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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 …

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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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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 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 …

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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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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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