Tag: Ebonite

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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Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to use several pens from the Italian pen maker, Montegrappa. It’s a brand that is well-known in the community, but despite that, doesn’t seem to have a huge top-of-mind presence among …

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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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It was shortly after noon on Friday, August 12, 2015, and I found myself standing in front of the Chatterley Luxuries table at the DC Pen Show. I was dressed in hobo clothes, the airline having lost my luggage the …

Danitrio Takumi Tsugaru-nuri Kara-nuri Wine Review Read More »

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One of the best aspects of being a pen reviewer is getting to learn about new makers and companies as they come along. In an industry making products no longer at the forefront of most people’s lives, it can be …

DeNobil 300 Review Read More »

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The terms “mass-produced” and “handmade” are, in many ways, polar opposites. It’s difficult to scale handmade products, as production can’t be increased simply by investing in capital (i.e., manufacturing space, machinery, etc.) Scalability, especially in markets that require a large …

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The longer I spend with fountain pens, the more I seem to be able to identify specific characteristics about those pens based on the country of manufacture. German pens are generally well-made, with solid nibs, and tend to fall visually …

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When it comes to sweets, nothing can compare to the complex, rich, buttery taste of a perfectly-browned caramel. The browning of the Maillard reactions, which turn sugars into that toasty, slightly burnt, oh-so-intricate combination of sweet and savory, is the …

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