Category: Pens

The Faber-Castell Ambition is, in many ways, indicative of what sets F-C’s pens apart from many other pens on the market: design.  Their pens just don’t look like any other pens out there.  The Ambition is very modern and sleek-looking. …

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The Pilot Metropolitan has been much-discussed over the last several months.  It’s praised for being a very well-behaved pen, particularly for its rather low price point.  It’s an all-metal body with a pretty standard cigar-shaped design (albeit a skinny cigar.) …

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This stunning little beauty has very quickly become one of the top three or four pens in my collection…after a nib issue was dealt with by Mike Masuyama (http://mikeitwork.com). It’s a beauty of a pen, with a stunning acrylic, and …

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The TWSBI Vac 700 was the very first commercially available fountain pen I ever purchased.  It’s a great pen, but I did have a bit of a saga with my original nib being exceptionally dry (and my resulting destruction of …

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My final recent Visconti acquisition, the Van Gogh “Starry Night.”  I decided to started this video review off with a bit of change to the intro music. Also, I apologize in advance, it was hotter than hell on the day …

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One of my most recent pen purchases, the Visconti Salvador Dali in Blue.   Very pretty pen, exceptionally smooth steel nib, and a very comfortable grip.  I really do like this pen a lot.

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My most expensive pen purchase thus far, the Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Oversize.   It’s a fascinating pen with unique materials (balsaltic lava rock, Palladium nib, bronze).  It writes very smoothly, but it is far, far too wet for regular …

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So, I was visiting my favorite store in Seattle (a.k.a. World Lux) and saw this little (a.k.a. gigantic) beauty in the pre-owned pen case.  It’s a ca. 1985 Montblanc Meisterstück 149.  Beautiful pen, smooth writer, gigantic.  I like it a …

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