Category: Pens

This glowing yellow lilliputian pen is one of my recent antique store finds. It’s a circa 1929 Parker Lady Duofold “Lucky Curve” ring-top pen. I found it at an antiques store in Renton, Washington for the princely sum of $20. …

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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): 18g Weight (Posted/Capped): 29g   This little stunner of a pen is from the Italian maker, Omas.  As I get …

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The Jinhao 1200 is, in my eyes, one of the ugliest pens I have ever seen.  It is certainly eye-catching, but probably not in the way that you might wish.  As I mention in the video above, the first time …

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I’m a guy who likes expensive things.  I always have.  It used to drive my parents crazy.  We’d go out to a restaurant, and without even bothering to look at the prices, I would somehow end up picking the most …

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Retro 1951 is a pen company not well-known for their fountain pens.  In fact, according to their website, they only have three fountain pens available in their current catalog.  A black acrylic/resin, a white nickel pen, and the Lincoln Ext, …

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This stunningly beautiful Conway Stewart “24” in their “Green Hatched” pattern, is circa 1950s.  There isn’t a lot of information online about the “24,” but it is quite similar to the “14,” from the same basic era.  This pen came …

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I’ll cut to the chase.  This is a pen about which I feel relatively “meh.”  It has never worked well for me.  It may be because of the way I hold my pens when I write.  It may be because …

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In my previous video, I praised Faber-Castell for putting some nice design effort into their pens, and building pens that don’t look like anything else on the market.  Well, they have continued their streak of building unique pens, but in …

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