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  • Montegrappa Fortuna fountain pen review, big but affordable pen

    Montegrappa Fortuna Complete Fountain Pen
    Who doesn't want to own a Montegrappa? The name alone makes Montegrappa's fountain pens a delight. Where is my Montegrappa? Can you hand me a my Montegrappa? Montegrappa, Montegrappa, Montegrappa, Montegrappa. Suddenly life becomes a bit more bearable. Everything is bad, it's cold, it's raining, you have a fight, but somewhere in your pocket is [...]
  • Diplomat Aero fountain pen review, pocket size zeppelin

    Diplomat Aero Metallic Brown complete Vulpen
    When I first heard about it, I was immediately very interested in the Diplomat Aero. Diplomat is without a doubt one of the best fountain pen makers around, the nibs they make are fantastic. On the other hand, I don't usually find the design of Diplomat's fountain pens very special, not to say boring. With [...]
  • Platinum 3776 Century review, a true colour spectacle

    Platinum 3776 Century complete fountian pen
    Most Japanese fountain pens are very boringly shaped, you can choose from endless quantities of black cigars. But the writing quality is often exquisite. If you can get anything other than a black Japanese fountain pen, then as far as I'm concerned it immediately becomes interesting. The Platinum 3776 Century With the 3776 Century, Platinum [...]
  • 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 [...]
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