Retro 51 Tornado Black Cherry EXT Fountain Pen Review

This nicely coloured pen was sent to me by Retro 51 – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.3 mm/5.44″
Length (uncapped): 126.3 mm/4.97″
Length (posted): 154.0 mm/6.07”
Diameter (section): 9.1 – 10.3 mm/0.35” – 0.40”
Diameter (barrel): 9.1 – 12.1 mm/0.35” – 0.47”
Weight (all): 33 g
Weight (cap): 19 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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Fountain Pen Shootout: Affordable Oversized Fountain Pens

11Let’s look at a couple of oversized fountain pens that only set you back about $100 or less.

Affordable Oversized Fountain Pen

Giuliano Mazzuoli Officina End Mill Bicolor Red Chrome Fountain Pen Review

This Giuliano Mazzuoli Officina pen was sent to me by Luxury Brands.

Measurements
Length (capped): 119.2 mm/4.69″
Length (uncapped): 108.5 mm/4.27″
Length (posted): 150.2 mm/5.91”
Diameter (section): 7.9 – 9.5 mm/0.30″ – 0.37″
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 mm/0.51″
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Trends in the Fountain Pen World

It’s time for me to just talk about trends in the pen world, how they come and go, and what to do when you don’t feel like going along with such trends.

Giuliano Mazzuoli MOKA Fountain Pen Review

This fountain pen, based on the famous espresso maker from the 1930s, was kindly sent to me by Luxury Brands.

Measurements
Length (capped): 123.0 mm/4.84″
Length (uncapped): 101.5 mm/3.99″
Length (posted): 149.4 mm/5.88”
Diameter (section): 6.2 – 6.8 mm/0.24″ – 0.26″
Diameter (barrel): 9.6 – 13.1 mm/0.37″ – 0.51″
Weight (all): 27 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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Laban Corinth Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Laban – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.1 mm/5.32″
Length (uncapped): 125.3 mm/4.94″
Length (posted): 169.6 mm/6.68”
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 11.2 mm/0.40″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 13.2 – 13.4 mm/0.52″ – 0.53″
Weight (all): 43 g
Weight (cap): 24 g
Weight (body): 19 g

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Van der Spek Custom Large Pen Pouch Overview

I ordered this custom pen pouch for larger pens through Van der Spek’s website. I thought I’d just share this, in case anyone else is interested.

Van der Spek Box

The box, embossed with the company’s logo

Van der Spek Custom Pouch

The custom Van der Spek pouch in its box

Van der Spek Custom Pouch

This custom pouch holds oversized pens; from left to right: Namiki Emperor, Armando Simini Club Bologna Extra, Visconti Speakeasy

Laban Mento Celebration Shell Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Laban – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 149.7 mm/5.90″
Length (uncapped): 133.0 mm/5.24″
Length (posted): 169.0 mm/6.65”
Diameter (section): 11.2 – 13.6 mm/0.44″ – 0.54″
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 15.8 mm/0.41″ – 0.62″
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 19 g
Weight (body): 11 g

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Serious Nibbage Sailor King of Pen

Thank you to Alain for lending us this pen! I can say our feelings on pens sure have changed over time. We’ll have to do an updated version.Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found under the Pens, Paper, Ink menu!