Category Archives: Fountain Pen Shootout

Fountain Pen Shootout Opus88 Koloro vs. Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator

Let’s compare two pens with the same cool filling system by the same brand.  The Koloro was sent to me by Pen Chalet; the Demonstrator was sent to me by Goldspot – thanks a lot!  You can check out the full reviews of these pens, if you like: Opus88 Koloro and Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator.

Fountain Pen Shootout Opus88 Koloro vs. Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator

Fountain Pen Shootout: Affordable Oversized Fountain Pens

11Let’s look at a couple of oversized fountain pens that only set you back about $100 or less.

Affordable Oversized Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen Shootout: Modern Flex Nibs

With all the new flex nibs hitting the market recently, I thought I would compare the Aurora 88 with the brand’s new 14k “vintage flex” nib, the Franklin-Christoph Model 66 with the new 14k flex nib, and the good old classic Pilot Falcon (metal body) with 14k flex nib. Let’s see how these three nibs fare face-to-face.

Modern Flex Shootout


Fountain Pen Shootout #77: OMAS 360 Magnum vs. OMAS 360 Vintage

The OMAS 360 Magnum is one of my favourite pens ever, but how does it stack up to the newer version (I think OMAS referred to it as the “vintage” version, to distinguish it from the redesigned 360 model, which is a completely different pen that doesn’t have the pronounced triangular design)?

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Fountain Pen Shootout #76: Sailor King of Pen vs. Classic Pens LB5

Time to compare the ebonite King of Pen and the Classic Pens LB5.  This comparison makes a lot of sense, because the LB5 is based on the King of Pen.
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Fountain Pen Shootout #74: Stubby Stuff

In this Shootout, let’s have a look at two affordable stub nibs, on the Conklin Duragraph and the Monteverde Intima. Both pens were donated by the Goulet Pen Co, but of course all opinions expressed are my own.

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