Eye Candy: Lamy Safari Candy Fountain Pen Collection (and Giveaway)

Eye Candy: Lamy Safari Candy Fountain Pen Collection (and Giveaway)

The Lamy Safari Candy Collection ($29.60 for fountain pens) is their 2020 special edition collection. There are three new colors in this collection and what is unique to these pens compared to the regular line of Safari fountain pens is that the whole pen is colored to match the body including the clip: the Mango…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Camden Composition (Lime)

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Camden Composition (Lime)

Once again, the new Esterbrook company, in the hands of Kenro Industries, is creating new and innovative pen designs. Esterbrook launched the Camden Classic at the end of 2019 in Graphite, Rose Gold and Brushed Silver with both fountain pen and rollerball models, and now they have released their limited edition Camden Composition (MSRP$195, Street…

Giveaway: Faber-Castell Grip Fountain Pens (Pearl Mint Green, Turquoise and Rose)

I really need to put together a revised Top 5 Fountain Pens Under $25. I would definitely include the Faber-Castell Grip in that list. I reviewed it last year. This year, Faber-Castell released three new colors for this pen: Pearl Mint Green, Pearl Turquoise and Pearl Rose. All three models are available in EF, F…

Fountain Pen Review: Montegrappa Elmo 01 Fantasy Bloom Edition (Blue Cross Gentian B Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Montegrappa Elmo 01 Fantasy Bloom Edition (Blue Cross Gentian B Nib)

I don’t have a ton of experience with Montegrappa pens. In fact, in the ten years I’ve been reviewing pens and ink, the Montegrappa Elmo is only the second Montegrappa I’ve ever reviewed (The first was the Montegrappa Felicita). Needless to say, I don’t have an extensive knowledge of the brand.  The Montegrappa Elmo 01…

Fountain Pen Review: ystudio Weight of Words Resin Fountain Pen in Red

Fountain Pen Review: ystudio Weight of Words Resin Fountain Pen in Red

When I saw the new ystudio Resin fountain pen in red ($71.99), I was at the Baltimore Pen Show. Cary from Kenro Industries had just told me that they would distributing ystudio in the US and that the Resin fountain pens are new and would be one of the first models they were bringing in…

Fountain Pen Review: Opus88 Flow Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen Review: Opus88 Flow Fountain Pen

The new Opus88 Flow fountain pen (€116) features solid resin colored cap (this model, in red) and a translucent, acrylic body with threads of color (this model features red, yellow and black threads). The Flow uses the same Japanese eyedropper filling system that all the Opus88 pens utilize. The body of the pen is filled…