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Fountain Pen Shootout: Tibaldi Bononia vs. Leonardo Furore

These pens were kindly sent to me by Joost Appelboom – remember the 10% discount you can get through my website (see the banner on the right)!

Leonardo Officina Italiana Furore Grande Smeraldo Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by the man himself, Don Salvatore Matrone.

Length (capped): 155.4 mm/6.12”
Length (uncapped): 138.0 mm/5.44”
Length (posted): 172.8/6.80”
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 13.4 mm/0.43” – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 8.3 – 15.6 mm/0.33” – 0.62”
Weight (all): 30.5 g
Weight (cap): 21.0 g
Weight (body): 9.5 g

Fountain Pen Shootout: Leonardo MomentoZero, Furore, MomentoZero Grande, Messenger

The Leonardo MomentoZero Grande and Messenger were sent to me by Joost of Appelboom Pennen: don’t forget the 10% discount you’ll get there through the banner on my website.

Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) Fountain Pens 2019

Here is a list of ten of the fountain pens I have been most impressed with and used most in 2019.


Leonardo Officina Italiana Furore Smeraldo

This pen was kindly sent to me by Salvatore of Leonardo – thank you!

Length (capped): 145.5 mm/5.73”
Length (uncapped): 130.1 mm/5.12”
Length (posted): 163.5 mm/6.44”
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 12.9 mm/0.42” – 0.49”
Diameter (barrel): 7.9 – 14.5 mm/0.31” – 0.57”
Weight (all): 26.5 g
Weight (cap): 19.5 g
Weight (body): 7.0 g