Monday, February 29, 2016

Things Overheard While Listening to Pen Reviews (part 1)

  • "I'm afraid we're going to have to get rid of that sac."
  • It's "fat and bold; somewhat stubby, it's not very long but it's there. To me, it was pleasant to hold. I enjoyed that. Definitely big enough."
  • "I remember a pelican that somebody had left in a car on a very hot day and there was a slight warp to it."
to be continued....

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Is Noodler's Kanwrite (and vice versa)?

I understand that Noodler's pens (USA) are made with parts and materials from different states and countries, including India.  Mr. Nathan Tardif, founder and CEO of Noodler's, makes that clear with every Noodler's pen sold.  No problem.  But I was intrigued when I came across a YouTube video pretty much equating the Noodler's Ahab and a Kanwrite pen; Kanwrite is an Indian pen company.  So, what is the story?  One retailer suggested that I contact Luxury Brands, the distributor for Noodler's products.  I did so and Luxury Brands -- to my understanding -- denied any connection between Noodler's and Kanwrite.  I like Noodler's; I'm not trying to cause problems.  But as an enthusiast, I'd like to know -- what is the story?  [UPDATE, May 24, 2016:  A post on Fountain Pen Network clarifies this matter, somewhat.]  

Noodler's resin Konrad, not the Ahab (although it's just a sketch, so what the heck)