Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight LE (2015)

Well, not much needs to be said at this point: This is probably the limited-edition model that I hear the most chatter online about. Unlike the Crimson Sunrise of a couple years later, which never quite caught the imagination of the fountain pen public, the Twilight has gradually become a hit. It was a little... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Pilot Custom Itoya LE (Custom 74)

Another friend taking a trip to Japan, another “please help me” shopping jaunt to Itoya... I wanted an EF but was told that the store exclusive rhodium-trimmed pens came only in F/M/B, so I plumped for my first broad nib ever! I already have pens with the #5 nib in F (my Custom Heritage 92) and M... Continue Reading →

Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown

I could say that this was a well-considered purchase, but then I would be lying... No regrets at all! When I first heard the news of yet another brown Pelikan pen, I might have been slightly disappointed, but that all disappeared when I saw the first photos of this. The material perfectly complements the chunky... Continue Reading →

Sailor Pro Gear Slim Red Pearl SE

A third-hand pen for which the previous two users said it was too scratchy? Sign me up! A small pen with an even smaller nib, the Pro Gear Slim in the Red Pearl finish is only available with Sailor’s specialty saibi-togi nib. Imagine a pen that doesn’t come in a point size larger than 0.1mm! That’s... Continue Reading →

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