Color Swatch

  Montblanc has a reputation (whether deserved or not) of being the pinnacle of luxury when it comes to writing instruments.  Their pens are among some of the most expensive “regular” pens available on the market today.  Since I do …

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  Iroshizuku.  If you’re familiar with fountain pen inks, it’s a name you’re likely well familiar with.  If you’re not, stick around a little while.  You will be. Iroshizuku (a line of inks by the Pilot Pen Company) is one …

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The color swatch. Although it's a bit hard to tell there's anything there at all. It just looks a little dirty.

I purchased this bottle of J. Herbin Gris Nuage (Gray Clouds) ink from Silberman Brown Stationers in Seattle.  It was one of those, "I've never used a gray ink before. Let's buy it and see what it's like."  Big Mistake. …

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The lumpy cap and funky clip in a rubberized plastic

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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