My Personal Top 10 Fountain Pen Inks

Let’s talk about 10 of my favourite fountain pen inks. Please note that it is almost impossible to capture the true colour of an ink on camera, so if you’re interested in any of these inks, please look at a couple of pictures of the ink before purchasing it.

Laban Antique Gold Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.2 mm/5.45”
Length (uncapped): 121.5 mm/4.78”
Length (posted): 152.4 mm/6.00”
Diameter (section): 8.3 – 10.1 mm/0.33” – 0.40”
Diameter (barrel): 9.1 – 11.8 mm/0.36” – 0.47”
Weight (all): 44.5 g
Weight (cap): 24.5 g
Weight (body): 20.0 g

Leonardo Officina Italiana MomentoZero Grande Pistone 2020 Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by the man, the myth, the legend, Salvatore Matrone.

Measurements
Length (capped): 150.6 mm/5.93”
Length (uncapped): 135.4 mm/5.33”
Length (posted): 146.3/5.76”
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 13.4 mm/0.43” – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 11.1 – 15.6 mm/0.44” – 0.61”
Weight (all): 32.0 g
Weight (cap): 21.5 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g

Laban 325 Rollerball Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 148.2 mm/5.84”
Length (uncapped): 130.3 mm/5.13”
Length (posted): 172.0/6.77”
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 11.9 mm/0.40” – 0.47”
Diameter (barrel): 9.1 – 13.7 mm/0.36” – 0.54”
Weight (all): 36.0 g
Weight (cap): 21.5 g
Weight (body): 14.5 g

Pen Family Armando Simoni Club Bologna Extra Blue Lucens Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 160.5 mm/6.32″
Length (uncapped): 147.9 mm/5.82″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.8 – 12.9 mm/0.46″ – 0.51″
Diameter (barrel): 14.2 – 15.7 mm/0.56″ – 0.62″
Weight (all): 60 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 48 g

Faber Castell E-Motion Pure Silver Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Joost Appelboom. Don’t forget to click the Appelboom banner on the right to obtain a 10% discount on your order (excluding Montblanc).

Measurements
Length (capped): 137.9 mm/5.43”
Length (uncapped): 116.4 mm/4.58”
Length (posted): 146.6 mm/5.77”
Diameter (section): 11.2 – 12.5 mm/0.44” – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 8.6 – 14.5 mm/0.34” – 0.57”
Weight (all): 73.0 g
Weight (cap): 51.0 g
Weight (body): 22.0 g

Leonardo Officina Italiana Cuspide Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to me by Joost Appelboom. Don’t forget to click the Appelboom banner on the right to obtain a 10% discount on your order (excluding Montblanc).

Measurements
Length (capped): 148.5 mm/5.85”
Length (uncapped): 133.5 mm/5.26”
Length (posted): 178.5/7.03”
Diameter (section): 12.0 – 13.2 mm/0.47” – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 14.3 mm/0.49” – 0.56”
Weight (all): 29.5 g
Weight (cap): 19.5 g
Weight (body): 10.0 g

Leonardo Officina Italiana Furore Grande Smeraldo Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by the man himself, Don Salvatore Matrone.

Measurements
Length (capped): 155.4 mm/6.12”
Length (uncapped): 138.0 mm/5.44”
Length (posted): 172.8/6.80”
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 13.4 mm/0.43” – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 8.3 – 15.6 mm/0.33” – 0.62”
Weight (all): 30.5 g
Weight (cap): 21.0 g
Weight (body): 9.5 g