Friday, July 28, 2017

Vintage Wearever Fountain Pens

I got another vintage Wearever fountain pen in today's mail. Here are the challenges I had with it and my assessment of that brand of pens considering my experiences thus far.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The 250 Subscriber Giveaway

My YouTube subscriber count has been growing a lot lately, and I am very thankful for that. Once I hit the milestone of 250 subscribers, I will have a giveaway that will be open to my subscribers. #thankful

Two Monteverdes, Conklin Nighthawk, Platinum 3776, Wing Sung 590

Today's mail brought five new pens.
Monteverde Prima
Monteverde Mountains of the World - Mount Denali edition
Conklin Nighthawk
Platinum 3776
Wing Sung 590

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A few more lessons learned and experiences in fountain pen restoration

I got an old Waterman pen with the goal of learning more on how to restore and polish one up nicely. This is my experience thus far with it. There are very knowledgeable people who do a much better job than I and who are professionals for a reason. I learned that I cannot just follow their video guidelines and expect the same results they show in their videos.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

An 8-year-old's latest pen haul

Today, my son Matthew wanted to go over his new pen acquisitions that he got from a generous fountain pen aficionado, Larry. Larry's YouTube channel link is

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pilot Decimo Vanishing Point, TWSBI Diamond 580AL, and Delta Dolcevita

I go over the recent additions to the pen family that include a Pilot Decimo Vanishing Point, a TWSBI Diamond 580AL, a Delta Dolcevita, a replacement Aihao, a Lamy Vista, and another Esterbrook. I compare the TWSBI 580 with the Eco.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Does a Visconti Really Cost like a Mont Blanc and Write Like a Noodlers ...

I have heard several times the criticism of quality control with Visconti products and the saying that "Visconti costs like a Mont Blanc but writes like a Noodler's Ahab". Is that really the case? Is the value there for the more expensive Visconti line?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4 Watermans and a Lamy ABC School Pen

It was a great mail day for us. Today we received four Waterman pens, three of which are vintage. I also got my son's birthday present in the mail of his Lamy ABC School Pen. What were some of the challenges? How does this fit perfectly with my previous video? Watch and find out.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tips for collecting vintage fountain pens for newbies

I collect both new and vintage fountain pens. I wanted to share my experiences and lessons learned in collecting vintage/antique fountain pens so far. I am by no means an expert, but I have learned a few things along the way.

Monday, July 10, 2017

My son's birthday pen haul and my recent arrivals

My son just had his 8th birthday party yesterday and his gifts focused on his fountain pen hobby. In this video we cover or mention the following pens: Lamy Studio Pilot Metropolitan Parker Vector Waterman's Crusader Esterbrook Charles Schulz Limited Edition Jinhao 992 Fountain Pen Revolution Guru Lamy ABC Student Pen Baoer 508 Esterbrook LJ

Friday, July 07, 2017

A few Esterbrook problems and upcoming acquisitions

I share a few problems I have been having with Esterbrook vintage fountain pens lately and share what will be added to my collection soon.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Pocket Pens, Kaweco, Fountain Pen Revolution, and Waterman Hemisphere

Today I cover my recent additions to my pen family, a Kaweco Sport and how it compares to other pocket pens I have from Ohto, two demonstrator pens from Fountain Pen Revolution, a Jinhao 1200, and a Waterman Hemisphere. I also compare the Waterman Hemisphere to the Waterman Executive and the Waterman Carène.

Here are the links I promised in the video.

Fountain Pen Revolution:

Podcast about Alexander Hamilton: