2018 Desk Cleaning Sale

You ever feel like the pens and pencils are up to your neck? Sometimes that happens, and now is one of those times. The pens below are for sale! Left to Right: Pilot 912 with Music Nib – $175 shipped in the US – Excellent condition. The music nib lays down a wet, thick line, […]

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Shop Tales – Part One by David Pennington

Editor’s Note: This is a piece by new contributor, David Pennington. Yes, that’s his real name. You can check out more of his work by heading to his website, Twitter, and Instagram. David has put together a series of posts about what it’s like to work for a fountain pen retailer, along with the story of […]

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Karas Kustoms Reaktor – Starliner and Galaxie Fountain Pen & Rollerball Review

Karas Kustoms “Reaktor” Starliner and Galaxie Fountain Pen & Rollerball Review Review Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku asa-gao Review Paper: Misc. Specs: Description: An affordable entry into the world of machined, US-made pens from one of the companies that’s been doing it the longest. Nib: Bock #5 nibs, available in steel, black-coated, titanium, and gold Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter […]

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Hands On: Stilform KOSMOS Fountain Pen on Kickstarter

Hands On: Stilform KOSMOS Fountain Pen on Kickstarter Specs: Description: A sleek fountain pen with a flat side that both looks cool, and prevents the pen from rolling off a desk. Nib: Bock steel Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter Color Options: See Kickstarter campaign Intro/About: I’ve thrown around the idea for a while now doing a more brief hands-on style […]

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Aurora Talentum “Full Black” Fountain Pen Review

I’m totally a sucker for an all black pen. The Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black is one of my favorites — a longstanding option in the all-black-everything category. There’s no shortage of black pens out there, but few do it as well as the Aurora Talentum Black Ops. This mid- to large-sized pen is definitely a contender for the ultimate dark-themed pen. Let’s take a closer look at this new offering from Aurora.

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