Consult the Doctor Episode 35

With today:
00:10 Is it a good idea to take lecture notes with non-permanent ink?
04:15 Can you get titanium nibs and are they any good?
07:30 What criteria do you consider when purchasing a pen?
13:07 How often do you acquire pens?

Modern Fuel Bolt Action Ballpoint Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Modern Fuel – thank you!

Measurements
Length (tip retracted): 138.3 mm/5.45”
Length (tip extended): 137.0 mm/5.39”
Diameter (barrel): 9.4 mm/0.37”
Weight (all): 22.5 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 34

With today:
01:20 When is a piston a piston?
01:50 Are there pens that can be used on a plane during the entire flight without leaking?
03:45 Any fountain pens you regret selling?
05:30 How do you know when it’s time to sell a pen?

TWSBI Swipe Fountain Pen Review

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Appleboom BannerA kind thank you to the inimitable Don Giuseppe Appelboom of the Appelboom Empire for sending me these pens.

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.3.8 mm/5.45”
Length (uncapped): 127.1 mm/5.00”
Length (posted): 165.3 mm/6.51”
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 13.3 mm/0.39 – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 15.0 mm/ 0.59” (uniform)
Weight (all): 15.5 g
Weight (body): 9.5 g
Weight (cap): 6.0 g

Calamus Ballpoint and Rollerball Review

These pens were sent to me by Anja from Papier und Stift – thank you!

Ballpoint
Measurements
Length (uncapped): 110.2 mm/4.34”
Diameter (section): 7.11 – 10.6 mm/0.28 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.9 – 10.6 mm/0.39 – 0.42”
Weight (all): 34.5 g

Rollerball
Measurements
Length (uncapped): 114.1 mm/4.49”
Diameter (section): 6.80 – 10.6 mm/0.27 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 11.4/0.45” (uniform)
Weight (all): 17.0 g


Consult the Doctor Episode 33

With today:
00:25 Super dry pen: keep or tune?
03:00 How to dry with nibs that dry super quickly
07:45 How do you dilute inks?
12:55 The funniest thing in the fountain pen world

Ensso Piuma Pocket Fountain Pen Titanium Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Carlos of Ensso Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 92.8 mm/3.65”
Length (uncapped): 88.7 mm/3.49”
Length (posted): 138.5 mm/5.45”
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.5 mm/0.42 – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 15.0 mm/ 0.59” (uniform)
Weight (all): 38.0 g
Weight (cap): 26.0 g
Weight (body): 12.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 32

With today:
00:20 Pens that dry out quickly
03:15 Shops that sell non-Parker ink
04:15 Indelible ink
05:25 Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Graphology

Calamus Fountain Pen Review

These pens were sent to me by Anja of Papier und Stift – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.6 mm/5.30”
Length (uncapped): 116.7 mm/4.60”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 7.9 – 10.6 mm/0.31 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.7 – 10.6 mm/0.38 – 0.42”
Weight (all): 40.0 g
Weight (cap): 30.0 g
Weight (body): 10.0 g