The Art of Re-Tipping a Nib

  One of the things that most fascinated me about the fountain pen world when I first got involved was...

Pen Review: Pilot Vanishing Point

The Pilot Vanishing Point is another one of those iconic pens that everyone either has, had, wants, or hates. The...

Winning a Contest: Thanks Fahrney’s Pens!

Back in January, the Washington DC-based pen retailer Fahrney’s Pens (http://fahrneyspens.com) held a contest to celebrate National Handwriting Day. The...

Pen Review: Parker “51” Special

I love a good antiques store find, and this pen is no exception.  This Parker “51” Special is in pristine...

Pen Review: Lamy Safari, Vista, and AL-Star

I have a friend who reviews movies for a living on several online movie sites.  As I have watched his...

Vintage Pen Review: ca. 1929 Parker Lady Duofold “Lucky Curve”

This glowing yellow lilliputian pen is one of my recent antique store finds. It’s a circa 1929 Parker Lady Duofold...

Pen Review: Omas Notti di Bologna

Length (Capped): 137.3mm Length (Uncapped): 124.5mm Length (Posted) 162.8mm Diameter (Section): 10.5 Diameter (Barrel): 12.9 Diameter (Cap): 13.2 Weight (Unposted/Uncapped):...

Pen Review: Jinhao 1200

The Jinhao 1200 is, in my eyes, one of the ugliest pens I have ever seen.  It is certainly eye-catching,...

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