Michael Hsu has been building the OPUS 88 brand for the past two decades by crafting each design to high standards. Since 1988, Michael worked as an OEM/ODM supplier and has developed a reputation for excellence. This reputation is well deserved, and their dedication is clearly evident in the fountain pens OPUS 88 produces. I … Continue reading OPUS 88 Flora Fountain Pen
Last year at the D.C. Pen Show, I sat at a table and looked at some of the most insane nibs I could ever imagine. No, it was not something a major company was putting out, these were handmade nibs by my friend Jim Crawford a.k.a. Pensloth. Jim had begun experimenting with welding and cutting … Continue reading Pensloth Kissaki 3-Layer Nib!!!
The Tibaldi pen company was founded in Florence in 1916 by Giuseppe Tibaldi. The company is now run by the Aquila Family, “life-long Italian virtuosos in the pen design and manufacturing industry, and a major proprietor of both Tibaldi and Montegrappa trademarks.” The company moved from Florence to Bassano del Grappa in 2004. I have … Continue reading Tibaldi N60 Amber Yellow Fountain Pen
Per the Platinum website: “The original #3776 series was designed by the late writing expert Haruo Umeda, known as “Mr. Fountain Pen,” along with the design team at Platinum Pen Company. Their aim was simple- to create the ideal fountain pen.” The #3776 was introduced in 1978 and sold over 150,000 pens in just six … Continue reading Platinum #3776 Century Carnelian
Gábor Megyeri, who has designed pens for Montblanc and Montegrappa, founded Etelburg in 2015. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to provide my thoughts and opinions about fountain pens and the pen industry to the Etelburg company as they were designing a new pen and pen system. Fast forward to today when the pen … Continue reading Etelburg r.feather fountain pen system
Today’s review is part 2 of the Waldmann review courtesy of Luxury Brands! The model I am looking at today is the Xetra Vienna Black Lacquer. Thanks go out again to Luxury Brands for letting me borrow these for review. Packaging: The packaging is the same between both models. The outer box is black cardstock … Continue reading Waldmann Xetra Vienna Black Lacquer Fountain Pen
Waldmann pens was founded in 1918 in Pforzheim Germany, which was the capital of traditional jewelry making in the Black Forest. The company has become world renowned for making high-quality writing instruments out of gold and silver and for their innovative designs. I had first learned of Waldmann pens at the Baltimore pen show this … Continue reading Waldmann Manager Fountain Pen
“Take care of your green thoughts, sustainable projects will grow.” This is the motto for the new Visconti Eco-Logic line of products. People all over the world have seen the environmental impacts of global warming and pollution. Many people and companies have switched to reusable and sustainable resources and Visconti has introduced their own sustainable … Continue reading Visconti Eco-Logic
I have previously reviewed the Magna Carta Oxford fountain pen and they recently have been releasing a number of new models. Frank from Federalist Pens and Paper graciously lent me one of these new models, the Elements in Earth (brown), to review. What sets this new line apart from their previous models? Well you will … Continue reading Magna Carta Elements Fountain Pen
Get Thee to A Pen Show! The Baltimore-Washington International Pen Show is just around the corner! This year, the event will be held Feb 28th- March 1st at the BWI Airport Marriott at 1743 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. The show will run 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday. Pen shows are … Continue reading Baltimore/Washington International Pen Show 2020!!!!!