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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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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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Wing Sung 235 Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by William – thanks a lot!  A nice, light pen, with a surprisingly springy nib.

Measurements
Length (capped): 133.1 mm/5.23″
Length (uncapped): 118.3 mm/4.66″
Length (posted): 146.6 mm/5.77″
Diameter (barrel): 7.6 – 10.9 mm/0.30″ – 0.43″
Diameter (section): 8.5 – 10.5 mm/0.33″ – 0.41″
Weight (all): 13 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 4 g

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Montblanc Writers Edition Antoine de St. Éxupery

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): 146.0 mm/5.74″
Length (uncapped): 123.7 mm/4.87″
Length (posted): 172.2 mm/6.77″
Diameter (barrel): 12.2 – 14.0 mm/0.48″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 11.6 – 14.8 mm/0.44″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 50 g
Weight (cap): 25 g
Weight (body): 25 g

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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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