Category: Pens

Fountain pens under $50. There is something about the $50 price point that is almost magical for people just getting into the fountain pen hobby. Almost all people who join the hobby look at a $50 price point and think, …

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When I first started getting into the fountain pen hobby, I often found myself frustrated that I couldn’t find fountain pens locally. It was fun scouring the pen retailer websites online, but sometimes, I just wanted the immediate gratification of …

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The Xezo Eternal Flame fountain pen is another in the luxury goods retailer’s line of numbered, limited edition pen. Covered with a bright red-orange lacquer that is swirled with darker reds and blacks, this pen lives up to its name, …

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If Pilot’s production line could be said to have a flagship pen, the Pilot Custom 823 would probably be it. Visually, it’s not the most remarkable pen in creation: it’s a standard cigar-shaped pen that, were it not for a …

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The German manufacturer, Pelikan, isn’t generally known for its high-concept limited edition fountain pens. For its production line, they have a design style and they stick with it, only incorporating new materials into their existing design to give the line …

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  I met Carl Fisher and was introduced to his company, Fisher of Pens, for the first time at the Washington DC Pen Show in August of 2016. He and his lovely wife were sitting behind a table in the lobby …

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Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to use several pens from the Italian pen maker, Montegrappa. It’s a brand that is well-known in the community, but despite that, doesn’t seem to have a huge top-of-mind presence among …

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I was first introduced to the Xezo brand last season when a user sent his Xezo Legionnaire to me to review. Xezo is a US-based retailer of luxury goods: mostly leather goods, watches, and fountain pens. They don’t do their own …

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