Pilot Custom 74 nib

Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen Review

The Pilot Custom 74 a clear-barrelled fountain pen with a rhodium-plated 14k gold nib. Price: $160 (USA) £190 (UK) Nib options: fine, medium, broad Barrel options: smoke, clear, blue, orange Filling system: proprietary cartridge/converter Size: 14.3cm closed, 15.5cm posted Weight: 22g My version is a currently, it seems, hard to[…]

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Pelikan M120 clip and cap

Pelikan M120 Fountain Pen Review

The original M120 was released in 1955 as a school pen. This reissue keeps the same design but includes a modern piston filling mechanism and has a nib that is etched with a pattern from 1889. Thank you to Pure Pens for lending me this pen in exchange for a[…]

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Bespoke British Pens Conway-Stewart Winston Fountain Pen Review

When Conway Stewart went bust back in August last year their stock was bought up by various companies, including one called British Bespoke Pens, who bought some parts and but also some unfinished pens. This is one of those pens. It’s therefore, inevitably, limited edition (although I have no idea[…]

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Platinum President trim

Platinum President Fountain Pen Review

The Platinum President is a cartridge/converter fountain pen available with nibs from extra fine to broad. The one I’m reviewing has a medium nib. It costs about $220 in the USA or £140 in the UK. It’s available with different barrel colour and trim options for more of your money.[…]

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Twiss Marmalade fountain pen review

Twiss Marmalade fountain pen review

This is a custom made pen from Twiss Pens. It’s the only pen like this and I made up the name myself. Back in April I interviewed John Twiss and reviewed one of his pens. I knew I would need my own Twiss pen and so I asked John to[…]

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