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Pen Review: Lamy 2000

Spending some time back in the States, I’ve been reunited with my Lamy 2000. Don’t ask me why I didn’t travel with it in the first place–I must have been on a cartridge kick, trying to pack light or something–but I won’t make that mistake again. From now on, this functional, stylish, piston-filler never leaves… Read more »

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UNICEF Fountain Pen–the Children Deserve Better

This pen is a human rights violation.   On my last day in Spain, I went to the post office to send postcards to new subscribers. Waiting in line for stamps, I noticed a cup of fountain pens for sale on the counter. They were €7 and the proceeds went to UNICEF. I picked out the blue… Read more »

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Pen Review: Platinum Preppy–the FREE Pen

That’s right, FREE. Noodler’s gives away the Platinum Preppy with their inks. Alternatively, you can buy the Preppy on its own for $4.50 or a seven pack, in all the colors of the rainbow, for $16. As for my review, it’d be tempting to say “what do you want? it’s a free pen.” But the fact is,… Read more »

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Pen Review: Pilot Varsity

The Pilot Varsity is a disposable fountain pen. I have to keep reminding myself of that fact as I review it. It’s a disposable fountain pen, I don’t need to go too in-depth… It’s a disposable fountain pen, maybe I should hold it to a different standard… It’s a disposable fountain pen, isn’t that an… Read more »