Tag: paper

Faber-Castell Loom Piano – on Cloud Nine

For starters, the credentials are so damn impressive that they alone can justify a purchase decision. As a matter of fact, the more I think about them, the more awestruck I feel. Yes, there are brands making fountain pens that are better known. Yes, there are entities in the domain

 

Brahmam, the ultimate reality

Brahmam fountain pens, to most collectors of India made vintage or antique pens, is but a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma, so difficult it is to come across good, working pieces. Naturally, their scarcity leads to the creation of newer fables around them as the scamper to

 

John Culmer – three decades of restoring masterpieces!

John Culmer has been repairing and restoring fountain pens for over thirty years, having acquired the skill from his father Charlie. John’s skill is such that his services are recommended by Parker and Waterman. Today, although the Peel Pen Shop (London) retail store location has now closed, John still repairs

 

Dineshchandra Sircar and Isidore of Seville – Bibek Debroy

As is only to be expected, ink is older than pens, not to speak of fountain pens.  Across old civilizations, India, Egypt, China, Rome, ink was used, based on lamp-black and pigments with plant, animal and mineral origins.  The history of those experiments and innovations is often forgotten. Something like