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Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Le Grand PT 146 and PT Solitaire 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 BannerLet’s have a look at two Montblanc 146 Le Grand pens, both of which are Le Petit Prince themed: the platinum trim Le Grand 146 and the platinum trim Le Grand146 Solitaire.

Measurements (Le Grand)
Length (capped): 145.8 mm/5.73″
Length (uncapped): 125.2 mm/4.93″
Length (posted): 169.5 mm/6.27”
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 11.3 mm/0.42″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 11.7 – 13.2 mm/0.45″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 32 g
Weight (cap): 11 g
Weight (body): 21 g

Measurements (Le Grand Solitaire)
Length (capped): 146.2 mm/5.75″
Length (uncapped): 125.9 mm/4.95″
Length (posted): 161.2 mm/6.34”
Diameter (section): 11.2 mm/0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 11.8 – 13.3 mm/0.46″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 65 g
Weight (cap): 25 g
Weight (body): 40 g

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Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Classique PT 145 and Doué Classique PT 145 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 BannerLet’s have a look at two Montblanc 145 Classique pens, both of which are Le Petit Prince themed: the platinum trim 145 and the platinum trim 145 Doué.

Measurements (Classique)
Length (capped): 138.7 mm/5.45″
Length (uncapped): 122.0 mm/4.80″
Length (posted): 153.8 mm/6.04”
Diameter (section): 8.3 – 10.4 mm/0.32″ – 0.40″
Diameter (barrel): 10.5 – 11.7 mm/0.41″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 16 g

Measurements (Doué)
Length (capped): 139.4 mm/5.49″
Length (uncapped): 122.1 mm/4.80″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 8.5 – 10.4 mm/0.33″ – 0.41″
Diameter (barrel): 10.3 – 11.8 mm/0.40″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 52 g
Weight (cap): 19 g
Weight (body): 33 g

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Retro 51 Tornado Black Cherry EXT Fountain Pen Review

This nicely coloured pen was sent to me by Retro 51 – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.3 mm/5.44″
Length (uncapped): 126.3 mm/4.97″
Length (posted): 154.0 mm/6.07”
Diameter (section): 9.1 – 10.3 mm/0.35” – 0.40”
Diameter (barrel): 9.1 – 12.1 mm/0.35” – 0.47”
Weight (all): 33 g
Weight (cap): 19 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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SCRIBO Write Here Fountain Pen Review

These nice piston-fillers, made by OMAS ex-employees, are exclusive to Write Here Shrewsbury. Limited to 50 pens, don’t wait too long with ordering if you want one. Note that the pen costs 375 GBP without VAT, which, with current exchange rates, yields a lower cost in USD than I provided in the video.

Measurements
Length (capped): 143.9 mm/5.66″
Length (uncapped): 132.0 mm/5.19″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 13.5 – 15.1 mm/0.53″ – 0.59″
Diameter (section): 11.1 – 12.5 mm/0.43″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 34 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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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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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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Edison Menlo Draw Filler

A whole new filling system available from the Edison Pen Company!  I had the pleasure of catching up with Brian and Andrea Gray at the 2017 DC Pen Supershow and Brian lent me this clear Menlo with their new Draw Filler.  At 2.0 millilitres of ink, it has a solid ink capacity, and it’s a fun system to use.  Please note that the mechanism is black anodized aluminum, not plastic (I was a bit unclear in the video).

Measurements
Length (capped): 144.1 mm/5.67″
Length (uncapped): 128.4 mm/5.05″
Length (posted): 163.5 mm/6.43″
Diameter (barrel): 11.9 – 12.2 mm/0.46″ – 0.48″
Diameter (section): 9.90 – 11.0 mm/0.39″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 19 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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Lingmo Lorelei Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by my friend Bill.  I was excited to be able to review this pen, as I received a lot of requests for this one…  Clearly, this pen is rather strongly inspired by the Sailor 1911 Standard fountain pen.

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.3 mm/5.28″
Length (uncapped): 118.4 mm/4.66″
Length (posted): 143.7 mm/5.65″
Diameter (barrel): 7.6 – 12.2 mm/0.30″ – 0.48″
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 10.3 mm/0.36″ – 0.40″
Weight (all): 18 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 11 g

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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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Lanbitou 3009 Space Pocket Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Stig – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 95.6 mm/3.76″
Length (uncapped): 87.10 mm/3.43″
Length (posted): 132.5 mm/5.22″
Diameter (barrel): 8.09 – 8.17 mm/0.32″ – 0.33″
Diameter (section): 6.11 – 8.09 mm/0.25″ – 0.32″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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