It is that time of the year yet again! Let’s look at my personal top 10 fountain pens of 2018.
Let’s look at one of my grail pens; I’ve included it in the series on my personal pens too.
Length (capped): 156.0 mm/6.14″
Length (uncapped): 142.2 mm/5.60″
Length (posted): 186.4 mm/7.34”
Diameter (section): 11.2 – 12.8 mm/0.44″ – 0.51″
Diameter (barrel): 12.2 – 14.8 mm/0.48″ – 0.58″
Weight (all): 63 g
Weight (cap): 43 g
Weight (body): 20 g
Thank you to Appelboom for lending us this pen for review! Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found under the Pens, Paper, Ink menu!
The Kakadu, very similar in size to an Opera Master, was part of a trio of pens exclusive to the Australian market: the Australis, Didgeridoo, and the Kakadu. It’s a wonderful, well-balanced pen with a great oblique stub nib. This is the pen I took with me when I defended my PhD thesis due to its great balance and reliable writing qualities. I have not yet recorded a full review of this pen but I will do so as soon as I can.
The Visconti Speakeasy is both hideous and magnificent at the same time and I love it. Yes, it has a booze indicator and a hidden compartment for alcohol, but it’s also a beautiful oversize pen made from stunning celluloid. With its stubbed double broad nib, it’s an absolutely pleasure to use. I have done a full review of this pen too.
This pen was sent to me by Susanna of Giardino Italiano: made by Visconti, it is exclusive to that shop, and it was created to commemorate the shop’s 20th anniversary.
Length (capped): 140.1 mm/5.52″
Length (uncapped): 123.8 mm/4.87″
Length (posted): 159.6 mm/6.28″
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 11.6 mm/0.41″ – 0.46″
Diameter (barrel): 12.0 – 12.5 mm/0.47″ – 0.49″
Weight (all): 35 g
Weight (cap): 14 g
Weight (body): 21 g
Thank you to Appelboom for lending us this Visconti Van Gogh Pair of Shoes fountain pen to review! Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found under the Pens, Paper, Ink menu!