The Pilot Prera Fountain Pen

Pilot Prera Fountain Pens

We were very excited to have received our first shipment of pens and inks from Pilot a few days ago. Along with two styles of higher-end capless (vanishing point) pens, we received a small selection of Iroshizuku inks and Prera fountain pens. The Prera comes in different colours and also in transparent acrylic with colour accents.  It’s … Read more

Converters For Beginners: The Piston Converter

The one thing that ball point pens, roller balls and even pencils have in common is that they come conveniently pre-loaded with ink (or lead). Fountain pens usually do not. You open the box and take the gleaming barrel out. Then wonder how to fill and use your beautiful new pen. You might receive a starter cartridge, pre-filled with … Read more

How To Choose Your First Fountain Pen

A common question I receive from friends, family, and prospective customers is how to choose their first fountain pen. Those not familiar with fountain pens aren’t conversant with the intricacies of converters, nib sizes, line widths and inks. The length of the barrel, the cap, the manufacturing material, the size of your hand and whether you are … Read more