TWSBI Swipe Fountain Pen Review

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Measurements
Length (capped): 138.3.8 mm/5.45”
Length (uncapped): 127.1 mm/5.00”
Length (posted): 165.3 mm/6.51”
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 13.3 mm/0.39 – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 15.0 mm/ 0.59” (uniform)
Weight (all): 15.5 g
Weight (body): 9.5 g
Weight (cap): 6.0 g

Calamus Ballpoint and Rollerball Review

These pens were sent to me by Anja from Papier und Stift – thank you!

Ballpoint
Measurements
Length (uncapped): 110.2 mm/4.34”
Diameter (section): 7.11 – 10.6 mm/0.28 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.9 – 10.6 mm/0.39 – 0.42”
Weight (all): 34.5 g

Rollerball
Measurements
Length (uncapped): 114.1 mm/4.49”
Diameter (section): 6.80 – 10.6 mm/0.27 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 11.4/0.45” (uniform)
Weight (all): 17.0 g


Consult the Doctor Episode 33

With today:
00:25 Super dry pen: keep or tune?
03:00 How to dry with nibs that dry super quickly
07:45 How do you dilute inks?
12:55 The funniest thing in the fountain pen world

Ensso Piuma Pocket Fountain Pen Titanium Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Carlos of Ensso Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 92.8 mm/3.65”
Length (uncapped): 88.7 mm/3.49”
Length (posted): 138.5 mm/5.45”
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.5 mm/0.42 – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 15.0 mm/ 0.59” (uniform)
Weight (all): 38.0 g
Weight (cap): 26.0 g
Weight (body): 12.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 32

With today:
00:20 Pens that dry out quickly
03:15 Shops that sell non-Parker ink
04:15 Indelible ink
05:25 Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Graphology

Calamus Fountain Pen Review

These pens were sent to me by Anja of Papier und Stift – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.6 mm/5.30”
Length (uncapped): 116.7 mm/4.60”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 7.9 – 10.6 mm/0.31 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.7 – 10.6 mm/0.38 – 0.42”
Weight (all): 40.0 g
Weight (cap): 30.0 g
Weight (body): 10.0 g


Consult the Doctor Episode 31

With today:
00:20 Are eyedroppers best for flex writing?
04:55 Why are people obsessed with eyedropper-filling pens that aren’t meant to be used like that?
11:15 Why does my pen have flow issues after cleaning it?
20:10 Why do North-American reviewers have bigger cups than European reviewers?

Tianzi Piston-Filler Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.3 mm/5.76”
Length (uncapped): 129.7 mm/5.11”
Length (posted): 175.2 mm/6.89”
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 11.6 mm/0.40 – 0.46”
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 13.0 mm/0.43 – 0.51”
Weight (all): 28.0 g
Weight (cap): 17.5 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g