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My Personal Pens: OMAS Paragon Grand in Arco Bronze

Let’s have a look at the OMAS Paragon in the beautiful Arco Bronze celluloid.  I love this pen: it has a very smooth 18k gold nib, and it holds a lot of ink.  The fine nib is very smooth and an absolute pleasure to use, and the pen has a great size.  The Arco celluloid is hard not to love.  I have done a full review of this pen too, if you’re interested.

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.

Montblanc Meisterstück for UNICEF Le Grand Solitaire 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): 146.1 mm/5.75″
Length (uncapped): 125.9 mm/4.95″
Length (posted): 162.4 mm/6.38″
Diameter (barrel): 12.2 – 13.5 mm/0.48″ – 0.53″
Diameter (section): 11.1 mm/0.43″
Weight (all): 63 g
Weight (cap): 24 g
Weight (body): 39 g

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Pelikan Statue of Zeus Toledo Fountain Pen

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 interesting fountain pen!

Measurements
Length (capped): 125.5 mm/4.94″
Length (uncapped): 121.4 mm/4.78″
Length (posted): 145.3 mm/5.72″
Diameter (barrel): 11.3 – 11.7 mm/0.44″ – 0.46″
Diameter (section): 9.21 – 10.03 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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Montblanc Writers Edition Antoine de St. Éxupery

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): 146.0 mm/5.74″
Length (uncapped): 123.7 mm/4.87″
Length (posted): 172.2 mm/6.77″
Diameter (barrel): 12.2 – 14.0 mm/0.48″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 11.6 – 14.8 mm/0.44″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 50 g
Weight (cap): 25 g
Weight (body): 25 g

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TWSBI Diamond 580AL Turquoise Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who sent me this new TWSBI Diamond 580AL Turquoise.  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): 142.8 mm/5.6″
Length (uncapped): 130.8 mm/5.1″
Length (posted): 175.3 mm/6.90″
Diameter (barrel): 12.5 – 14.3 mm/0.50″ – 0.59″
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.1 mm/0.40″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Aurora 88 Black Satin Rose Gold with Stub Nib

This pen was kindly sent to me by Aurora. I have reviewed an Aurora 88 with a broad nib before, but the pen I am reviewing today has a very nice stub nib, so I thought it would be interesting to show you what this pen and nib are all about.  Thank you to Aurora and Anderson Pens for making this review possible.

Measurements
Length (capped): 136.2 mm/5.36″
Length (uncapped): 129.4 mm/5.09″
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10″
Diameter (barrel): 10.5 – 13.7 mm/0.41″ – 0.54″
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 11.7 mm/0.40″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 18 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 10 g

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Montblanc Writers Edition William Shakespeare

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this Montblanc Great Characters Miles Davis fountain 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): 142.6 mm/5.61″
Length (uncapped): 129.8 mm/5.11″
Length (posted): doesn’t post reliably
Diameter (barrel): 8.1 – 14.1 mm/0.32″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 10.8 – 11.4 mm/0.42″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 48 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 32 g

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Wing Sung 698 Review

This affordable pen, available through ebay, for example, is quite a bargain: around $20 for a piston-filler!  This pen was lent to me by my friend Mr Visconti.

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.7 mm/5.54″
Length (uncapped): 129.9 mm/5.11″
Length (posted): doesn’t post reliably
Diameter (barrel): 11.8 – 12.3 mm/0.46″ – 0.48″
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 10.7 mm/-0.36″ – 0.42″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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