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.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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
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.
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
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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
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|
|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|
|Danitrio||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
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
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
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 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
I was asked yet again which of my fountain pens is my favorite. This is my answer.