The Parker Frontier line ran from 1996 to 2012, and was released in various incarnations. Most versions were made of ABS plastic, with a stainless steel cap and a gold-plated steel nib. This set is the Flightier GT which was READ MORE
In 1950, Parker introduced the “51 Special” – an economy version of the 51 (which was initially introduced in 1941). The official 51 Special had a stainless steel nib, a bright and shiny cap, a black cap jewel, and a READ MORE
I’ve been trying to teach myself how to customise a nib into an architect grind lately. However, today, I saw a photo of the Regalia Writing Labs “Ragnarok” nib – a multi-layer monster that inspires awe… I first saw it READ MORE
Advertisements from “Aarets Bøger” (The Year’s Books) from H. Bødtcher-Jensen Book and Music store in Nyborg.
Liberty was one of the smaller, second-tier fountain pen manufacturers in Denmark. It’s not difficult to find an “Original Liberty” at a flea market or antique dealer here. The Kollegie Pen is a little more difficult to find. It sports READ MORE
This Waterman’s 513 in Tiger Eye (or Tortoise shell – depending on where you look) was probably made around 1940 in England. It’s a celluloid pen with the 14 carat gold 2A nib. With a very light hand, the nib READ MORE
This pen engraver would have been used at a Pelikan dealer to engrave the name of the owner. The system is a pantograph, where the operator uses a stylus to trace letters that are arranged in the block on the READ MORE
I love twacking (a word from Newfoundland meaning “to look around a shop, most often without any intention of buying”) in stationary and pen stores. However, more often than not, when I walk into a high-end pen shop, I typically READ MORE