It is, at first look, liable to be mistaken as a defender guarding the galaxies with its bold Art Deco silhouette, a comfortable balanced weight and a military styled clip inspired by the vintage Sheaffer Balance. It goes without saying that not every pen has in it the inner power
Kolkata has often been called the Cultural Capital of the Nation – killing fields for the Tagores and the Rays (and innumerable others) that have, and continue to dominate our perceptions. While the creative history of the city is mostly well-documented, what is less known is the story of the
Silver filigree work on a fountain pen. Interesting subject, made more so by a near complete lack of knowledge about the same. When did the practise begin? Who were the artisans who perfected the art? Where can one get one, if one so desired? The background din, is near deafening.
Frank Limper is a Federalist in the real sense of the term – one who has set up a distinctive relationship of parity between two levels of Fountain Pen fanaticism, as a collector and a retailer; just like the federalist system does in terms of governance. Here he talks at
Writeway: the ecommerce site that serious hobbyists and lovers of fine writing, not to mention fountainpen and ink fanatics were waiting for! The last two years have witnessed a steady shift of consumer preferences for contact-less, digitised shopping, as more and more people have opted for ecommerce. This shift has
Dhar Brothers and the story of Calcutta’s brush with fountain pen making excellence – fact, fiction or folklore? Imagine that you are so well known for your skills that the Commissioner of Calcutta Police sends his prized fountain pen to you for some repair work. Mind you, this is a
William Penn is all set to usher in a new pen day, post pandemic. Scaling up to do what it does best – riding the crest. William Penn. The story is just a shade shorter than two-decades old. A story that is backed by some forty odd brands that
Fountain Pen Culture – ushering-in a new dawn in Bangladesh The Genesis As a Facebook community group, Fountain Pen Culture is fairly new, having started just a few months back. But our ideological fight is at least two decades old – having started the day the fountain pen started losing
A Doctor, a daughter and a fountain pen (sorry, many fountain pens) The joy of touching a pen to paper is, in my humble opinion, a sorely underappreciated one. Every drop of ink holds the power to change the world – or someone’s world, at the very least. I was
Evelina Hristozova is a post-graduate from the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam (2000-2001). Before that she completed her master-graduate in Japanese Studies from Sofia University and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo (1994-1999). Evelina has been living and working in Italy for the last 20 years, covering various
The exact aetiology that makes OCD (of which we all “collectors” suffer in varying degrees) flower is, shall we say, not fully understood, as yet. Some experts postulate that we bear the condition in our genes, though what triggers the “mutation” (if that is the right term), is not clear.
PFM – are you “Man” enough for it? The year was 1959. The years leading to it had seen a move by most US fountain pen manufacturers towards the slender, longish pens like what were popularly referred to as the TM or the Thin Model Pens. Sheaffer was battling it