Pen Review: TWSBI Vac 700

The TWSBI Vac 700 was the very first commercially available fountain pen I ever purchased.  It’s a great pen, but...

Pen Review: Visconti Van Gogh “Starry Night”

My final recent Visconti acquisition, the Van Gogh “Starry Night.”  I decided to started this video review off with a...

Pen Review: Visconti Salvador Dali

One of my most recent pen purchases, the Visconti Salvador Dali in Blue.   Very pretty pen, exceptionally smooth steel...

Pen Review: Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze (Oversize)

My most expensive pen purchase thus far, the Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Oversize.   It’s a fascinating pen with unique...

Video Review: Montblanc Meisterstück 149

So, I was visiting my favorite store in Seattle (a.k.a. World Lux) and saw this little (a.k.a. gigantic) beauty in...

Episode 2: Exploring Hand-turned Pens

  As mentioned previously, my first entries into the pen world came from custom-turned wood pens.  I’ve got three of...

Episode 1: How I Got Started with Fountain Pens

I purchased my very first fountain pen on a lark in February of 2013.  It’s now May, and I’m a...

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