BENU Talisman Dragon’s Blood Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Kate of BENU Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.0 mm/5.50”
Length (uncapped): 130.5 mm/5.14”
Length (posted): 165.9 mm/6.49”
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 12.5 mm/0.40 – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 11.3 – 14.0 mm/0.44 – 0.54”
Weight (all): 17.5 g
Weight (cap): 6.5 g
Weight (body): 11.0 g

S.T. Dupont Sword Hippocrate Fountain Pen Review

Thank you to Appelboom for lending me this Montblanc Egyptomania fountain pen!
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Measurements
Length (capped): 139.6 mm/5.50”
Length (uncapped): 127.0 mm/5.00”
Length (posted): 153.5 mm/6.04”
Diameter (section): 8.3 – 9.3 mm/0.33 – 0.37”
Diameter (barrel): 8.8 – 11.8 mm/0.35 – 0.46”
Weight (all): 40.0 g
Weight (cap): 19.0 g
Weight (body): 20.5 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 22

00:00 Why does my pen suddenly write more wetly?
03:55 Do inks get darker with age?
08:00 Are ebonite feeds more expensive to produce than plastic feeds? If they’re better, why do so many companies use plastic feeds?
12:10 Is it better to explore multiple pens or to buy one flagship pen?

Armando Simoni Club Studio Yellow Pinnacle Fountain Pen Review

This pen was lent to me by my friend Murray – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 144.7 mm/5.70”
Length (uncapped): 130.5 mm/5.14”
Length (posted): 170.3 mm/6.71”
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 11.7 mm/0.41 – 0.46”
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 14.0 mm/0.40 – 0.55”
Weight (all): 30.0 g
Weight (cap): 19.0 g
Weight (body): 11.0 g

Pininfarina Segno PF 2 Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Mr Ballas of Ballas Exclusive Gifts – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.7 mm/5.78”
Length (uncapped): 134.6 mm/5.30”
Length (posted): 169.4 mm/6.67”
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 13.0 mm/0.42 – 0.51”
Diameter (barrel): 11.3 – 14.5 mm/0.45 – 0.57”
Weight (all): 47.5 g
Weight (cap): 36.5 g
Weight (body): 11.0 g

AP Limited Editions The Apprentice The Stealthy Tiger Lacquered Fountain Pen Review

This pen was lent to me by my friend Murray – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.7 mm/5.62”
Length (uncapped): 130.4 mm/5.13”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.5 – 13.5 mm/0.45 – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 12.0 – 15.8 mm/0.47 – 0.62”
Weight (all): 28.5 g
Weight (cap): 19.5 g
Weight (body): 9.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 21

With today:

00:00 Do all converters function equally well?
03:06 Is my Stipula Etruria nib corroded and why does it leak?
06:50 Is there anything consumers can do to improve the QC of fountain pen companies?
11:10 Why do some people like modern pens and others vintage, from a psychological perspective, and why is there such a divide?

Wuben H1 Headlamp Overview

Thank you to Wuben for sending me this headlamp!  If you like this product, you can get a 10% discount with this code: S10H1.  Wuben has kindly provided me with an affiliate link: if you purchase this headlamp through that link, I receive a small commission, for which I am grateful.

Hex DNA 3D Printed Fountain Pen Review

This pen was sent to me by Hex Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 153.0 mm/6.02”
Length (uncapped): 139.1 mm/5.48”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.4 – 13.5mm/0.45 – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 12.2 – 15.0mm/0.48 – 0.59”
Weight (all): 30.5 g
Weight (cap): 20.0 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g