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Bexley Imperial Purple Cream Fountain Pen Review

This lovely pen was lent to me by Candace – thank you kindly!  A lovely, larger pen, with a very attractive finish.

Measurements
Length (capped): 152.2 mm/5.99″
Length (uncapped): 136.5 mm/5.83″
Length (posted): 188.7 mm/7.42″
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 11.4 mm/0.41″ – 0.45″
Diameter (barrel): 11.7 – 15.2 mm/0.46″ – 0.60″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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BENU Chameleon Fountain Pen Review

These pens were kindly sent to me by BENU – thank you!  These futuristic looking iridescent pens are a lot of fun.

Measurements
Length (capped): mm/”
Length (uncapped): 127.9 mm/5.03″
Length (posted): 169.3 mm/6.66″
Diameter (section): 9.4 – 12.2 mm/0.36″ – 0.48″
Diameter (barrel): 8.7 – 17.5 mm/0.34″ – 0.68″
Weight (all): 21 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 15 g

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BENU Chameleon

Faber-Castell Loom Fountain Pen Review and Why it’s a Good Starter 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 Today, I wanted to discuss the Faber-Castell Loom, but I also wanted to briefly discuss why I think this is a great starter fountain pen model.

Measurements
Length (capped): 129.6 mm/5.10″
Length (uncapped): 119.7 mm/4.71″
Length (posted): 149.9 mm/5.90”
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 11.6 mm/0.35″ – 0.45″
Diameter (barrel): 11.6 mm/0.45″
Weight (all): 33 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 26 g

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Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue Fountain Pen Review

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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 BannerThis cute pen is a throwback to a vintage Pelikan M120.

Measurements
Length (capped): 130.0 mm/5.11″
Length (uncapped): 120.7 mm/4.75″
Length (posted): 154.8 mm/6.09”
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 10.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Diameter (barrel): 11.4 – 11.8 mm/0.44″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 15 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 9 g

Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue

Top to bottom: Pelikan M1005, M800, M600, M400, M120

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Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue

Pineider Avatar Saffron Yellow Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.7 mm/5.62″
Length (uncapped): 129.6 mm/5.10″
Length (posted): 163.0 mm/6.41”
Diameter (section): 9.9 – 11.1 mm/0.39″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 13.3 mm/0.40″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 28 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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Pineider Avatar Saffron Yellow

Sailor Reglus Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by The Pen Company in the UK – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.6 mm/5.45″
Length (uncapped): 122.4 mm/4.81″
Length (posted): 147.9 mm/5.82”
Diameter (section): 8.9 – 10.2 mm/0.35″ – 0.40″
Diameter (barrel): 9.2 – 11.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 13 g

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Sailor Reglus

Leonardo MomentoZero Positano Resin Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Salvatore of Leonardo Officina Italiana – grazie mille!

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.4 mm/5.52″
Length (uncapped): 126.9 mm/4.99″
Length (posted): 165.4 mm/6.51”
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 12.3 mm/0.42″ – 0.48″
Diameter (barrel): 12.3 – 14.5 mm/0.48″ – 0.57″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 5 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Leonardo MomentoZero Positano

Guider Ebonite Raja Medium Fountain Pen Review

Garunandan kindly gave me this pen during my last Dutch fountain pen meetup – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 147.2 mm/5.79″
Length (uncapped): 130.3 mm/5.13″
Length (posted): 170.9 mm/6.73”
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 13.1 mm/0.41″ – 0.52″
Diameter (barrel): 11.7 – 14.3 mm/0.46″ – 0.57″
Weight (all): 26 g (inked)
Weight (cap): 18 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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Guider Ebonite Raja Medium

Fountain Pen Shootout Opus88 Koloro vs. Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator

Let’s compare two pens with the same cool filling system by the same brand.  The Koloro was sent to me by Pen Chalet; the Demonstrator was sent to me by Goldspot – thanks a lot!  You can check out the full reviews of these pens, if you like: Opus88 Koloro and Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator.

Fountain Pen Shootout Opus88 Koloro vs. Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator

Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator Fountain Pen Review

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


Measurements

Length (capped): 147.3 mm/5.80″
Length (uncapped): 136.6 mm/5.38″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.1 – 12.9 mm/0.44″ – 0.51″
Diameter (barrel): 14.2 – 15.0 mm/0.56″ – 0.59″
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator