In this episode Brad and Myke discuss the weird and awesome world of Japanese pens. What Japanese pens should be brought to the US market? What Japanese pens are different from their US counterparts? And Japanese pen marketing? It is the best!
In this episode we discover that Myke has a problem, as if we didn't know this already. He goes through some of his travails hunting down Field Notes for his collection, and Brad discusses both his and Myke's new Field Notes pages on their respective websites. Myke also discusses the results of his search for a new, fast-drying fountain pen ink.
In this episode Brad and Myke are joined by esteemed guest Patrick Rhone from Minimal Mac. Patrick jumps in our quick drying ink conversation, discusses why paper is always "On", and school the fellas on vintage fountain pens.
In this episode Myke and Brad play catch-up after a lost week. Both of the boys have loads of new products in hand, including rare Field Notes editions, Myke's first TWSBI, and an old school Namiki Vanishing Point.
In this episode Brad talks about his latest fountain pen purchase, and most importantly, the nib he went out of his comfort zone to buy. The guys also dig into some reader mail, and Brad talks about the roadblocks in getting his ink review series started.
In this episode Brad recaps the video series "An Obsessive's Guide to Field Notes" and the boys also discuss their findings on how to best clean a fountain pen.
In this episode Myke discusses an interesting pen he has carried for years that we refer to as the "MacGuyver of Pens" and I elaborate on my first successful Field Notes trade. This leads into our main discussion of our pen addiction and how the things we do and think about are very, very normal amongst other addicts like ourselves.
In this episode Brad follows up on a recent PSA on The Pen Addict blog and then the boys dig into why they carry the pens they do every day and how they manage the herd.
In this episode Myke and I follow up on a few topics from recent episodes and then dive into the world of weird and interesting pens. The land of Amazon.com product reviews is a strange, strange place.
In this episode Myke and Brad discuss their stationery resolutions for the new year. Things are going to get inky in 2013!