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DeNobil 300 Review

One of the best aspects of being a pen reviewer is getting to learn about new makers and companies as they come along. In an industry making products no longer at the forefront of most people’s lives, it can be surprisingly easy never to get in front of the people...

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Currently Inked #14 | 22 September 2016

This episode of Currently Inked is brought to you by Vanness Pens. Vanness Pens has been in continuous operations since 1938, and is one of the oldest and most well-respected retailers of fine writing instruments in the United States. With over 1,000 different inks in their catalog, Vanness features many...

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Review: Hero 100 Classic

In the pen world, there is a very fine line between a design that is “inspired by” the designs of other pens and those that are clearly meant to serve as an outright copy of a design. There are, after all, only so many differences you can inject into an...

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Review: Aurora 88 Sole

The longer I do reviews of fountain pens, the more often I am asked to provide advice about what pens to buy. I don’t mind doing it; in fact, depending on the situation, I love helping people–especially those new to the hobby–find the pen that really fits them. But as...

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Welcome to Season 4!

Summer is winding to a close and I’m back to work in just a few days, so it’s time to usher in a new season of The Pen Habit.  This is my fourth season doing review videos, and with all the time off I have had this summer, I’ve made...

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Currently Inked #13 | 15 September 2016

This episode of currently inked is made possible in part by Penworld. With a massive selection of high-quality writing instruments, Penworld is one of the premiere retailers in Europe, and carry pens from retailers like Montblanc, Pelikan, S.T. Dupont, Visconti, Lamy, Graf von Faber-Castell, and many more.  I’m happy to welcome...

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Currently Inked #12 | 8 September 2016

This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by Vanness Pens, and independent brick and mortar pen store in business since 1938, and currently run by the third generation of Vannesses. Based in Little Rock Arkansas, Vanness Pens has one of the most extensive collections of ink available in the US,...

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Aurora Optima Giveaway!!!1!!!ZOMG!

Update 9/7/2016 20:44 PDT : I was made aware of the fact that the Subscribe to Newsletter link was broken. I have resolved it and it should now work. It may require to reload the page. Y’all know how much I love me a good giveaway on the blog. I’ve...