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Pen Posse at PSP – Sunday, June 8, 2014

By Teri Morris | Opinion & Blather, What's New

Join us Sunday June 8th at Peyton Street Pens 239 Peyton Street, Santa Cruz (831) 425-3794 Visitors welcome starting 1pm, and people usually hang out till 6pm or 7pm. Food and refreshments in the mid-to-late afternoon. Even though we’re not a conventional pen shop, as most of you know, we’ll have pens to look at and try out. We only throw the doors open a few times a year! It’s very informal, usually just a few dozen people hanging out, playing around with pens and ink. The SF Pen Posse has a wealth of knowledge and fistfuls [&hellip

Observations on Flexible Nibs

Observations on Flexible Nibs

By Teri Morris | Buying Guides, Opinion & Blather

Gentlemen such as Mauricio Aguilar (www.vintagepen.net), Richard Binder (www.richardspens.net) and John Mottishaw (www.nibs.com) have forgotten more than I’ll ever know about flex. That being said, we handle a lot of flex nibbed pens and have an enthusiastic group of customers who haunt our FLEXIBLE NIBS category. And so I’d like to make the following observations: No good objective reference or guide can be readily employed to standardize the discussion. It’s possible to measure pressure against a surface, but the equipment to do so is far from easy to obtain or operate. You will know a “wet noodle” [&hellip