Posts Tagged ‘fountain pen’

Quick Look at the new TWSBI Aurora

Earlier this month there were ripples running through a certain subset of the FP community, when with little warning (about 4 days.) TWSBI announced a new model, available only on their website. On the 18th, I made my move at 6:30 in the AM, and was actually surprised to find I was able to get…

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Rotring Core: a pen review.

The Rotring Core occupies a hallowed spot near the top of the list of the most hideous fountain pens of all time. This pen could go head-to-head with the Montegrappa Chaos and honestly, be reduced to a cinder. Chaos is way worse. But the Rotring is different. It’s not an attempt at over-the-top ostentation and…

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I like this Pilot Prera.

It’s no secret I like the Pilot Pens. Their stuff just kinda hits with me. I use a lot of Pilots, they’re probably the best represented brand in my kinda sprawling quiver. An often overlooked and consistently underrated Pilot is the Prera. It’s not an elegant gold nibbed pen that will have the other C-suite…

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Go-to Inks. Some Thoughts

For the bulk of my fountain pen career, I’ve been a single-ink guy. My first fountain pen (circa 1992 or so) came with a bottle of Waterman South Sea Blue (scandalously renamed Inspired Blue a few years back.) I used that ink and some long cartridges forever. Later I got a Lamy Al-Star and a…

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The Lamy 2000s. Time for a review.

These are the Lamy 2000s . Is there much left to say about the iconic Bahaus juggernaught that is the Lamy Mozzerfunkin 2000? We’re all about to find out. The 2000 is a modern classic in every sense of the word, but you already knew that. What’s a little more interesting are the few (very…

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Kaweco Steel Sport. A pen that I like, reviewed.

I picked this one up from Dan Smith in San Francisco. I’d been eyeing the Steel Sport for about a year maybe, which is how long I like to think about pens in that price range. I have all the pens I need so before I scratch the new pen itch I like to make…

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Girologio Pen Cases- I like these, a lot.

To understand these Girologio cases, it helps to know Mario. Mario Campa is a regular find at pen shows nationwide, owner of Toys From the Attic and a partner in the company that brings us Girologio pen cases, which Mario designs himself. I first met Mario when I started going to pen shows in 2011…

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The Pilot Kakuno. A pen review.

This is my right-pocket pen. I keep it inked with Noodler’s X-Feather for everyday writing tasks. In any given day I’ll use this pen to sign my kid into school, write some checks, jot notes or whatever. It’s important for FP users to keep a pen with a permanent ink in it on hand if…

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