When shopping for a new "next level" pen, there are a lot of factors to consider. Value for the price, style, brand reputation, and functionality are all important contributors to the buying process. When I decided to pick up a new pen above my typical price range, I knew it had to be something different. … Continue reading TWSBI Vac Mini Review
The Monami Olika is a new budget-friendly Fountain Pen in the Jetpens catalog. These pens are available in 10 colors, and ship with three matching ink cartridges. With a sticker price of $5.50, I had to see how this pen for myself. Let's start with the barrel and cap. The Olika is a plastic pen … Continue reading Monami Olika Fountain Pen Review
In addition to launching a new Steel Sport fountain pen, Kaweco also released a new Perkeo series that is aiming for budget-minded users. Naturally, I jumped on it. Priced around $16(USD), the Perkeo is poised to be in direct competition with the Pilot Metropolitan, but does it have what it takes to knock down the … Continue reading The Kaweco Perkeo – Indian Summer Review
In addition to their huge range of vibrant and colorful inks, Noodler's also offers a series of flexible nib fountain pens. The Ahab is on the lower end of the price range for this series, and one of the most popular options with consumers.
The Conklin Victory is the latest addition to a long line of fine writing tools dating back to the late 1800s. While most of their pens fall squarely in the "luxury" price range, the Victory has just hit the Goulet Pens catalog at the moderately entry level price of $40. Lets take a look and … Continue reading The Conklin Victory Fountain Pen Review
Pilot Metropolitan. TWSBI Eco. Lamy Safari. These are the staples of the “Entry Level” fountain pen market, and with good reason. The WRITink from Faber-Castell , fits the budget, but does it earn a place on that short list? This week I’m spending time with this new pen to answer that very question. One note … Continue reading The Faber-Castell WRITink Review
Back in January, I visited the Los Angeles International Pen Show, saw the sights, met some friends, and spent some money. It is there where I met two gentlemen from Karas Kustoms, and came home with a shiny new Fountain K, a bold but minimally designed fountain pen made with tough and durable materials. Its … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Fountain K Review
I was on the fence about Lamy for a long while, and I was leaning in the other direction to be perfectly honest. Looking at the pen online and reading other reviews, the pen seemed great, but bland.
The TWSBI Eco is the first pen I've spent more than $20 on. When I first got into fountain pens, I was immediately drawn to the demonstrator style because it is so vastly different than standard pens and pencils. Being able to see the ink in the pen as you write creates an effect in … Continue reading “Economical” doesn’t mean Boring
The Pilot Metropolitan is, according to most internet sources, the Go-To fountain pen for newcomers. With the low price tag of around $15, and Pilot pedigree, it’s easy to see why. I started with the simple basic black Metropolitan with the Fine nib. The pen is shipped in a sleek plastic box with one Pilot … Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite Starter Pen