Tag Archives: piston-filler

Consult the Doctor Episode 7

Let’s answer some questions, with today: removing Visconti inner caps, pens that run dry after a few lines of writing, illegal celluloid and thoughts on cleaning Aurora piston-fillers.

Titan 720 3D Printed Pen Review

This pen was kindly made for me by my friend William, who can be contacted here. I do not have his email address and cannot give you any other methods to reach him.

Measurements
Length (capped): 167.4 mm/6.59”
Length (uncapped): 153.4 mm/6.04”
Length (posted): 187.9 mm/7.40”
Diameter (section): 15.2 – 17.6 mm/0.60” – 0.69”
Diameter (barrel): 14.3 – 20.6 mm/0.56” – 0.81”
Weight (all): 47.0 g
Weight (cap): 8.5 g
Weight (body): 38.5 g

Fountain Pen Shootout Leonardo MomentoZero La Famiglia

I thought it would be interesting to compare three incarnations of the Leonardo Officina Italiana MomentoZero incarnations.

Leonardo Officina Italiana MomentoZero Grande Pistone 2020 Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by the man, the myth, the legend, Salvatore Matrone.

Measurements
Length (capped): 150.6 mm/5.93”
Length (uncapped): 135.4 mm/5.33”
Length (posted): 146.3/5.76”
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 13.4 mm/0.43” – 0.53”
Diameter (barrel): 11.1 – 15.6 mm/0.44” – 0.61”
Weight (all): 32.0 g
Weight (cap): 21.5 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g

Leonardo Officina Italiana Cuspide 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): 148.5 mm/5.85”
Length (uncapped): 133.5 mm/5.26”
Length (posted): 178.5/7.03”
Diameter (section): 12.0 – 13.2 mm/0.47” – 0.52”
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 14.3 mm/0.49” – 0.56”
Weight (all): 29.5 g
Weight (cap): 19.5 g
Weight (body): 10.0 g

Leonardo Officina Italiana Furore Grande Smeraldo Review

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

Measurements
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

Montblanc Donation George Gershwin 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): 144.9 mm/5.71”
Length (uncapped): 128.0 mm/5.04”
Length (posted): 161.9/6.37″
Diameter (section): 10.9 – 11.6 mm/0.43” – 0.46”
Diameter (barrel): 9.2 – 12.6 mm/0.36” – 0.50”
Weight (all): 32.0 g
Weight (cap): 18.5 g
Weight (body): 13.5 g