Omas Paragon (New) Arco Bronze

The first of several Arco pens to come: This was an eBay find, actually the second Arco pen I bought online (after a purchase on Slack) but it arrived first. I bought this with the intent of flipping it, because I already knew I had my sights on the older version of the Paragon. But... Continue Reading →

Pilot Vanishing Point Moonlight LE (2018)

Now this is a finish worthy of its rarity! The Moonlight was a limited Japanese release of 2018, and came paired with Tsuki-yo in a special box. I can’t find any other information about it, whether it’s a limited-time run or a limited number of them. There’s another this year, the Deep Sea, which came with... Continue Reading →

Omas Milord Burgundy

The middle child of Omas’s normal product line:  The Milord is a certain small-medium size of pen, similar to the Pelikan M400, Sailor 1911, or Pilot Custom Heritage 92. This is my favoured size of pen: I like how light it is when uncapped and unposted, and the Milord doesn’t feel cheap at all, being... Continue Reading →

Omas Dama Burgundy

Finally reviewing this pen, almost a year after it first arrived! The Dama is among the smallest pens Omas has released, but looking at a photo of it and nothing else, one would be hard pressed to see why: So it’s really just a shrunk Omas, in the same way the pocket-sized Pelikans are shrunken... Continue Reading →

Parker Frontier

A true budget pen: I was given this as a gift, and opened it to find a light, plasticky pen. The extremely firm nib wrote without much character, and the box came with two included cartridges tucked away: My favourite thing about this pen is the plunger converter, which works smoothly and has a little... Continue Reading →

Visconti Medici Oversize / Rose Sovrano

Well, here goes. My first Visconti: I never liked Visconti’s bridge clip, though I admit it is practical and easy to use. In fact, the thing that swayed me on getting this pen was the gold trim; Visconti Medicis in palladium trim were already out on the market, and I had found myself thinking that... Continue Reading →

Pilot Custom 823

Having wanted one for a long time, it was finally because of a kind soul on Discord that I obtained mine! They were visiting Tokyo and picked up an extra at Tokyo Pen Shop Quill before mailing it to me upon their return to the UK. The Custom 823 is normally available in only fine,... Continue Reading →

Omas Cristoforo Colombo II

After the previous Omas purchase (the brown Milord) I was so happy with the brand I started looking around for more of them. Thus —  Rare stuff on r/pen_swap usually gets snapped up pretty quickly, so I was lucky to chance upon a post just 40 minutes after it was put up. It arrived less than... Continue Reading →

The Pilot CON-70

Since anyone who buys Pilots probably has a bunch of these, let’s do a little mucking about today. Often lauded (correctly) as the best converter out there, Pilot’s CON-70 is the largest capacity of converter easily available on the market. It holds 1.1ml of ink and fits almost all of their higher-level pens, and even... Continue Reading →

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