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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The Faber-Castell Ambition is, in many ways, indicative of what sets F-C’s pens apart from many other pens on the market: design.  Their pens just don’t look like any other pens out there.  The Ambition is very modern and sleek-looking. …

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The step up between the section and the barrel is significant. The glossy strip in the middle is nice, though.

The Pilot Metropolitan has been much-discussed over the last several months.  It’s praised for being a very well-behaved pen, particularly for its rather low price point.  It’s an all-metal body with a pretty standard cigar-shaped design (albeit a skinny cigar.) …

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