37: They Overstepped Their Boundaries
CY and Jacob dissect a statement from Kaweco, and also talk about Sailor’s latest earnings, nib stacking, EDC, current fountain pen trends, and what sets Pilot apart from other pen makers.
36: This is a Jacob Pen
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.
35: Rube Goldberg Filling System
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.
34: Broadway Cats
CY, Jacob, and guests Akane, Alesa, and Khuê talk about glass pens, paper testing, tax-deductible dip pens, and cat influencers.
33: I Need an Airy Goat
CY and Jacob debunk the latest Tomoe River rumors and talk about paper options, chubby pens, the latest Sailor products, and gray importers.
32: Tomoe River is the New Toilet Paper
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.
31: Greige is a Popular Women’s Hair Colour
CY and Jacob talk about telescopic piston fillers, tax deductible pens, two new Platinum releases, and why they’re passionate about fountain pens.
30: Nagahara Doesn't Write
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.
29: Hokkaido Iridium
CY, Jacob, and Pilot collector extraordinaire Leo Fok geek out about Pilot’s history and many models, nibs, filling systems, and shareholder gifts.
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.