Category Archives: Fountain Pens

Architect Nibs: Their Theory and Practice

I thought it would be interesting to talk about the increasingly popular architect nibs, also known as Hebrew or Arabic grinds. My personal (one and only) architect nib was ground by Salman of the Toronto Pen Company.  I quoted a price of $45 CAD for this grind in the video: that should have been $50 CAD – sorry!

Esterbrook Estie Oversized Fountain Pen Review

Let’s have a look at the new Esterbrook Estie Oversized!

Measurements
Length (capped): 156.8 mm/6.17”
Length (uncapped): 134.8 mm/5.31”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 11.8 mm/0.43” – 0.47”
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 15.4 mm/0.43” – 0.61”
Weight (all): 34.5 g
Weight (cap): 23.0 g
Weight (body): 11.5 g

 

 

Santini Libra Sand Ebonite Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to me by my friend Sinister Peter – thank you.

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.6 mm/5.80”
Length (uncapped): 135.9 mm/5.35”
Length (posted): 169.8 mm/6.68”
Diameter (section): 11.3 – 13.4 mm/0.45” – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 13.5 – 15.5 mm/0.53” – 0.61”
Weight (all): 29 g
Weight (cap): 19 g
Weight (body): 10.0 g

Jacques Herbin Caravelle Ebony 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): 137.7 mm/5.42”
Length (uncapped): 127.2 mm/5.00”
Length (posted): 170.8 mm/6.72”
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.3 mm/0.40” – 0.45”
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 13.3 mm/0.42” – 0.52”
Weight (all): 47.5 g
Weight (cap): 24.5 g
Weight (body): 23.0 g

 

Waldmann Concorde Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to me by Luxury Brands USA – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.7 mm/5.30”
Length (uncapped): 116.9 mm/4.67”
Length (posted): 149.8 mm/5.90”
Diameter (section): 7.9 – 9.0 mm/0.31” – 0.35”
Diameter (barrel): 7.8 – 11.5 mm/0.31” – 0.45”
Weight (all): 29.0 g
Weight (cap): 15.0 g
Weight (body): 14.0 g

Kaweco Special FP Brass 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): 142.0 mm/5.59”
Length (uncapped): 120.8 mm/4.76”
Length (posted): 167.3 mm/6.59”
Diameter (section): 8.3 – 8.7 mm/0.33” – 0.34”
Diameter (barrel): 10.0 mm/0.39”
Weight (all): 31 g
Weight (cap): 20 g
Weight (body): 11 g

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Waldmann Xetra Vienna Black Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to me by Luxury Brands USA – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 137.5 mm/5.41”
Length (uncapped): 116.0 mm/4.57”
Length (posted): 164.3 mm/6.47”
Diameter (section): 8.3 – 8.9 mm/0.33” – 0.35”
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 11.7 mm/0.43” – 0.46”
Weight (all): 39.0 g
Weight (cap): 21.5 g
Weight (body): 18.5 g

Saillor 1911 Standard Royal Amethyst Goldspot Exclusive Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.8 mm/5.31”
Length (uncapped): 116.9 mm/4.60”
Length (posted): 147.7 mm/5.82”
Diameter (section): 9.6 – 10.6 mm/0.38” – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 7.3 – 12.3 mm/0.29 – 0.48”
Weight (all): 20.0 g
Weight (cap): 13.0 g
Weight (body): 7.0 g