The DRILLOG v. 2 Machined Dip Nib (& Graft Spirl Barrel)

The DRILLOG v. 2 Machined Dip Nib (& Graft Spirl Barrel)

The first launch of the DRILLOG on Kickstarter ended in November 2021 to much hype and fanfare. Many people were excited by the machined metal dip nibs as a unique and durable alternative to glass, plastic or the classic, bent metal, dip nibs.  To continue the excitement, this month, on Kickstarter, they launched a new…

Fountain Pen Review: Hinze Pen Co. L12 Erste

Fountain Pen Review: Hinze Pen Co. L12 Erste

Hinze Pen Company is known for creating unique but LARGE resin pens. But never one to stay in their own metaphorical lane, Hinze has created a smaller pen body in an effort to got straight for my wallet. The initial offering of the L12 Erste models ($159.99) that Hinze has been bringing pen shows are…

Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Custom 912 FA Nib (Falcon)

Fountain Pen Review: Pilot Custom 912 FA Nib (Falcon)

The Pilot Custom 912 with the FA (Falcon ) nib ($240) is unique pen. While it’s often compared to the Namiki Pilot Falcon fountain pen, they are not the same beast. For starters, the 912 only comes in black and features a 14K gold nib with side cuts to help increase the range of flex.…

Kickstarter: Ensso Ebonite Fountain Pens

Kickstarter: Ensso Ebonite Fountain Pens

The latest Kickstarter from Ensso is a pair of Japanese Ebonite fountain pens. One is a mini pocket pen and the other is a full-sized, cigar-shaped (dirigible-shaped?) fountain pen. Ebonite is extremely lightweight which allows these pens to be of similar width and size to the earlier Ensso metal machined PIUMA pens but at a…

Fountain Pen Review (and Giveaway): Narwhal Voyage Shanghai

Fountain Pen Review (and Giveaway): Narwhal Voyage Shanghai

The Narwhal Voyage Shanghai fountain pen ($150 available in Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub nibs) is one of three city themed models release din March of 2022 with a limited edition quantity of 500 of each. The other two models in this release are the New York and New Orleans editions. The body of the…

Fountain Pen Review: Nagasawa Original Pro Gear Slim (Gakuen-Toshi Fresh Green)

Fountain Pen Review: Nagasawa Original Pro Gear Slim (Gakuen-Toshi Fresh Green)

Nagasawa is a stationery shop located in Kobe, Japan. Most pen enthusiasts will know the brand from their line of Kobe inks — a proprietary line of colors made by Sailor for Nagasawa and sold as Kobe. Less well known is the collaboration that Nagasawa often does with Sailor in creating their own exclusive Sailor…