Month: October 2015

Xezo Maestro Natural Sea Shell Medium Nib Fountain Pen

xezoI don’t know what I wanted when I decided to buy the Xezo Maestro Natural Sea Shell Medium Nib Fountain Pen. I think what I wanted was a sturdy pen that would be easy to write with. However, this was one of my first times buying a fountain pen. Therefore, I did not know much about how they worked. I simply hoped that when I used the pen I would not be disappointed. That’s all I wanted. I think that I was very lucky. Now, that I am online and looking at different reviews for fountain pens, I see that there are plenty of fountain pens that people bought and found to be lacking. However, I bought this pen and realized that I loved it. Perhaps you can say that it was love at first write.

This pen has a very intricate design. The name of the pen actually comes from this pen’s design.  When you look at this pen in the light, then you see why it is called the natural Sea Shell pen. The pen that I have has a beautiful dark green texture. I sometimes found myself simply looking at it from time to time when I took a pause from writing. The design is nice but it does not get in the way of how the pen writes. It is still possible to grip the pen very firmly. You don’t have to worry about the pen slipping out of your hand. Yes, this is pen to treasure I think. I spent a few hours writing with this pen when I first got it. I thought that I would probably get tired of this pen very quickly. However, I found myself enjoying writing with the pen more and more. Quickly and surely, the pen accommodated my hand. Also, the nib of this pen was nice and firm. I think I know the reason for this. The nib of this pen is stainless steel. This means that when you write with it you can press down quite gently and you will see some really nice and dark lines develop. In fact, I found that I was actually begin to write very lightly as time went on. It was almost as if the pen changed the way that I was writing. I didn’t expect that to happen but it did. Yes, this is a pen that inspires you to elegance. I think that when you write with this pen you find yourself wanting to produce words that are equal to the performance of this pen. I think that I lucked out by finding such a nice pen. I didn’t think that it would be as simple as this. Yet, it was. This is a pen that I think I will be using for quite a long time. In fact, I think that this is going to stay with me for quite a while. If you are looking for a well-designed pen that writes extremely well then you should get this pen.

Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Review

conklin duragraphConklin might not be the most widely known company out there or even the best fountain pen manufacturer but they’re certainly on the up, and they’ve pulled something special out of the bag here. My god, can we just talk about how cheap this pen is first? Only fifty five dollars RRP, and sometimes available at a discount. How? How can something so beautiful and such quality be so cheap? I simply could not believe my eyes when I saw the price. I thought to myself, there must be something wrong with this pen. I really expected that this pen should have some type of fatal flaw. Otherwise, how could it be so cheap? It just didn’t make any sense. I know that when something is too good to be true, then it usually is. Yet, this was not the case with this pen. In fact, even though this pen is one of the more affordable, I find that it works better than most of my hundred dollar or even more expensive pens. It represents great value So, let me get right to it.

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Let’s talk about the design of this product first. This pen is a wonder. The resin is what makes this happen. The resin is simply translucent.  The resin uses three different colors: orange, black, and white. Also, the nib is engraved in a perfect way. You look at this nib and you see the name Conklin on it. You know that what you are seeing is an excellent product. This is one of the best pens that I have seen for this price point. I think that when you get a pen like this, there is a temptation to think that there is no way that it is going to look as good as this pen does, but it does. It looks really nice.

Alright, I would like to talk about how this pen feels in the hand. I have one word for you on that subject: light. Okay, I have more to say than that. This pen has a wonderful heft. It is not so light that you cannot feel it in your hand. However, because it is light, you don’t get tired after using it. In fact, I found that I could write with it for quite a while without needing to change hand position. Usually, I find that almost impossible. Yes, writing with this pen is very nice. I think that they designed this pen very well. I thought when I was using this pen that I was having a good time using it. I couldn’t stop using it. Using this pen for me became like an addiction. I always had to use this pen. In fact, while I was using this pen I got a new pen from my housemate as a gift. It was really nice and more expensive but I did not like the feel of it. Therefore, I would recommend that you ignore the price tag when you look for a pen. If you want a really nice pen that works really well, then you need to go and get this pen right now. You will like writing with it and you will begin to understand what I mean.

The Montblanc Starwalker Fountain Pen Reviewed

montblanc starwalkerUsing the Montblanc  Starwalker pen for the first time was an amazing experience. Even opening the case for the first time was excellent. Why? The case is beautifully designed.  It truly has the grandeur and beauty of a Montblanc product. Now the pen, the pen, what can I say about such an excellent object. How about this? When, I held the pen in my hands, for the first time, I had to stop and gaze at it. I had to make sure that this stream-lined, aerodynamic tool I held in my hands was actually a pen, so I had to stop gazing in wonder and use it.

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Wow. What a pen. It is not merely the heft of the pen that stands out to the person who uses the Starwalker for the first time; it is also the flow of the thing. This is a pen that grazes across the page. I would use it for a few minutes and I would find that the smallest movements of my hand would create such wonderful beautiful lines across the paper. This is an incredibly smooth writing pen.  You don’t need to worry about gaps from this pen or holes in this paper. This pen simply does not stop with its surprises. You have no need to worry that the pen is simply going to eject ink everywhere and make the paper and your hands very wet. No, this pen writes quickly and dryly. You will sit down and be amazed by its’ prowess. Perhaps, the reason this pen writes so well and so quickly and so beautifully is because of its nib. I have a medium nib pen myself and I found that when I wrote with it I could create the most wonderful curves in my c’s and s’s without needing to stop for a second. Of course, as per usual, this excellent nib is fourteen karat. The Montblanc  logo is beautiful etched upon this nib.

Also, filling the pen is very easy. This pen has a cartridge filler and whenever I use it I find that my pen is filled quickly and nicely.  Usually for me, filling a pen is a really agonizing and horrible process leading to a huge mess. However, with this pen not only did that not happen but the pen was filled very well as well. In fact, in the time I used it, I only had to fill it once. This pen really can take a lot of use.

The Starwalker pen is an excellent Montblanc pen. From its’ style which merely foreshadows its’ beautiful presence, one’s mind is constantly blown when using this wonderful and amazing product. I think that once my hands touched its’ excellent design, I must have known that I was about to sue a wonderful product. It’s good to know that this initial thought was a correct one. If you are looking for a pen that you will fall in love with, then look no further than the Starwalker.

Reviewing the Best Retractable Fountain Pens

pilot caplessWho else hates caps? They get lost; they fall off randomly, and generally get ink on your hands when you try to top your pens with them.  However, when looking for fountain pens, it appears like the best of the best pens have caps. Sometimes, you want the best of quality and convenience. Should it be so hard to find the two encapsulated in one pen? Well, I’ve tried and I have come up with a few pens that I think contain both qualities. I basically chose two fountain pens at both ends of the price spectrum:  The Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen and Namiki Raden Capless Fountain Pen.

The Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen is beautiful object. You would easily guess from looking at it that it would cost double its 150 euros. However, it doesn’t and you are getting an excellent product for a cheap price. I found that writing with this pen was easy and simple. The pen fit very well in my hand and I could right for an extremely long time with it. Also, the pen could write for quite a long time without needing to be refilled. This is an excellent pen. I think that people often see the price and think that the pen cannot be as great as it is because it is so cheap. Well, those people are wrong because this is a pen that is both wonderful to use and look at. If you want something cheap and powerful, I would go with the Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen.

Now, the Namiki Raden Capless Fountain Pen is shiny. Why? Because the shell fragments that are wonderfully finished by hand into the pen. Yes, this is a luxury product. However, that being said, this pen does not feel too delicate. You can really push this pen for quite a long time. I know that I did. I did not need to press too hard to make deep marks, but when I was writing quite quickly the pen moved with me. It may feel like a collector’s item, but this pen is quite sturdy. Perhaps, this sturdiness comes from the fact that the pen has a rhodium plated nib. This nib is tough. I’m telling you that I thought I had ground the pen down but looked at the nib and it flashed light in my eye it was so shiny. This is a pen that you can use for a long time and forget that it is in your hands. Yes, it may be expensive but if you want an amazing retractable pen I would go with this.

Retractable pens are excellent. They don’t require caps that get lost and end up everywhere but where you need them. If you are looking for a cheap retractable fountain pen that does twice the work for the price then I would recommend that you buy the Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen. If you want a beautiful luxury product that is tough then I would go with the Nakimi.