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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...

Currently Inked #28 | 1 January 2017

This episode of Currently Inked is brought to you by Nibsmith.com, now featuring top-of-the-line pens from Montegrappa and Aurora. In...

Currently Inked #27 | 25 December 2016

This episode of Currently Inked is brought to you by Karas Kustoms at http://karaskustoms.com. Karas Kustoms specializes in precision machining high-quality...

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...

Fisher of Pens Apollo

  I met Carl Fisher and was introduced to his company, Fisher of Pens, for the first time at the Washington...

Currently Inked #26 | 18 December 2016

This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by La Couronne du Comte. La Couronne du Comte is one of the...

Montegrappa Passione Review

Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to use several pens from the Italian pen maker, Montegrappa. It’s...

Currently Inked #25 | 11 December 2016

This episode of Currently Inked is sponsored by The Nibsmith at http://nibsmith.com. Dan Smith has really come into his own...

Xezo Architect Azure FM Review

I was first introduced to the Xezo brand last season when a user sent his Xezo Legionnaire to me to review....

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