Consult the Doctor Episode 29

With today:
00:18 Why are converters the way they are?
03:45 Best rollerball that takes fountain pen cartridges
07:10 Why don’t reviewers talk about the shape of feeds?
09:50 How to choose, package, and store pens for travel

Piguet Suisse Taurus Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 144.9 mm/5.71”
Length (uncapped): 129.0 mm/5.08”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.4 mm/0.40 – 0.45”
Diameter (barrel): 12.0 – 15.0 mm/0.47 – 0.59”
Weight (all): 40.0 g
Weight (cap): 26.0 g
Weight (body): 14.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 28

With today:
00:20 Are Visconti steel nibs as good as their gold nibs? Does nib material matter?
03:55 Are Visconti pens more form than function?
05:45 Are there differences in #6, #7, #8 nibs?
07:45 How do you know if an ink is wet or dry?

Drillog Dip Nib Pens Review

These pens, nibs and accessories were kindly sent to me by the people behind Drillog – thank you for your generosity!

Measurements
Classical Mirage (Blue)

Length (capped): 121.4 mm/4.78”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 108.7 mm/4.28”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Diameter (barrel): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Weight (all): 30.0 g

Classical Spiral (Burgundy)
Length (capped): 121.4 mm/4.78”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 109.2 mm/4.30”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Diameter (barrel): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Weight (all): 44.0 g

Twins Spiral A (Double-Ended)
Length (capped): 120.9 mm/4.76”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 109.7 mm/4.32”
Length (posted):  153.4 mm/6.04”
Diameter (section): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Weight (all): 26.0 g

Classical Material AL Garnet Red
Length (capped): 121.7 mm/4.79”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 109.2 mm/4.30”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Weight (all): 30.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 27

With today:
00:20 Do pen companies tune nibs before sending them out for review?
03:00 Why would JoWo discontinue #8 nibs?
05:40 Have you considered designing your own pen?
06:10 From which continent will the next fancy pen invention come?

Wuben TacPen TP10 Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Wuben. Get yours here, with a 20% discount code: S20TP

Measurements
Length (writing mode): 152.7 mm/6.01”
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 10.4 mm/0.35 – 0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 11.5 – 12.8 mm/0.45 – 0.51”
Weight (all): 31.5 g

Lamy Safari Candy Mango Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.6 mm/5.50”
Length (uncapped): 129.2 mm/5.09”
Length (posted): 165.6 mm/6.52”
Diameter (section): 10.4 – 12.1 mm/0.41 – 0.48”
Diameter (barrel): 10.0 – 12.4 mm/0.39 – 0.49”
Weight (all): 17.5 g
Weight (cap): 11.0 g
Weight (body): 6.5 g