Thank you to Appelboom for lending us this Visconti Van Gogh Pair of Shoes fountain pen to review! Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found under the Pens, Paper, Ink menu!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)