Fashionable Friday: Here We Go Love

Inspired by the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, the new jelly, frosted Kaweco Sport pens and an album I waited three decades for, this week’s Fashionable Friday is ready for love. All kinds. Romance, pet love, familial, and even love of a new pen. English Beat Here We Go Love (via Spotify) Kaweco Sport Frosted Blush…

Fountain Pen Review: Opus 88 Fantasia (Broad Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Opus 88 Fantasia (Broad Nib)

After enjoying the Koloro and Picnic, I decided to try another Opus 88, the Fantasia ($104USD). It is a pen designed with a similar combination of ebonite and resin materials as the Koloro line but put together in a rainbow of variations. The cap features stripes of colors while the barrel is translucent, revealing the…

Fountain Pen Review: Faber-Castell Grip 2011 EF in Silver

Fountain Pen Review: Faber-Castell Grip 2011 EF in Silver

There are not a lot of new, entry-level pens appearing on the market so its always worth taking a good look. The Faber-Castell Grip 2011 ($20) is definitely a contender. Especially in light of recent price increase on the Pilot Metropolitan (now MSRP $29.99, street price $23.99), there is definitely room for a new entry-level…

Pen Review: Opus88 Fantasia Fountain Pen (Fine Nib)

Pen Review: Opus88 Fantasia Fountain Pen (Fine Nib)

The Opus 88 Fantasia ($125) is a colorful pocket-sized pen with ebonite, striped cap and translucent acrylic body. This fountain pen model uses the same nib and filling mechanism as the Koloro and Picnic though I’m discovering that each nib seems to perform differently. The Opus 88 Fantasia Fountain Pen comes in the same sort…

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