Vanness Pens have been receiving my radar for quite sometime now. I discover their whereabouts in any awesome pen show recaps and am advised once in some time they have a web-based store too. Within the duration of becoming conscious of them, I had been in a point where I slowed my pen purchases lower to just about zero, and so i never got around to ordering from their store so far.
Should you not follow me on Instagram, you’ll have missed the truth that I’m gradually stepping into other kinds of writing besides fountain pens. Take it easy, I still use my fountain pens everyday, however i still need a non- fountain pen every occasionally, so why wouldn’t you use a high quality one? I’m also finding good wood cased pencils, however i leaves that to a different publish.
A great non-fountain pen isn’t what came me to their online store, it had been the quest for a Nock Co Sinclair since i have didn’t own any Nock products and felt the Sinclair could be very useful for me personally. Given that they go retail, I’d a couple of different choices to get a situation. Since shipping to Canada isn’t cheap, I made the decision to base my decision on which else I possibly could increase the to spread that cost out a little. I required a fast take a look at Goulet Pens, however i spent a lot of hrs within my early fountain pen days browsing their website that nothing really excited me. Jet Pens and Anderson Pens would be the other two retailers established to sell Nock products, however i will admit which i never really considered ordering from their store. What really came me to Vanness wasn’t just the Nock cases, but additionally a brandname of ink known as KWZ.
Before diving into things i got, Among the finest to say that this isn’t a backed publish and i also purchased everything with my very own money. I simply like what I’ve come across from Vanness Pens to date, within their shop and locally, and so i discuss them a great deal! Ok now what did I recieve?
Nock Co Sinclair
We begin using the product which helped me buy anything to start with. I understood I needed a Nock situation the 2nd I learned about them from Kaira Dowdy around the Pen Addict Podcast. Again, the issue would be a weak Canadian dollar and shipping costs, and so i would need to buy multiple things to really make it worthwhile i believe. I had been aboard with this particular, but never pulled the trigger for whatever reason. When the Sinclair was announced, I understood it had been something that might be helpful in my experience using the slot for holding a pocket notebook, a couple of slots for pens, along with a zippered top!
Required was what colour to purchase. It was easy since i have will always be a fan of brown. Brown ink, brown pens, brown leather, brown furniture, then when I seen the coffee and amethyst colour pattern, I had been offered. Another two released to retail are pretty awesome too (Raven & Aqua/Peacock & Coal) and that i might have to get a Brasstown in a single of individuals, however i couldn’t avoid the coffee.
Initial ideas? I really like it! I’ve two Field Notes inside (Lunacy & Black Ice) and 6 pens right now (Lamy 2000, Lamy Safari, Karas Kustom Ink, Karas Kustom Secure, Pen Addict Retro 51, and my Pilot Disappearing Point). This really is most likely overkill since i have usually don’t use these in within 24 hours, however they fit so why wouldn’t you!
The only real negative from the situation is when the fabric is your dog hair magnet. It isn’t an enormous issue, but my golden retriever is shedding at this time which is finding it’s way onto my Sinclair!
Karas Kustom Secure
This would be a last second accessory for the shopping cart software. I understood I needed a better non-fountain pen (besides my Retro 51s) for work, but didn’t know which pen that would be. When I looked online more, I made the decision which i wanted a Karas Kustom, but haven’t made the decision around the model or after i was really thinking about buying it. When I was browsing Vanness Pens to find out if there is other things I possibly could add in my order. The Secure was to me, therefore it was thrown in!
Selecting the colour with this one was a bit more difficult. Olive eco-friendly is most likely the best colour they make, only one of my Inks is incorporated in the finish and so i desired to mix things up a little. I additionally possess the “Iron Man” (red with brass section) Ink, however i wasn’t really thinking about red anyways. I’d it narrowed lower to stonewashed gray, brown, or stonewashed orange. I had been taking too lengthy to determine, and so i stated screw it, I’m obtaining the orange and I am not altering my thoughts! Searching back, I kinda wish I’d have the brown, however i am still super pleased with the orange.
Although I’m really enjoying by using this, If only I’d read an evaluation or more. I only say this because apparently I wasn’t 100% conscious of the way the secure mechanism labored. Up to me utilizing it the very first time, I had been underneath the assumption that whenever you pressed lower around the nock, it might twist on it’s own, a lot like a normal retracting pen. It doesn’t do this and you’ve got to show the very best by hand, so it’s very hard to make use of with one hands. I am not stating that this can be a negative of the pen since that’s most likely the way they had to really make it to operate and appear they wanted and that i didn’t do my research before choosing. I had been thinking about offering this up for trade to have an EDK or Retract, but after utilizing it for some time, I’m starting to enjoy it increasingly more.
It also matches my mug!
Why shall we be held attracted to KWZ inks though? For the reason that they’ve interesting colours that I have not see before, iron gall options in individuals unique colours, and they’ve very good reviews, and so i just needed to try one. I shied from the iron gall choices for this primary purchase, but nonetheless got one which caught my attention a lengthy time ago, KWZ Honey.
Things I like relating to this ink is when it almost the precise colour I’ve been trying to find. A yellow-colored ink, leaning towards gold/brown, but nonetheless readable for everyday use. This checks all the boxes. The lighter side of J. Herbin Lie de The (it shades a great deal) may be the nearest before I stumbled upon this, however it wasn’t quite perfect. Another yellow which i have is Rohrer & Klinger Helianthus, but that’s a screaming vibrant yellow that isn’t intended for writing within my eyes.
Both inks were quite saturated after i authored this
Inky Fingers Presently Inked
It was a real last second add in simply because I usually thought they looked neat, it had been cheap ($5), and that i desired to support a buddy (Matt Lance armstrong in the Pen Habit). I most certainly didn’t need another spot to record my inked pens since i have curently have 4 places I write this lower. It’s a little bit absurd, however i enjoy doing the work also it enables me to test my pens instantly on various kinds of paper.
I’ve add this towards the selection when ever I ink up a brand new pen and to date I’m really liking it. The paper is rougher than the usual coated paper this type of Rhodia, but handles fountain pens nicely. I haven’t done a complete swab within the “ink swab” section, and so i don’t understand how it will handle a lot ink at the same time, however it can be useful for me.
Investing in a Nock situation would be a lengthy time coming for me personally. Kaira pointed out as he launched into retail he left worldwide shops out for the time being while he wants so that you can offer these to countries for example Canada and also the uk in a fair cost where consumers won’t feel scammed simply because they live outdoors the united states.