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Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen Review

The pen was kindly sent to me by Ron of Pen Chalet – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 137.7 mm/5.42”
Length (uncapped): 122.2 mm/4.81”
Length (posted): 150.6/5.93”
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 10.8 mm/0.40” – 0.43”
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 12.2 mm/0.40” – 0.48”
Weight (all): 11.0 g
Weight (cap): 6.5 g
Weight (body): 4.5 g

Platinum Curidas Urban Green Retractable Nib Fountain Pen Review

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Measurements
Nib retracted: 153.0 mm/6.02″
Nib extended: 139.0 mm/5.47″
Barrel max. diameter:
13.0 mm/0.51″
Weight: 25.5 g

Ensso Italia Titanium Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 139.5 mm/5.49”
Length (uncapped): 125.5 mm/4.94”
Length (posted): 157.7 mm/6.21”
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 12.7 mm/0.43 – .50”
Diameter (barrel): 11.2 – 14.5 mm/0.44 – 0.57”
Weight (all): 44.8 g
Weight (cap): 29.2 g
Weight (body): 15.6 g

Narwhal Schuylkill Porpita Navy SE Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.0 mm/5.71”
Length (uncapped): 131.0 mm/5.16”
Length (posted): 177.0 mm/6.97”
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 11.0 mm/0.35 – .43”
Diameter (barrel): 11.7 – 13.0 mm/0.46 – 0.51”
Weight (all): 25.5 g
Weight (cap): 14.5 g
Weight (body): 11.0 g

Parker 51 2021 Edition Fountain Pen Review

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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

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

 

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