Author: chawm

Meet Andrzej, Jerry and their creation – the World’s First Purpose built 3D printed fountain pens

The World’s First Purpose built 3D printed fountain pens are being built, literally adding layer on layer even as you read this. Manufacturing through such “adding”, instead of removing material, opens up endless possibilities for design – unique design, to be precise. Additive manufacturing revolution is not about making things at home, it is

 

Musings about my Muse – the Montblanc Meisterstück 149

There are two things in this world that can announce that one has arrived like nothing else can. One is a Montblanc pen – its snowy crest peeping from the shirt pocket and the other is a Rolex watch on the wrist. Little wonder, these two items continue to be

 

Montblanc Raises Over $1 Million With Its Latest Initiative Benefitting UNICEF

Maison continues its mission to promote child literacy and education with the funds raised through its Montblanc for UNICEF limited edition collection    When Montblanc first embarked on its 14-year partnership with UNICEF, it set out to make a meaningful contribution to UNICEF’s global efforts to provide more children with

 

Unboxing the Moonman Wancai Mini

The world of fountain lovers who are “out of the closet” is a small one. Here, most aficionados know each other, as do the companies and other service providers catering to their inky whims. We follow the influencers, like, comment and share their blog posts, shower insane smileys on their

 

My Father’s fountain pens

My father was a Government servant. He would bring work back home and seeing him sitting on the dining table after dinner, bent on dog-eared files was a daily sight. My remembrance is vivid – typed documents, covering letters in white paper followed by note-sheets in light green on whose

 

The Platinum Preppy – prim, proper and preppy!

The Platinum Preppy is a contradiction of sorts. Preppy (literally a pupil of an expensive prep school, the emphasis being on the neatness of their dresses, not necessarily in proportion with their content) and Platinum (the material and the fountain pen maker – known for their consistent adherence to quality,

 

MONTEGRAPPA presents SAMURAI

WHEN THE SWORD WAS MIGHTIER THAN THE PEN Heralding a new series of pens from Italy’s oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments is Samurai, the first model in the Warriors collection, aimed at the most passionate of pen enthusiasts. Conceived to recognise the most noble combatants throughout history, those who

 

Khyati Sketching Pen

This is the pen that was made famous by the “Munims” (traditional accountants of Gujarat and Rajastan). Just imagine – a tool of trade of the hard nosed, people employed to keep track of incomes and expenses – naturally, the device has to be reliable, robust and above all, value

 

The pleasure of writing with a Fountain Pen

Nah, as I write, the spelling mistakes do not get corrected automatically. The piece of paper (most often a loose sheet, at times a note book) that I put my thoughts on, does not underline the grammatically suspect constructions either. And when I am stuck for a particular or specific

 

ASA Aqua Blue Translucent Acrylic Nauka

If you are a collector of Fountain Pens, an aficionado, then you too must nurse a desire to own an Indian fountain pen, one that will hold its own in your collection of the epoch makers, even give you pleasure as it records your thoughts for posterity. Problem is, Indian

 

Those were the days…of Pre-Loved Fountain Pens

Officially, they are past their prime. Some geriatric, some senile, some plain outliving their utility. Some have been shunted out to old-age homes never to return, while others are barely tolerated in what they once considered as their homes, even as they too prepare to meet their maker. They have