Pilot Myu

To those who have laid eyes upon it, the legend needs no introduction: The Pilot Myu gains its 100% deserved reputation with its rarity (i.e., not very, or not too much so) and its quality. Made from steel all over, it has the polished-chrome look of last-century modernism, and its slim, tapered profile definitely harbours... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

PenBBS 309

A Chinese product that really distinguishes itself from the cheapness of its competition. Enter PenBBS: There are so many numbers, and I don’t know if there is any logic to them. This is the 309, in the Smog acrylic (54), with a stock silver-coloured fine nib (SF), making the full name of my model the... 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 →

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