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June 26th, 2010, 06:22 PM
HisNibs.com update -- New Heros & Pen Envelopes
June 26th, 2010

Greetings everyone,

It's been awhile since we've introduced new models from Hero -- and in this
newsletter we have two.

Lai Yee introduces a new pen wrap...the Pen Envelope...for those who would
like a flatter type of pen protection than afforded by a the pen roll.

We have a new video up on the Monteverde Invincia Stealth fountain pen.

We've just re-stocked all of the Private Reserve ink colors, so check back
for those you've missed.

Join us on our Facebook fan page!

On the blog...One step closer to HAL.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~in this issue
* Hero Chagall
* Hero Ancient Vessel
* Pen Envelopes by Lai Yee
* Monteverde Invincia Stealth video
* Private Reserve ink re-stocked
* 'His Nibs' page on Facebook
* On the blog...one step closer to HAL

Hero Chagall


Looking for a name for this vibrant pen, it kept reminding me of some of the
work of artist Marc Chagall. It's a slim pen, measuring 5-3/8" capped, 6"
posted and 4-5/8" with cap held aside.

Like its 'sister' pen the Victorian http://www.hisnibs.com/victorian.htm,
the cap and barrel are textured, with the raised sections tending to be
shiny and reflective, with the underlying metal having more of a matte
finish. It makes for a very striking three-dimensional appearance.

More photos and information here... - page link (http://www.hisnibs.com/chagall.htm)

Hero Ancient Vessel


This full-sized series of pen -- 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/2" posted and 4-3/4"
with cap held aside -- depict ancient Chinese bronze ritual vessels -- or
sheng ting -- which would often be placed in the tombs of honored
ancestors. There, they would be filled with food, wine and other necessities
to invoke the blessings of the ancestors, for those still living.

I should say that the first three versions depict such vessels. The fourth,
or Anniversary model, depicts a Chinese temple and commemorates the 60th
anniversary of modern China.

See the complete line here... - page link (http://www.hisnibs.com/ancient_vessel.htm)

Pen Envelopes by Lai Yee


For those that would prefer a flatter home for their pens than that provided
by our pen rolls, Lai Yee introduces her newest innovation -- the Pen

More photos here... - page link (http://www.hisnibs.com/pen_rolls.htm)

Monteverde Invincia Stealth video


The new Invincia Titanium Collection offers two versions, the Titanium and
the Stealth, which bring new high-tech materials to the classic styling of
the iconic Invincia line of pens. These full-sized fountain pens measure
5-3/8" capped, 6-3/8" posted and 5" with cap held aside. Being of metal
construction, they have a pleasing heft in the hand.

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Both fountain pen models have black
steel nibs, coated with titanium for extreme durability, and are available
in B, M or F sizes. I've found that the new, large Monteverde nibs run about
a size smaller than typical western nibs. Hence, I'd classify the B nib as a
typical medium, the M as a fine and the F as an x-fine.

See the video here... - page link (http://www.hisnibs.com/invincia_titanium.htm)
Private Reserve ink re-stocked


As I write this, everything is back-in-stock, including the Fast Dry ink,
cartridge refill kits, ink mixing kits, cartridges and the large 110 ml

See all the colors here... - page link (http://www.hisnibs.com/ink.htm)

'His Nibs' page on Facebook

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page link (http://www.facebook.com/pages/His-Nibscom/78639347704)
On the blog...one step closer to HAL


Like the HAL 9000 sentient computer in Arthur C. Clarke's '2001: A Space
Odessey', I.B.M. has now created 'Watson', their newest supercomputer. From
the June 18 blog entry:

"Toured the Burj in this U.A.E. city. They say it's the tallest tower in the
world; looked over the ledge and lost my lunch."

"This is the quintessential sort of clue you hear on the TV game show
"Jeopardy!" It's witty (the clue's category is "Postcards From the Edge"),
demands a large store of trivia and requires contestants to make confident,
split-second decisions. This particular clue appeared in a mock version of
the game in December, held in Hawthorne, N.Y. at one of I.B.M.'s research
labs. Two contestants - Dorothy Gilmartin, a health teacher with her hair
tied back in a ponytail, and Alison Kolani, a copy editor - furrowed their
brows in concentration. Who would be the first to answer?

Neither, as it turned out. Both were beaten to the buzzer by the third
combatant: Watson, a supercomputer."

Follow the link below to read the entire NY Times article... -
page link (http://hisnibs.blogspot.com/)

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Norman Haase
His Nibs.com