Posts by Matt

Pen Review: Retro 1951 Tornado Lincoln EXT

Retro 1951 is a pen company not well-known for their fountain pens.  In fact, according to their website, they only...

Vintage Pen Review: Conway Stewart 24

This stunningly beautiful Conway Stewart “24” in their “Green Hatched” pattern, is circa 1950s.  There isn’t a lot of information...

Pen Review: Namiki (Pilot) Falcon Acrylic

I’ll cut to the chase.  This is a pen about which I feel relatively “meh.”  It has never worked well...

Ink Review: Montblanc (Honoré de Balzac) Dandy Turquoise

  Montblanc has a reputation (whether deserved or not) of being the pinnacle of luxury when it comes to writing...

Ink Review: Noodler’s Violet

  This ink is another one of those, “hey they have it at this store, and I’ve never tried it....

Ink Review: Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo (Crimson Glory Vine)

  Iroshizuku.  If you’re familiar with fountain pen inks, it’s a name you’re likely well familiar with.  If you’re not,...

Ink Review: Noodler’s Zhivago

Noodler’s Zhivago is one of those inks that gets talked about a fair bit, but one that I just don’t...

Ink Review: Private Reserve Ebony Purple

  Private Reserve has a small collection  of “ebony” inks, very dark, in some cases, nearly black, shades of a...