Shredded Scroll Nib

One of the nice things about Pen Night is that it is, by its very nature, self-documenting: as pens get passed around, inks tried out, tips shared, my notebook fills up with a cacophony of penliness:

My notebook for Pen Night, April 27, 2019

We were a smaller by still-hearty group last night, with members from as far away as Victoria West. Some of the things I took away from the evening:

  • When addressing an envelope with a fountain pen, rub a stick of paraffin wax over it once the ink is try; this will prevent the ink from running if the envelope is exposed to moisture (hard to avoid on a rainy day with the community mailboxes here in Charlottetown that have a tiny mail slot that attracts drips). You can put paraffin in an old Chapstick tube and throw it in your back for use on the road.
  • The free Apple Books book Script in the Copperplate Style, by Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo, comes recommended as an introduction to calligraphy.
  • The Lamy 2000 is a very nice pen (many pen-people’s favourite, I was told); I got to try one one and it is, indeed, lovely and light and a joy to write with.
  • A pointer to The Well-Appointed Desk blog.
  • G. Lalo paper is delightful.

Pen Night has a Facebook page now (which, alas, I’ll never see).

The next meeting is Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Bookmark. All are welcome; RSVP to Dan MacDonald at The Bookmark if you’re coming to ensure there’s a chair for you.


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vbj on April 28, 2019 - 17:49 Permalink

I will have to find one of those pens and try it out!
And, for decades I have been whipping out a regular taper candle to rub on addresses in bad weather.

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Peter Rukavina on April 28, 2019 - 19:22 Permalink

The “shredded scroll nib” is a custom nib grinding applied to a Pilot Parallel.