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By Steve Morton | Writing tools we all love

Fountain Pen 101: Eyedropper Fountain Pens

Eyedropper conversion for fountain pens is something that is talked about often in the pen community but can be hard to learn for new fountain pen …

Fountain Pens

Testing Out "Tester Pens": What's the Role of the "Cheap" Fountain Pen?

You may have noticed that I’ve been trying to reintroduce ink reviews on the site by - well, reviewing more inks. A couple things make this a …

Note-Taking

Wancai Mini Swirl – a good pen  in a small package? - Inked Happiness

The Moonman Wancai Mini has many things going for it. For one its size, which is puny in comparison but when posted – it has threads at the rear …

News: M800 Stone Garden Special Edition

As anticipated, news broke early this morning across Europe regarding the next big release out of Hannover. All I can say is prepare to hear the …

Rock Gardens

Lamy 2000 Makrolon Fountain Pen Review @Lamy

Thanks to Lamy Canada for sending this Makrolon fountain pen for a review!<b><br>ABOUT</b><br>Body material: Makrolon (black fibreglass) + brushed stainless …

Stainless Steel

ASA Maya Teal – from here to eternity! - Inked Happiness

Teal is a reserved, introverted, even intuitive colour. It is also a tad bit unconventional; though it is cautious, as opposed to one that is …

Inked

Unboxing the Opus 88 Fantasia - Inked Happiness

For the uninitiated, the name Michael Hsu is not one that will ring a bell. But read on, for he is one who has, over the last three decades, almost …

Fantasia

Procyon

The newest pen in the Japanese market is the Platinum Procyon, released in July 2018.<p>Not so long ago I spoke about the latest trends in the pen …

Schneider Pen Review, and the Story of Stride Inc.

(<i>Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter.</i>)For any given …

Pen Review: Faggionato Petrarque and PKS Fountain Pens

Faggionato fountain pens have brought a much-needed refresh to to the market over the past year or so, introducing new designs and materials at a …

Vintage

Review: Lamy Nexx

<i>The Numbers:</i><br>Weight: 16g<br>Length (capped): 13.4cm<br>Length (uncapped): 12.7cm<br>Price: USD$32 from Goldspot Pens<br>Body Material: Aluminium<br>Nib Material: …

Stainless Steel

So Ugly It's Cute? My Thoughts on the TWSBI Go

Two TWSBI Go pens compared against the TWSBI 580ALR (far left) and the TWSBI Eco (second from right).So TWSBI recently launched a curveball into the …

Fountain Pens

Pen Review: Three Dry Gel Pens Compared

<i>Review by Tina Koyama</i>After fountain pens, my favorite pen type for writing is gel. I love the wide range of vibrant ink colors they are available in, …

introducing: the lamy al-star 2017 limited edition pacific blue fountain pen in extra fine

Lamy come out with limited edition Safaris and Al-Stars on a yearly basis and I try and only purchase the colours I like. The one I regret missing …

Fountain Pens

Uni Jetstream 101, a smooth ballpoint pen.

Hey, I am back again to talk about pen!!<p>Today, I want to share about this smooth writing ballpoint pen (pens actually, I got a pack of them) that I …

Burgundy Kaweco ballpoint retractable pen matching my Gigliodoro Appassionata, a brand name and model no longer in production I acquired second-hand — and my favorite new App. 😉

Burgundy Kaweco ballpoint retractable pen matching my Gigliodoro Appassionata, a brand name and model no longer in production I acquired second-hand …

Reading with a pencil

Oliver Sacks’ writing in a Noam Chomsky book The intellectual is, quite simply, a human being who has a pencil in his or her hand when reading a …

Books

Opus 88 Fountain Pens

Our newest pen line is Opus 88, a Taiwanese brand I’m pretty excited to share more about, especially because we’ve been waiting for so long to …

lamy studio pearl terracotta (2018)

lamy studio edition for a certain region, with pearl lacquer terracotta finish, 14k gold nib.

A Nibmeister Adjustment—Yes or No?

There were a lot of titles suggested for this post, mostly reminiscent of some 1970s British comedy films that were heavy on the double entendres and …

Love

Edison Pen Co. Pearlette Fountain Pen Review

I reviewed the Edison Pen Co Collier a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. It felt like a pen that was designed by someone who really enjoyed …

Fountain Pens

Faggionato Pétrarque King Size Celluloid Fountain Pen Review @couronneducomte

Thank you kindly to La Couronne du Comte for sending this pen for a review.<b><br>ABOUT</b><br>Body material: Celluloid<br>Trim: Gold-plated clip<br>Cap: Screw on<br>Posts: …

Platinum 3776 Kumpoo Fountain Pen: A Review

<i>The Platinum Kumpoo pictured with a replica of the Tyndale New Testament</i>(<i>Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic,</i> …

Fountain Pens

My history of pocket pens

I have always had a pen or a pencil in my pocket, or at least for as long as I can remember.<p>Pilot G2<br>• Retro 51<br>• Pilot Metropolitan<br>• TWSBI Eco<br>• Pencils<br>• Fisher …

REVIEW: BARON FIG SQUIRE CLICK BALLPOINT PEN

The Squire from <b>Baron Fig</b> (read my review <b>here</b>) has quickly become a staple within the community. For good reason of course, as it is a superb pen all …

Review: Sheaffer Pop (Star Wars Edition), Gel Ink, 0.7mm

Last year Sheaffer jumped on the merchandising train and made a handful of Star Wars themed pens. Not that it’s a bad thing. While I have mixed …

Movies

Pen Review: Opus 88 Picnic and Fantasia Fountain Pens

Last month, I had the pleasure of spending the 2018 D.C. Pen Show working behind the Vanness Pens table. One of the surprising things that I learned …

Fantasia