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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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Fred Faggionatio Petrarque King Size

Speidel Statement Ebonite Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Gerrit Speidel, its designer.

Measurements
Length (capped): 137.5 mm/5.41″
Length (uncapped): 127.6 mm/5.02″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 10.9 mm/0.40″ – 0.43″
Diameter (barrel): 14.3 – 16.0 mm/0.56″ – 0.63″
Weight (all): 60 g
Weight (cap): 36 g
Weight (body): 24 g

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Titaner Razor Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Titaner.  Get yours here!

Measurements
Length (capped): 140.3 mm/5.52″
Length (uncapped): 131.6 mm/5.18″
Length (posted): 171.0 mm/6.73″
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 10.4 mm/0.35″ – 0.41″
Diameter (barrel): 9.7 – 13.3 mm/0.38″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 45 g
Weight (cap): 33 g
Weight (body): 12 g

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Fountain Pen Shootout: Monteverde Monza vs. Jinhao 992 vs. Lingmo Lorelei

Let’s compare three incarnations of the same pen.

Jinhao 992, Monteverde Monza, Lingmo Lorelei

Top to bottom: Jinhao 992, Monteverde Monza, Lingmo Lorelei, Sailor 1911 Standard Peacock, Sailor 1911 Large Fresca

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Bexley Imperial Purple Cream Fountain Pen Review

This lovely pen was lent to me by Candace – thank you kindly!  A lovely, larger pen, with a very attractive finish.

Measurements
Length (capped): 152.2 mm/5.99″
Length (uncapped): 136.5 mm/5.83″
Length (posted): 188.7 mm/7.42″
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 11.4 mm/0.41″ – 0.45″
Diameter (barrel): 11.7 – 15.2 mm/0.46″ – 0.60″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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BENU Chameleon Fountain Pen Review

These pens were kindly sent to me by BENU – thank you!  These futuristic looking iridescent pens are a lot of fun.

Measurements
Length (capped): mm/”
Length (uncapped): 127.9 mm/5.03″
Length (posted): 169.3 mm/6.66″
Diameter (section): 9.4 – 12.2 mm/0.36″ – 0.48″
Diameter (barrel): 8.7 – 17.5 mm/0.34″ – 0.68″
Weight (all): 21 g
Weight (cap): 6 g
Weight (body): 15 g

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Faber-Castell Loom Fountain Pen Review and Why it’s a Good Starter Pen

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 Banner Today, I wanted to discuss the Faber-Castell Loom, but I also wanted to briefly discuss why I think this is a great starter fountain pen model.

Measurements
Length (capped): 129.6 mm/5.10″
Length (uncapped): 119.7 mm/4.71″
Length (posted): 149.9 mm/5.90”
Diameter (section): 9.0 – 11.6 mm/0.35″ – 0.45″
Diameter (barrel): 11.6 mm/0.45″
Weight (all): 33 g
Weight (cap): 7 g
Weight (body): 26 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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Pineider Avatar Saffron Yellow Fountain Pen Review

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

Measurements
Length (capped): 142.7 mm/5.62″
Length (uncapped): 129.6 mm/5.10″
Length (posted): 163.0 mm/6.41”
Diameter (section): 9.9 – 11.1 mm/0.39″ – 0.44″
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 13.3 mm/0.40″ – 0.52″
Weight (all): 28 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 18 g

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Sailor Reglus Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by The Pen Company in the UK – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 138.6 mm/5.45″
Length (uncapped): 122.4 mm/4.81″
Length (posted): 147.9 mm/5.82”
Diameter (section): 8.9 – 10.2 mm/0.35″ – 0.40″
Diameter (barrel): 9.2 – 11.0 mm/0.36″ – 0.43″
Weight (all): 22 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 13 g

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