Category: Pens

As a fountain pen community, we are cray-cray for nibs that flex. Any time a manufacturer talks about offering a new flexible nib, we descend like a horde of locusts to devour. And, usually, within a few weeks, we start …

Why can’t modern manufacturers recreate vintage flex? Read More »

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As my collection continues to grow, I find myself often getting “duplicates” of pens I really like: multiples of the same model of pen in different colors or finishes. I don’t really see the point of doing a full-blown re-review …

Platinum 3776 Jade Celluloid | Pen Précis Read More »

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Recently, a large Italian company was celebrating its 60th anniversary, and approached the Italian pen manufacturer, Aurora, with a commission to produce a batch of 1,500 pens to give as gifts to its employees. Instead of just any pen, though, …

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I got back from the Chicago Pen Show, and I invited Tania (@murberdraws) over to talk about our haul from the show. There’s one quick correction I have to make: Around 3:30, we …

Currently Inked #41 | Chicago Pen Show 2017 Haul Read More »

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I like big pens and I cannot lie. I have made no secret of the fact that I enjoy a good oversized pen. Most of my favorites fall into the “large” pen category. But, as though in an attempt to …

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I put off cleaning out my pens for about two months straight. I finally had to break down and clean them out before heading to the Chicago pen show!

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I have, in the course of my fountain pen reviewing career, often reviewed pens that most would consider to be in the price range most people would consider “insane.” (For many, even a pen that costs $20 would fall into …

Classic Pens LB3 Jupiter | Fountain Pen Review Read More »

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In the world of fountain pens, there is perhaps no name more venerable than Waterman. Founded in 1884, the company was, in many ways, at the forefront of the evolution of the fountain pen industry. The company’s official history even …

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