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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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Fountain Pen Shootout Montblanc Meisterstücks 146 vs. 149 vs. Masters for Meisterstück Firenze

Time for a Montblanc threesome: expensive, really expensive, and super expensive!  A kind thank you to Joost from Appelboom Pennen who lent me the Firenze.

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Fountain Pen Shootout Montblanc Meisterstücks 146 vs. 149 vs. Masters for Meisterstück Firenze

Pilot Custom Heritage 92 Fountain Pen Review

I got a lot of requests to review this pen, so I picked one up at Pen Chalet.

 

Body material: Acrylic
Trim: Metal
Cap: Screw on
Posts: Yes, friction
Filling system: Piston
Ink capacity: 1.2 ml
Nib material: 14kt gold, rhodium-plated
Length (capped): 136.4 mm/5.37″
Length (uncapped): 122.2 mm/4.81″
Length (posted): 150.1 mm/5.91″
Length (section): 18.2 mm/0.71″
Diameter (barrel): 11.4 – 11.6 mm/0.44″ – 0.45″
Diameter (section): 9.9 – 10.9 mm/0.39″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 12 g
Price: $220.00USD
Where to buy: Pen Chalet

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Aurora Optima Burgundy Auroloid + Italic Nib Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Aurora – thank you!  Although I have reviewed an Optima before, this pen has a very interesting italic nib that I had not used before, so I thought I’d show you what this pen and nib are all about.
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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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