The A.T. Cross company produced their first product in the United States in 1846, they were the first manufacturer of quality writing instruments. The company is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. I first became interested in pens when I was 18 and I got my first Cross pen/pencil set when my grandfather passed away. It … Continue reading Cross Bailey Blue Lacquer Fountain Pen
Nettuno 1911 was originally founded in Italy in 1911 and was recently revived in Naples, Italy by the Maiora Pen Company, which is run by the former co-founder and President of the Delta Pen Company. The first fountain pen manufactured in Italy carried the Nettuno trademark. Per their website, “An advert from 1911 shows the … Continue reading Nettuno 1911 Black Sands
Opus Mechan has been making pens for the pen enthusiast since 2009. About 3 years ago they branded to Opus Mechan to honor fathers and grandfathers. They proudly assist pen enthusiasts with extremely high quality pens and customer service. Recently, Opus Mechan launched a Kickstarter for a new offering, the “Classic Fountain Pen.” Dale Penkala, … Continue reading Opus Mechan “Classic Fountain Pen”
When I first got into the fountain pen world, many of my friends would always talk about the brand Baron Fig. While I asked around on the pen boards for recommendations for durable notebooks, I continually heard references to the Baron Fig Confidant journal. I looked into them, and they had creative designs for bags, … Continue reading Baron Fig Confidant Journal
You never know how a great idea will get its spark. Sometimes it is from seeing a need and finding a way to fix it, sometimes it is being in the right place at the right time, and other times it is from chance encounters. The owners of Girologio, Mario Campa and Heinz Dschankilic, shared … Continue reading Girologio double pen case review and giveaway!!!!!
Pineider recently launched two new accessories to help pen users keep their pens full and their fingers clean. The first accessory is a snorkel adapter for your converters and the second is an adjustable traveling inkwell. Frank from Federalist Pens and Paper sent me these goodies to review and there will be a giveaway as … Continue reading Pineider Snorkel filler and Traveling inkwell and giveaway!!!
Faber-Castell recently introduced a new series of writing tools designed for young professionals, the Neo Slim line. The new pens are available in three writing modes – Fountain pen, Rollerball, and Ballpoint. There are 24 different options to choose from, depending on writing mode and finish. Faber-Castell graciously sent me a matte steel finish ballpoint … Continue reading Faber-Castell Neo Slim
Have you ever wanted a pen or pencil that was built tough for hard work? Or wished that you had something more than just a writing tool? Well the good people at Monteverde did, and they created the One Touch Stylus Tool line of writing instruments. The lineup includes: a fountain pen, mechanical pencil, ballpoint, … Continue reading Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Series
The Esterbrook Pen Company was founded in 1858 by Richard Esterbrook in Camden, New Jersey. The original iteration of the company was in operation until 1971. In 2014, the name and rights were purchased by Harpen Brand Holdings where they had limited success in reviving the brand. In 2018, Kenro Inc purchased and “re-birthed” the … Continue reading Esterbrook Estie- Cobalt and Chrome
Occasionally, a product comes along that really shakes up the pen world. Sometimes they come out of necessity, such as bladders for pens and self-filling mechanisms to replace eyedroppers. Sometimes they come out of the novelty of just being able to do it, such as a fountain pen with a rotating barrel with multiple colors. … Continue reading The Penwell Traveler Review