Steel Nib and Melted Clock Bridge Clip

One of my most recent pen purchases, the Visconti Salvador Dali in Blue.   Very pretty pen, exceptionally smooth steel nib, and a very comfortable grip.  I really do like this pen a lot.

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(High-Resolution) This De Atramentis Ink is an absolutely stunning color.  Deep and saturated, but still with a very decent amount of shading.  It flows very smoothly, but man oh man. This ink BLEEDS if you put it in a wet …

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My most expensive pen purchase thus far, the Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Oversize.   It’s a fascinating pen with unique materials (balsaltic lava rock, Palladium nib, bronze).  It writes very smoothly, but it is far, far too wet for regular …

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Well, this pen was a recent addition to my collection in one of those “Quick! Order this pen before you think too much about it!” kind of ways. I saw Brian Goulet announce it on his site, and the next …

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So, I was visiting my favorite store in Seattle (a.k.a. World Lux) and saw this little (a.k.a. gigantic) beauty in the pre-owned pen case.  It’s a ca. 1985 Montblanc Meisterstück 149.  Beautiful pen, smooth writer, gigantic.  I like it a …

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  As mentioned previously, my first entries into the pen world came from custom-turned wood pens.  I’ve got three of them now, all from the Market Penmaker at Pike Place Market in Seattle. In this video, I walk through the …

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I purchased my very first fountain pen on a lark in February of 2013.  It’s now May, and I’m a full-blown addict.  A quick introductory video about how I got started with fountain pens, why I like them, and why …

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