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Esterbrook Model J Fountain Pen Review

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Length (capped): 137.1 mm/5.40”
Length (uncapped): 123.9 mm/4.88”
Length (posted): 166.3 mm/6.55”
Diameter (section): 10.5—12.7 mm/0.41—0.50”
Diameter (barrel): 11.3—13.8 mm/0.45—0.54”
Weight (all): 26.0 g
Weight (body): 16.5 g
Weight (cap): 9.5 g

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!

Chatting About My Pens Part 5: Red Pens (Classic Pens, Platinum)

In this new series of videos, I chat about my pens. There will be no writing samples here: if you’re interested in that, please check out my reviews of the individual pens or see my Personal Pens videos.

In this fifth installment, I talk about red pens.