The Nib Section 30

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The Nib Section (Podcast)
Episode: 30
Title: The Hand Senses More Than the Eye Can See
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Hosts: Chucks Montano

Diana Dai Sharyn Zha

Guests: Anabelle Hiller
Additional Information
Official page: Episode 3 webpage [1]
Audio File: Episode 3 audiolink [2]
Length: ?"?" is not a number. minutes
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The special guest this episode is Anabelle Hiller - harpist, goldsmith, and nib specialist for Appelboom in the Netherlands - who chats to Chuck about her nib work. We also discuss the Pilot 100th Anniversary LE’s, Sailor’s Naginata 3.0 nibs, and the first Tokyo International Pen Show.

Chucks Montano's Episode Intro[edit]

Links & Show Notes[edit]

00:57—What We Are Writing With

Diana: GvFC Snakewood EF w/ Diamine Grape

Chuck: Aurora Edo Yellow w/ Noodlers’ Bulletproof Black

Leo: Sailor F4 w/ Platinum Carbon Black


Pilot 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Fountain Pens Press Release

Pilot Vanishing Pilot Cross Lines LE - Pensive Pens

Pen Talk - Pilot Pen's 100 Year Anniversary, Crossed Lines, and the New Explorer Pen - Goldspot Pens

Crónicas Estilográficas (Bruno Taut)


Pilot Custom 65 - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 70th Anniversary LE - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 75th Anniversary LE - Crónicas Estilográficas

Pilot 80th Anniversary LE Red Shijin - Airline International

Pilot 80th Anniversary LE Black Shijin - FPN

Pilot 85th Anniversary LE Hiten - FPN

Pilot 88th Anniversary LE Nioh - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 90th Anniversary LE Raden Toki - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 90th Anniversary LE Toki - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 95th Anniversary LE Dragon - Aesthetic Bay

Pilot 95th Anniversary LE Rising Dragon - Elephant & Coral

Retrospective of Pilot Annivesary LEs - Elephant & Coral

Pilot 100th Anniversary teddy bear - Inquisitive Quill

The Case of Naginata. I. The Press Release - Crónicas Estilográficas

New pens fitted with the 3rd generation Naginata nibs - Nagasawa

Yukio Nagahara (@yukio.nagahara)

Aurora Calligraphy nibs - Filippo Loghero

Rey Chang (@reychangtw)

Bungubox Omotesando (@bunguboxkaoru)

Eboya (@eboya_made_in_tokyo)

Tokyo International Pen Show

Tokyo International Pen Show 2018. A Stationery Salon - Crónicas Estilográficas



Mora Stylos


Chuck’s custom pen hoodie

Ink House HK (@inkhousehongkong)

31:01—Interview: Anabelle Hiller

Lamy Dialog 3 - Appelboom

Appelboom Pennen

Fountain Pen Network

Episode 9 - Nibs 101

Ralph Reyes (@reachingralph)

Regalia Writing Labs

Regalia 9th Symphony Nib

Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen - Appelboom

P.W. Akkerman

La Couronne du Comte

Anebelle’s nib-working tools

Leica A60 Stereo jewellers microscope

Fountain Pens The Netherlands

Mikaela Davis - Delivery

Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange - Appelboom

Sailor Pro Gear Tequila Sunrise

Regalia Crown Epilogue Nib - Regalia Writing Labs



Pen 18111


Plastic pen tubes - Ebay

Quay Restaurant

Dead End Design (@deadenddesign)

Portrait of Lemons

01:12:55—Thanks and Credits

Producer: Chuck Montano, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Chuck Montano, Diana Dai.

Special thanks to Anabelle Hiller.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

References and Notes[edit]