Bloggers Weigh In: Collecting Fountain Pens vs. Using Fountain Pens

Bloggers Weigh In: Collecting Fountain Pens vs. Using Fountain Pens This article has been on my mind for a long time now. It’s interesting to think about how people approach their collection. Most fountain pen users tend to fall into two camps: Collectors and Users. Of course there’s going to be some in between, so […]

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Jacques Herbin 1798: Amethyste de l’Oural Ink Review + Video

Jacques Herbin 1798: Amethyste de l’Oural Ink Review + Video What is it? This new ink from Jacques Herbin (the ink maker formerly known as J. Herbin) is a deep shade of purple with a silver shimmer addition.  Notes: This year’s new edition of shimmering ink is in a totally different series. Instead of the now standard […]

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Rosetta Magellan Burnt Umber Fountain Pen Review

Rosetta Magellan Burnt Umber Fountain Pen Review What is it?  A pen made from Italian acrylic in Taiwan, with a German nib, and assembled in the USA. Wowzers, that was a hard supply chain to follow! INTRO This is a pen that I’ve never heard of. Honestly, I had never heard of IPenStore before either (they’ve […]

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The Best Fountain Pens for Taking Notes

The Best Fountain Pens for Taking Notes Fountain pens aren’t just for practicing fancy calligraphy in a mahogany-walled office surrounded by antiques. They’re functional writing instruments that make tasks as mundane as note taking much more enjoyable. I got into writing with fountain pens in college. I took a ton of notes, all by hand […]

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Blackwing Clutch Pocket Notebook Review

Blackwing Clutch Pocket Notebook Review What is it? The Blackwing Clutch is a pocket notebook that’s meant to be used on its side. The marketing may be a little gimmicky, but no matter how you use it, it’s a premium pocket notebook with fountain pen friendly paper. Specs: 100GSM Ruled, Lined, or Dot Grid Paper Sewn […]

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