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Aurora is Bringing Flexy Back

Aurora is Bringing Flexy Back

For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Italian pen manufacturer Aurora has produced a flexible fountain pen from its Torino-based facto...
By the Pen of Zeus!

By the Pen of Zeus!

Just 20 years after the Temple of Zeus was finished in Olympia, the monument "the Statue of Zeus" was erected inside it. The Greek sculptor Phidias...
Brace Yourselves, "Game of Thrones" Pens are Coming.

Brace Yourselves, "Game of Thrones" Pens are Coming.

Have you ever fantasized about what it would be like to sit on the Iron Throne and command an entire kingdom at your will? Instead of sending an e-...
Step Back in Time with Pelikan's M101N Bright Red

Step Back in Time with Pelikan's M101N Bright Red

Following the success of Pelikan's historically-inspired M101N pen designs, the Bright Red is poised to boldly appear in the collections of Pelikan...
Celebrating Mexican Tradition with Visconti's Charreria

Celebrating Mexican Tradition with Visconti's Charreria

Visconti's latest creation is an ode to the great Mexican tradition of Charreria. History of the Charreria The Charreria is a competitive event d...

Noodler's Ink Proctor's Ledge Review

A Macabre History

Proctor's Ledge, and the illustrated bottle label, is a memorial to the 19 innocent victims of the Salem Witch Trials that were hanged at this particular site.

The ink is as dark as the theme. The center of the line is rich in saturation and appears almost to be a black. The warm, brown undertone comes through where the ink is less saturated.

An Ink with Secrets

As Nathan Tardiff...

Pen Profile : The Visconti Van Gogh Mini (Pre-2011)

Van Gogh is quoted to have once said,

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Creating a masterpiece is no small feat. Neither is being a world renown artist. However, the route to each of those achievements is taken in the same way - one stroke at a time, one step at a time.

It may be little, but every conscious decision toward your big dreams is one step closer to...

The First Annual Goldspot Pen-B-Q

Burgers. Dogs. Drinks. Pens and Inks.

Please allow us to introduce our inaugural Pen-B-Q, hosted by the NJ Pen Club and yours truly at Goldspot Pens.

We cordially invite pen enthusiasts from the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania metro area to come and enjoy some good company on Saturday, August 27th at 1pm.

The pen meet / cookout is being held at our office parking lot at 1230 State Highway 34,...

Edison Pearlette Lapis Lazuli Fountain Pen - a Video Review

In the week preceding our Nation's birthday, the all-American, Edison Pen Company debuted two new materials to their production line of fountain pens that are available to their network of esteemed retailers (like us!). One was a rich, subtle color in the larger Collier model, which was named as 2011's Goldspot Pen of the Year, called Burnished Gold.

The second finish is the topic of this blog post...

Kaweco Supra Brass Fountain Pen - a Video Review

You may have seen the Kaweco Supra and dismissed the pen as simply another Liliput design. There's a lot more to this fountain pen that meets the eye. This review will take you into the details of this all brass pen that is made in Germany and why it would be a fidgeter's dream pen.

Before we go on, check out our video review on the Kaweco Suprathat will show you the unboxing, filling and writing...

How to Pronounce J. Herbin's Caroube de Chypre

Fountain pen enthusiasts have come to embrace the craze that has become J. Herbin's 1670 ink collection with open arms. Every year, a new ink has caused upstanding pen lovers to geek-out over the sparkle, saturation, shading and sheen of the 1670 Anniversary inks.

For 2016, J. Herbin has brought us a warm brown ink that is inspired by carob pods from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This ink is...

Top 5 Beginner Fountain Pens (and Top 3 for the Risk-takers!)

So, you want to try out a fountain pen, or two...

The single most common question we get from intrigued fountain pen newbies is "which is the best, first fountain pen?" -- and this post should help narrow that down for you. 

As you venture into the fountain pen world, you'll soon notice that much of the appeal of these pens is how personal they can be; my idea of a perfect pen might have a fine nib...