3B w/ Lamy Black  

04:58—Feedback and News 

Chuck, Sharyn and Di will be recording live at the Sydney Pen Show 2019

06:38—Tuned to Order 

08:26—Interview: Anabelle Hiller, Nib Technician 

Anabelle on IG is @stringsandpedals

Episode 30 - The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See

Appelboom

John Sorowka is Oxonian on FPN 

“Recently a debate has arisen within the dutch goldsmith community as to what makes one a master goldsmith. “ - @stringsandpedals

“Why Calathea Makes the Most Beautiful Decorative Houseplant” - Bloomspace

34:29—Tuned to Order (continued) 

Nibs.com

Nibsmith

Pensive Pens

1:04:58—Recommendations 

Greek yoghurt 

Lean on Me,  José James

French Cooking Academy

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

1:09:48—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guest: Anabelle Hiller. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Aug 15 2019

1hr 10mins

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49 - A Truly Committed Filth Monster (2nd Anniversary Q&A Edition)

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In this absolute bonanza of an episode, we answer all the listener questions we received and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania 

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

01:24—WWAWW 

Tav: James Finniss custom pen BB w/ Montblanc Midnight Blue 

Sharyn: Pilot x Mitsukoshi Decimo 2019 Red LE MF 

Diana: Opus 88 Fantasia Green-Yellow M w/ Montblanc Red Fox 

Chuck: Nakaya Long Piccolo Chinkin Housoge Elastic SF 

08:02—Ink Questions 

Kobe Nagasawa Aegean Sea Blue - Nagasawa

Episode 46 - Write Therapy

“I’m torn on the pardon thing. If it’s “forgiveness for doing something wrong” then a pardon is nonsensical.” - @jonbradfield

“Re. Alan Turing. But also, James fucking Flint.” - @diana_liwen

THAT scene from Black Sails Episode 1x07

Robert Iridescink by Diamine - Cult Pens

Robert Oster Hippo Purple - Mountain of Ink

Akkerman Dutch Masters #3 Gele Oker Van Frans - Mountain of Ink

Montblanc Golden Yellow - Mountain of Ink

32:49—Fountain Pen Questions 

Laura’s tragically broken Aurora - @inkpea

Diana’s tragically broken Aurora - @diana_liwen

Diana’s “Hannibal pen” the ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo XL - @thenibsection

Hannibal identifies Bella Crawford’s perfume

EuroBox

Bexley Pen

Newton Pens

StyloArt

1:19:49—Shows/Community Questions 

Episode 40 - Tokyo Pen Expedition (Decimo Edition)

@inkantadora

Anabelle Hiller

Mike Masuyama

Richard Binder

Montblanc M fountain pen

1:43:02—Non-FP Questions 

Gastropod

Ologies

The Allusionist

Planet Money

Little Gold Men

Culture Gabfest

1A

Women at Work

Secrets of Wealthy Women

The Minimalist

Buffering the Vampire Slayer

Behind the Bastards

How Did This Get Made

Comedy Bang Bang

“How Vaporwave Was Created Then Destroyed by the Internet” - Esquire

The Leaky Nib

Pensive Pens

2:11:53—Recommendations 

Just Add Love, Irris Makler

@artofchrismckee

Papinelle

@ravioli_daddy

2:20:39—Thanks and Credits 

Producers: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Aug 01 2019

2hr 21mins

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48 - Colour Coordinating is a Superpower

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How—if at all—do you colour coordinate pen and ink? The hosts discuss the satisfaction that comes with matching a pen with its perfectly paired ink colour, and all the quirks and self-imposed rules that guide our decisions. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania

You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com 

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This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 

FORMAT

00:44—WWAWW

Brian: Sailor Pro Gear Slim Demonstrator and Manyou 

Sharyn: ST Dupont D-Line Atelier Tortoise Brown w/ Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Azzurra BB w/ Iroshizuku Syo-ro and Optima 365 Coral Red MCI w/ Sailor Irori 

Diana: PenBBS 456 Clear Demonstrator w/ Sailor 21k Port of Kobe H-MF nib and Private Reserve Naples Blue 

Nagasawa x Sailor Port of Kobe Waterfront Realo - Nagasawa

Nagasawa x Sailor Port of Kobe Waterfront Red Realo - Nagasawa

13:57—Feedback and News 

If you have a question you’d like the hosts to answer in our upcoming 2nd Anniversary Q&A episode, you can send it to us via Instagram, Facebook, Discord or email

18:16—Colour Coordinated 

The Year I Became Addicted To Monochrome - The Cut

Visconti Watermark Rainbow LE - La Couronne du Comte

Katamari - Fandom Wiki

Private Reserve Ink

Montblanc Blue Palette - Montblanc

Colors of the Four Seasons—Again - Crónicas Estilográficas

Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink

54:10—Review: Lamy Notebooks

Lamy Notebooks - Lamy Australia

Photos of Sharyn’s writing tests - TNS on Facebook

Products were provided by Lamy Australia for review 

1:30:48—Recommendations 

Pecorino al Tartufo 

Strong Songs

Shitposting is an art, if history is any indication - Polygon

tumblr meme culture is really just a form of neo dadaism

Gloomology Golden Garlic Enamel Pin

Eat more garlic 

Learn another language 

1:44:14—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Jul 18 2019

1hr 45mins

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47 - Collectors Series Part 6: Leo Fok

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Leo Fok, self-described “casual buyer of pens”, was in Sydney recently, and joined Diana, Sharyn et co. for a long, free-pouring lunch, where they eventually got around to talking about his collection and collecting habits. 

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This episode features Leo (@inquisitivequill), Diana (@thegrynne), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Ada. Dogs of the pod, Lance and Sebastian, also lent their voices. 

FORMAT

00:33—Leo Fok  

Previous episodes in the Collectors Series:

Previous episodes that Leo has guested in:

Inquisitive Quill on Youtube

@inquisitivequill

Controversy Over The Early M900 Toledo - The Pelikan’s Perch

Lamy Joy 1.1mm - Dymocks

Tainan Pen Show Public Group

Tokyo International Pen Show

Sailor Pro Gear Umeda Chayamachi store exclusive, "snow, moon, wind, and flowers" - @inquisitivequill

Sailor Pro Gear Morita Robin Blue and Sailor Pro Gear 雪月風花 “Wind” from Umeda Chayamachi compared - TNS on FB

Namiki Custom Impressions - TNS on FB

Pilot 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Fountain Pens Press Release

Aurora Internazionale Fountain Pen - Novelli Pens

Pilot Custom 823 - Tokyo Pen Shop

Pilot Custom Urushi - Anderson Pens

Pilot Sakura Fubuki “Sakura Snowstorm” patterned pens - TNS on FB

Pilot Sakura Fubuki in red and black - @inquisitivequill

Diamine Lion Rock (狮子山) Fountain Pen Ink - @muzepens

Leo’s profile in Shumi no bungu bako - TNS on FB

Shumi no bungu bako Volume 50 - Amazon

Review: M805 Anthracite Stresemann (2015) - The Pelikan’s Perch

Pelikan Souverän M800 Tortoiseshell Brown Review - Scribalishess

Pilot Sokuikinen HouOu Phoenix Coronation Pen - Elephant & Coral

Aurora launches the Goccia Nib - Aurora Pen

Aurora Optima Coral Red 365 & the Goccia Nib! - Mike Matteson

The Two Super Ultra 500 - Crónicas Estilográficas

59:04—Thanks and Credits 

Producer: Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guest: Leo Fok.

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

Jul 04 2019

59mins

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46 - Recent Acquisitions (June 2019 Edition)

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We take the risk of trying things, so you don’t have to. Feat. Roterfaden Taschenbegleiters, Musubi journals, Visconti quill nibs, and Aurora flex nibs. 

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), and Diana (@thegrynne).

FORMAT

00:16—WWAWW

Sharyn: Pineider La Grande Bellezza Honeycomb EF “Quill” nib w/ Sailor Yuki-Akari

Diana: ST Dupont Olympio L F (Dan Smith) w/ Caran d’Ache Sunset

Chuck: Platinum Century Fujin Raijin B w/ Platinum Carbon Black

03:52—Feedback

Episode 23 - For the Love of Ballpoints

Episode 46 - Write Therapy

09:50—Recent Acquisitions

Maruzen 150th Anniversary “Lemon” LE

Nib Grinder (Mark Bacas)

Roterfaden

Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter Configurator

Diana’s Roterfaden collection (TNS on FB)

Midori Traveler’s Notebook - Jet Pens

Roterfaden Planner Covers - Simply Life

Episode 28 - The Sound of One Pen Being Tested

Aurora Optima Lilac Resin LE Fine Flex - Nibs

Aurora Optima Light Blue Resin LE Fine Flex - Nibs

Aurora 88 Flex - The Gentleman Stationer

Pineider La Grande Bellezza - Goulet Pens

Visconti Pentagon - Appelboom

Pineider “La Grande Bellezza” Gemstone Rhodolite Red Fountain Pen - The Pen Addict

Musubi Atelier

Diana’s Musubi A5 Wool and Dragonflies journals (TNS on FB)

Hobonichi Plain Notebook

Nanami Seven Seas

Musubi diaries - Leigh Reyes

Midori MD A5 Leather Cover - Milligram

Platinum Century Fujin Raijin - Nibs

Nakaya maki-e converter - Nagasawa

Sharyn’s ST Dupont Line-D Ateliers (TNS on FB)

ST Dupont Phoenix Renaissance Premium LE - Chatterley Luxuries

1:20:04—Recommendations

Always Be My Maybe Dinner Scene ft. Keanu Reeves

Sail By AWOLNATION

John Wick 3

Halle Berry Refuses to Lose to Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

Avatar the Last Airbender

Warrior on Cinemax

Dianxi Xiaoge

1:33:15—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Shayn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

Jun 20 2019

1hr 34mins

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45 - Write Therapy

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Two friends and fountain pen nerds chat about writing and self care.

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

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The host was Diana (@thegrynne), and her guest was Laura (@inkpea and @vientocorre).

If you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, please get in contact with Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, or seek help at www.beyondblue.org.au.

FORMAT

10:06—WWAWW

Laura: Aurora Optima Black Resin F

Diana: Montblanc 146 90th Anniversary EF

11:34—Writing as self care

Spoon theory

26:19—Misc pen stuff

Conid

Episode 12 - We Can’t All Be Montblanc, Some Of Us Are Lego

32:15—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks: Laura.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

33:09—After Dark

Roterfaden

Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter ST_17

The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

@randomstoryprompts

Good Omens

The Hot Zone

Killing Eve

Jun 06 2019

54mins

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44 - Carry and Storage

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We put the question to the community: what makes for the ideal carry and storage solutions for fountain pens?

The Nib Section is the official podcast of Fountain Pens Oceania You can always email us at thenibsection@gmail.com

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The hosts were Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi) and Diana (@thegrynne).

FORMAT

00:38—WWAWW

Chuck: Pilot Custom 823 M 18k nib w/ Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro

Sharyn: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Antique Glass Special Edition 14k flex nib w/ Bungubox Piano Mahogany

Diana: ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo XL Red and Palladium M 18k w/ Caran d’Ache Sunset

Tav: Parker 51 Light Teal Stub w/ Sailor Jentle Yama-dori

14:16—Feedback

18:06—Fountain Pen Carry and Storage

Galen Leather Pen Rolls

Montblanc leather 3-pen pouch

Caran d’Ache leather case for 2 pen

Aurora 2-pen case - Fahrney’s Pens

Corbo teal 4-pen leather wrap/case - Galleria on Rakuten

Snug as pens in a rug - Leigh Reyes

Nagasawa kip leather single pen sleeves - Nagasawa on Rakuten

Nagasawa kip leather notebook cover - Nagasawa on Rakuten

Peg and Awl Sendak Artist Roll

Pen wraps made by Nan and Ling - FPN

Gallery of pen wraps by Ling

Pilot Pensemble - LarryPost

Sharyn’s 10-pen display boxes made by Yachingstyle - TNS on FB

Contact Yachingstyle to order her pen display boxes

Franklin-Christoph Pen Cases

Frank Clegg Fountain Pen Case

Interview: Frank Clegg of Frank Clegg Leatherworks - Juxtapoz Magazine

Episode 19 - Treat It Like You Would Your Grandma

Diana’s ST Dupont Olympio Vertigo I - TNS on FB

Caran d’Ache Leman - Pen Chalet

Caran d’Ache Varius China Blue - Penporium

Visconti Dreamtouch Leather Pen Cases - Goulet Pen Company

Nikolai Piquadro Two Pen Leather Case - Chatterley Luxuries

Chris’ Visconti case with fabric lining - TNS on FB

Taccia Kimono Pen Roll

1:22:36—Recommendations

Write down prompt words for writing/drawing inspiration

Behind the Bastards

West Elm Mongolian Lamb Cushion Covers

Star Trek Discovery

1:32:03—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special thanks: Nguyên Ngô (Paul) and Chris Grant. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

May 23 2019

1hr 32mins

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Love Me Some Recs

By Philly_PB - Dec 28 2019
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It goes without saying that Chux, Diana, Sharon, and the rest of the Sydney and Melbourne crew have lavished us with their fountain pen knowledge, intelligent conversation, and slightly drunken silliness. But the value of their recommendations is off the charts. Keep them coming.

Pen geeks rejoice

By Tlewis1300 - Mar 15 2018
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Pen geeks, this is the podcast you're looking for! Great content and discussions.