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  • Fountain Pen Day 2017 is today! Let’s celebrate fountain pens

    Fountain Pen Day
    Yay! Today is Fountain Pen Day! Every year on the first friday of November it's Fountain Pen Day. An annual celebrated day where all fountain pen lovers celebrate this fantastical writing instrument and all that's connected to it. It all started in 2012 when the first Fountain Pen Day was celebrated. At that time 49 [...]
  • Edison Pen Pearlette Canyon Trail fountain pen review, well finished gem

    Edison Pen Pearlette Canyon Trail complete fountain pen
    Frankly, I must confess that I never really considered the Edison Pen Co. a serious fountain pen manufacturer. I saw the Edisons rather as a kind of over prized teenage pens with funny colors and stripes. But after trying and testing Edison's Pearlette Canyon fountain pen, I have to review my prejudice. I think the [...]
  • Parker Vacumatic review, a true golden oldie amongst fountain pens

    Parker Vacumatic nib and cap
    Sometimes I dream that I'm in a fountain pen shop in the late thirties, last century. I look around and see display cases with brand new Parkers in the background. The ones with the familiar stripes that seem to be a silhouette of a modern apartment building. Full of expectation and a beating heart I [...]
  • MontBlanc Writers editions review, unattainable fountain pens?

    Montblanc Dostojevsky writers edition fountain pen
    For the rich and famous, fountain pens are made that are no longer affordable for ordinary people. In the nineties this development slowly started with special editions of Montblanc such as the writers edition. But also the Italian and Japanese fountain pen manufacturers started with special editions about historical, religious and mythical figures. My own [...]
  • 29th Dutch Pen show 2017 in Tilburg

    Fountain pens at the Tilburg Pen show
    Today I went to my first ever pen show. And it was awesome. Maybe it wasn't as big as the penshows in San Francisco or other places. But it was really nice to see so much people who share the same hobby together. We looked at some pens, and Albert even bought a beautiful red [...]
  • Parker IM review, cheap Parker that makes me enthousiastic again

    Parker IM white complete fountain pen
    I got my first fountain pen at high school, a plastic Parker Jotter. For years I had a lot of fun with this fountain pen and I wrote a lot with it. Unfortunately, the plastic cap eventually broke down and life goes on. After that it went fast, I had a Parker 25 and then [...]
  • Pilot MR Metropolitan affordable favorite of many fountain pen lovers

    Pilot MR Metropolitan violet complete fountain pen
    A lot of fountain pen lovers see the Metropolitan as an affordable favorite. All the more reason to test it out myself. Most of the time it's a pleasure to buy a new fountain pen, but there are also salespeople that are not really happy with their job. "Do you want to try that one [...]
  • Super5 M Arctic White review, solid entry model

    Super5 medium white complete fountain pen
    Super5 is new to the fountain pen market. The funny thing about this relatively new fountain pen brand is the Super5 Medium is based on a age old fountain pen design, presented as new. The sigar is an old and well known shape, and Super5 didn't change much to this standard shape with the Super5 [...]
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