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…

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…

Fountain Pen Review: Lamy Pastel Mint Glaze

Fountain Pen Review: Lamy Pastel Mint Glaze

By Jessica Coles Each year, Lamy announces a new color of their best selling Safari (plastic) and AL-Star (aluminum) pens. From the moment I first heard the colors for the 2019 special editions, I started counting down until I could get them in my hands.  2019 was the first year that not one but three…