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Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine

Let’s have a look at the Red Hummingbird Vine finish in the Botanica series from Cross.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.1 mm/5.30″
Length (uncapped): 123.4 mm/4.90″
Length (posted): 156.4 mm/6.15″
Diameter (barrel): 9.3 – 9.7 mm/0.37″ – 0.38″
Diameter (section): 8.1 – 9.1 mm/0.32″ – 0.36″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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Ensso Piuma Fountain Pen Review

These Ensso Piuma fountain pens were sent to me by Ensso.

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.9 mm/5.50″
Length (uncapped): 127.7 mm/5.0″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 11.9 – 15.0 mm/0.47″ – 0.59″
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.5 mm/0.42″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 97 g (brass)/34 g (aluminum)/55 g (titanium)
Weight (cap): 27 g (brass)/9 g (aluminum)/15 g (titanium)
Weight (body): 69 g (brass)/25 g (aluminum)/40 g (titanium)

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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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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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Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Review and Giveaway (ENDED)

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 the new and affordable Kaweco Perkeo.

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.1 mm/5.47″
Length (uncapped): 130.3 mm/5.12″
Length (posted): 154.0 mm/6.06″
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 12.6 mm/0.44″ – 0.50″
Diameter (section): 10.82 – 11.87 mm/0.43″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 14 g
Weight (cap): 5 g
Weight (body): 9 g

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BENU Supreme Collection Nebula Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by BENU, and the company paid me for an expedited review.  This means that I prioritized this review over other pens, but that I still give it an objective treatment: I was not paid for a positive review.  I think this pen has a lot going for it: it’s a really attractive material.  If you want one, BENU is using a crowdfunding for this pen here.

Measurements
Length (capped): 132.1 mm/5.19″
Length (uncapped): 126.7 mm/4.98″
Length (posted): 172.2 mm/6.77″
Diameter (barrel): 11.6 – 14.8 mm/0.45″ – 0.58″
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 11.0 mm/0.41″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 11 g
Weight (body): 14 g

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Kaweco Steel Sport Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this.  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): 108.4 mm/4.26″
Length (uncapped): 100.7 mm/3.96″
Length (posted): 125.8 mm/5″
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 11.0 mm/0.41″ – 0.43″
Diameter (section): 9.56 – 10.1 mm/0.37″ – 0.39″
Weight (all): 41 g
Weight (cap): 15 g
Weight (body): 26 g

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Xezo Incognito Black Gold Fountain Pen Review

This interesting pen was sent to me by Xezo.  A fascinating pen in a nice gift package. The nib and section are produced by JoWo, the pen is made in Germany, and the lacquering technique was developed by Xezo.

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.2 mm/5.44″
Length (uncapped): 122.7 mm/4.83″
Length (posted): 155.0 mm/6.10″
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 12.6 mm/0.46″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 9.27 – 11.2 mm/0.36″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 60 g
Weight (cap): 23 g
Weight (body): 37 g

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YStudio Portable Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who sent me this Studio Portable 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): 138.2 mm/5.44″
Length (uncapped): 119.2 mm/4.69″
Length (posted): does not post reliably
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 mm/0.40″
Diameter (section): 7.6 – 9.2 mm/0.30″ – 0.36″
Weight (all): 50/46 g (copper/brass)
Weight (cap): 20/16 g (copper/brass)
Weight (body): 30/30 g (copper/brass)

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