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Chatting About My Pens Part 4: Arco Pens

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

In this fourth installment, I talk about the pens made of Arco Bronze celluloid, made by OMAS, Oldwin, and Armando Simoni Club.

Armando Simoni Club Pavarotti 3 Fountain Pen Review

These pens were lent to me by Manu of ASC Pens.

Measurements
Length (capped): 152.0 mm/5.98″
Length (uncapped): 138.1 mm/5.44″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 11.6 – 13.2 mm/0.46″ – 0.52″
Diameter (barrel): 10.9 – 14.5 mm/0.43″ – 0.57”
Weight (all): 34 g
Weight (cap): 25.5g
Weight (body): 8.5 g

Aurora 88 Urano Fountain Pen Review

Let’s look at the beautiful turquoise Urano


Measurements
Length (capped): 136.5 mm/5.37″
Length (uncapped): 129.6 mm/5.10″
Length (posted): 158.9 mm/6.25″
Diameter (barrel): 9.9 – 14.1 mm/0.39″ – 0.55″
Diameter (section): 10.2 – 11.6 mm/0.40″ – 0.45″
Weight (all): 22.5 g
Weight (cap): 6.5 g
Weight (body): 16 g

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Molteni Modelo 55 Fountain Pen Review

Eddie from Italian Pens kindly lent me these pens for review purposes – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 152.5 mm/6.00″
Length (uncapped): 131.7 mm/5.19″
Length (posted): 166.3/6.55”
Diameter (section): 11.9 – 13.1 mm/0.47″ – 0.52″
Diameter (barrel): 13.0 – 13.9 mm/0.51″ – 0.55″
Weight (all): 36 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 20 g Molteni Modelo 055 Molteni Modelo 055 Molteni Modelo 055 Molteni Modelo 055 Molteni Modelo 055 Molteni Modelo 055 Molteni Modelo 055

Molteni Modelo 58 Fountain Pen Review

Eddie from Italian Pens kindly lent me this pen – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 141.3 mm/5.56″
Length (uncapped): 131.1 mm/5.16″
Length (posted): 166.8/6.57”
Diameter (section): 11.6 – 12.9 mm/0.45″ – 0.51″
Diameter (barrel): 13.1 – 13.8 mm/0.52″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 36 g
Weight (cap): 15.5 g
Weight (body): 20.5 g

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PenBBS 309 Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly given to me by my friend Florence.

Measurements
Length (capped): 122.8 mm/4.83″
Length (uncapped): 129.4 mm/5.09″
Length (posted): 163.1/6.51”
Diameter (section): 9.6 – 11.2 mm/0.37″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 11.0 – 12.9 mm/0.43″ – 0.50″
Weight (all): 19 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 11 g

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Stipula Etruria Magnifica Alter Ego Fountain Pen Review

Let’s have a closer look at one of my personal fountain pens with a lovely titanium nib.

Measurements
Length (capped): 150.5 mm/5.92″
Length (uncapped): 130.5 mm/5.14″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 10.6 – 13.8 mm/0.41″ – 0.54″
Diameter (barrel): 13.2 – 15.5 mm/0.52″ – 0.61″
Weight (all): 42 g
Weight (cap): 26 g
Weight (body): 16 g

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Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue Fountain Pen Review

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Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this pen.  If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc.Appleboom BannerThis cute pen is a throwback to a vintage Pelikan M120.

Measurements
Length (capped): 130.0 mm/5.11″
Length (uncapped): 120.7 mm/4.75″
Length (posted): 154.8 mm/6.09”
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 10.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Diameter (barrel): 11.4 – 11.8 mm/0.44″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 15 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 9 g

Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue

Top to bottom: Pelikan M1005, M800, M600, M400, M120

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Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue

Leonardo MomentoZero Abyss Celluloid Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Salvatore of Leonardo Officina Italiana – grazie mille!

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.1 mm/5.58″
Length (uncapped): 129.3 mm/5.09″
Length (posted): 168.1 mm/6.61”
Diameter (section): 10.5 – 12.3 mm/0.41″ – 0.48″
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 14.6 mm/0.48″ – 0.57″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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Leonardo MomentoZero Abyss

Cleo Skribent Classic Black Palladium and Burgundy Gold Fountain Pen Review

These pens were lent to me by John of Write Here Shrewsbury – thank you!

Measurements (Cleo Skribent Classic Black Palladium)
Length (capped): 144.6 mm/5.69″
Length (uncapped): 134.1 mm/5.27″
Length (posted): 161.3 mm/6.34”
Diameter (section): 8.1 – 10.5 mm/0.31″ – 0.41″
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 12.0 mm/0.41″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 15 g

Measurements (Cleo Skribent Classic Burgundy Gold)
Length (capped): 145.0 mm/5.71″
Length (uncapped): 134.8 mm/5.30″
Length (posted): 161.9 mm/6.37”
Diameter (section): 8.3 – 10.3 mm/0.32″ – 0.40″
Diameter (barrel): 10.7 – 12.1 mm/0.42″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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