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Guide to Pelikan's Modern Piston Fill Fountain Pens

Guide to Pelikan's Modern Piston Fill Fountain Pens

Many writers, after experiencing the allure of entry-level German brands like Lamy, Kaweco and Faber-Castell, often look at Pelikan as the next le...
Top 5 Pens and Inks of 2017 so far

Top 5 Pens and Inks of 2017 so far

The Summer is usually the time of year when there's a lull in the world of pens. Most manufacturers are gearing up for back-to-school & 4th qu...

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...

Review of the Pelikan Souveran M805 Vibrant Blue Fountain Pen

There are many blue pens that exist in the world of fine writing. Pelikan has not just made another blue pen, but the blue pen that separates itself from all others before it.

The Souveran M805 Vibrant Blue (launched April 2016) is the blue you've been searching for all your life.


People who favor blue are said to revel in its tranquil, calming qualities. The layered, acrylic material of the M805...

A Guided Tour of Modern Fountain Pens


Getting into fountain pens can feel like you've fallen down the rabbit hole. It's exciting to discover a world exists that flies in the face of modern technology. It's as if you've grown up your entire life shopping at Barnes & Noble and then realized that libraries existed - and that people still go to them!

If handwritten posts on social media have your interest piqued, then this post is what you...

In Defense of the Noodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Nib Fountain Pen

Ever since Noodler's Ink began their production of piston-fill fountain pens, I've wanted to get behind the brand's efforts in crafting an entry-level pen that spreads the pen-addiction bug to ordinary "muggles."  In the opinion of customers I've conversed with and my own opinion, the wizardry fell quite short of expectations.


Every time I was introduced to a new model, first the standard Creaper,...

OMAS 90th Anniversary Icons Celluloid Set Review



So, there's a lot going on over at OMAS that serves as a pretext to this 90th Anniversary celebratory set. Presently, the Chinese holding company that owns 90% of the Italian pen company want to liquidate the company. To save it, the employees at OMAS are making a bid to take back the company. The OMAS US distributor has indicated that two companies are interested in purchasing the company.

We wish...

OMAS Ogiva Cocktail Limited Edition Fountain Pen Review

Go ahead and sit while I fix you a drink. What'll it be?

OMAS Ogiva Cocktail : Blue Angel, Vodka Lemon & Bloody Mary

Some prefer a mixed cocktail to unwind and loosen their tongues. I think you'll agree that a beautiful fountain pen in hand is as enjoyable to hold and is capable of the same effect.



In particular, the 2015 limited edition from OMAS is intoxicating and absolutely irresistible for...

Bexley Phoenix Fountain Pen Review

Writing with a fountain pen has become a resurrected art. With mobile technology enveloping our modern culture in almost every facet, many of our writing needs have been replaced by the keyboard or the touch screen. In recent years, many of you (especially followers of our blog), have heeded a call to return back to a more personal form of expression using pen and paper. Much like the phoenix...