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I like Franklin-Christoph’s pens. Quite a bit, actually. But I’m not generally one of those people who has a case of one-of-everything-itis when it comes to the brand’s offerings. I had a Model 19, Model 02, and Model 66, each …

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“What is the best flex nib out there?” It’s a question I get all. the. time…in various flavors (best flex under $100, best modern flex, best vintage flex, etc…) It’s an impossible question to answer, but one that I suspect …

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Early on in my reviewing career, I did a review of the OMAS Notti di Bologna. At a price of around $400, the Bologna was among OMAS’s “entry-level” pens. I liked the pen a lot, although I wasn’t super-enamored of …

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Early in 2017, word of a new flexible nib from the Italian manufacturer Aurora started bouncing around our little community of fountain pen freaks with the virality of an Ebola outbreak. Fountain pen lovers are rabid over flex, as can …

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If Pilot’s production line could be said to have a flagship pen, the Pilot Custom 823 would probably be it. Visually, it’s not the most remarkable pen in creation: it’s a standard cigar-shaped pen that, were it not for a …

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I was first introduced to the Diplomat brand of fountain pens toward the end of my third season when I received their zeppelin-shaped Aero pen to review. I liked it a lot—so much so that I ended up buying one …

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In nearly four years of fountain pens, I haven’t invested a lot of time in learning about vintage pens. As the kind of person who likes to know what he’s getting, likes to know what things cost, and likes things …

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My first experiences with wood pens were not great. I was brand new to fountain pens (literally…my first ever pen was wood) and I couldn’t have told you what made a good pen from a bad pen. I just saw …

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