Saturday, April 23, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 360

Here's a double-shot of new writing instruments -- a fountain pen and a mechanical pencil acquired by Stuart from the Vancouver Pen Shop a few weeks ago! He writes: "Here’s my pics of the pear wood Faber-Castell Ambition, and of the Graphgear pencil. The light was brighter this morning, so I popped off the shots I wanted!"

(all photos courtesy of Stuart ~ please click on images to enlarge)
Stuart: "I love the warmth and tactility of the wood barrel of the Ambition, it has great warmth in the hand, and enough texture to give a good grip. Inside the open end of the barrel is a brass threaded section - that’s what the metal section and nib unit screws into, so there’s no metal on wood contact, making for greater durability."

"The Medium steel nib is a smooth, quite wet writer, very pleasant to use."

"I couldn’t resist the cool Pentel Graphgear 1000 pencil! It looks great, and the knurled metal grip combined with soft plastic inserts makes it easy to hold securely."

"Pulling out the push-button reveals the two-ended eraser inside; pulling that out gives access to a couple of spare leads."

"The large-ish .7mm lead is very smooth, nice to write with."

 Stuart, thank you so much for these most recent reviews, and for all your previous contributions to our ongoing virtual "show & tell" :)

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