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Chatting About My Pens Part 7: Italian Pens (Stipula, Leonardo)

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 seventh installment, I talk about my Italian (non-Visconti) pens, made by Stipula and Leonardo.

Laban Ocean Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Laban!

Measure
Length (capped): 150.0 mm/5.91″
Length (uncapped): 131.3 mm/5.17″
Length (posted): 172.3/6.78”
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 12.1 mm/0.40″ – 0.48″
Diameter (barrel): 10.1 – 13.7 mm/0.42″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 36.0 g
Weight (cap): 22.5 g
Weight (body): 13.5 g

Benu Parrot Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Benu Pens!

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.0 mm/5.43″
Length (uncapped): 130.2 mm/5.13″
Length (posted): 154.0/6.01”
Diameter (section): 9.3 – 13.4 mm/0.37″ – 0.53″
Diameter (barrel): 10.6 – 17.1 mm/0.42″ – 0.67″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 15 g
Weight (body): 7 g

Opus88 Picnic Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Pen Chalet!

Measurements
Length (capped): 145.8 mm/5.74″
Length (uncapped): 125.1 mm/4.92″
Length (posted): 165.5/6.50”
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 12.1 mm/0.39″ – 0.47″
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 13.9 mm/0.40″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 21.5 g
Weight (cap): 8.5 g
Weight (body): 13 g

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Inventery Pocket Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped, with extender;without extender): 128.5 mm/5.06″; 100.3 mm/3.95″
Length (uncapped, with extender;without extender): 120.4 mm/4.74″; 92.4 mm/3.64″
Length (posted, with extender;without extender): 162.9/6.37”; 134.6 mm/5.30″
Diameter (section): 8.1 – 8.9 mm/0.32″ –0.35″
Diameter (barrel): 10.4 mm/0.41″
Weight (all with extender; brass; chrome; onyx): 36 g; 40 g; 37 g
Weight (cap with extender; brass; chrome; onyx): 25 g; 29 g; 26 g
Weight (body with extender; brass; chrome; onyx): 11 g; 11 g; 11 g
Weight (all without extender; brass; chrome; onyx): 32 g; 33 g; 32 g
Weight (cap without extender; brass; chrome; onyx): 21 g; 22 g; 22 g
Weight (body without extender; brass; chrome; onyx): 11 g; 11 g; 11 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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PenBBS 266 Ivory Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by PenBBS!

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.0 mm/5.59″
Length (uncapped): 128.7 mm/5.06″
Length (posted): 164.2/6.46”
Diameter (section): 9.7 – 11.4 mm/0.38″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 8.1 – 13.3 mm/0.31″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 20 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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Moonman Wancai Mini Fountain Pen Review

This lovely little pen was sent to me by Bill!

Measurements
Length (capped): 87.9 mm/3.46″
Length (uncapped): 84.3 mm/3.32″
Length (posted): 123.4/4.86”
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 10.9 mm/0.38″ – 0.43″
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 13.7 mm/0.49″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 12 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 4 g

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Jinhao 992 Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Bill “the butcher” Milling.

Measurements
Length (capped): 135.2 mm/5.32″
Length (uncapped): 117.7 mm/4.63″
Length (posted): 144.8/5.70”
Diameter (section): 9.2 – 10.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.39″
Diameter (barrel): 7.4 – 12.2 mm/0.29″ – 0.47″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 9 g

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Fred Faggionato Petrarque King Size Blue Turtle Fountain Pen Review

This beautiful pen was sent to me by La Couronne du Comte.  Don’t forget that BROWN10 gives you a 10% discount code there.  Celluloid, large pen, #6 nib, 190 euros – what is there not to love about this pen?

Measurements
Length (capped): 146.9 mm/5.78″
Length (uncapped): 133.2 mm/5.24″
Length (posted): 176.0/6.93”
Diameter (section): 11.9 – 12.6 mm/0.49″ – 0.54″
Diameter (barrel): 12.4 – 13.7 mm/0.49″ – 0.54″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 14 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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