Tag: Vintage

Corrections to the video above: This pen color was released in 1996. The smaller version(s) of the pen were the International and the Demi, not the Heritage as stated. The text describing the comparisons was wrong. (Reused from an earlier …

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A great deal of the information in this review came from Richard Binder’s Article, “Profile: The Eversharp Skyline Family”  and Jim Mamoulides Pentrace article, “The Eversharp Skyline Nib: The Flex, the Stiff, and the Manifold.”  Please click through to read …

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As a fountain pen community, we are cray-cray for nibs that flex. Any time a manufacturer talks about offering a new flexible nib, we descend like a horde of locusts to devour. And, usually, within a few weeks, we start …

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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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00:30 – How do I get ink trapped behind the seal of a Pilot Con-70 converter cleaned out? 4:20 – How can I avoid getting oils from my hand on the paper as I write? 6:45 – What would your …

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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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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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Material: Celluloid Nib: 14k Gold? Appointments: Gold-colored Filling System: Piston-filler Length (Capped): 123.4mm Length (Uncapped): 108.5mm Length (Posted): 139.8mm Section Diameter: 8mm Barrel Max Diameter: 9.8mm Cap Max Diameter: 11mm Weight, Uncapped (with ink and/or converter): 8g Weight, Capped (with ink and/or …

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