Nib Comparison

If this isn’t proof that how pen makers classify nibs is almost meaningless, I don’t know what is. In order, from finest to mediumist: Pilot Prera (fine); Pilot MR (fine); Faber-Castell Ambition (extra fine); Waterman Translucent (medium); A. G. Spalding Maple Wood (medium); Kaweco Classic Sport (extra fine); Rotring Freeway[…]

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Schneider Xtra Document 0.3 rollerball pen review

I don’t know why I like this pen as much as I do. It’s a rollerball, which is fine, but it’s not a very black black, which is not fine. More a dark grey than a black. Not black. The pen isn’t much of a looker, either. So why do[…]

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Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen review

The Kaweco Classic Sport is the pen I keep in my pocket. This in one pocket, a Pilot Colelo Lumio in the other. It is the perfect pocket fountain pen. The lid screws on so it doesn’t come off unless you want it to. with the lid on the pen[…]

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Waterman Translucent fountain pen review

I picked this pen up for under 7 Euros in a French supermarket. A Waterman fountain pen for that price? Yes please! It turns out that it has a good fine nib, is comfortable to hold and use and feels like it should have cost several times as much. I[…]

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