Skip to main content

A Start

There is always a start, a new start for everything. I've always been an eager writer and have been blogging here and there in Finnish and now some time has passed by without writing anything so I decided to start a new blog - this time in English.

I will try to provide new content every week at least once, sometime more often and sometimes less often, sometimes more pictures and sometimes more text. I hope I won't offend anyone with my writings but if I hurt someone's feelings, my condolences. The layout of this blog is for starters at the moment, I'll tune it little by little, try to bear...

Ok, the introduction done. For the last weeks I've been digging out information about the fountain pens and fountain pen friendly papers and notebooks. I bought my first fountain pen Lamy Safari some weeks ago and even though as nice a pen it is, the grip sucks - and badly. My hand is bigger than the average German hand so the natural grip for me is when I grip the pen in the part where grip turns into the body of the pen where the rubber ring is. You may well imagine that it's a grip that is not too ergonomical. To tell you the truth I bought the pen for drawing purposes but still the grip is a nuisance.

Lamy with my small sketchbook Canson 180º. Yes, I'm a lefty.

But the seed is in the ground. I have ordered my second pen and I just received information that the pen has dispatched the shop. Some day I'll publish the name of the shop, that time is not now, though. I have received excellent customer service from their part and they answered to my email in an hour and the tone of the content was friendly, not like many times when the tone reflects the utmost hurry when writing the answer to the customer. Furthermore, the answer really did contain more than two or three sentences.

There was something for the starters.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Goulet Nation – The Good, The Bad Or The Ugly?

Many years ago I used to be a user of a Linux forum of a distribution and everything was good. At some point the developer and the king of the forum disappeared and the other admins started to control the forum. Before everyone knew it things started to change and deteriorate – rapidly. First no one was allowed to speak out of the problems in a negative tone, the onfortunate one who did so, was silenced quite quickly. No one was allowed to speak aloud of the problems in the atmosphere because it would have disrupted the image of the happy family. After a while talking about other distributions was not allowed anymore and that, if something, is very normal behaviour amongst the people who like toying with their computers. Everything and everybody was to be happy. I left the forum for a while. I came back 2-3 years later only to notice that the things were even worse than when I left. That was it for me, I left for good, I can live my life without cults.
I’ve found my fountain pen hob…

New Fountain Pen

I received my new fountain pen yesterday and today I had some time to test it. The pen is Cross Bailey with an "M" nib and cost roughly 35 euros from Pen Heaven from UK. In addition to the pen I bough also the screw-in converter which is essential in my opinion. I have still one shipment on the way to my address from Pen Heaven and the arriving pen is a bit more expensive with an F-nib but it is another story that you'll hear (read) later.
I loaded the pen with Diamine Sherwood Green ink and tested it on my Leuchtturm 1917 notebook. M-size nib appears to be too braod for me but on the other hand notebook has 5mm dots so the text is written too tight. Also the paper of Leuchtturm is not what I think a fountain pen friendly notebook has but I can compare the papers after the next Pen Heaven shipment which includes a fountain pen friendly notebook.


This ink dries in 5-10 seconds unles it is a wet spot which dries longer, naturally. I really like the color and the tone of t…