Friday, August 25, 2017

Vintage Sheaffer Snorkel Fountain Pen Review

Today I review my "new to me" vintage, restored Sheaffer Snorkel from the 1950's.
Here are a couple of the web pages I showed in the video for your reference.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Recent out takes from Troy and Matthew video sessions

I am just sharing some recent out takes from our videos. Enjoy.

Hero 901 Fountain Pen Review

Today I review the Hero model 901 fountain pen. It is a beautiful, inexpensive Chinese made fountain pen. Is it worth the few dollars to buy one? I'll tell you what I think.

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME! Matthew and Troy present our giveaway video.

We reached our first milestone of 250 subscribers to our YouTube channel and now it is time for the giveaway that we promised. In our giveaway prize box will be:
- A Knox Galileo Cherry Red fountain pen
- A bottle of Birmingham Pens Fred Rogers Cardigan Red ink
- Two Claire Fontaine notebooks
- One leather pen slip
The entry period will last through midnight on August 25, 2017. One winner will be selected at random from all that enter. To enter, simply comment below that you are in for the giveaway and maybe even some commentary on anything we have presented, that you want us to present, etc. Any negative, hateful, or spamming comments will be deleted and left out from consideration. We will contact the winner via YouTube. If we don't get a response from the winner with the needed shipping information within three days, we will move on to the next person who will potentially be the new winner.
Thank you everyone for getting us off to a solid start and getting us here after only a couple of months of doing this. When we reach 1000 subscribers, we will have a nicer, bigger giveaway.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Conklin All American Old Glory Fountain Pen

Today I review the Conklin All American Old Glory fountain pen. I had bid in auctions for these over the months this year but been unsuccessful in getting a bargain on one until now. I also reveal what our subscriber giveaway will include.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Something to look out for when buying fountain pens on ebay

Today we ran across something when my wife's ebay order arrived for what was advertised as a "Pilot Animal" fountain pen. It is actually a Metropolitan, even though the ebay description said nothing about it.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jinhao Fountain Pen Collection Review and Advice with Matthew

Today my son, Matthew, and I introduce various Jinhao fountain pens for those who are starting to collect pens, want to expand their inexpensive pens, want something inexpensive on which to practice, or want ideas for pens to give to introduce others to the fountain pen collecting hobby.
In the video we mentioned Larry's Fountain Pens channel at
and a previous Jinhao giveaway video at

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

My MontBlanc Meisterstück 149 fountain pen experience and review

Over the weekend I purchased a MontBlanc Meisterstück 149 fountain pen. This is the story behind my experience with the purchase, the problem, and the resolution as well as my impressions of the pen.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Monteverde Giant Sequoia review

I review my Monteverde Giant Sequoia fountain pen that I recently acquired.

Parker Vacuumatic Writing Sample

I was asked to give a writing sample for my newly acquired Parker Vaccumatic fountain pen, so here it is.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

DC Pen Show 2017 haul

In this video, my eight-year-old son Matthew and I cover our pen show haul from the DC Pen Show 2017 this weekend. We got pens of all price ranges and quality, inks, notepads, samples, supplies, etc. We cover the Pay It Forward program for children and what they are now doing at pen shows for kids. Matthew ended up with six pens of his own added to his collection and I bought three.