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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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Italix Deacon’s Doodle Fountain Pen Review

These pens were kindly sent to me by Peter Ford of Mr Pen.

Measurements
Length (capped): 136.8 mm/5.39″
Length (uncapped): 119.7 mm/4.71″
Length (posted): 146.7 mm/5.78”
Diameter (section): 7.9 – 10.3 mm/0.31″ – 0.41″
Diameter (barrel): 8.5 – 11.5 mm/0.33″ – 0.45″
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 17 g
Weight (body): 13 g

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Outdoor Paper: Rite in the Rain and Modestone Handy Pad Review

These two notepads which offer waterproof paper (which is not meant to be used with fountain pens) were kindly sent to me by Knives and Tools.

SCRIBO Write Here Fountain Pen Review

These nice piston-fillers, made by OMAS ex-employees, are exclusive to Write Here Shrewsbury. Limited to 50 pens, don’t wait too long with ordering if you want one. Note that the pen costs 375 GBP without VAT, which, with current exchange rates, yields a lower cost in USD than I provided in the video.

Measurements
Length (capped): 143.9 mm/5.66″
Length (uncapped): 132.0 mm/5.19″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 13.5 – 15.1 mm/0.53″ – 0.59″
Diameter (section): 11.1 – 12.5 mm/0.43″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 34 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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Monteverde Giant Sequoia Fountain Pen Review

“There is a union now between the Two Towers: SBREBROWN and Goulet Pens”. Or something. In any case, the pen was sent to me by Goulet Pens!  A nice, larger (mainly girthier) pen, at an affordable price.

Measurements
Length (capped): 143.5 mm/5.65″
Length (uncapped): 126.1 mm/4.96″
Length (posted): 170.7 mm/6.71″
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 11.5 mm/0.41″ – 0.45″
Diameter (barrel): 12.1 – 15.5 mm/0.47″ – 0.61″
Weight (all): 33 g
Weight (cap): 13 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Montegrappa Nazionale Flex 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): 137.4 mm/5.40″
Length (uncapped): 129.1 mm/5.08″
Length (posted): 172.2 mm/6.47″
Diameter (barrel): 11.8 mm/0.46″
Diameter (section): 9.7 – 10.33 mm/0.38 – 0.40″
Weight (all): 37 g
Weight (cap): 13 g
Weight (body): 24 g

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Montblanc Great Characters The Beatles 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): 143.3 mm/5.64″
Length (uncapped): 125.2 mm/4.93″
Length (posted): 169.0 mm/6.64″
Diameter (barrel): 14.0 – 14.3 mm/0.55″ – 0.56″
Diameter (section): 11.5 mm/0.36″ – 0.45″
Weight (all): 74 g
Weight (cap): 32 g
Weight (body): 42 g

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Guider Desk Pen

This pen was kindly sent to me by Kevin from Fountain Pen Revolution!

Measurements
Length (capped): 196.4 mm/7.73″
Length (uncapped): 189.7 mm/7.50″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 11.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.43″
Diameter (barrel): 8.1 – 11.1 mm/0.32″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 19 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 3 g

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Duke Sapphire Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Office Products Pen.  Title card image courtesy of Office Products Pen.

Measurements (condensed this time)
Capped: 14.0 cm/5.5″
Posted: 16.3 cm/6.4″
Barrel diameter: 1.1 cm/0.43″
Weight capped: 32 g
Weight uncapped: 18 g

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Cross Star Wars Boba Fett Fountain Pen Review

A very interesting tie-in for lovers of the ultimate bounty hunter…

Measurements
Length (capped): 149.6 mm/5.98″
Length (uncapped): 131.3 mm/5.17″
Length (posted): 138.2/5.44″
Diameter (section): 8.7 – 10.8 mm/0.34″ – 0.42″
Diameter (barrel): 8.7 – 10.8 mm/0.34″ – 0.42″
Weight (all): 37 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 21 g

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