PenBBS 456

This pen was everything I hoped that the TWSBI Vac would be. I’ve officially given up on repeatedly buying parts for my Vac 700. Priced similarly to the Eco — and lower than the Vac — there’s literally no reason to go for one of those since the PenBBS 456 exists (and if you want... Continue Reading →

PenBBS 323

I bought this because I wanted a pen in this material, that’s all. I missed out on some other models in PenBBS’s Galaxy acrylic, and this was the next thing that was available. And so:  I’ve ended up really liking this pen a lot, not just because of the material, but because the subtle curves... Continue Reading →

Pelikan M620 New York

After getting the Grand Place and Piccadilly Circus pens from Pelikan’s M620 Cities series, I had my sights set on the soft stripey blues of the Place de la Concorde. But then this turned up: Emulating the chunky celluloids of an earlier era, this barrel material is pretty unique for Pelikan. I’d always appreciated the... Continue Reading →

Soyuz Golden Fish

This is a curiosity from the Soviet era, quite along the line of Eastern countries imitating Western products. China had its own Parker 51 clones, and today we discuss a Russian one: The model name translates to little golden fish, and the novelty factor lies in having a small glycerin-filled chamber with a small plastic... Continue Reading →

Omas Dama Arco Bronze

Pocket pen time: I happened across this pen at the October 2017 London Pen Show, and had the poor sense to haggle. So it came home with me, and I found it to be even littler than my other Dama. It’s properly pocket-sized, and weighs almost nothing. Very compact in the hand, and I can... Continue Reading →

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