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Aurora 88 Black Satin Rose Gold with Stub Nib

This pen was kindly sent to me by Aurora. I have reviewed an Aurora 88 with a broad nib before, but the pen I am reviewing today has a very nice stub nib, so I thought it would be interesting to show you what this pen and nib are all about.  Thank you to Aurora and Anderson Pens for making this review possible.

Measurements
Length (capped): 136.2 mm/5.36″
Length (uncapped): 129.4 mm/5.09″
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10″
Diameter (barrel): 10.5 – 13.7 mm/0.41″ – 0.54″
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 11.7 mm/0.40″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 18 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 10 g

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Ryan Krusac The Legend 14 Fountain Pen Review

This handmade cocobolo fountain pen from Ryan Krusac is beautiful!

Measurements
Length (capped): 131.5 mm/5.18″
Length (uncapped): 124.8 mm/4.91″
Length (posted): doesn’t post reliably
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 – 12.8 mm/0.41″ – 0.50″
Diameter (section): 9.4 – 11.2 mm/0.37″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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Montblanc Writers Edition William Shakespeare

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this Montblanc Great Characters Miles Davis fountain 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): 142.6 mm/5.61″
Length (uncapped): 129.8 mm/5.11″
Length (posted): doesn’t post reliably
Diameter (barrel): 8.1 – 14.1 mm/0.32″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 10.8 – 11.4 mm/0.42″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 48 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 32 g

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Wing Sung 698 Review

This affordable pen, available through ebay, for example, is quite a bargain: around $20 for a piston-filler!  This pen was lent to me by my friend Mr Visconti.

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.7 mm/5.54″
Length (uncapped): 129.9 mm/5.11″
Length (posted): doesn’t post reliably
Diameter (barrel): 11.8 – 12.3 mm/0.46″ – 0.48″
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 10.7 mm/-0.36″ – 0.42″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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Danitrio Mikado Tamenuri Fountain Pen Review

This fascinating pen with factory stub nib was lent to me by no one else than Eric Orozco of FPGeeks fame!

Measurements
Length (capped): 163.5 mm/6.43″
Length (uncapped): 141.6 mm/5.57″
Length (posted): 142.4 mm/7.62″
Diameter (barrel): 13.9 – 18.8 mm/0.54″ – 0.74″
Diameter (section): 13.4 – 14.8 mm/0.53″ – 0.58″
Weight (all): 42 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 26 g

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Waterman Smallest Fountain Pen in the World (Doll Pen) Review

Time to look at the smallest fountain pen in the world, also known as the doll pen.  Size doesn’t matter, right?  This pen was kindly lent to me by Go Pens.

Measurements
Length (capped): 42.3 mm/1.66″
Length (uncapped): 35.9 mm/1.41″
Length (posted): 51.8 mm/2.04″
Diameter (barrel): 3.0 mm/0.12″
Diameter (section): 2.6 mm/0.10″
Weight (all): negligible
Weight (cap): negligible
Weight (body): negligible

Waterman Doll

Top to bottom: Waterman Doll Pen, Namiki Emperor, Sailor King of Pen, Lamy Safari

Waterman Doll

Top to bottom: Waterman Doll Pen, Namiki Emperor, Sailor King of Pen, Lamy Safari

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Skillshare: Learning Calligraphy and Free Trial

I was contacted by SkillShare to talk about their website.  I liked what I saw a lot: SkillShare offers a lot of online classes that might be very helpful to my viewers, for example in the field of learning calligraphy, hand lettering, etc.  And, perhaps even better, SkillShare kindly gives my viewers a free two-month trial to take as many classes as they like.

If you’re interested in that offer, please check it out – and if you need it, use the promo code SBREBROWN.  This applies on memberships of one year, so it does mean you are committed for a full year. If you do not want to sign up for the full year and pay the membership fee, you MUST cancel the trial before the trial period ends, or the membership fee will be charged to the card you provided.

This post was sponsored by SkillShare.

Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow Fountain Pen Review

This Montegrappa was kindly lent to me by Iguana Sell – thank you!  I like the tolerance message this pen spreads.

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Measurements
Length (capped): 135.8 mm/5.34″
Length (uncapped): 126.0 mm/4.96″
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10″
Diameter (barrel): 9.9 – 13.2 mm/0.39″ – 0.51″
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 11.1 mm/-0.41″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 32 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 20 gMontegrappa Rainbow Montegrappa Rainbow Montegrappa Rainbow Montegrappa Rainbow Montegrappa Rainbow Montegrappa Rainbow