Video: The Top 5 Pens of Year 1

With my first year of fountain pen use under my belt, I thought it would be a good time to take stock of my current collection and determine what the top 5 pens of my collection are after the 1-year mark. I think I may make this an annual exercise, since I’m sure this will change regularly, and it will be interesting to see how my tastes change over time.


  • Shirley Furby

    Enjoyable presentation, a good variety and obviously you are not a pen snob. Keep the reviews coming, thanks for your time and efforts, Shirl

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  • Mike

    Matt, is the Stipula’s nib titanium or gold? I understand they made both? Thanks!

    • It’s 14k Gold. And it’s one of my all-time favorite nibs still (although the pen itself is currently in Italy for repair…long story.)

      I also have one of their Titanium nibs, but I don’t like it nearly as much as the 14k nib. It feels very soft and spongy, and was kind of a mess when I got it (lots of skipping and hard starting…very over-polished).