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Parker 51 2021 Edition Fountain Pen Review

Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this Parker 51 fountain pen.  If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc.Appleboom Banner

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.7 mm/5.50”
Length (uncapped): 118.2 mm/4.65”
Length (posted): 152.8 mm/6.02”
Diameter (section): 7.8 – 10.3 mm/0.31 – 0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 7.2 – 11.5 mm/0.29 – 0.45”
Weight (all): 25.5 g
Weight (cap): 13.0 g
Weight (body): 12.5 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 11

With today:

00:35 What’s the purpose of the metal coil in some converters?
05:08 Special care and maintenance for permanent inks?
10:42 Do you dip the whole section or just the converter into the ink?
16:50 How do you clean and maintain ebonite? Should you wax it?

 

Gioia Partenope Fountain Pen Review

The pen was kindly sent to me by Gioia – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.3 mm/5.52”
Length (uncapped): 131.6 mm/5.18”
Length (posted): 144.7/5.70”
Diameter (section): 10.9 – 12.3 mm/0.43” – 0.48”
Diameter (barrel): 11.9 – 14.3 mm/0.47” – 0.56”
Weight (all): 46.5 g
Weight (cap): 25.5 g
Weight (body): 21.0 g

 

Sailor 1911 Compass Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.1 mm/5.28”
Length (uncapped): 115.0 mm/4.53”
Length (posted): 144.9/5.71”
Diameter (section): 9.4 – 10.5 mm/0.37” – 0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 6.8 – 12.3 mm/0.27” – 0.48”
Weight (all): 12.0 g
Weight (cap): 6.5 g
Weight (body): 5.5 g

 

Consult the Doctor Episode 9

00:40 What gives optimal line variation: flex or stubs?
04:31 How do you remove a nib and feed from an OMAS 360 Magnum
08:22 What to do about a loose section?
10:41 Conway Stewart Winston vs. Conway Stewart Churchill

Gioia Alleria Fountain Pen Review

The pen was kindly sent to me by Gioia Pens – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.0 mm/5.71”
Length (uncapped): 135.2 mm/5.32”
Length (posted): 182.7/7.19”
Diameter (section): 11.9 – 13.3 mm/0.47” – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 15.6 mm/0.51” – 0.61”
Weight (all): 36.5 g
Weight (cap): 23.0 g
Weight (body): 13.5 g