BENU Supreme Collection Nebula Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by BENU, and the company paid me for an expedited review.  This means that I prioritized this review over other pens, but that I still give it an objective treatment: I was not paid for a positive review.  I think this pen has a lot going for it: it’s a really attractive material.  If you want one, BENU is using a crowdfunding for this pen here.

Measurements
Length (capped): 132.1 mm/5.19″
Length (uncapped): 126.7 mm/4.98″
Length (posted): 172.2 mm/6.77″
Diameter (barrel): 11.6 – 14.8 mm/0.45″ – 0.58″
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 11.0 mm/0.41″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 11 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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Visconti Homo Sapiens Elegance Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Andrea of Visconti – grazie mille!

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.0 mm/5.75″
Length (uncapped): 132.2 mm/5.2″
Length (posted): 170.8 mm/6.7″
Diameter (barrel): 16.6 mm/0.7″
Diameter (section): 9.27 – 11.2 mm/0.36″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 43 g
Weight (cap): 21 g
Weight (body): 22 g

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Platinum President Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to me by my friend Aaron.  Let’s look at the 3776’s larger brother.

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.8 mm/5.63″
Length (uncapped): 123.1 mm/4.8″
Length (posted): 159.7 mm/6.3″
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 13.5 mm/0.36″ – 0.53″
Diameter (section): 11.7 mm/0.7″
Weight (all): 26 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body):16 g

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Benu Pen Supreme Collection on @indiegogo

BENU PEN Supreme Collection: A new collection of the most vibrant and artful pens in the world! Visit the campaign here!

Benu Pens sent me one of these gorgeous Supreme Collection Nebula fountain pens to review, so that will be coming up very soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share their campaign with you because the pen is truly gorgeous. It’s glittery, well made, and writes really well. Pledges start at $98 – check it out on Indiegogo!

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Pelikan M101N Bright Red Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this pen.  If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc.Appleboom Banner

Measurements
Length (capped): 123.0 mm/4.84″
Length (uncapped): 116.5 mm/4.59″
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10″
Diameter (barrel): 12.1 mm/0.47″
Diameter (section): 9.36 – 10.0 mm/0.36 – 0.39″
Weight (all): 15 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 9 g

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Kaweco Steel Sport Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this.  If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc.Appleboom Banner

Measurements
Length (capped): 108.4 mm/4.26″
Length (uncapped): 100.7 mm/3.96″
Length (posted): 125.8 mm/5″
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 11.0 mm/0.41″ – 0.43″
Diameter (section): 9.56 – 10.1 mm/0.37″ – 0.39″
Weight (all): 41 g
Weight (cap): 15 g
Weight (body): 26 g

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TWSBI Diamond 580AL Turquoise Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who sent me this new TWSBI Diamond 580AL Turquoise.  If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc.Appleboom Banner

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.8 mm/5.6″
Length (uncapped): 130.8 mm/5.1″
Length (posted): 175.3 mm/6.90″
Diameter (barrel): 12.5 – 14.3 mm/0.50″ – 0.59″
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.1 mm/0.40″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Fountain Pen Shootout: Modern Flex Nibs

With all the new flex nibs hitting the market recently, I thought I would compare the Aurora 88 with the brand’s new 14k “vintage flex” nib, the Franklin-Christoph Model 66 with the new 14k flex nib, and the good old classic Pilot Falcon (metal body) with 14k flex nib. Let’s see how these three nibs fare face-to-face.

Modern Flex Shootout

 

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Franklin-Christoph 14k Flex and Flex SIG Nibs

Scott Franklin kindly sent me these new Franklin-Christoph 14k flex and stub-italic gradient (SIG) nibs that they now sell. I was excited to try these out!  Note that the nibs are $115 and $125 respectively, not $150 as I said in the video – my apologies.

Measurements (note that these nibs can be bought on other models than the 66 Stabilis Desk Pen)
Length (capped): 160.2 mm/6.30″
Length (uncapped): 152.9 mm/6.02″
Length (posted): 175.0 mm/6.90″
Diameter (barrel): 8.3 – 14.2 mm/0.33″ – 0.56″
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 12.2 mm/0.39″ – 0.48″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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