SBRE Brown Fountain Pen Ink is Back and Where to Get It

SBRE Brown fountain pen ink is back!  This ink is made by Diamine and will be  distributed by P.W. Akkerman in The Hague: get yours here.  I realize shipping outside of the EU may be costly, but you will also not pay 21% VAT.  You may want to see a full Inkcyclopedia entry on this ink, but bear in mind the ink now comes in very cool 120 ml (4 oz.)  Akkerman Dutch Masters bottles.  The price of the ink is 23.50 EUR – that’s more than the ink cost last time, but you get four times as much ink plus a very cool, reusable bottle this time around!

SBREBROWN Fountain Pen Ink

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Wancher Oshita Rising Sun and Cranes Maki-e Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by Wancher.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.3 mm/5.33″
Length (uncapped): 124.7 mm/4.91″
Length (posted): 150.2 mm/5.92″
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 13.3 mm/0.43″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 12.1 mm/0.41″ – 0.48″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 13 g
Weight (body): 7 g

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My Personal Pens: Visconti Kakadu

The Kakadu, very similar in size to an Opera Master, was part of a trio of pens exclusive to the Australian market: the Australis, Didgeridoo, and the Kakadu.  It’s a wonderful, well-balanced pen with a great oblique stub nib.  This is the pen I took with me when I defended my PhD thesis due to its great balance and reliable writing qualities.  I have not yet recorded a full review of this pen but I will do so as soon as I can.

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Sailor 1911 Large Fresca

I picked up this beautiful Sailor 1911 Large Fresca (a US exclusive finish) from Pen Chalet.

Measurements
Length (capped): 141.0 mm/5.55″
Length (uncapped): 123.1 mm/4.84″
Length (posted): 153.5 mm/6.05″
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 13.3 mm/0.44″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 11.7 mm/0.41″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 26 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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Sailor 1911 Large Fresca

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My Personal Pens: OMAS 360 Magnum

I sold my OMAS 360 Magnum and then Azizah gave me another one because I missed it so much.  I absolutely love the triangular profile of this pen, and it has a very smooth nib.  I have not done a full review of this particular pen, but I have reviewed an identical model with a fine nib a long time ago.

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Sheaffer Pop Glossy Lime Green Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Goldspot – thanks!

Measurements
Length (capped): 127.6 mm/5.02″
Length (uncapped): 121.0 mm/4.76″
Length (posted): 165.6 mm/6.52″
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 13.2 mm/0.51″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 9.9 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 5 g

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My Personal Pens: Visconti Speakeasy

The Visconti Speakeasy is both hideous and magnificent at the same time and I love it.  Yes, it has a booze indicator and a hidden compartment for alcohol, but it’s also a beautiful oversize pen made from stunning celluloid.  With its stubbed double broad nib, it’s an absolutely pleasure to use.  I have done a full review of this pen too.

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