Why Do I Love Esterbrook Fountain Pens?

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When it comes to fountain pens, there are many different types of pens that you can use. You can choose from pens made in particular countries like Japan, Germany or the United States. You can choose from nibs that are fine, broad or flexible. But one of the biggest divides that many new users have a hard time crossing is … Read More

How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often: Write Lists

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Many people who collect fountain pens sometimes have trouble using them as often as they would like. If you are not a student or in a profession that requires you to write very often, you might struggle to use your pens at all! In this series of articles I want to make some suggestions that should help you use your … Read More

Rickshaw Pen Sleeve Giveaway!

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A few days ago I posted a review of the wonderful Rickshaw Bags pen sleeves. Now, I’m giving away some of the products I reviewed! Read on to find out how you can win your very own Rickshaw pen sleeve. What Are The Prizes? Since Mark with Rickshaw Bags was nice enough to load me up with gear, there are … Read More

Rickshaw Pen Sleeve and Roll Review

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If you’ve ever wondered how you could protect your fountain pens while you’re out and about, you’re not alone. At home they’re usually not exposed to very much danger when they’re sitting on a table, but once you leave the house they’ll usually end up in a backpack, pocket or purse. One of the easiest and most compact ways you … Read More

What Is The Best Paper For Fountain Pens?

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For many fountain pen users, choosing a high quality paper is just as important as choosing which pen and ink to use. If you’ve never given much thought to the paper you write on, hopefully this article introduces a whole new dimension to your writing. In this article, I’ll introduce some of the basic paper concepts, as well as make … Read More

Pen, Paper and Ink – Fountain Pen Basics

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When it comes to writing with a fountain pen, you need to consider more than just which pen you’re going to use. A fine writing experience depends on three different things: your pen, your ink and your paper. If one of these items is lacking it can ruin the entire experience. At the same time, if all three compliment each … Read More

Fountain Pen Day 2017 Giveaway!

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My first love in fountain pens was vintage pens. To me, that’s what fountain pens are all about. Of course, there are many amazing modern pens out there, but there’s just something special about using a pen that’s 50 or even 100 years old. I’ve seen a lot of Fountain Pen Day giveaways, but honestly don’t know if I’ve seen … Read More