Sunday, July 08, 2018

Pen Mail & a Primer on Stylograph Type Fountain Pens

Today, not only will I share my four newest fountain pens that were added to the collection, I will share a primer on stylograph fountain pens. Pens that were added to the collection include vintage Waterman's Stalward, a vintage Inkograph, an Aurora Style, and a Lamy ABC Student Pen.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

More on Vintage Fountain Pen Collecting

I have gotten some feedback lately about my previous videos on vintage fountain pen collecting and gotten some private correspondence on the same topic. So I figured I would add to the subject a year or so after the last video on it.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Vintage Sheaffer Desk Set Fountain Pen - Pen Mail and review

I recently got a vintage Sheaffer Desk set fountain pen that was manufactured for sale in Sears and Roebuck stores. I will introduce you to it here.

Monday, June 18, 2018

A YUGE Pen Mail Day

Today I will show you my latest additions...with a YUGE pen mail day. If you love vintage pens, keep watching. The vendor's website that I mentioned in the video is

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wancher Oshita Urushi Maki-e Fountain Pen Review

Today I share and review the Wancher Oshita Urushi Maki-e fountain pen. If you like Japanese artwork and pretty pens, you will want to watch this one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FOLLOW UP: Birmingham Pens Model A1

I wanted to follow up on my previous video of my review of the Birmingham Pens Model A-1 fountain pen. I had a recent experience with it and with the company. Was it good or bad? Watch and find out.
Here is my previous review video.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Triangle Pen Show 2018

Matthew and I went to the Triangle Pen Show in Raleigh, NC June 1st and 2nd, 2018. We show you some of the sights and people, as well as the booty we accumulated.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Frustrations in shaving part 2

A follow up to a video that I did a year ago about frustrations in finding decent shaving materials and my most recent discovery/assessment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Top picks for newbies - fountain pens under $25

Today I go back to the purpose of my channel, to give some fountain pen advice for the person new to the fountain pen hobby or just plain new to using them. I have my top ten picks plus another eight "honourable mentions" as suggestions. I wish I had known about many of these when I first started on this journey.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Episode 102 - Moonman M2 Fountain Pen Review

Today I review the Chinese made Moonman M2 eyedropper filled demonstrator fountain pen.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

VINTAGE ADDITIONS: Esterbrook Desk Set & Waterman 32v

Today I show you my two latest additions, a vintage Esterbrook desk set and a Waterman 32v. I also give a little backstory to the addition of these two great writing antique pens.

Monday, April 30, 2018

EPISODE 100! Pen Mail - Vintage Waterman 52v, Noodler's Konrad, Faber-Ca...

Since my last pen video, I have added to the collection a vintage Waterman 52v, a Noodler's Konrad, a Faber-Castell Basic, and a Chinese made Moonman M2 eyedropper filler.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pen Mail - Vintage OMAS Rinascimento Modello and Waterman 32v

In today's pen mail, I share my "new" vintage OMAS Rinascimento Modello and a vintage Waterman 32v lever filler.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pen Mail - Cross Star Wars C3-PO, Vintage Waterman W2, and Pelikan M120

In a quick pen mail video today, I cover my new Cross Star Wars C3-PO, vintage Waterman W2, and Pelikan M120 fountain pens.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Jim Hinze Custom Beacon Fountain Pen

Today I review the Beacon fountain pen custom manufactured by Jim Hinze of Hinze Pens in Texas.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Pen Mail - Pilot Tank 1970's Vintage Fountain Pen

In today's pen mail, I received a 1970's "new old stock" Pilot Tank fountain pen. I will show you the pen and how to make this eyedropper design pen to be able to use an ink cartridge or converter.

Retro 1951 Tornado Fountain Pen Review

Today I will review the Retro 1951 Tornado fountain pen.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Matthew's Recent Pen Acquisitions

Matthew shows off recent additions to his fountain pen collection. Stay tuned until the end for some special outtakes from the recording session.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Pen Mail - Montegrappa Game of Thrones Westeros and Vintage Sheaffer Cadet

In today's pen mail, I show you my Montegrappa Game of Thrones pen, Westeros edition, and my Vintage Sheaffer Cadet.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Pen Mail - Visconti Homo Sapiens Jade, Sheaffer Taranis, Jinhao Dragon Pen

Since the last pen mail day video, I have received a Sheaffer Taranis, which has been on my hit list for a while, another Jinhao Dragon Pen, and a Visconti Homo Sapiens Jade that is on loan.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Vintage 1950's USSR Soyuz Leningrad Fountain Pen

One addition to my collection that has seen a lot of use lately is a 1950's vintage Soviet Union Soyuz fountain pen manufactured in the Leningrad factory. I share the pen and my thoughts on it.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thornton's Novice Disposable Fountain Pens

I purchased some packs of Thornton's Novice disposable fountain pens hoping to find a nice, inexpensive pen for use, travel, and giveaway. Were they just that? Watch and find out.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sheaffer Imperial II Deluxe Vintage Fountain Pen Review

Today I review my vintage Sheaffer Imperial II Deluxe fountain pen. I love both new and vintage fountain pens, and enjoy a good old Sheaffer.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birmingham Pens Model A Fountain Pen Review

Today I am reviewing the new Birmingham Pens in-house turned Model A fountain pen. This is the first batch of handmade pens created by Birmingham Pens of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was fortunate to get in on the first ten ever created for retail sale. As a repeat customer of Birmingham Pens, I wanted to check out the latest incarnation of their business. Here is the Birmingham Pens Web Site

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Latest acquisitions - Playboy, Wancher, Waterman, Italix, Birmingham

Since my last pen mail video, I have acquired a Wancher urushi maki-e, a couple of Watermans, an Italix Deacon's Doodle, a collection of Playboy Magazine branded pens, and the very first Birmingham Pens' offering of their Model A hand-turned pen.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Another pen mail day! Lamy Aion, Retro 51 Tornado, inks, etc.

Today was yet another pen mail day! From Anderson Pens, I got a new Lamy Aion, a Retro 51 Tornado, some ink samples, bottled ink, and a few other little goodies.