Tag: Pens

So, I’ve generally made no secret of the fact that I don’t care for pens that are not of the fountain variety. In fact, I’ve generally said, “If I can’t use a fountain pen, I won’t use a pen at …

Matt Uses a Ballpoint Read More »

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Sorry about the audio issues early on in this episode! 0:20 – What’s the deal with ink flow on standard international converters 3:45 – Best practices for leaving ink in a pen? 6:35 – Aurora Optima’s “extra reservoir” feature and …

Currently Inked #46 | 5 October 2017 Read More »

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Sometimes, people just want a pen–one pen–that is high quality, writes like a champ, and will last a lifetime. They’re willing to pay a good sum of money for that pen, and they want it to be special (but not …

Top 5 Workhorse Pens for Season 4 Read More »

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Well, pen friends, it is finally that time. Love it or hate it, Season 2 of The Pen Habit has come to an end. I will be taking several months off to recouperate, enjoy the lovely Seattle summer, play with …

Matt’s Top 5, Season 2 Edition Read More »

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  Material: Metal with Paint/Lacquer Nib: Steel, Medium(isn) Appointments: Chrome / Steel colored Filling System: Converter/Cartridge (Standard International) Length (Capped): 138mm Length (Uncapped): 123mm Length (Posted): 153mm Section Diameter: 9mm Barrel Max Diameter: 12.6mm Cap Max Diameter: 12.6mm Weight, Capped …

Pen Review: Baoer 051 Read More »

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With my first year of fountain pen use under my belt, I thought it would be a good time to take stock of my current collection and determine what the top 5 pens of my collection are after the 1-year …

Video: The Top 5 Pens of Year 1 Read More »

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I’m a guy who likes expensive things.  I always have.  It used to drive my parents crazy.  We’d go out to a restaurant, and without even bothering to look at the prices, I would somehow end up picking the most …

Pen Review: Jinhao X450 Read More »

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