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I am thinking of getting a Pelikan 140 and wondered what folks had to say in terms of overall impressions, size compared to other popular pens and thoughts regarding nib choice.
Thanks in advance for the input!
While there's lots of discussion about vintage Parkers (especially the 51) in the NIB, there is precious little about vintage Sheaffers.
Leaving aside the whole Sheaffer vs. Parker issue (you'll often find that folks have a preference for one or the other), I think folks just getting into...
I have just come into posession of a Parker 65 - it was manufactured by Parker for the UK market and is based on the later versions of the 61, with the key difference being that it has a very nice gold open nib that is very similar to that used on the later Parker 75. It is the nib that makes...
Gents - I'm considering having a custom brush made - what are your views regarding the TGN black badger and finest knots.
I'm looking for a soap/face-lathering brush and prefer smaller knots.
I'm especially interested in hearing from folks who have both types of knots or have a good...
Its clear that there are lot of fans of both Omega and Semogue boar brushes and I think it would be interesting to see how gents who have brushes from both makers compare them.
One of the reasons I'm starting this thread is that I'm a fan of the boar brushes (although I'm not getting rid of...
Ok guys, before you ride me out on a rail, let me explain. Over the past few months, I have been traveling extensively and flying carry on only, which necessitates the use of a cartridge razor. So, in the interest of science, I have been testing the various new cartridge razor offerings that...
I was reading about using soapnuts as a laundry soap and a for general cleaning purposes and am intrigued.
Anyone here ever use these things for their laundry and if so, what is the good, bad and the ugly?
Haven't posted in the Cafe for a while, but happened to have some tea/coffee goodies arrive.
The first is a Kyocera manual coffee mill:
These sell for about $75 - $80 plus shipping stateside, but I got this one for about $45 all in courtesy of a friend who sent me one from Japan...