Vintage Pen Review: ca. 1929 Parker Lady Duofold “Lucky Curve”

This glowing yellow lilliputian pen is one of my recent antique store finds. It’s a circa 1929 Parker Lady Duofold...

Pen Review: Omas Notti di Bologna

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):...

Ink Review: Graf von Faber-Castell Hazelnut Brown

I have not had a lot of experience with the inks from the Graf von Faber-Castell line.  (Or their pens,...

Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

Pelikan’s Edelstein line of inks could certainly be considered one of those “luxury” lines of ink.  At north of $25...

Pen Review: Jinhao 1200

The Jinhao 1200 is, in my eyes, one of the ugliest pens I have ever seen.  It is certainly eye-catching,...

Pen Review: Retro 1951 Tornado Lincoln EXT

Retro 1951 is a pen company not well-known for their fountain pens.  In fact, according to their website, they only...

Vintage Pen Review: Conway Stewart 24

This stunningly beautiful Conway Stewart “24” in their “Green Hatched” pattern, is circa 1950s.  There isn’t a lot of information...

Pen Review: Namiki (Pilot) Falcon Acrylic

I’ll cut to the chase.  This is a pen about which I feel relatively “meh.”  It has never worked well...

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