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  • Ink Spot: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

    Ink Spot: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

    J. Herbin’s popular 1670 line of inks has been an eye-catcher since my entry into the hobby. Packaged in beautiful (yet difficult to fill from) cubical glass bottles, and accented ...

  • Pelikan Calculation of Times Review

    Pelikan Calculation of Times Review

    The German manufacturer, Pelikan, isn’t generally known for its high-concept limited edition fountain pens. For its production line, they have a design style and they stick with it ...

  • Pilot Custom 823 Review

    Pilot Custom 823 Review

    If Pilot’s production line could be said to have a flagship pen, the Pilot Custom 823 would probably be it. Visually, it’s not the most remarkable pen in creation: it’s a standard ...

  • Gama Supreme | Fountain Pen Review

    Gama Supreme | Fountain Pen Review

    I like big pens and I cannot lie. I have made no secret of the fact that I enjoy a good oversized pen. Most of my favorites fall into the “large” pen category. But, as though in an ...

Ink Spot: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

Ink Spot: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin’s popular 1670 line of inks has been an eye-catcher since my entry into the hobby. Packaged in beautiful (yet difficult to fill from) cubical glass bottles, and accented ...

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Pelikan Calculation of Times Review

Pelikan Calculation of Times Review

The German manufacturer, Pelikan, isn’t generally known for its high-concept limited edition fountain pens. For its production line, they have a design style and they stick with i ...

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Pilot Custom 823 Review

Pilot Custom 823 Review

If Pilot’s production line could be said to have a flagship pen, the Pilot Custom 823 would probably be it. Visually, it’s not the most remarkable pen in creation: it’s a standard ...

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Gama Supreme | Fountain Pen Review

Gama Supreme | Fountain Pen Review

I like big pens and I cannot lie. I have made no secret of the fact that I enjoy a good oversized pen. Most of my favorites fall into the “large” pen category. But, as though in a ...

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Aurora Duo Cart | Fountain Pen Review

Aurora Duo Cart | Fountain Pen Review

Recently, a large Italian company was celebrating its 60th anniversary, and approached the Italian pen manufacturer, Aurora, with a commission to produce a batch of 1,500 pens to ...

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Platinum 3776 Jade Celluloid | Pen Précis

Platinum 3776 Jade Celluloid | Pen Précis

As my collection continues to grow, I find myself often getting “duplicates” of pens I really like: multiples of the same model of pen in different colors or finishes. I don’t rea ...

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Aurora 88 Anniversario (Flex Nib) | Fountain Pen Review

Aurora 88 Anniversario (Flex Nib) | Fountain Pen Review

Early in 2017, word of a new flexible nib from the Italian manufacturer Aurora started bouncing around our little community of fountain pen freaks with the virality of an Ebola ou ...

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REVIEWING WATERMAN CARÈNE FOUNTAIN PEN

REVIEWING WATERMAN CARÈNE FOUNTAIN PEN

In the world of fountain pens, maybe there is no name more venerable than Waterman. Founded in 1884, the company was, in many ways, at the forefront of the evolution of the founta ...

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Reviewing Pilot Plumix Italic Cool on the Cheap

Reviewing Pilot Plumix Italic Cool on the Cheap

Do you want to discover how the Pilot Plumix, under $10, can make your writing look AMAZING? Good, then you’re in the right place. This little joy of a pen will give you line vari ...

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Video Review: Montblanc Meisterstück 149

Video Review: Montblanc Meisterstück 149

So, I was visiting my favorite store in Seattle (a.k.a. World Lux) and saw this little (a.k.a. gigantic) beauty in the pre-owned pen case.  It’s a ca. 1985 Montblanc Meisterstück ...

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