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I’m left handed. This means two things, I tend to smear when I write and I hate slow-drying inks. For the longest time I’ve used Noodler’s inks, which are perfectly fine, but are not the optimal ink... more
I've developed the habit of taking mynotebook along with me to most places. Whether it be throughout my home, when I'm out and about, or even on vacation, it goes nearly everywhere I do. Being that... more
The Jinhao 159 left me with some mixed feelings. There's a lot tolike, and not like, about it. If you've got small hands and you're left-handed, it might be a problem. Otherwise, I don't see why an... more
The Ahab The Noodler's Ahab is an excellent flex nib fountain pen. 'Flex' means the tines can bend to allow for a variety of line widths, which is great for artists, calligraphers, and general doodle... more
BIC is known for their pens, no doubt. I'm not sure they're as well known for their awesome disposable fountain pens though. In short, BIC disposable fountain pens are pretty darn good for disposabl... more
The Lamy Studio won't give you a significantly different writing experience from a Safari. It's heavier, more professional looking, and obviously not styled for the same type of user. The biggest qu... more
One of the Parker IM Fountain Pen's best qualities is the versatility of the nib. It seems to be able to write on anything its owner can throw at it. The pen also carries a good weight to it, as a g... more
The Duke 2009 Charlie Chaplain Commemoration Black Fountain Pen has a nice solid, heavy feel in the hand. The black lacquer covering it offers a smooth look and projects an aura of elegance not seen... more
The Pilot Metro is ridiculous. If any people getting started with fountain pens wanted a suggestion on a good pen, this would be my go-to. It?s because this pen serves up a nice fine pointed nib, lo... more
The Pilot Varsity is a great disposable fountain pen that won?t break the bank. The nib glides along all paper surfaces in a smooth and consistent manner so you won?t need to worry about skipping. T... more
The Lamy Safari is a great pen for beginners and seasoned scribes alike. Its relatively low cost and durability serve to make it a favorite within many enthusiast circles. The ABS plastic is a good s... more
The Waterman Blue Obsession has a very modernist, no-nonsense look to its body. Considerably, it is a bit in the higher range of affordability for this site, yet still hangs nicely under our self-imp... more
The Lamy Safari is a great pen for beginners and seasoned scribes alike. Its relatively low cost and durability serve to make it a favorite within many enthusiast circles. The ABS plastic is a good s... more