4 episodes

The Bent Tines is a podcast hosted by InkyKatWrites and HeyMatthew. The podcast focuses on fountain pens and ephemera, the people in our community, and other topics like food and drink, home ownership, art, and life.

The Bent Tines The Bent Tines

    • Hobbies
    • 4.5, 13 Ratings

The Bent Tines is a podcast hosted by InkyKatWrites and HeyMatthew. The podcast focuses on fountain pens and ephemera, the people in our community, and other topics like food and drink, home ownership, art, and life.

    The Fountain Pen Companion (Ft. Urban Hafner)

    The Fountain Pen Companion (Ft. Urban Hafner)

    This week, Matthew and Katherine are joined by friend and creator of the Fountain Pen Companion, Urban. They talk about tracking and organizing their ink collections, digitally and physically, what makes them purchase a pen, and get a little sidetracked with pencils.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Questions and Sailors

    Questions and Sailors

    This week, Katherine and Matthew answer your questions, explain their obsessions with Sailor fountain pens, and help you plan your first custom urushi pen.

    • 59 min
    We Spill The Beans

    We Spill The Beans

    This week, Katherine and Matthew talk about the origin of the name “The Bent Tines,” dealing with FOMO in purchasing, and reveal a long-kept secret. Yes, they are finally breaking their silence about their upcoming project with Retro 51!

    • 58 min
    Getting to Know You

    Getting to Know You

    This week, Katherine and Matthew get to know you, fill you in on their origin stories into pen collecting, their recent trip to visit the Carolina Pen Company filled with raden and urushi, new hobbies and quarantine-era virtual “pen shows.”

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Bent Tines Podcast

Still too early to review properly. That being said, I find it informative and entertaining.

They’re not exactly breaking news in the pen world, and I don’t think they intend it to be. It’s a good show to listen to while waiting for the major pen podcasts to release. Pretty casual. There is a little overlap of topics from other shows, but that’s not a bad thing if you a fan of the hosts and want to hear their takes on some of the current news out there in the fountain pen world.

I like the “character carry” they do. Glad that was carried over from Kathrine’s previous show.

On a technical side, I wish the sound levels were a bit higher. I have my headphones turned all the way to max volume just to hear it when out for my evening walks. If a car passes me I have to pause it to not miss a word. And even full volume it’s still too quiet. I could use noise canceling headphones but that’s just not safe outside when on a walk.

That’s just my review so take that for what it’s worth. I’ll update my review as needed.

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