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  • Pilot falcon with semiflex nib blue complete fountain pen

    Pilot Falcon sapphire blue Soft Fine review, flexible nib

    In the high days of the fountain pen, before the second world war, most of the fountain pens nibs were flexible and mostly Fine. The way to write with such a nib is completely different from the way most people write nowadays. The importance of a good and readable handwriting was much higher back then. [...]
  • Diplomat skyline blue complete fountain pen

    Diplomat Excellence A Skyline Blue review, a well-balanced fountain pen

    The Diplomat Excellence fountain pen is a long existing pen that has adjusted well over time. It used to be sold under the name Classic Collection. I own two of these fountain pens, and that has a good reason, Diplomat makes high quality products. The Excellence gets very close to an ideal fountain pen. It's [...]
  • Caran d'Ache 849 Fluor Green complete fountain pen

    Caran d’Ache 849 review, Hexagonal entry level fountain pen

    Caran d’Ache started out as a pencil factory which opened it´s doors in the year 1924. Fun fact: the Russian word Caran d’Ache (karandasj) means pencil. The factory still produces awesome pencil sets today. Caran d’Ache is a real Swiss company that has a high quality standard. Most of the time this also means that [...]
  • Lamy Al-star complete fountain pen

    Lamy AL-star review, cheap but high quality fountain pen

    In front of me lay my own Lamy AL-stars. I've got four now, in different colours and with different nibs. One of these four is a rollerball, but I will write about that another time. The Lamy AL-star is a fountain pen that is available all around the world at a reasonable price. I get [...]
  • Faber Casell Ondoro compete fountain pen

    Faber-Castell Ondoro review, interesting shape but fine writer

    The Ondoro is a funny looking hexagonal fountain pen. Angular fountain pens are always nice because they don't roll of your desk when you're not watching. Some of these pens don't have a very comfortable grip on the other hand. A bad grip is not the case with the Ondoro, even though this pen is [...]
  • Kaweco AL sport complete fountain pen

    Kaweco AL Sport review, small but great fountain pen

    The Kaweco AL Sport isn't quite new to the fountain pen market. The first AL Sport was produced in 1911, and it stayed with us for over 100 years. Personally I'm really enthusiastic about this fountain pen. For less than 20 euros you can buy a Kaweco Sport Classic, which is the plastic edition of [...]
  • Faber Castell Emotion complete fountain pen

    Faber-Castell E-Motion review, elegant design with a luxorious finish

    Faber-Castell is one of the oldest manufacturers of fountain pens in the world. The company was founded in 1761 and is since famous for their office supplies like pens and pencils. Faber-Castell makes fountain pens which are on the one hand really modern and on the other hand contain beautiful classical elements. The company makes [...]
  • Lamy Imporium fountain pen silver

    Lamy Imporium review, German quality in a fountain pen

    Lamy Imporium, a piece of German engineering If you like Bauhaus or fast, perfectly streamlined Audi's or BMW's then Lamy is the fountain pen brand for you. Lamy is a company that wants to produce fountain pens that are perfect and fit in to modern times. Lamy offers a wide range of writing products that [...]
  • Visconti Opera complete fountain pen

    Visconti Opera review, quality fountain pen with Italian design

    Visconti Opera, newcomer to the market We know that some of the best sportscars are made in Germany, but that the Italian cars have the most beautiful designs. That's equally true for fountain pens. Now that the quality of fountain pens is increasing the party can get started. Italian fountain pens are belissimo. The Italian [...]
  • Parker Duofold Big Red complete fountain pen

    Parker Duofold review, a classic fountain pen

    The Parker Duofold, a true classic The Duofold is in production for almost a 100 years. For who is interested in the history of this fountain pen can eat his heart out. There is a complete book about it, with lots and lots of beautiful photos of historic models. On the internet there is has [...]
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