Armando Simoni Club Gladiatore Medio Fountain Pen Review

Manu from Armando Simoni Club kindly lent me this pen – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.2 mm/5.75”
Length (uncapped): 133.5 mm/5.25”
Length (posted): 178.5 mm/7.03”
Diameter (section): 10.4 – 11.6 mm/0.41” – 0.46”
Diameter (barrel): 11.1 – 14.5 mm/0.44” – 0.57”
Weight (all): 35.0 g
Weight (cap): 22.5 g
Weight (body): 12.5 g

TWSBI Go Clear Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Brian Goulet of the Goulet Pen Company – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.4 mm/5.29”
Length (uncapped): 125.8 mm/4.95”
Length (posted): 150.0 mm/5.90”
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 13.9 mm/0.39” – 0.54”
Diameter (barrel): 14.1 – 15.7 mm/0.56” – 0.62”
Weight (all): 18.5 g
Weight (cap): 14.0 g
Weight (body): 4.5 g

Platinum Procyon Deep Sea Fountain Pen Review

This affordable Platinum pen was kindly sent to me by Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.7 mm/5.50”
Length (uncapped): 119.1 mm/4.69”
Length (posted): 155.3 mm/6.11”
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 10.7 mm/0.40” – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.8 – 13.2 mm/0.39” – 0.52”
Weight (all): 25.5 g
Weight (cap): 15.0 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g

William Shakour 3D Printed Fountain Pen

This pen was made by William Shakour. You can get your own from him here (no website at this moment).

Measurements
Length (capped): 170.0 mm/6.69”
Length (uncapped): 156.1 mm/6.15”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 14.3 – 18.5 mm/0.56 – 0.73”
Diameter (barrel): 14.5 – 19.5 mm/0.57” – 0.77”
Weight (all): 46.0 g
Weight (cap): 37.0 g
Weight (body): 9.0 g

PenBBS 323 Orange Goddess Fountain Pen Review

This voluptuous, curvy pen was kindly sent to me by Tom of Goldspot Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.9 mm/5.47
Length (uncapped): 129.2 mm/509″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 13.9 mm/0.40″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 9.52 – 11.1 mm/0.37″ – 0.44″
Weight (all): 18 g
Weight (cap): 12.5 g
Weight (body): 5.5 g

OMAS Milord London Fog Fountain Pen Review

My friend Peter lent me this pen – thank you!  Every Milord I’ve ever held is a piston-filler, so I blindly assumed this model was too, but it is a cartridge-converter pen.  I am so sorry for not getting that right in the video: this shows the importance of empiricism!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.4 mm/5.73″
Length (uncapped): 132.8 mm/5.23″
Length (posted): 175.2 mm/6.90″
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 13.4 mm/0.44″ – 0.53″
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.5 mm/0.40″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 27 g
Weight (cap): 16.5 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g

PenBBS 469 Kryptonine Double-Nibbed Fountain Pen Review

This fascinating, double-nibbed pen was kindly sent to me by Tom of Goldspot Pens – thank you! Twice the nibs, twice the inks, twice the fun!

Measurements
Length (capped): 148.7 mm/5.85″
Length (uncapped): 140.9 mm/5.55″ (both ends uncapped)/145.1 mm/5.71″ (one end uncapped, one end capped)
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 14.4 mm/0.57″
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 10.8 mm/0.39″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 17.5 g
Weight (body): 4.5 g

Leonardo Officina Italiana Furore Smeraldo

This pen was kindly sent to me by Salvatore of Leonardo – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.5 mm/5.73”
Length (uncapped): 130.1 mm/5.12”
Length (posted): 163.5 mm/6.44”
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.9 mm/0.42” – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 7.9 – 14.5 mm/0.31” – 0.57”
Weight (all): 26.5 g
Weight (cap): 19.5 g
Weight (body): 7.0 g

Three Differently Priced Pens From the Same Brand

I thought it would be interesting to check out three pens from the same brand that have quit different prices.  What exactly can you expect when you decide to spend more money?