Category: features

Fountain Pen & Ink – the Calcutta connection

Fountain pen & Ink – the story of Calcutta’s intricate connection with their development, especially in the first half of the twentieth century, is a fascinating one that demands to be told, again, to the lovers of fountain pens. Nearly a hundred years on, most sources are as dry as


Click Models L2 and 555 – collectors, are you listening?

Click Pens never ceases to amaze me. And I say this, after having been a user of Click fountain pens for close to four decades now. That in itself should be a cause for some kind of a celebration – some of my readers were not even born when my


Nikko Ebonite – rays of perfection from the land of the rising sun!

Nikko Ebonite – is often considered, in India at least, to be the best that there can be, as far as hand turned fountain pens go. Yoshiko Endo looks after the orders and logistics side of the business in Nikko Ebonite Manufacturing Company – which, with the motto “ebonize your


#SaySomethingSpecial: celebrate #WorldCalligraphyDay

#SaySomethingSpecial initiative by Manuscript Pens to mark the World Calligraphy Day Manuscript Pens has a legacy that dates all the way back to 1856, when in an earlier avatar it was renowned worldwide as the go-to company for nibs of all shapes and sizes. Those were the days – Birmingham


Esterbrook and a treaty that Gave Peace a Chance

Esterbrook and the Presidents of the United States of America   August 5th, 1963. Just a day before the 18th anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hioshima, Japan. The day is significant, because, on this day, representatives of the United States, the Soviet Union and Great Britain


Kanpur Writers – the story of India’s largest manufacturer of Fountain Pen nibs

Kanpur Writers makes the best fountain pen nibs in India. Period. But there is a lot more behind the statement and it will make immense sense to know more about the brand Kanwrite; the company owning them, Kanpur Writers; the family that runs them and the business philosophies of the