PenBBS 266 Ivory Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by PenBBS!

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.0 mm/5.59″
Length (uncapped): 128.7 mm/5.06″
Length (posted): 164.2/6.46”
Diameter (section): 9.7 – 11.4 mm/0.38″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 8.1 – 13.3 mm/0.31″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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Penprique Custom Micarta Fountain Pen with #8 Bock and JoWo Nibs Review

Through my friend Claudia I found the work of Joseph, who makes pens from micarta.  He has no webshop, but you can contact him through Instagram.

Measurements
Length (capped): 156.7 mm/6.17″
Length (uncapped): 135.5 mm/5.34″
Length (posted): 197.1/7.76”
Diameter (section): 12.6 – 12.8 mm/0.49″ – 0.50″
Diameter (barrel): 12.6 – 15.6 mm/0.50″ – 0.61″
Weight (all): 37 g
Weight (cap): 24 g
Weight (body): 13 g

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Penprique Micarta Custom Pen

Bock #8 Nib

Penprique Micarta Custom Pen

Bock #8 Nib

Penprique Micarta Custom Pen

JoWo #8 Nib

Penprique Micarta Custom Pen

JoWo #8 Nib

Penprique Custom Pen

Justifying Expensive Pens in Reviews and Cognitive Dissonance Reduction

Let’s chat about reviewers being enthusiastic about expensive pens, the cognitive dissonance phenomenon, and how to deal with that phenomenon.  And, as a free bonus: let’s chat about objectivity in reviews again.

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Moonman Wancai Mini Fountain Pen Review

This lovely little pen was sent to me by Bill!

Measurements
Length (capped): 87.9 mm/3.46″
Length (uncapped): 84.3 mm/3.32″
Length (posted): 123.4/4.86”
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 10.9 mm/0.38″ – 0.43″
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 13.7 mm/0.49″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 4 g

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Moonman Wancai Mini

Leather on the High Street Watch Travel Roll Review

This lovely watch roll was sent to me by Jacqui of Leather on the High Street.  I am not a watch person at all,  but I know that many of you are, so I thought I’d accept this product for review.

Jinhao 992 Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Bill “the butcher” Milling.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.2 mm/5.32″
Length (uncapped): 117.7 mm/4.63″
Length (posted): 144.8/5.70”
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 10.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Diameter (barrel): 7.4 – 12.2 mm/0.29″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 9 g

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Jinhao 992

Fred Faggionato Petrarque King Size Blue Turtle Fountain Pen Review

This beautiful pen was sent to me by La Couronne du Comte.  Don’t forget that BROWN10 gives you a 10% discount code there.  Celluloid, large pen, #6 nib, 190 euros – what is there not to love about this pen?

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.9 mm/5.78″
Length (uncapped): 133.2 mm/5.24″
Length (posted): 176.0/6.93”
Diameter (section): 11.9 – 12.6 mm/0.49″ – 0.54″
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 13.7 mm/0.49″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 14 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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Fred Faggionatio Petrarque King Size

Gatz BCN Journals (A5 Leather Journal, Refillable Leather Journal, Tomoe River Notepad) Review

Anna of Gatz BCN sent me this lovely lineup of leather-bound journals and a Tomoe River notepad.

CONID Kingsize Streamline Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review

I was very excited to add this model to my personal pens, because I’ve been eyeing it for years.  A lovely, high-quality pen with a massive ink capacity and a stellar nib, made in Belgium by CONID.

Measurements
Length (capped): 147.7 mm/5.82″
Length (uncapped): 138.9 mm/5.47″
Length (posted): 172.6/6.79”
Diameter (section): 12.1 – 12.7 mm/0.47″ – 0.50″
Diameter (barrel): 13.3 – 15.4 mm/0.52″ – 0.61″
Weight (all): 40 g
Weight (cap): 30 g
Weight (body): 10 g

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CONID Kingsize

Italix Churchman’s Prescriptor Nib Lineup

Mr Peter Ford of MrPen very kindly sent me the complete lineup of 10 nibs he sells for the Churchman’s Prescriptor model.  A very exciting opportunity to demonstrate how each of these nibs write.

Italic Churchman's Prescriptor Nibs

Top to bottom: Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Left-Foot Non-Italic Broad, Right-Foot Non-Italic Broad, Left-Foot Italic Broad, Right-Foot Italic Broad, Extra Broad Italic, Extra Broad Cursive