Tag Team Fountain Pen Review: Diplomat Esteem MadC Fountain Pen (Fine Nib)

Tag Team Fountain Pen Review: Diplomat Esteem MadC Fountain Pen (Fine Nib)

As soon as we saw the new Diplomat Esteem MadC Fountain Pen, there was some excitement in the virtual clubhouse. Laura and I have been fans of the Traveler for some time and the colors on the new MadC Esteem are hard to resist. Laura and I both broke down and purchased the new Diplomat…

Lines and Grinds: A Guide for Choosing and Customizing Your Nibs- Part 2

Lines and Grinds: A Guide for Choosing and Customizing Your Nibs- Part 2

Back at the end of May, I posted Lines and Grinds Part 1 over at Inkpothesis covering the basics of nib selection– my take on a guide to choosing a nib. Once you get a handle on choosing nibs, there’s a giant rabbit hole waiting for you on the other side: customization. I’ll make the…

Fountain Pen Review: Schneider Voice Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen Review: Schneider Voice Fountain Pen

A kind reader sent me this Schneider Fountain Pen. Prior to receiving it, I knew very little about Schneider as a pen brand. Occasionally, I would see Schneider rollerball, gel or ballpoint pens at my local big box office supply store but I was not aware that they had any fountain pens. Schneider is a…

Fountain Pen Review: Faber-Castell Hexo Rose Gold (Medium Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Faber-Castell Hexo Rose Gold (Medium Nib)

The latest lower-priced fountain pen in the Faber-Castell line-up is the Hexo (€28.93) (available in Black, Silver and Rose). It features an aluminum body and a metal, spring-loaded clip. It accepts standard international cartridges (one in use and one in reserve) or a standard international cartridge converter. When capped, the Hexo is a sleek albeit…