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  • Platinum 3776 Century complete fountian pen

    Platinum 3776 Century review, a true colour spectacle

    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

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

    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 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 [...]
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