My Personal Pens: Stipula Etruria Magnifica Alter Ego

This Stipula Etruria Magnifica in the Alter Ego finish is a nice, large pen with a clever piston mechanism.  Although I like the finish, this pen is particularly special to me because of the very fascinating titanium nib, which is very springy and has excellent “snap-back”. This pen was limited to 351 fountain pens.  I have not yet done a full review of this pen, but I will record one when I get a chance.

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Rotring Art Pen Calligraphy Set

This calligraphy pen set with 1.5, 1.9, and 2.3 mm nibs was sent to me by Goldspot – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 178.6 mm/7.03″
Length (uncapped): 166.8 mm/6.57″
Length (posted): not available
Diameter (barrel): 5.3 – 11.7 mm/0.21″ – 0.46″
Diameter (section): 8.5 – 10.8 mm/0.34″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 14 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 4 g

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Rotring Art Pen Calligraphy Set

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My Personal Pens: Visconti Opera Elements Fire

The Visconti Opera Elements Fire has been in my collection for a very long time.  I absolutely adore the finish of this pen: it’s a wonderful pen that just looks beautiful.  The smooth and springy 14 karat gold nib is particularly special.  This pen is quite a bit smaller than its big brother, the Opera Master, but it is also lighter and more portable.

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Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine

Let’s have a look at the Red Hummingbird Vine finish in the Botanica series from Cross.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.1 mm/5.30″
Length (uncapped): 123.4 mm/4.90″
Length (posted): 156.4 mm/6.15″
Diameter (barrel): 9.3 – 9.7 mm/0.37″ – 0.38″
Diameter (section): 8.1 – 9.1 mm/0.32″ – 0.36″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine

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My Personal Pens: Classic Pens LM1 Flame Red

The Classic Pens LM1 Flame Red is a large pen, but it is smaller than the Classic Pens LB5 made from the same diffusion-bonded acrylic, and it was limited to 500 pens (375 fountain pens and 125 roller balls).  I love this pen, and I believe it is a great pen for everyday carry.  I have not yet done a full review on the Classic Pens LM1, but I will record one as soon as I have time.

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Ensso Piuma Fountain Pen Review

These Ensso Piuma fountain pens were sent to me by Ensso.

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.9 mm/5.50″
Length (uncapped): 127.7 mm/5.0″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 11.9 – 15.0 mm/0.47″ – 0.59″
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.5 mm/0.42″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 97 g (brass)/34 g (aluminum)/55 g (titanium)
Weight (cap): 27 g (brass)/9 g (aluminum)/15 g (titanium)
Weight (body): 69 g (brass)/25 g (aluminum)/40 g (titanium)

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Ensso Piuma

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Classic Pens LB6 Virtues Essence

This pen was kindly lent to me by Andreas Lambrou of Classic Pens.  An expensive pen, but a largely handmade pen.

Measurements
Length (capped): 152.7 mm/6.01″
Length (uncapped): 139.3 mm/5.49″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 15.7 – 15.7 mm/0.61″ – 0.62″
Diameter (section): 12.6 – 14.5 mm/0.50″ – 0.57″
Weight (all): 43 g
Weight (cap): 26 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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Classic Pens LB6

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My Personal Pens: Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Victorian Finish

This beautiful pen was sent to me by John, which is clearly an incredible generous gesture.  I love this pen: the weight, size, and feeling of it are magnificent and it writes just beautifully too.  I have also done a full review of this pen.

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