Author: Matt

8/19/2018 UPDATE: All five winners of the Pen Habit drawing have been drawn. Thank you all for participating!   Hello Pen Friends! I realized a couple of weeks ago that I never managed to post the final giveaway items on …

The Final Pen Habit Giveaway Blowout! Read More »

It was a drizzly Sunday afternoon in late February when I found myself crammed into the busy thoroughfare of the famous Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. I was on a mission. Nestled between the flower stalls and airborne fish …

Inky Fingers Read More »

I like Franklin-Christoph’s pens. Quite a bit, actually. But I’m not generally one of those people who has a case of one-of-everything-itis when it comes to the brand’s offerings. I had a Model 19, Model 02, and Model 66, each …

Franklin-Christoph Model 31 “Omnis” | Fountain Pen Review Read More »

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At the Arkansas Pen Show, I got to watch master penman (and all around super-nice guy) Michael Sull write “The Pen Habit” in his inimitable brand of Spencerian Calligraphy. He was kind enough to let me film the entire process, …

Watch Master Penman Michael Sull write “The Pen Habit” Read More »

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I’ve written/talked about Xezo fountain pens before on the blog and YouTube channel (see here, here, and here) so I won’t go into too much detail reiterating info about the company here. You can revisit those posts if you want …

Xezo Maestro LeGrand | Fountain Pen Review Read More »

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Corrections to the video above: This pen color was released in 1996. The smaller version(s) of the pen were the International and the Demi, not the Heritage as stated. The text describing the comparisons was wrong. (Reused from an earlier …

Parker Centennial Duofold MKII | Fountain Pen Review Read More »

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Lisa Vanness, Brad Dowdy (The Pen Addict), and Ana Reinert (The Well-Appointed Desk) join me for a post-show chat.

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Day 3 (Saturday) of the show started with visiting the show, seeing all kinds of new other fun stuff. I got to spend a bit of time with master penman Michael Sull (there will be a full video of him …

Arkansas Pen Show Vlog – Days 3 & 4 Read More »

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