Tag: Italian

Italian fountain pen manufacturer, Tibaldi, doesn’t have the name recognition of other, more popular, Italian brands like Aurora, OMAS, or Visconti. When it is spoken of these days, it is almost always in reference to a particular celluloid that was …

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Like all good pen people, I love me a good journal. And I’ve actually been on the lookout for my next journal. I’m nearly finished with my Nanami Paper Seven Seas Writer and need something new to journal in. I’ve …

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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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Recently, a large Italian company was celebrating its 60th anniversary, and approached the Italian pen manufacturer, Aurora, with a commission to produce a batch of 1,500 pens to give as gifts to its employees. Instead of just any pen, though, …

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Italian manufacturer, Delta, produces a truly mind-boggling array of pen models and variations thereof. Their stock of materials and finishes is impressive, but most of their pens tend  to skew toward the large or very large end of the size …

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The longer I do reviews of fountain pens, the more often I am asked to provide advice about what pens to buy. I don’t mind doing it; in fact, depending on the situation, I love helping people–especially those new to …

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Brand identity can be a tricky thing. How do you develop a look or style that is easily identifiable without allowing that look or style to lock you into a long-term design direction from which it may be difficult to …

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