Lamy Safari Black Encode Digitizing Rollerball Review

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Appleboom BannerA kind thank you to the inimitable Joost Appelboom of the Appelboom Empire for lending me this pen.

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.2 mm/5.76”
Length (uncapped): 137.0 mm/5.39”
Length (posted): 168.7 mm/6.64”
Diameter (section): 11.3 – 13.4 mm/0.44 – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 11.6 – 13.7 mm/0.46 – 0.54”
Weight (all): 26.5 g
Weight (body): 18.5 g
Weight (cap): 8.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 37

With today:
00:10 Why are there no more telescopic pistons?
02:07 Better cheap than expensive pens given nib issues?
06:00 What about Private Reserve inks?
13:50 Opinions on hooded nibs

Limited Pens Korea Leonardo MomentoZero Grande Cenote Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Sang of Limited Pens Korea – if you want one, preorder there today!

Measurements
Length (capped): 150.6 mm/5.93”
Length (uncapped): 133.6 mm/5.26”
Length (posted): 170.4 mm/6.71”
Diameter (section): 10.8 – 12.9 mm/0.43” – 0.51”
Diameter (barrel): 10.7 – 14.3 mm/0.44” – 0.62”
Weight (all): 37.0 g
Weight (cap): 25.5 g
Weight (body): 11.5 g

Magna Carta Elements Earth Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 148.2 mm/5.84”
Length (uncapped): 134.6 mm/5.30”
Length (posted): 174.1 mm/6.85”
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 12.8 mm/0.42 – 0.50”
Diameter (barrel): 11.8 – 15.2 mm/ 0.47” – 0.60”
Weight (all): 36.5 g
Weight (body): 26.0 g
Weight (cap): 10.5 g

Wancher Shizuku Earth Glass Nib Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.5 mm/5.46”
Length (uncapped): 116.2 mm/4.57”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 9.0 mm/0.35” (uniform)
Diameter (barrel): 11.1 – 11.9 mm/ 0.44” – 0.47″
Weight (all): 25.5 g
Weight (body): 17.0 g
Weight (cap): 7.5 g

 

Consult the Doctor Episode 36

With today:
00:10 Why do ballpoints don’t come with caps but rollerballs and fountain pens do?
01:55 Should pen manufacturers make their own nibs?
08:30 Is it possible my nib has baby’s bottoms?
09:15 The intricacies of one-way shut-off valves (dry feeds, opening the valve)