Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen

The Caran d’Ache company was founded in Geneva in 1915 by Arnold Schweitzer after he purchased the Ecridor Pencil Factory. The name of the company was changed to Caran d’Ache in 1924. The company was primarily known for mechanical and watercolor pencils, but they created the iconic 849 ballpoint in 1969. The review today is … Continue reading Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen


Noodler’s Boston Safety Pen in Black

Today’s review is of a new offering from the Noodler’s pen company. Noodler’s Pen is well known for their extensive variety of inks, offering a vast amount of colors, various water and cold resistance, politically inspired colors and logos, and the list goes on. They are also known for the variety of pens they offer, … Continue reading Noodler’s Boston Safety Pen in Black


Welcome to The Baltimore-Washington International Pen Show!!!!! The Annual Baltimore-Washington International Pen Show was held March 2 – 4, 2018, at the Marriott Inner Harbor Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. The show was run by Bert Oser and his staff from Bertram’s Inkwell of Rockville, MD. This was a new location for this show and … Continue reading BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PEN SHOW RECAP

Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Red Fountain Pen

This is a review of the Diplomat Excellence A² Skyline Red Fountain Pen.  Last year, I had the privilege to review the Diplomat Excellence A Skyline in blue as my first published fountain pen review. Diplomat Pen Company was purchased in 2017, and the new owners have revisited the company’s existing lines to make improvements. I … Continue reading Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Red Fountain Pen