Blank Forces X1 X2 closeup of etching

Blank Forces X1 and X2 EDC Pen Review

Blank Force‚Äôs X1 and X2 pens are the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign from last year. I interviewed Kevin Hayes, the person behind Blank Forces, back in November. Now that the pens are available to buy online I thought it would be a good time to review them. Rather[…]

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edc-ink detail tip and laser engraving options

Behind a Kickstarter campaign: An interview with Kevin Hayes of Blank Forces

Kevin Hayes, also known as Blank Forces, has a very interesting Kickstarter campaign going at the moment. The EDC Ink is a keychain pen made from stainless steel and brass that uses D1 refills. It’s available in two sizes and a range of fascinating finishes. I need to stress that[…]

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Inked on 18 January 2014

Oh my do I like this lot of pens and inks! Franklin-Christop M27 with Caran d’Ache Blue Night. This is a new acquisition and I do rather like it. See how orange it is! Kaweco Classic Sport with Schneider Black. Sailor Reglus with Diamine Ancient Copper. Orange! And Ancient Copper.[…]

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Inked on Friday 6 December

Quite a few new inks this week. Kaweco Classic Sport EF, with, actually, Schneider Black, I forgot when I wrote this out. TWSBI Diamond 580 F, Pelikan Edelstein Amber Platinum #3776 Sai F, Pelikan Edelstein Topaz Faber-Castell e-motion M (review coming soon), Diamine Twilight Faber-Castell Ambition M, Diamine Oxblood (thanks Informal[…]

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Inked on 21 November 2013

Some lovely pens and inks at the moment! Platinum #3776 Sai F, Organics Studio Cobalt Blue A. G. Spalding Maple Wood M, J. Herbin Vert Empire Pilot Prera F, Diamine Eau de Nil Platignum Vibe M, Diamine Asa Blue Faber-Castell e-motion, Caran d’Ache Blue Night Faber-Castell Ambition M, Diamine Midnight[…]

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