Pen Review: Pilot Grance

Pen Review: Pilot Grance

By Jessica Coles I found myself lost the other day in the depths of JetPens, wandering through various corridors.  It seems that even though I could swear I’ve seen everything they offer, I can still find nooks and crannies of previously unseen goodies. This time, I came across a Pilot fountain pen that I had…

Fountain Pen Review: Zebra Zensations

Review by Laura Cameron Several weeks ago I was browsing JetPens and saw the 4-pack of Zebra Zensations ($9.75) and thought I’d give disposable fountain pens a try. Zebra Zensations are plastic bodied disposable fountain pens. They come in a variety of colors including: red, green, blue, turquoise, black, purple and pink. My 4-pack included…

Fountain Pen Review: Birmingham Pen Co. Model-A Liquid Hot Magma

Fountain Pen Review: Birmingham Pen Co. Model-A Liquid Hot Magma

I had been itching to try one of Birmingham Pen Company’s custom fountain pens — their Model-A series designs. They release a small batch of a particular color material every few weeks or months. For some reason, I was taken by the Crystalline Liquid Hot Magma ($119) acrylic color, aptly named after the Austin Powers reference.…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbook Estie

By Jessica Coles A few months ago I heard that the Esterbrook trademark had been purchased by Kenro Industries and the manufacturing of Esterbrook pens was going to restart.  I had many thoughts about this, not many of them comforting. Esterbrook closed their doors for good in 1972. There was a brief attempt to revive…