Friday, 29 January 2016

Allan D'Lious, Germany - Ballpoint Pen

This is the Allan D'Lious, Germany Ballpoint Pen I received when I gave a public lecture at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia a few years ago.

Nice electric blue colour on the pen.

A typical ballpoint pen with a clicker top-button to expose (and retract) the nib.

The University logo as well as its website are printed on the body.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Seiko Pilot Frixion Ballpoint Pen

I received this pen when I attended a function organised by Seiko in Kuala Lumpur recently. It is a ballpoint pen that has a unique feature of being able to be erased.

There is a detail instruction sheet that came with the pen. As the name suggests, it works due to friction. As you rub the ink with the special material that comes with the pen, it generates heat. At 60 degree Celsius, the ink will disintegrate and disappear. 

The pen looks normal apart from the many Japanese text on it (I suspect its the instructions).

This is the unique material that is able to generate the necessary heat (on rubbing) to erase the ink. I suspect it is just silicone.

By moving the clip down, the tip will be exposed at the bottom. It will lock in place.

Pressing it further will unlock it and internal springs will push the whole clip upwards including the tip.

The technology used by Pilot - Frixion Ball.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Faber Castell Special Private Edition Mechanical Pencil - Rating Agency Malaysia circa 2000

For the 10th anniversary of Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad, a special mechanical pencil was commissioned through Faber Castell. The contract was completed in the year 2000.

This uses the 0.7 mm lead.

Despite the thickness, it write really well.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Montblanc Rollerball Pen - Gift from IBPA

A few years ago I was invited by IBPA to present a paper in a conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. As part of the consideration, they give me this nice pen from Montblanc.

The famous logo.

The point.

The writing experience: Nice.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Montblanc Fountain Pen - Gift from Thomson Reuters

In 2007, we did a joint launch for a product with Thomson Reuters. As part of the consideration, they give me this nice fountain pen from Montblanc.

They even got it printed with my name.

The nib is medium and has a stainless steel and gold construction. It comes with a reservoir that can be changed into a disposable ink tube.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Cross Fountain Pen - Wedding gift - Collection

This Cross fountain pen was given to me on my wedding day by my wife in 1995. It has a gold nib and uses a reservoir for the ink. The lacquered casing is really nice and does not fade with age.

The nib size is medium.

A sample writing output from the pen.

First Posting

I created this blog back in December 2013. The purpose is so that I can document some of the writing instruments that I have in my collection. There are quite a number but I have not gotten the time to start a review on them. This year, I will start doing it.

Do enjoy what I share.