CY and Jacob talk about affordable naginata grinds, Pikachu-themed boardroom pens, rebottled Sailor inks, Kickstarter funding goals, red polar bears, and creepy sushi mascots.

 

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More Episodes

Rube Goldberg Filling System

July 5, 2021

CY and Jacob try out a trendy new paper and discuss Drillog, the annual Pen Trading in Tokyo, and their thoughts on Platinum’s Kinshu and Sailor’s 110th-anniversary pen after trying both at Maruzen this week.

 

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Broadway Cats

June 21, 2021

CY, Jacob, and guests Akane, Alesa, and Khuê talk about glass pens, paper testing, tax-deductible dip pens, and cat influencers.

 

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I Need an Airy Goat

June 7, 2021

CY and Jacob debunk the latest Tomoe River rumors and talk about paper options, chubby pens, the latest Sailor products, and gray importers.

 

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Tomoe River is the New Toilet Paper

May 24, 2021

CY and Jacob sort out what's going on with Tomoe River, discuss double standards in the pen community, and talk about the latest new product announcements.

 

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Greige is a Popular Women’s Hair Colour

May 9, 2021

CY and Jacob talk about telescopic piston fillers, tax deductible pens, two new Platinum releases, and why they're passionate about fountain pens.

 

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Nagahara Doesn’t Write

April 25, 2021

CY and Jacob talk about how not to ink up a vintage pen, about Japan's third state of emergency and what it means for stationery stores and events, and about Nagahara's views on stacked nibs, overseas pen makers, and more.

 

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Hokkaido Iridium

April 12, 2021

CY, Jacob, and Pilot collector extraordinaire Leo Fok (aka Inquisitive Quill) geek out about Pilot’s history and many models, nibs, filling systems, and shareholder gifts.

 

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Build-A-Gear

March 28, 2021

CY and Jacob talk about Plus and Sailor's all-new sub-brand, product launches, and Apple-esque retail store in Tokyo's posh Ginza shopping district.

 

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The Mad Lads Did It!

March 15, 2021

CY, Jacob, Khue, and Alesa get together after the Maruzen World Pen Fair to discuss the event, Pilot's latest exciting releases, and Sailor's never ending LEs as well as a surprise release from Kokuyo.

 

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