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  • Edison Pen Pearlette Canyon Trail complete fountain pen

    Edison Pen Pearlette Canyon Trail fountain pen review, well finished gem

    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 [...]
  • Nakaya Cigar Long Aka-tamenuri Complete Fountain Pen

    Nakaya Cigar Long Aka-tamenuri fountain pen review, Japanese red devil

    At the 29th edition of the penshow in Tilburg there were many desirable fountain pens as usual . But soon I noticed that Dennis of La Couronne du Comte, my regular dealer, made me an offer that I could not refuse. A beautiful Nakaya, red-brown in coloured with a black undertone, for a more than [...]
  • Parker Vacumatic nib and cap

    Parker Vacumatic review, a true golden oldie amongst fountain pens

    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 Dostojevsky writers edition fountain pen

    MontBlanc Writers editions review, unattainable fountain pens?

    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 [...]
  • Fountain pens at the Tilburg Pen show

    29th Dutch Pen show 2017 in Tilburg

    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 white complete fountain pen

    Parker IM review, cheap Parker that makes me enthousiastic again

    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 violet complete fountain pen

    Pilot MR Metropolitan affordable favorite of many fountain pen lovers

    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 medium white complete fountain pen

    Super5 M Arctic White review, solid entry model

    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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
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