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HisNibs.com update -- Pearls and a baby Stylus
May 28th, 2012


I always have a hard time saying "Happy Memorial Day", especially if you've lost a loved one in service to our country. Rather, then, I wish you all a day of fond memories and a joyous time with your families and friends, as we remember the sacrifices that have been made for all of us.

This newsletter brings the arrival of the Jinhao Pearl Panels fountain pen...a slimmer relative of the popular Pearl Windows model.

Also new this time is the diminutive Monteverde Poquito Stylus, the ballpoint and stylus combo for your capacitive touchscreen devices, that will fit anywhere.

I failed to mention in the last newsletter that the Duke Bamboo pen is once again in stock!

As this newsletter goes out to a mailing list of thousands of customers (July marks our 15th year of business), please understand if there's a delay in answering your email queries or orders after one of these is sent. We will respond in order received and as soon as possible!

Join us on our Facebook HisNibs.com fan page which can be reached directly at www.facebook.com/hisnibs1. Come join us for what has become a lively meeting place for news about pens, ink and handwriting.

On the blog...Why are fountain pen sales rising?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~in this issue
* Jinhao Pearl Panels
* Monteverde Poquito Stylus
* Duke Bamboo fountain pen re-stocked
* 'His Nibs' page on Facebook
* On the blog...Why are fountain pen sales rising?

Jinhao Pearl Panels

Like its larger brother, the Pearl Windows, Jinhao has done a wonderful job of incorporating beautiful mother-of-pearl into its pen design. The barrel intersperses three panels of lustrous pearl with three of iridescent mother-of-pearl, creating a gorgeous pen when viewed from any angle.

The pen is full-sized but fairly slender, measuring 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/2" posted and 4-7/8" with cap held aside. The cap itself is topped by Jinhao's chariot logo, based on the terracotta warriors from Xi'an, and the cap band is simply engraved with the company name. The shield and sword clip reprises the logo. The cap screws on both ends of the pen -- which is well-balanced with cap posted or held aside.

More photos here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/pearl_panels.htm

Monteverde Poquito Stylus

When I say it fits anywhere...at 4-1/4" with ballpoint extended...I'm not kidding.

These are really great for keeping your screen fingerprint-free, or to write a real note. The Poquito Stylus is available in six 'colors'.

See all of the colors here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/poquito_stylus.htm

Duke Bamboo fountain pen re-stocked

"The Bamboo pen just arrived. I'm afraid my English is not good enough to describe how pleased I feel. From the gorgeous case to the clean writing: the pen itself is so beautiful, the feel in my hand while writing is that of something strong and delicate at the same time...Wonderful. Thank you."
C. M., Laredo, SPAIN

"The Duke Bamboo pen arrived today. I've been using it for the last few hours, and I'm very pleased with it. It's as handsome a pen as I expected from the pictures on your website, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the nib as well. It writes very smoothly, even on lower quality paper (I tend to write in cheap composition books, which are hit or miss for fountain pens). Also--and I don't know whether this is a result of the nib's engineering, your adjustments, or both--it is one of only two pens I have used whose nibs do not creep when filled with my preferred Noodler's Inks (the other being a much pricier Sailor)."
E. J., Watertown, MA

"First of all, thank you very much for the Duke Bamboo pen that I ordered from you recently...I would like to say more fully that the pen is beautiful, exceptionally well made, and writes superbly (which I attribute in no small measure to your checking of each and every nib, especially going by my past experiences with nibs out of the box on far more expensive pens); and the whole buying experience is made a pleasure by your first class service and attention to detail."
M. F., United Kingdom

More here... - http://www.hisnibs.com/bamboo.htm
'His Nibs' page on Facebook

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On the blog...Why are fountain pen sales rising?

"You might expect that email and the ballpoint pen had killed the fountain pen. But sales are rising, so is the fountain pen a curious example of an old-fashioned object surviving the winds of change?

For many people, fountain pens bring back memories of school days full of inky fingers, smudged exercise books and piles of pink blotting paper.

But for others, a fat Montblanc or a silver-plated Parker is a treasured item. Prominently displayed, they are associated with long, sinuous lines of cursive script.

Sales figures are on the up. Parker, which has manufactured fountain pens since 1888, claims a worldwide "resurgence" in the past five years, and rival Lamy says turnover increased by more than 5% in 2011.

Online retailer Amazon says sales so far this year have doubled compared with the same period in 2011. They are four times higher than 2010."

Follow the link below to read this very interesting article, with hundreds of reader comments, as well as English author Neil Gaiman explaining why he writes his novels with fountain pens.

Connect to the May 26th entry here to read more... - http://hisnibs.blogspot.com


Norman Haase
His Nibs.com
Blog: http://hisnibs.blogspot.com

Regards, Norman Haase His Nibs.com www.hisnibs.com
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