Fountain Pen Revolution is an American brand that sells essentially Indian pens. Kevin, the owner, set out to make fountain pens affordable, with some features found on more premium labels. The FPR Indus is a piston filler that comes in a variety of colors and nib options. The demonstrator version … Continue reading
Aurora is an old Italian brand, almost 100 years now. Handmade in Torino, Aurora pens are led by two flagship models: the Optima, and the larger 88. Both are piston-fillers and come in a variety of finishes. The main distinction of the Optima from the 88 is its size. Considerably … Continue reading
Having first enjoyed my TWSBI Ecos and Lamys, I soon found myself considering something a little easier to carry around in a pocket. The Kaweco Sport line of pocket fountain pens are often mentioned as a go-to pen in this category, and have been around since the 1960’s. Since then, … Continue reading
While many love large pens, not everyone is willing to carry them in an accessible fashion every day. When it comes to filling unexpected forms, making quick notes, or doodling, the best tools are the ones you actually have with you at all times. Luckily, pen lovers today have a selection … Continue reading
Diamine Oxblood is one of the more popular red-brown inks. Being neither truly red nor brown, the name accurately depicts its appearance – spill this ink and you might think it is a crime scene. Gory descriptions aside, Oxblood is a fascinating ink that is well behaved for everyday use. … Continue reading
The TWSBI Eco was released in mid-2015 and has proved quite popular since. Available in black, white, and (soon) full demonstrator versions, the Eco is a lower-cost offering by the Taiwanese brand. At USD35 (MYR140 – 160) or less, the Eco is one of the very few piston-filler pens … Continue reading
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