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TWSBI Swipe Fountain Pen Review

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Appleboom BannerA kind thank you to the inimitable Don Giuseppe Appelboom of the Appelboom Empire for sending me these pens.

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.3.8 mm/5.45”
Length (uncapped): 127.1 mm/5.00”
Length (posted): 165.3 mm/6.51”
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 13.3 mm/0.39 – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 15.0 mm/ 0.59” (uniform)
Weight (all): 15.5 g
Weight (body): 9.5 g
Weight (cap): 6.0 g

Calamus Ballpoint and Rollerball Review

These pens were sent to me by Anja from Papier und Stift – thank you!

Ballpoint
Measurements
Length (uncapped): 110.2 mm/4.34”
Diameter (section): 7.11 – 10.6 mm/0.28 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.9 – 10.6 mm/0.39 – 0.42”
Weight (all): 34.5 g

Rollerball
Measurements
Length (uncapped): 114.1 mm/4.49”
Diameter (section): 6.80 – 10.6 mm/0.27 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 11.4/0.45” (uniform)
Weight (all): 17.0 g


Ensso Piuma Pocket Fountain Pen Titanium Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 92.8 mm/3.65”
Length (uncapped): 88.7 mm/3.49”
Length (posted): 138.5 mm/5.45”
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.5 mm/0.42 – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 15.0 mm/ 0.59” (uniform)
Weight (all): 38.0 g
Weight (cap): 26.0 g
Weight (body): 12.0 g

Calamus Fountain Pen Review

These pens were sent to me by Anja of Papier und Stift – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 134.6 mm/5.30”
Length (uncapped): 116.7 mm/4.60”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 7.9 – 10.6 mm/0.31 – 0.42”
Diameter (barrel): 9.7 – 10.6 mm/0.38 – 0.42”
Weight (all): 40.0 g
Weight (cap): 30.0 g
Weight (body): 10.0 g


Tianzi Piston-Filler Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.3 mm/5.76”
Length (uncapped): 129.7 mm/5.11”
Length (posted): 175.2 mm/6.89”
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 11.6 mm/0.40 – 0.46”
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 13.0 mm/0.43 – 0.51”
Weight (all): 28.0 g
Weight (cap): 17.5 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g

Piguet Suisse Taurus Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 144.9 mm/5.71”
Length (uncapped): 129.0 mm/5.08”
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.4 mm/0.40 – 0.45”
Diameter (barrel): 12.0 – 15.0 mm/0.47 – 0.59”
Weight (all): 40.0 g
Weight (cap): 26.0 g
Weight (body): 14.0 g

Drillog Dip Nib Pens Review

These pens, nibs and accessories were kindly sent to me by the people behind Drillog – thank you for your generosity!

Measurements
Classical Mirage (Blue)

Length (capped): 121.4 mm/4.78”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 108.7 mm/4.28”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Diameter (barrel): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Weight (all): 30.0 g

Classical Spiral (Burgundy)
Length (capped): 121.4 mm/4.78”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 109.2 mm/4.30”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Diameter (barrel): 15.4 mm/0.61”
Weight (all): 44.0 g

Twins Spiral A (Double-Ended)
Length (capped): 120.9 mm/4.76”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 109.7 mm/4.32”
Length (posted):  153.4 mm/6.04”
Diameter (section): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Weight (all): 26.0 g

Classical Material AL Garnet Red
Length (capped): 121.7 mm/4.79”
Length (uncapped, nib installed): 109.2 mm/4.30”
Length (posted):  N/A
Diameter (section): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 mm/0.41”
Weight (all): 30.0 g