Parker Sonnet Cisele, one of the great light-weigth ink pens

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Parker Sonnet fountain pen is still today one of the great ink pens When introduced in 1992, consumers could choose from many various trims, and with a high volume production, it exposed modern fountain pen design at its finest. Taking from the most successful fountain pens of decades past, this pen was a highly desired […]

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The best best heritage pen: the Pilot Custom Heritage 92, staying true to the company’s tradition

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The origins of the Pilot pen, the best “heritage” pen Why the best heritage pen? Well, Japanese penmakers, while beloved for their precision tips and fine quality, are not known for their interesting filling mechanisms. The newcomer Pilot Custom Heritage 92 is a minimalistic pen making a name for itself by being the exception. With a […]

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The M150 of Pelikan, one of the best pen brands

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M150 of Pelikan, among the best pen brands The Pelikan M150 is yet another true classic, actually part of the Pelikan Classic series which says it all. Very recognizable by the green see-through window. And we know, Pelikan is one of the best pen brands. Famous individuals who have used the these Pelikan series include Einstein and […]

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Visconti Homo Sapiens, one of the more intriguing fountain pen brands

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Visconti, one of the fountain pen brands that refreshes First of all, Visconti is one of the younger fountain pen brands. One might find it odd to think fountain pen brands are still founded in the last decades. This company was only established in 1988 and is based in a fifteenth century Florentine villa. You immediately understand […]

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The ink pen in wood from Sailor, made in Japan (Precious Wood Series)

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The Japanese origins of the Sailor ink pen in wood Fountain pens in Japan came to be around the 1900’s. Brushes made way for metal nibs. The Sailor Pen Company has been making fountain pens in Hiroshima, Japan since 1911. The origin of this cute name is unclear. Mr Kyugoro Sakata supposedly had been shown […]

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Onoto Magna, luxury pens, against odds with us today

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Grand heritage and fine example of the Luxury pens True luxury pens. Onoto, originally called Thomas de La Rue and Company Limited, has a very well respected British company that built a printing empire in the 19th century producing stamps, banknotes and playing cards for the commonwealth. It was actually only in 1880 that they […]

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Sheaffer Balance, the pen that brought fame and creativity. One of the best vintage pens

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Walt Disney and the Sheaffer pen Balance Walt Disney was a great fan and was often seen in pictures with Sheaffer pens, vintage pens or not. A well-used Sheaffer Balance was found in Walt Disney’s desk in 1970 when his office was being inventoried. For me it became instantly ‘the creative pen’. The stories of […]

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