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Venvstas Carbon V Fountain Pen Review

Updated on 28 April 2017 Lucio Rossi, the man behind Venvstas, got in touch with me soon after this review was published and we’ve exchanged several emails. He had undertaken to replace all the original Carbon V pens with an updated version and made the same offer to me. The[…]

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Sheaffer Intensity Fountain Pen Review

I only bought the Sheaffer Intensity because it was on offer. It turned out to be one of those lovely occasions when a pen exceeds your expectations. However, don’t jump to buy one just yet. Price: around £50 (seems to be hard to find this particular version anywhere but Amazon[…]

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Lamy Safari Fountain Pen Review

This site is over three years old and I’ve not reviewed the Lamy Safari until now. How can that be? Perhaps because it’s never been new: the Safari was the first fountain pen I bought as a proper grown up. (Also the first, and so far only, fountain pen I[…]

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Trilogy Zero Fountain Pen Quick Look

I’m still on my sabbatical but I promised Trilogy I’d have a quick look at their new pen and post something about it when they launched their Kickstarter campaign. Think of this as a special bonus episode. The Zero is a deceptively large pen, at a little over 14cm uncapped.[…]

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Kaweco Supra Fountain Pen Review

In an interview with Bob of My Pen Needs Ink, Sebastian Gutberlet (of Kaweco) said of that Supra: “Nobody did this before or we could not find a pen with a part to unscrew and make it shorter.” As far as I can tell, he’s right. Others might have thought[…]

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