Friday, October 20, 2017

Vintage Wahl-Eversharp Skyline Review

The vintage Wahl-Eversharp was manufactured between 1941 and 1950. This particular pen has quickly become one of my favorite pens in my entire collection because of its looks and how well it writes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Aihao 202503 and Uranus fountain pens

In recent pen mail, we got two inexpensive Chinese manufactured fountain pens, the Aihao 202503 and the Uranus (made by Duke). Both are decent writers for the small price paid for them. I have long said that collecting fountain pens does not have to be expensive if you don't want it to be.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Vintage Waterman Crusader

Today I review the vintage Waterman Crusader, second generation, circa 1948 - 1953. I got a second one and refurbished my first one. I compare the two, discuss what I had to do to get them both to optimum performance, and share some details.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Levenger True Writer, Zenzoi, & Jinhao Dragon Pen

Our recent additions to our pen family are an amethyst colored Levenger True Writer, which is a joy to write with, a relatively unknown brand called Zenzoi, which is based in Wyoming but manufactured overseas, and the Jinhao Dragon Pen. Jinhao has really improved their quality and presentation lately.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Monday, October 02, 2017

Pen Mail - 3 Russians, One US Vintage Waterman, & One new German

In today's mail, I got three Soviet Union surplus pens from the Ukraine, another Waterman Commando, and a Schneider pen (my wife's new purchase).

I have already restored the Waterman Commando since getting it today and it writes AWESOME! It was already in great condition and just needed a little polishing and a new sac. Two of the Russian pens have been smoothed out and write well. One is a problem child still and needs more work.