Fountain Pen Review: Conklin Duraflex 120th Anniversary Limited Edition

Fountain Pen Review: Conklin Duraflex 120th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Conklin Duraflex 120th Anniversary Limited Edition ($68) is (or was) an exclusive through Pen Chalet. The pen comes with a 30ml bottle of Conklin 120th Anniversary Blue ink as well as a converter. I didn’t test the ink for this review. As you read along. you’ll understand a bit more why I didn’t bother…

Pen Review: Monteverde Engage One-Touch Rainbow Ink-Ball

Pen Review: Monteverde Engage One-Touch Rainbow Ink-Ball

Guest Post by Bob Atkins, husband, Col-o-ring creator, letterpress printer, pen cleaner, tea maker. I love my Karas EDKs and Retro 51 Tornados rollerballs. I have a few fountain pens, but prefer the no-nonsense of the rollerballs and gel pens. Most likely because I write like a monkey, and am super hard on my writing…

Fountain Pen Review: Diplomat Traveller (Flame, Medium Nib)

A few months ago Ana let me use her lime green Diplomat Traveller and I liked it quite a bit. So I thought it was very sweet when she presented me with a Diplomat Traveller in Flame ($52.00) for my birthday (and review!) Back in 2017 I reviewed a Diplomat Excellence A, and the thing…

Fountain Pen Review: Leonardo Momento Zero Positano (Rhodium Trim/ Broad Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Leonardo Momento Zero Positano (Rhodium Trim/ Broad Nib)

The Momento Zero is the first pen I’ve tried from the Leonardo Officina Italiana brand. From what I’ve read, the Leonardo brand is the latest incarnation from the father-son team responsible for making pens for Delta and later Armando Simoni Club before branching off to create Leonardo Officina Italiana. The packaging is appropriate to a…

Fountain Pen Review: Desiderata Soubriquet Lapis Nugget Acrylic Flex Nib

The Desiderata Soubriquet in Lapis Nugget Acrylic (starting at $240) is the third iteration of Zebra G flexible nib fountain pen that I’ve tried from Desiderata. Each version I’ve tested as been iterative of the previous, with improvements and modifications to the filling system as well as making the pens more aesthetically appealing. The Soubriquet…