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Pensieve: A Grail Pen in Photos

Pensieve: A Grail Pen in Photos

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I wanted to post some photographs of my new grail pen, a Nakaya Naka-ai Housoge Kikyo Platinum that I received this week from Classic Pens. I will write a review after I’ve worked with it for a while, but it writes smoothly and is one of the most beautiful pens I own. So, here’s some eye candy. Continue reading Pensieve: A Grail Pen in Photos

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Pensieve: Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic in Mountain Blue: A Review

Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic in Mountain Blue: A Review

(With a handwritten review at the end)

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My first Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen was a Carbonesque Blue EF I bought from Amazon. I hated it. It hardly wrote. It was uncomfortable to hold. It was heavy. Eventually, I sold it. That was several years ago. I swore I would never buy another Vanishing Point again. But then the metallics came out, and I drooled over them, especially the Mountain Blue one. I have a thing for blue fountain pens.

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Pensieve: Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai Fountain Pen Review

Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai Fountain Pen Review

I bought my Namiki Maki-e Pine Tree Bonsai fountain pen from Classic Fountain Pens. It was among their “previously owned” pens, and I snatched it up after being very disappointed by the Pilot Falcon Resin I had bought a few weeks before.

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