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3952 x800 Fountain Pen Review

This pen by a Taiwanese brand that I hadn’t heard of before was kindly sent to me by Pen Chalet.  I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and relative affordability of this pen.

Measurements
Length (capped): 144.9 mm/5.70″
Length (uncapped): 130.7 mm/5.15″
Length (posted): 169.0 mm/6.66″
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 12.0 mm/0.43″ – 0.47″
Diameter (barrel): 11.0 – 13.8 mm/0.44″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 59 g
Weight (cap): 35 g
Weight (body): 24 g

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Armando Simoni Club Bologna Extra Wild Dark Side

This pen was kindly lent to me by Emmanuel of Armando Simoni Club Pens.  What I forgot to mention in the video is that the ruthenium coating on the nib appears to be less sensitive to developing “nib crud”, as less ink seems to stick to the laser engraving in the nib.

Measurements
Length (capped): 160.5 mm/6.32″
Length (uncapped): 147.9 mm/5.82″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.8 – 12.9 mm/0.46″ – 0.51″
Diameter (barrel): 14.2 – 15.7 mm/0.56″ – 0.62″
Weight (all): 60 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 48 g

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Martemodena Chronicle Country Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by Martemodena Auctions – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 141.8 mm/5.58″
Length (uncapped): 125.3 mm/4.94″
Length (posted): 156.4 mm/6.16″
Diameter (barrel): 11.3 – 14.6 mm/0.45″ – 0.58″
Diameter (section): 11.8 – 12.4 mm/0.47″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 17 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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Chatterley-Visconti Opera Master River Thames Series Fountain Pen Review

These beautiful pens were lent to me by Bryant Greer of Chatterley Luxuries.  Made in the London Fog material, these are very attractive Opera Masters.

Measurements
Length (capped): 154.6 mm/6.08″
Length (uncapped): 141.7 mm/5.58″
Length (posted): 187.2 mm/7.36″
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 14.5 mm/0.49″ – 0.57″
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 13.5 mm/0.43″ – 0.53″
Weight (all): 64 g
Weight (cap): 20 g
Weight (body): 44 g

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Pelikan Souverän M805 Ocean Swirl

Pelikan launched this very promising pen…

Measurements
Length (capped): 141.3 mm/5.56″
Length (uncapped): 127.6 mm/5.03″
Length (posted): 164.0 mm/6.46″
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 12.0 mm/0.42″ – 0.47″
Diameter (barrel): 12.8 – 13.4 mm/0.50″ – 0.53″
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 21 g

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Greatest of all Time Fountain Pens – 2017 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…  Merry Christmas everyone!

Xezo Maestro LeGrand Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Xezo and can be purchased through Amazon.

Measurements
Length (capped): 141.7 mm/5.58″
Length (uncapped): 126.3 mm/4.97″
Length (posted): 165.4/6.51”
Diameter (section): 9.7 – 11.7 mm/0.38″ – 0.46″
Diameter (barrel): 11.0 – 14.6 mm/0.43″ – .57”
Weight (all): 61 g
Weight (cap): 37 g
Weight (body): 24 g

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