Matt’s Personal Top 10 Pens for 2017

So, what are my personal favorite pens at the end of Season 4? (Or at least among those pens I...

Top 5 Workhorse Pens for Season 4

Sometimes, people just want a pen–one pen–that is high quality, writes like a champ, and will last a lifetime. They’re...

Top 5 Pens under $100 for Season 4

The fountain pen hobby can be disastrously expensive for those who us who lack self-control (or any semblance of common...

Why can’t modern manufacturers recreate vintage flex?

As a fountain pen community, we are cray-cray for nibs that flex. Any time a manufacturer talks about offering a...

Chicago Pen Show 2017 Journal – Part 4

Prior to coming to Chicago, I spent a week in Manhattan, attending Broadway shows and otherwise having a real vacation...

Chicago Pen Show 2017 Journal – Part 3

Attending a Pen Show may sound like it’s all fun and games (and it is those things, ¬†else wise why...

Chicago Pen Show Journal – Part 2

Friday dawned windy, overcast, and cold. Or so I heard. I couldn’t tell because I didn’t leave the hotel for...

Chicago Pen Show Journal – Part 1

As much as I love going to pen shows (and I do), I don’t get to go to as many...

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