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Armando Simoni Club Bologna Extra Fountain Pen Review

After meeting again at the DC pen show, Emmanuel of the Armando Simoni Club lent me this pen and after using it for a few days, I had to buy it: it is a stunning piece in the much sought-after arco bronze celluloid, with a great nib and a cool filling system.

Measurements
Length (capped): 161.1 mm/6.34″
Length (uncapped): 148.7 mm/5.85″
Length (posted): does not post
Diameter (barrel): 14.4 – 15.7 mm/0.57″ – 062″
Diameter (section): 11.7 – 12.9 mm/0.46″ – 051″
Weight (all): 59 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 47 g

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Montblanc Meisterstück for UNICEF Le Grand Solitaire 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): 146.1 mm/5.75″
Length (uncapped): 125.9 mm/4.95″
Length (posted): 162.4 mm/6.38″
Diameter (barrel): 12.2 – 13.5 mm/0.48″ – 0.53″
Diameter (section): 11.1 mm/0.43″
Weight (all): 63 g
Weight (cap): 24 g
Weight (body): 39 g

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My Personal Pens: Parker Duofold, P.W. Akkerman Limited Edition

The first pen in my series of personal pens videos is a special edition of the Parker Duofold, which was launched by P.W. Akkerman in The Hague to commemorate their 100 years of being located in the Passage “mall” (actually, more like a covered shopping street).  In this video, I discuss why I love this pen so much; if you want more information, you can watch the full review.

My Personal Pens: Introduction

In this new video series, I will give short profiles of the pens that have made it to my personal accumulation (not collection).  Contrary to popular belief, I do not own a lot of pens – so the pens that do make it into my personal accumulation are special in at least one way.  In this series, I briefly describe the pen, then do a short writing sample.  All of these pens have been or will be reviewed at some point in time: in the current videos, I focus on why I like the pen so much.

Lanbitou 3009 Space Pocket Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 95.6 mm/3.76″
Length (uncapped): 87.10 mm/3.43″
Length (posted): 132.5 mm/5.22″
Diameter (barrel): 8.09 – 8.17 mm/0.32″ – 0.33″
Diameter (section): 6.11 – 8.09 mm/0.25″ – 0.32″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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Pelikan Statue of Zeus Toledo Fountain Pen

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

Let’s have a look at this interesting fountain pen!

Measurements
Length (capped): 125.5 mm/4.94″
Length (uncapped): 121.4 mm/4.78″
Length (posted): 145.3 mm/5.72″
Diameter (barrel): 11.3 – 11.7 mm/0.44″ – 0.46″
Diameter (section): 9.21 – 10.03 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Review and Giveaway (ENDED)

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

Let’s have a look at the new and affordable Kaweco Perkeo.

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.1 mm/5.47″
Length (uncapped): 130.3 mm/5.12″
Length (posted): 154.0 mm/6.06″
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 12.6 mm/0.44″ – 0.50″
Diameter (section): 10.82 – 11.87 mm/0.43″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 14 g
Weight (cap): 5 g
Weight (body): 9 g

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Visconti Homo Sapiens Chiantishire

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

Let’s have a look at the Chiantishire!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.9 mm/5.79″
Length (uncapped): 131.3 mm/5.16″
Length (posted): 170.2 mm/6.70″
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 13.7 mm/0.51″ – 0.54″
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 12.1 mm/0.43″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 41 g
Weight (cap): 17 g
Weight (body): 24 g

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