Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Movin on Up! - My new EDC 022514

by Tony Thomas

Movin' on up!  My new EDC:

1. New Maxpedition EDC Fatty Case
2. Pilot Metros (Black & Bronze)
3. TWSBI Vac 700 w/Nemosine .8mm italic nib
4. Edison Nouveau Premiere Cappucino Swirl w/Edison fine nib
5. Lamy Studio Stainless w/Lamy 1.1 italic nib
6. Lamy Vista w/EF Lamy nib
7. Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil w/.7 lead and Clic eraser.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My EDC 02/20/14

by Tony Thomas

Today's EDC:

Pens: 2 Pilot Metropolitans, Lamy Vista, Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl, Charcoal Lamy Safari, Kaigelu 356 Flighter.  Case: Maxpedition EDC.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Hero 529 Fine Point Fountain Pen

by Tony Thomas

In my search for inexpensive fountain pens on eBay, I came across numerous listings for the Hero 529 fine point pen.  The price?  Less than $3.00 including shipping from China!  Amazing!

Having previously bought the Hero 9296 Accounting Pen with an EF nib, I thought I would give the 529 a shot.

Like the 9296, the 529 is a converter filler with a hooded nib.  It is reminiscent of the Hero 616 sans aerometric converter.  It is a pretty plain looking pen with a few small but noticeable blemishes, however, you really can't complain much for a pen that costs so little.

How does it write?  Nicely.  It has a very smooth nib that lays down a nice fine line.

The Hero 529 is a great little knock-about pen for throwing in your pocket or purse and leaving on your desk at the office.  Very nice for jotting down quick notes.  I plan to load mine with some archival iron gall ink for writing on cheap paper when the need arises.

A nice pen at a crazy cheap price!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hidebound Leather Notebook Cover

by Tony Thomas

Not too long ago, I ordered a custom leather notebook cover for my favorite Clairefontaine Classic staple-bound notebook (6.5" x 8.25") from Hidebound Leather.   They turned it around quickly and it has become an important part of my EDC.  Hidebound does all kinds of leather products including book and Bible covers, journals, sketchbooks and more.  They also offer a series of Rhodia pad covers.  Their prices are reasonable and their quality and service are top notch.  I heartily recommend them!