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Fountain Pen Revolution Himalaya

These new Himalayas were kindly sent to me by Kevin of Fountain Pen Revolution.  These are very affordable pens with a great flex nib option.

Measurements
Length (capped): 153.3 mm/5.32″
Length (uncapped): 122.3 mm/4.81″
Length (posted): 152.3 mm/5.99″
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 – 12.2 mm/0.42″ – 0.48″
Diameter (section): 9.32 – 11.5 mm/0.36″ – 0.45″
Weight (all): 18 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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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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Franklin-Christoph 14k Flex and Flex SIG Nibs

Scott Franklin kindly sent me these new Franklin-Christoph 14k flex and stub-italic gradient (SIG) nibs that they now sell. I was excited to try these out!  Note that the nibs are $115 and $125 respectively, not $150 as I said in the video – my apologies.

Measurements (note that these nibs can be bought on other models than the 66 Stabilis Desk Pen)
Length (capped): 160.2 mm/6.30″
Length (uncapped): 152.9 mm/6.02″
Length (posted): 175.0 mm/6.90″
Diameter (barrel): 8.3 – 14.2 mm/0.33″ – 0.56″
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 12.2 mm/0.39″ – 0.48″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Aurora 88 Anniversario with Flex Nib

I picked up this pen at La Couronne du Comte (don’t forget that BROWN10 gives you 10% off there!) and I find it a fascinating pen.  The real question, of course, is: is the nib comparable to vintage flex nibs, as Aurora claims?  Watch the full review to find out.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.8 mm/5.35″
Length (uncapped): 130.4 mm/5.13″
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10″
Diameter (barrel): 11.7 – 14.0 mm/0.46″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 12.8 mm/0.37″ – 0.41″
Weight (all): 23 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 15 g

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OMAS 90th Anniversary ICONS Fountain Pen Set Review

This set was kindly lent to me by Papier und Stift.  A beautiful, albeit expensive, set of fountain pens!
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