Saturday, September 30, 2017

Matthew's September 2017 Pen Haul

A nice and generous viewer sent Matthew some new pens and notebooks this week. Matthew wanted to go over them together and share them with you.

Waterman Commando Vintage Fountain Pen size comparisons

I was asked to do a size comparison between the Waterman Commando and other fountain pens, since it is a vintage pen and no longer in production.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Waterman Commando vintage fountain pen review

Today I review the vintage Waterman Commando, manufactured in 1940. I am a fan of Waterman pens, and this particular model was on my wish list ever since I first saw them.

The Centropen 242 fountain pen review

Today I review my Centropen 242 Czechoslovakian manufactured pen. It was made in 1989 for the Bulgarian Communist Party 14th Congress that took place at the beginning of 1990.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wing Sung 3203 fountain pen review

Today I review the Wing Sung 3203 Chinese made fountain pen.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happiness is the resurrection of an old friend

On a whim, I dug out my very first fountain pen today and got it writing again. Joy!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Today's pen mail and a cute little arrival

I ordered an old lever filler pen hoping to be able to cannibalize parts to fix some of my other pens, but what I got was surprisingly small.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Currently inked fountain pens

Sometimes people ask about what pens I have inked.  I used to keep a lot more pens inked up than I do now.  Actually, I have some inked up that are not even on this list, but these are the ones in my rotation at the moment.  I always keep an old reliable Esterbrook desk set inked and on my work desk.  I have a few pens that are inked and need a little work, but I have not put them into my rotation list, so I did not filter for them on my spreadsheet.  As some of these run out of ink, I will probably just flush them out and put them away.  Some of these I will most likely keep inked at all times, since I am partial to them.  I will probably go to a system of having just a half dozen or so inked at any given time and have a weekly rather than a daily rotation system. 

Delta Dolcevita Federico  broad orange/black Birmingham Pens Allegheny Arsenal Gunpowder Black black
Sheaffer Snorkel fine pastel blue Waterman Serenity Blue blue
Aihao 2025 fine white De Atrementis Blackberry purple
JinHao X450 med red Birmingham Pens Fred Rogers Cardigan Red red
TWSBI 580al med clear Birmingham Pens Point Park Fountain Turquoise turquoise
Waterman Carene med blue Waterman Serenity Blue blue
Esterbrook Transitional 1551 red Pilot Iroshizuku chiku-rin geen
Visconti Van Gogh Irises med green Akkerman Nassau Blauw blue
WingSung 698 fine clear Diamine Imperial Blue blue
Pilot Vanishing Point med blue Papier Plume Peacock Blue blue
Lamy Studio med black Robert Oster Blue Water Ice blue
Lingmo Lorelei med clear J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune purple
Pelikan M150 fine green Rohrer & Klinger Verdura green
TWSBI Eco med clear/black Pilot/Namiki Blue blue
Faber-Castell Loom med blue/silver Noodler's 54th Massachusetts blue/black
Kaweco Sport med black cartridge
Conklin All American Old Glory med red/white/blue Pilot Iroshizuku asa-gao blue
Waterman CF med red Noodler's Dragon's Napalm red
Lamy Vista med clear Noodler's Bay State Blue blue
Monteverde Prima med turquoise Sheaffer Turqoise turquoise
MontBlanc 149 med black Montblanc Mystery Black black
Parker Vacumatic med gold/brown Diamine Imperial Blue blue
Parker Vector med silver Noodler's Bay State Concord Grape purple
Pilot Plumix med blue cartridge
med blue Pelikan Royal Blue blue
Levenger True Writer med foliage J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie gold
Wortman Elite med flex burgundy/gold Robert Oster Fire and Ice blue

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wearever Vintage Fountain Pen Review

After having another bad ebay experience with vintage pens recently, it is good to have a good one. Today I talk about the Wearever lever filler pen that I got on ebay and restored to its former glory.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kritzler Vintage Fountain Pen & the ebay blues

Today I talk about the vintage Kritzler fountain pen I got along with an unbranded pocket fountain pen I recently got. I also cover some of the caveats of collecting vintage pens and purchasing on ebay.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wortman Elite Vintage Fountain Pen

Today I do show and tell with my Wortman Elite German manufactured fountain pen.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

New fountain pen acquisitions Sept. 7, 2017

In our pen mail today, we added five pens in the family. We got an unknown model older Danitrio, a Levenger True Writer, a Pilot Plumix, a Dikawen 898, and a Jinhao 886.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Answering the question, "What's your favorite fountain pen?"

I was asked yet again which of my fountain pens is my favorite. This is my answer.