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Pensieve: Pelikan M800 Tortoise Review

Pensieve: Pelikan Souverän M800 Tortoiseshell Brown Review

 

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I resisted buying the Pelikan M800 Tortoise when it first came out in 2013, even though I thought it was one of the most beautiful M800s–definitely a nice departure from the usual green striped. I already had two M800s, and I hardly ever wrote with them. So, I didn’t think I needed to buy another one. But, I managed to sell both of my M800s and decided to purchase the Tortoise. Continue reading Pensieve: Pelikan M800 Tortoise Review

Pensieve: J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink Review

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J. Herbin Stormy Grey ($26.00 at Goulet Pens) seems to be the ink everyone is talking about lately. Retailers can’t keep it in stock, so the buzz is bustling bottles off the shelves.

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Pensieve: The Omas Ogiva Limited Edition Saft Green Celluloid

The Omas Ogiva Limited Edition Saft Green: A Review

The truth is, I have too many fountain pens. But, I didn’t have an Omas. I started looking for one several months ago. Originally, I settled on an Omas Ogiva Vision in blue with rose-gold trim. But after I received it, I realized that it was too similar to my Platinum 3776 in Chartres blue. So, I sent it back and ordered the Omas Ogiva in saft green celluloid. I’m glad I did.

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Making Music with a Nakaya Kikyo Piccolo Music Nib

Making Music with a Nakaya Kikyo Piccolo Music Nib

I’ve been curious about music nibs since I first read a comparison review on FPN about them. I wasn’t sure I would like such a broad nib, but I decided I had to try one after seeing such gorgeous results from people who wrote with them. I debated between Sailor, Platinum, and Nakaya, knowing that trying to find a wonderful vintage music nib would be almost impossible. I decided on Nakaya since most of my favorite pens are Nakayas, and I knew I could get the nib adjusted if necessary.

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Pensieve: 1920/30s Conway Stewart 458 M Review

Conway Stewart 458M Review

 

I purchased my Conway Stewart Red Ripple from eBay—a seller located in England, appropriately enough. This is, simply put, a beautiful pen with a highly responsive flexible medium nib. The pen itself is made of hard rubber, but the design looks like wood grain. It is richly colored, smooth, and a treat for the eyes.

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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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