Montblanc Irish Green Swatch

  I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again.  I love greens.  My favorite color. I mainly bought Montblanc’s Irish Green just because I like their “shoe” bottles so much.  But after using it for a while, …

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Color Swatch

Pretty much my favorite part of using fountain pens is the wide variety of ink that you get to use as a result.  I am a serial ink switcher.  I generally only fill up each converter about half-way, and even …

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Here’s my video review of the Edison Beaumont in Onyx Flake: In recap: The Beaumont is a beautifully manufactured pen. The onyx flake acrylic has a lot of depth.  However, this pen had a couple of things that kept it …

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Credit for the photos below and in the video belong to Brian Sizemore, of Vintage Flex Fountain Pens, and the individual who sold me this wonderful pen via eBay. I can highly recommend his services. I bought this pen off …

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This stunning little beauty has very quickly become one of the top three or four pens in my collection…after a nib issue was dealt with by Mike Masuyama (http://mikeitwork.com). It’s a beauty of a pen, with a stunning acrylic, and …

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TWSBI Vac 700

The TWSBI Vac 700 was the very first commercially available fountain pen I ever purchased.  It’s a great pen, but I did have a bit of a saga with my original nib being exceptionally dry (and my resulting destruction of …

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Here is my ink test and writing sample for Private Reserve Ebony Blue.  For me this lives in the land of “meh.”  It’s a nice color, and well-performing ink, but I have this thing about the name of the ink …

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The pen in the box

My final recent Visconti acquisition, the Van Gogh “Starry Night.”  I decided to started this video review off with a bit of change to the intro music. Also, I apologize in advance, it was hotter than hell on the day …

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