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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blogroll

I have been going through and updating my blogroll. I just realized that I left a few very good blogs off of my list when I had originally thought they were on there, so that has been rectified. I also removed some that were no longer valid links. If you'd like to have your blog added, please comment below and I'll check it out and add it to my list. :)

Take care,
Derek (ThirdeYe)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A good, red ballpoint?

I've been using Bic Cristal red pens at work for a while now, but I can't help but notice how "pink" the ink looks. It doesn't really look like a dark, vivid red at all. Does anyone else know of any other good red ballpoints I can use that don't look pink? I've tried quite a few, and none have really met my expectations. I'm currently using a Uniball Onyx in red instead, which is nice and red but it doesn't work when writing sideways, which I do sometimes at work when filling out paperwork.

Derek (ThirdeYe)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Upcoming Posts

Hello fellow pen enthusiasts,


Hopefully you all had a fantastic Holiday season.

I have been wanting to update my blog more frequently, so I've been coming up with some ideas on what topics to cover in the coming months. Here are my ideas so far:

1.) Dixon Ticonderoga Black vs. Paper Mate Mirado (pencil comparison)
2.) What I use daily (at work and at home)
3.) My Sheaffer Snorkel collection
4.) My Parker "51" collection
5.) More fountain pen ink reviews.

If anyone has anything they'd like to see (within reason), let me know. Also, if you have a preference on which topic you'd like to see covered first, please post a comment and let me know. I can change the order around, no problem!

Derek (ThirdeYe)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Free Amazon Prime Trial

Hello fellow pen/pencil enthusiasts,

Amazon is offering free 30-day Prime trials right now, so I thought I'd give you a heads-up: Amazon Prime 30-day free trial

I've had Amazon Prime for a while now, and I find that it usually pays for itself, even if you don't think you'll use it right away. It gives you free 2-day shipping on items fulfilled by Amazon and it also allows you access to Amazon Prime streaming videos. I haven't used that feature, but I can see how it would be useful to some.

Happy Holidays!

Derek (ThirdeYe)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Parker Lady Duofold for sale (SOLD)

Hello everyone! I haven't posted in a while... but I'll try to get back into the swing of things. I had to hold off on my pen purchasing due to a change in my monetary priorities. I'm still enjoying the pens that I do have, though.

THE PEN IS SOLD AS OF 7-16-13
For sale, I have a late 1920s/early 1930s Parker Lady Duofold in Lacquer Red, with three cap rings. I bought this for my girlfriend a while back, but she decided to just stick with ballpoints instead, so I thought I would list it here. I had it fully restored by Danny Fudge, and it is in good, working order. The nib is 14k gold, and I would classify it as a soft fine, with a hint of flex... just enough to give your writing a little flourish. Most Duofolds I've used have been a nail, but this one will give a little bit, which is pretty unusual. I wouldn't call it a full flex by any means, though. I paid more for this pen, but my loss can be your gain. :) I do apologize that my photography skills do not do this pen justice -- it's in good condition, without any cracks or damage. There is a little bit of wear on the end of the barrel from the cap posting against the imprint, right on the letter "N" in "pen" and the last digit of the patent date. The rest is fully legible. I should also note that the feed looks to be a little misaligned, but it can be moved back to the normal position if you so desire. My repair skills are too lacking to be able to adjust it myself, though. But it can be done, and it doesn't affect the writeability of the pen either way. The pen seems to have very good flow. The cap makes a great seal, and doesn't dry out between uses (which is awesome for people like me, who tend to have too many pens inked at once...) I will ship via USPS First Class w/Delivery Confirmation. I accept PayPal. Asking $45 shipped. Please feel free to leave a comment here with any questions or if you are interested and I'll reply as soon as I can. Thanks for looking!

Just as a side note, I might be selling a few more of my pens if there is enough interest:
Parker Duofold International in Pearl & Black, fine nib, mint condition. Hardly used.
Parker "51" fountain pen/liquid lead set, mint condition and hardly used. I purchased these as NOS. Sac is still perfectly clear, liquid lead pencil still works. Has an unusual 14k medium nib on the fountain pen, most were fines.
Sheaffer Lady Lifetime (c. 1920s, flat-top w/pocket clip) in jade green, huge 14k nib. Fully restored by Sherrell Tyree.
Sheaffer Tuckaway in brown striated, fine 14k triumph nib. Fully restored by Sherrell Tyree.

Derek (ThirdeYe)
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