Just a bit about some pens and things.
What if there was a pen that could tell you just how many words you could get from a the ink it holds? That was the idea that Conklin had when it came up with this variation of the Nozac (no sac), the first United States made piston filler. At the time, Conklin advertised “AContinue reading “The Conklin Heritage Word Gauge”
It was not long ago that I began to venture out of my comfort zone of extra fine to medium, conventionally ground nibs. I started by trying out broad nibs. I liked how smooth they wrote and would use them on occasion, but I still went back to my EF and F nibs the most.Continue reading “The Speerpoint Nib by Kirk Speer”
When I first learned about Ultem being used as a material to make pens, I was intrigued. It is a material many of us may have seen before but are not aware of. For years, it has been used in medical instruments, as an electrical insulator, as an underwater connector, and in the aerospace industryContinue reading “The Ultem Pen by Schon DSGN”
I remember when TWSBI first announced that they were working on a new pen which would be a return to the much loved rose gold trim. I knew that they had already produced a black and rose gold Diamond 580 several years ago and there was a lot of talk about what the new modelContinue reading “The TWSBI Eco Smoke and Rose Gold Fountain pen”
Just a simple, plain, white box. So many things come in just a simple, plain, white box. But this box hides something beautiful. The Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters James Purdey & Sons Special Edition Fountain Pen. Inside that simple, white, cardboard box is a beautifully made Walnut presentation box. The box states simply the nameContinue reading “The Montblanc Meisterstuck Great Masters – James Purdey & Sons Special Edition Fountain Pen”
There has always been something about Rosewood to me that is just so beautiful. I’m not sure if it’s just the color, or the grain pattern, or the way that musical instruments made using it resonate so well, or something else. But one thing I do know is how beautiful it looks in a pen.Continue reading “The Conklin All American Rosewood and Rose Gold – Pen Boutique 15th Anniversary Exclusive”
There is no question that vintage pens have quite an appeal, from their unique designs to their different materials. But what if there was a pen which combined some of the best of both worlds? In step the Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen in black chased finish with rose gold trim. This penContinue reading “The Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Black Chased with Rose Gold Trim”
From the very first moment I saw a promotional photo of this pen, I knew I wanted it. I knew I had to have it in my collection. Stunning, there is no better word to describe what I saw in that photo. I own a few vintage Esterbrooks and had thought for some time aboutContinue reading “The Esterbrook Estie OS Sparkle Garnet with The Journaler Nib by Gena Salorino”
A few months ago, I was browsing The Yafa Brand Pen Society Facebook page and I came across a photo of this pen. Yafa was running a contest at the time and this pen was the prize. Right then, my first thought was that this pen had a sleek, simple, modern design, without all theContinue reading “The Monteverde Ritma Fountain Pen”
Ever since the news broke that TWSBI was releasing a new Diamond 580 in rose gold, I decided that this would be my first TWSBI pen. I have always been a fan of the combination of rose gold and black. I have a number of pens now with rose gold especially. This pen has theContinue reading “The TWSBI Diamond 580 Smoke Rose Gold II”
For those of you that know me, you know that I love the combination of rose gold and black. When I saw this pen at the Baltimore Washington International Pen Show, even though I had just received the Monteverde Invincia Deluxe from my prior review, I knew I wanted this pen to come home withContinue reading “The Monteverde 20th Anniversary Innova Limited Edition Rose Gold Fountain Pen”
I had never planned on getting this pen, but I was lucky enough to win it in a raffle at the 2020 Baltimore Washington International Pen Show. It came in a nice and solidly-made gift box. When I first opened it up, I saw that there was truly something beautiful about this combination of roseContinue reading “The Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Rose Gold Fountain Pen”
So for today, I wanted to do a little spotlight on an inexpensive pen that was purchased on a whim. The Sheaffer VFM in Matte Black. This was found at a local office supply store for approximately 18 dollars. This simple offering from Sheaffer comes in eight colors but the matte black offers a sleekContinue reading “Some Thoughts on the Sheaffer VFM”
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