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Currently Inked #31 | 26 February 2017

4:15 – How can you use a fountain pen with lower-quality paper and still have a good writing experience? 6:30...

Nemosine Neutrino Review

Fountain pens under $50. There is something about the $50 price point that is almost magical for people just getting...

[Finished] @FisherOfPens Apollo Giveaway

So, I’ve been meaning to get to this giveaway for a long time, and I know a lot of you...

[Finished] Lamy AL-Star Pacific Giveaway from @GouletPens

The good folks at Goulet Pens have very graciously provided two sets of the new Lamy Special Edition Pacific AL-Star...

[Finished] Xezo Eternal Flame Giveaway

I’m very excited to be kicking off what promised to be a veritable flurry of giveaways here on The Pen...

Currently Inked #30 | 7 February 2017

This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by Vanness Pens at http://vanness1938.com. Head there for all your fountain pen, ink,...

Cross Calais Review

When I first started getting into the fountain pen hobby, I often found myself frustrated that I couldn’t find fountain...

Xezo Eternal Flame Review

The Xezo Eternal Flame fountain pen is another in the luxury goods retailer’s line of numbered, limited edition pen. Covered...

[Finished] Xezo Architect / J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Giveaway

For the first giveaway of 2017, we have a trio of prices. First, thanks to the good folks at Xezo,...

Currently Inked #29 | 15 January 2017

This episode of Currently Inked is brought to you by Vanness Pens at http://vanness1938.com. 00:45 – Mailbag Dutch Masters Akkerman...

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....

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...

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