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Wancher Oshita Rising Sun and Cranes Maki-e Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by Wancher.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.3 mm/5.33″
Length (uncapped): 124.7 mm/4.91″
Length (posted): 150.2 mm/5.92″
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 13.3 mm/0.43″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 12.1 mm/0.41″ – 0.48″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 13 g
Weight (body): 7 g

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Sailor 1911 Large Fresca

I picked up this beautiful Sailor 1911 Large Fresca (a US exclusive finish) from Pen Chalet.

Measurements
Length (capped): 141.0 mm/5.55″
Length (uncapped): 123.1 mm/4.84″
Length (posted): 153.5 mm/6.05″
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 13.3 mm/0.44″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 11.7 mm/0.41″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 26 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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Sheaffer Pop Glossy Lime Green Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Goldspot – thanks!

Measurements
Length (capped): 127.6 mm/5.02″
Length (uncapped): 121.0 mm/4.76″
Length (posted): 165.6 mm/6.52″
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 13.2 mm/0.51″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 9.9 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 5 g

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My Personal Pens: Visconti Speakeasy

The Visconti Speakeasy is both hideous and magnificent at the same time and I love it.  Yes, it has a booze indicator and a hidden compartment for alcohol, but it’s also a beautiful oversize pen made from stunning celluloid.  With its stubbed double broad nib, it’s an absolutely pleasure to use.  I have done a full review of this pen too.

My Personal Pens: Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley

I have two Viceroys in my collection: the Victorian finish and this Barley finish.  Both pens are made out of solid Sterling silver and have wonderfully smooth nibs that are a joy to use.  This finish is a little bit more subdued than the Victorian, but both are wonderful pens.

 

Visconti Giardino dell’Eden Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by Susanna of Giardino Italiano: made by Visconti, it is exclusive to that shop, and it was created to commemorate the shop’s 20th anniversary.

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.1 mm/5.52″
Length (uncapped): 123.8 mm/4.87″
Length (posted): 159.6 mm/6.28″
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 11.6 mm/0.41″ – 0.46″
Diameter (barrel): 12.0 – 12.5 mm/0.47″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 35 g
Weight (cap): 14 g
Weight (body): 21 g

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Montblanc Starwalker Spirit of Racing

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 new incarnation of the Montblanc Starwalker.

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.5 mm/5.53″
Length (uncapped): 124.9 mm/4.92″
Length (posted): 150.3 mm/5.92″
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 12.1 mm/0.44″ – 0.47″
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 10.3 mm/0.38″ – 0.40″
Weight (all): 37 g
Weight (cap): 19 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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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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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.