January 2018 - ink between the teeth

Jan 29, 2018

review: sailor jentle yama-dori

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review: sailor jentle yama-dori
Here's the third of the three Sailor Jentle inks I own. Like I said last week, I want to make sure these reviews come out in a timely fashion. I'll talk a little more about how Sailor is changing their ink line later this year.

I also want to make note quite early that I'm fiddling with adding one (technically, two) to my reviews: natural light photos of "swatch cards." I'll explain further in this post, so do continue reading!

Jan 24, 2018

incoming changes for reviews

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incoming changes for reviews
I have a couple of changes that are coming to the way that I do my reviews. This is mostly a post to keep myself accountable, so feel free to skip this entirely if you're here for the ink reviews!

I do have to add that some of my reviews have been completed in advance, so these changes may not appear in all of them. However, I will implement these changes where possible, especially where an additional picture or two is all that is necessary.

Jan 22, 2018

review: sailor jentle tokiwa-matsu

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review: sailor jentle tokiwa-matsu
I'm shuffling around the reviews I have prepared for the coming months, and I thought I would talk about the Sailor Jentle inks I have first. As you may know, Sailor is moving their Jentle line to smaller bottles for the same price, which is silly and makes them more expensive than Pilot Iroshizuku inks. Cost aside, I wanted to review these inks while you can still find the original bottles before they disappear entirely. I'm not sure if this change will be occurring outside of Japan, but better safe than sorry, right?

Jan 15, 2018

my top five inks of 2017, and some other thoughts

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my top five inks of 2017, and some other thoughts
Happy new year, everybody! Okay, seems a bit strange to say this two weeks into the new year, and after I posted last week, but you know how it is. I took a quick break to spend time with my family over my holiday break, and I'm ready to jump into 2018 with a post thinking about the old year—strange, I know. But I own about thirty inks, give or take, which is pretty much too many inks for one person to use in a sensible period of time. You know... they're just so tempting. I figured it's been a while since I really took a look at my collection and thought about my favorites, the inks I want to use every time I fill a pen.

Jan 8, 2018

review: twsbi diamond 540, and the pendleton brown custom flex nib

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review: twsbi diamond 540, and the pendleton brown custom flex nib
Stephen Brown—author of the SBREBrown blog—was selling off some pens in September. I've checked his for sale page a couple of times as he's culled the herd, but most were either out of my budget or not particularly interesting. This time around, however, something particular caught my eye: the TWSBI Diamond 540 in amber.