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Ken Crooker
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Dad, Learning Technologist, Fan of Spiders & Fountain Pens
Dad, Learning Technologist, Fan of Spiders & Fountain Pens

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Been a long time in the making, but I've finally posted my review of the TWSBI Eco fountain pen. http://kencrooker.com/eco 

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Quick note to alert everyone about a new pen show next year. It will be held the last weekend of June 2018 at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO!
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The last few days I've been re-inventorying my inks and I'm using the Col-o-ring Ink Testing Books by Ana Reinert (The Well-Appointed Desk) and her husband Bob Atkins (Skylab Letterpress). I like them so much, I thought I'd write a review. Figuring out a way to swab inks can be pretty painful, and Ana & Bob have done the community a huge service in producing these books. Check them out! http://kencrooker.com/col-o-ring/

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I just posted a review for the 3776 version of the Balance (called the Balance Maestro). Same nib & internals as the regular Balance, but has similar styling to the 3776 Century. If you're interested, you can find the review here: http://kencrooker.com/3776balance/

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Pen Pain: Iron Gall Ink, Friend or Foe? Some love iron gall inks, others won't touch it. I've seen why both groups see it the way they do. Read my account of three different iron gall inks! http://kencrooker.com/igink/ #ink #inkygoodness #irongall #fpgeeks #penaddict #fountainpen

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The spring 2017 Field Notes "Utility" edition is out, and they knocked this one out of the park. The paper allows some spread and feathering with fountain pens, but the cover is awesome. They nailed the construction yellow. I think this memo book really epitomizes what Field Notes is all about.
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The first of two new Quick Look Reviews for some Robert Oster inks is live. Second one should be ready to go later tonight. Rob has so many fantastic inks, it's kind of crazy. #fountainpen #ink #inkporn #fpgeeks #penaddict #robertostersignature http://kencrooker.com/oster4/ 

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Just posted a new review for a strange pen: Yongsheng 088. I'm pretty sure whoever makes this pen is trying to make themselves look affiliated with Wing Sung, but they've done a poor job. Not a bad pen, but not one I'd really ever use. http://kencrooker.com/yongsheng-088/

#fountainpen #review #chinese #yongsheng #wingsung #penaddict #fpgeeks

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I just posted a new Quick Look Review for six more KWZ Ink colors. As with the first batch, I'm really impressed with their inks. #kwz #inkporn #inkygoodness #fpgeeks #penaddict http://kencrooker.com/kwz2/
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