Fountain Pen Review: Pelikan Classic M205 Moonstone Fountain Pen Set

Fountain Pen Review: Pelikan Classic M205 Moonstone Fountain Pen Set

While the Pelikan M205 Moonstone Fountain Pen Set (€123.14) was supposed to be the “Ink of the Year” for 2020, due to the pandemic, the pen and ink shipped late in the calendar year. This is not such a bad thing as Pantone chose grey was one of the two colors chosen as “Color of…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Procyon (Citron Yellow, M Nib)

I’m going to cut to the chase and give my opinion before I even start on this review of the Platinum Procyon ($52.80): I don’t like it. After reading Jaclyn’s review, I thought for sure I would enjoy the pen but at every turn, I was annoyed. Let’s start with the price point compared to…

Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Special FP

Fountain Pen Review: Kaweco Special FP

There aren’t a lot of fountain pens on the market, within a certain price range (under $200) that, if I like them, I haven’t purchased at some point. That said, when I saw the new Kaweco Special Fountain Pen in Collectors Edition Blue ($97.50), I was reminded that I have never purchased this particular pen…

Fountain Pen Day 2020 + Giveaway

Fountain Pen Day 2020 + Giveaway

Now that Halloween is over we can get down to celebrating the important holidays, namely Fountain Pen Day! Fountain Pen Day was started in 2012 by Cary (we call him Mr. Fountain Pen Day) and is a celebration taking place on the first Friday in November each year to embrace, promote, and share the use…

What’s Up with the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen?

What’s Up with the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen?

I often recommend the Platinum Carbon Desk Pen to artists, designers, illustrators — anyone who wants to draw with a fountain pen. First, it’s a relatively inexpensive fountain pen — usually under $20. Next, it ships with Platinum Carbon Black ink which is permanent and perfect for mixed media uses. Finally, the tip is very…

Pen Review: Stipula Adagio Seaglass

Pen Review: Stipula Adagio Seaglass

By Jessica Coles I recently fell in love at first sight with a pen – the Stipula Adagio and specifically the Seaglass variety. I fell in love with it just from the photo but then I started looking into the details a bit. Stipula, in my mind, is a rather expensive pen manufacturer – one…

Fountain Pen Review: Sailor Compass (MF Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Sailor Compass (MF Nib)

I am shocked at how long it’s taken me to write a review about an “under-$50” fountain pen. Sometimes, I think reviews about pens in this price range require the greatest attention because they are the pens that can make-or-break a fountain pen fan. Should someone purchase just the right fountain pen in this price…