I’ll add content about this free pen this weekend. Interestingly, it turned green after holding the ink I used in the review.
YouTuber chrisrap 52 offered me the chance to use an Esterbrook J pen. This was once a very common pen and is apparently easy to find even today. This one was a sac filler with a lever on the side. I’m not a fan of this filling mechanism, especially since the bar inside which presses
I had the chance to review an East German pen. The Markant m7720 was manufactured in 1970s East Germany and is quite similar to the Montblanc Noblesse Oblige. Of course, the East German model has a steel nib and lacks the Montblanc “snowflake”. It is a cartridge-converter pen and has a lot of great features. The
A lot of people like a soft or flexible nib. I heard that the Platinum Cool has a soft nib, so I was curious to try it. It’s a lower cost pen, so a soft nib would interest this market. It really does have a soft nib. Don’t expect flex, but it is soft and
I prefer short pen reviews of lower cost pens. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy pricier pens. So, when I found a used Visconti Homo Sapiens at a (relatively) low cost, it only took me three weeks to jump on it. I’ve wanted one for a long time, but figured it would be in
I’ll admit that I was struggling as I taped this review. I ended cutting 7 minutes out of the review, and I usually don’t babble that much: my goal is the short review. But, I was tired, and probably shouldn’t have filmed it. But, for better or for worse, here it is. The first thing
My other pens look nothing like the Retro 51. The Noodler’s Antietam I used as the ink complements its unique brushed copper metal finish. Although it is a metal pen, it comes with a plastic grip. The pen comes with a Schmidt nib, and I purchased a medium. This pen writes with a nice flow that
In this last review in the old set, I talk about the Waterman Hemisphere, my new Baystate Blue pen. It’s a slim pen, not very exciting, and not all that special. But it does its job very well.
I purchased this pen for the dual purpose of being a gift and of doing a review. I actually gave several of these as gifts. It is an attractive metal pen, and Pilot pens are reliable. Some don’t like the step down from the barrel to the grip section, but it didn’t bother me. I
The Lamy Studio is a lot like the Lamy Safari grew up. It is a metal pen, but the finish is nice. It has the same nib as the Lamy Safari, but this nib also comes in a gold version. I haven’t tried the gold version, so I can’t comment on that. But, if you