Best Gifts for Pen Collectors in 2020

Finding the best gifts for pen collectors can be a challenge, particularly since most people don’t want to take the risk and expense of buying a pen. Fortunately, there are a lot of gifts for pen enthusiasts they are sure to enjoy, you just have to think about it for a minute. You don’t even … Read more

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 LeGrand Fountain Pen Review

I have to let you in on a little secret, I love the style of a lot of Montblanc pens and the Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 LeGrand fountain pen is not only the pen that started it all for me, but it is also to this day my absolute favorite modern high-end utilitarian fountain pen. Let … Read more

What is a Fountain Pen and Why Should You Use One?

Many of you are too young to know the answer to the question, what is a fountain pen, but that’s alright, it is never too late to learn about these fascinating writing instruments! The short answer is that a fountain pen is a writing instrument that has a reservoir of ink stored internally and uses … Read more

Pelikan Souveran M800 Fountain Pen Review

The Pelikan Souveran M800 fountain pen is one of my favorite fountain pens. It is in my mind best described by what it is not; flashy, heavy, metallic, cold, and unreliable. If you are looking for something to whip out in a meeting and have everyone start drooling over some exquisite piece of jewelry, move … Read more

Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen Review

The Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen is a retractable nib fountain pen sometimes referred to just as a VP. This means that you click the button on the top of the pen just like a lot of cheap ballpoints, and it extends and retracts the nib of the pen, much like the ballpoints extend … Read more

Best Cheap Fountain Pens You Can Get in 2020

Today I want to talk about the best cheap fountain pens you can buy because too many people seem to think that fountain pens are all these expensive collector’s items that no one actually uses. This list is also perfectly good as the best fountain pen for beginners list. While there certainly are pens that … Read more

Cross Townsend Platinum Fountain Pen Review

The Cross Townsend Platinum fountain pen was the first nice, new, fountain pen I purchased. I started off collecting old pens that I found at antique and junk stores such as the Esterbrook J. While I enjoyed the hunt for these pens I also wanted something nice and new, so I went to the closest … Read more

How To Clean a Fountain Pen When It Becomes Clogged

Eventually, when you collect pens that you use you will need to know how to clean a fountain pen or two because you need to change ink colors, let the ink dry inside so much it will not write correctly, or you purchase a pen with dried ink inside. Pen cleaning isn’t hard and only … Read more

Best Ink for Fountain Pens You Can Get

When looking for the best ink for fountain pens there are some things you need to stay away from such as India ink, or ink made specifically for other types of pens including dip and ballpoint pens. Not only can these types of ink stain your pen, but they can also clog the feeds, and … Read more