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Review: Online Germany’s Pearl White Tango Fountain Pen @ONLINEgermany

Damn English weather. This would've been so awesome if it had been a bit brighter.

I first saw this pen on… I think it was eBay, a very long time ago. I think I was looking for a white fountain pen for some reason. And, at the time, I don’t think I was very good at getting anything more expensive than a Lamy Safari, so I passed on it. Quite a few weeks ago now, maybe mid August, I was in TK Maxx when I came across this pen. For £5.99. Was I going to pass that up? I don’t think so.

I love the graphics on it. I’m so into florals and vines and pink at the moment, and I’m always into butterflies. It does come in a plain white, plain black and an Icy Blue, which is pretty and had I seen that one a few years ago I would’ve been all over it. There is a Violet, a Violet Pink and a Creamy Rose Pink too (I think I got those links the right way around), but those don’t seem to be on their website anymore. I’ve only ever seen those on Amazon and eBay. I feel that the one I have has a less… Busy design and I really like that.

This pen is a bit strange. The overall shape is strange, the end of the pen is strange, the nib section is strange. Let me show you what I mean.

Strange end piece.  So, here. This picture show you the end piece that I find odd. I haven’t seen something like that before. It’s perfect for when or if you want to post the pen, but other than that? Strange. (This picture also gives you an idea of the uncapped length of the pen next to a TWSBI Mini.) It does look a bit cool in its strangeness though, and I do really like the shape of the rest of the body.

Personally I don’t like to post this pen (I don’t really post pens anyway), because it makes the pen, in my opinion, a bit too top heavy. It’s a pretty weighty pen anyway, but if you’re used to metal pens then it might not be an issue for you. I use a lot of plastic pens so the weight was a bit more noticeable to me.
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See that tiny black bit? On both the photos on the left and right? That’s the grip section. This is more than likely the smallest grip section I’ve ever seen in my life. I personally manage to get around this by holding the pen more where the cap joins the body, so the part of the body that flares out rests more comfortably in my hand. So, that’s how that works for me; your milage may vary entirely.

Back to the photo on the right. The amount of cartridge that’s in that silver section just seems really odd to me. I’m not sure why and I can’t put my finger on it despite the fact that I’ve been thinking about this since I got the pen. Due to the length of the tube below the threads where the section screws into the body, I feel like there should be more of the cartridge nestled up there. I don’t know, I guess maybe it doesn’t matter because the cartridge is still secure enough.  And you will have to use a cartridge because there isn’t a converter for it and a regular standard one doesn’t fit. I think I read about a converter hack, but I haven’t tried it. (And typically, I can’t find it now I need it.) I don’t really have an issue with using cartridges or refilling the cartridges if I need to.

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It took me a little while and a couple of different cartridges to get it to actually write, but I’m pretty sure that was down to me and not the pen – one of the cartridges I tried at first is one I’ve had problems with in several pens. It always takes a little while to get going. So, I’m almost certain that’s my fault and not the pen’s. The ink colour in the scan seems a little pale, and honestly I think that’s a combination of the ink (J.Herbin is a little more watery than most ink I’ve used) and the Staples Arc paper. The colour is more saturated when I use cheaper paper. On both types of paper however, the pen puts down a decent amount of ink and it writes pretty darn smoothly.
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Overall? I like it. It’s pretty and it’s a little different. It adds a little while to my fountain pen collection and some more flowers. And, at the end of the day, it works – it puts ink on the page with little to no efffort from me, which, when you boil it down to the bare bones, is what I really want from a pen. I’m also not going to really complain for the price I got it for. Would I pay full price for it? I’m not sure. Maybe if it came in one of the fountain pen and ballpoint sets, but maybe not if it was just the fountain pen on its own. But for the price I got it for, it’s an absolute steal.

 

 

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Review: the @Retro1951 Tornado Rollerball.

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This is a review I’ve been meaning to do since I started actually doing them more seriously. I have had this pen a very long time – About a year and a bit if the date on the terrible photos of the awesome packaging are to go by. (And you can see that packaging here.) I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t done this sooner. Maybe it’s because I don’t use it as much as I should. And that is because I keep putting it somewhere safe, in its little sleeve – so when I’m looking for it, I’m looking for the bright blue, not the black of the sleeve because I’m an idiot, so then I keep thinking that I’ve lost it. And believe me, that makes me very unhappy. However, every time I do use it, it’s the only pen I’ll use until my fountain pens call out for me again.

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(Can you tell that I’m in love with the Staples Arc range?)

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When it comes to pens that cost more than a packet of say… Five from a local store, it normally boils down to the refill – some people can deal with an ugly pen body as long as the refill is pretty good. Especially in this day and age of the Kickstarter projects. You can probably find a prettier/nicer body for your favourite refill on there if the original body isn’t to your liking. Actually, I guess that extends both ways, except for the fact that a terrible refill is often much cheaper to replace. The refill in the Retro is just… Gosh. It’s lovely, it really is. As I said in the handwritten bit, it even makes me not mind black so much. I think that’s because it’s a gel refill instead of a ballpoint. Although it’s right up there at the top of the list of black gel refills/pens I’ve used and enjoyed. I’m sure that I can find something just as nice that will fit (I believe Parker have some gel refills, one of those might do.) Sure it won’t be quite the same, but anything to keep using the pen, right?

The knurling and the blue (or whatever colour your pen is, if you’ve got one of the “Classic Lacquers” versions – I can’t speak ifor the others) disc on the top of the twist mechanism are probably my favourite details of this pen. I can’t really say why – probably because I have a thing for texture and continued use of the main body colour in pen design. I even like the way the pen tapers towards the tip – normally that sort of thing gets a bit too skinny for my liking, but the Tornado is… It has a chubby tapering.

What else can I tell you that hasn’t already been covered in the hadnwritten portion, or by others? Not an awful lot really.

The Retro 51 Tornado is a gorgeous pen. It’s… Classic in its design. There are so many colours and finishes (and even limited editions) that there’s one for everyone. Unless you’re like one of those people who likes to collect things then yes, they’ll all be for you. Personally, I’m probably going to stick with the one (unless they bring out one that knocks my socks off) because it has sentimental value. (Which, may I add, has nothing to do with how the pen writes, just so you know.)

If you don’t have one, I really think you should get one.

Other reviews – because if we all agree, then surely it’s a pen worth checking out, no? And let’s not forget it’s one of The Pens That Shall Not Be Named on the Pen Addict podcast! 😀
~ The Pen Addict’s review.
~ The Well Appointed Desk’s review.
~ Gourmet Pens’ review.
~ From The Pen Cup’s review.
~ Clicky Post’s review and why this is a great first pen.

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Review: Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Ballpoint Pen

Oh no, a ballpoint! Ha. No, I kid. I don’t mind them.

I won this pen during National Stationery Week this year… I won it from… I actually don’t remember? But I won it. That was a fairly long time ago, now I think about it. So, I obviously didn’t buy it, and I wasn’t asked to review it, I’ve just been using it for the last couple of days and thought that I would.

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This ballpoint is triangular in shape, and most of the body is covered in small, raised dots that act like a grip section. Faber Castell actually do pencils like this, and I’m not a fan of those for some reason; I like the triangular shape but the dots feel odd on a pencil (and I think the lead is too light for my taste, even though they write well for pencils, but I digress). But on this pen? Love them. I’m also one of those people who turns their pens while writing so the triangular shape makes that much easier. Oddly, I don’t do it as much with pencils or at all with fountain pens, but I do with everything else? The shape of the pen and the dots make this pen really rather comfortable to hold, unlike a lot of other ballpoints I have.

There are ten different body colours; mine is the “petrol” colour and I love it. It’s so pretty. There’s plenty of different body colours (ten!) to suit anyone’s taste, and there’s a pretty decent range of refills (Faber-Castell do a ‘gel-refill’ in the right style, as do Parker I believe but there are plenty of others that will fit). I’ve only tried the one it comes with in mine – that’s the Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen Refill – Medium, Blue. I’ve only ever tried that one because… I haven’t used it up yet and I don’t have any other refills to hand to swap out.

Speaking of the refill though… I actually quite like it. I think it’s pretty smooth for what it is – a ballpoint refill. And not just on good paper; it feels pretty nice on mega cheap sticky notes too. I haven’t experienced any blobbing, and I don’t think it really skips a lot; but that’s my personal opinion. That might have something to do with the fact that I have an average-ly heavy hand and I don’t write at the speed of the Flash or something.

The clip is pretty solid, I think but also pretty rigid – it’ll fit onto a cotton shirt pocket and maybe some sheets of paper but nothing too thick. It looks good though and I do think it feels pretty effortless to write with.

Final verdict? Pick one up and play with refills; there’s bound to be a combination for you. Sometimes a ballpoint will just have to do, or it’ll be the only thing that will work, so you might as well make it a good one, right?

Get your own from Cult Pens, here.
No, I’m not sponsored(I wish right? Ha.) – I’m just a really happy customer.

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Review: Online Germany’s “All You Need” 3 -in-1 Pen @ONLINEgermany

As you may or may not know, it was my birthday last Friday. I saw my father and step-mother on the Saturday where they presented me with, amongst other things, this nifty little pen. I got home and inked it up, and I’ve been switching between the nib units since then.

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Now, quick disclaimer; obviously, I didn’t pay for this. And I wasn’t asked to review it, but I’m going to because, why not?

I think this pen is labelled as part of the “College” range of pens, but to be honest I’m not entirely sure what that means. However, I do know that this is part of the new “Save My World” collection to raise awareness for endangered animals. Mine’s the Ocean one but it also comes in Asia and Africa, I belive. Here it is on their website. (Of course, there are loads more designs and lots more pen sets too but I like this collection.) Now, I don’t know exactly how much it cost, because it was a present, and it came from Gent, Belgium, so maybe the same price as on the website. I’m not sure.

Paper: Staples Arc, A5 Lined.
Ink:
~ Calligraphy nib – Pelikan Turquoise cartridge.
~ Fountain pen nib – Pelikan Pink cartridge.
~ Rollerball nib – Pelikan Violet cartridge.

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Some Basics.
So, it’s a plastic pen body with three different nib-units – a rollerball, a fountain pen and a 1.4mm calligraphy nib. (Which is a really weird number to pick for a calligraphy nib, but hey.) This pen takes standard cartridges and therefore will take a standard converter and I think it might take international long cartridges, but I’m not sure. It probably does because the body is long enough to hold an in-use standard, short, international cartridge, with another as back up. But I know for a fact that it takes international short cartridges for two reasons: a) it says so on the box and b) I’m using Pelikan violet, turquoise and pink cartridges with it. I haven’t tried using a converter with it yet but I have a basic, standard converter and it does fit (and stay).

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The pen is super light, even when posted (posting does help if you like a little bit more weight, though it won’t weigh that much more) but that’s because the whole pen is made of plastic as far as I can tell; nib bits excluded, obviously, which are iridium with the Online logo on them – simple and uncluttered. It’s not a very thick plastic, but it’s not flimsy – if you give the lid/body a gentle squeeze, it doesn’t move and it feels pretty stable. I like the fact that it’s light, and I like the points on the top of the cap and the bottom of the body; I think they’re a little different and I like different. I think the points give the illusion that the pen is a little longer than it is, which isn’t that needed because it’s a fairly average length. But I find that posting the cap does make it a little too long for my liking.

Oh, speaking of the cap. There is a clip on the lid, but this is made out of plastic on this model (I can’t speak for the other clips on other pens, just this one) and it’s not… You could slip it onto a shirt pocket and it would hold for a bit, but you couldn’t clip it to anything thicker than cotton because it’s not a very flexible clip and I think it would snap easily.

Capped length: 13.5cm
Uncapped/unposted length: just over 12cm.
Posted length: just over 16cm.

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There is one thing I must point out before I take a closer look at each nib unit – there is a tiny bit of a drop/step between the body and the nib section. It’s really only a couple of millimetres, but that may bother some; especially on the calligraphy unit due to the texture of the grip section. You might be able to see in the photo above; the fountain pen on the left has a smooth/non textured, slightly molded grip section that’s similar in shape to the Lamy (but skinnier and really not too obvious), the rollerball in the middle has an ever so slightly rubbery-like grip, and the calligraphy nib on the right has a grip covered in ridges.

I think that’s it for that. Now, the most important thing – how do they write?

The Calligraphy Nib.

You even get to see my very first impressions here. If you can read my writing at all.

You even get to see my very first impressions here. If you can read my writing at all.

As I said earlier, this is a 1.4mm calligraphy nib, which I think is a rather bizarre number choice, but, I really like it. It’s not too obvious that it’s a calligraphy nib, at least not with my handwriting (your mileage may vary) but there’s a certain… Flair to some of the letters. It’s understated, in my opinion, and I like that. Plus it makes Pelikan Turquoise look gorgeous.

I put the ink cartridge in the nib unit and the pen started writing on the second stroke. That’s more than acceptable for me – the first stroke was the letter O and I think I write those backwards so that’s more an issue on my end, not the pen’s. I found the flow very good and I didn’t notice any skipping/flow issues – not even if I left the pen sitting for a little while.

This unit is a smooth writer with no physical feedback, I think. There’s a little audio feedback but I couldn’t feel any resistance when I was writing, and really the scritch-scractch noise of a nib on paper is pleasing to me so the noise doesn’t matter. There’s nothing there that affects my writing speed or anything.

As previously mentioned, the grip is clear plastic with ridges, which can be uncomfortable to hold after a little while, especially if you grip your pens tightly. That’s something I discovered accidentally on Sunday afternoon, and I don’t normally hold my pens very tightly, so I’m not entirely sure what possessed me to use an almost death-grip. That was a freak incident for me and hasn’t happened since. Maybe I just have tougher fingertips but aside from that one time, I don’t find that grip section uncomfortable.

The Fountain Pen Nib.

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As you can see in that scan up there, I’ve written that I think that this nib can be between a European Medium and a European Fine. Maybe it’s more medium but there are some sections in the things I’ve written since Saturday where the line looks on the finer side. Whatever it is, it’s even smoother than the calligraphy nib, if that’s possible, and it starts writing just as quickly as that nib too.

The grip of this section is by far my favourite of the three, which surprised me because I think it’s very skinny. I kinda with it wasn’t black and was clear like the calligraphy nib though, but I can deal with it the way it is. The nib is a very nice writer and there’s even less feedback than with the calligraphy nib – I don’t even think there’s any gentle scritch-scratch noises when I write.

I really like this nib unit and I keep going back to it the most.

The Rollerball Nib.

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Ah, the rollerball nib unit. How much I want to love you. And yet, how little I do. This one took longer to get going, and, as you can see from the sample above, it didn’t stay going very well or for very long. I don’t know if that’s because it needs time, or because of the paper. It might be a little of both, because I tried using it on some standard, basic printer paper and it wrote instantly. There was a little feathering and some bleeding but that’s what you get with cheap printer paper. I’m not quite sure what to do with it apart from trying more papers. Then again, I haven’t tried using a converter with it, so I guess I’ll try that too. But, at the end of the day I’m honestly not too fussed if I can’t get this nib unit to work because I’m very happy with the other two. I guess maybe it’s possible I just got a stubborn one. It is comfortable to hold though; the grip’s a good one!

Overall? Love this little pen set. I would recommend it; going by the price on the website, it might be a little pricey for some, but, it’s what? Twenty Euros? (And I’ve just noticed that I don’t have a Euros key on my keyboard…) Which is roughly £15, I think? And you essentially get two pens for that, which I think is good. That is, if you get a stubborn rollerball like me. If you don’t, then you get three pens which is even better. And, if you keep the nib units in little plastic baggies, you can keep cartridges in all three at the same time and just swap when you please. Or you could keep the cartridges in them and keep the nib units clipped in the packaging; that would work too.

To be honest, I would totally recommend one of the regular fountain pens by the brand too, or even a pen set with the three calligraphy nibs (I’m thinking about getting one of those at some point).

Plus, I can’t resist a pen with animals on it.

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Review: Lamy Studio Fountain Pen, Imperial Blue, Extra Fine nib – @thepencompany

Hey guys!

Yes, I have a review for you today. Amazing.

I find this a very attractive combination

I find this a very attractive combination

What’s in the box?
~ The pen, obviously.
~ A Lamy T10 blue cartridge.
~ A Lamy Z26 ink converter (that’s the black one).

Information:
Finish: Satin dark blue lacquer with chrome trim.
Diameter: 12mm
Length capped: 140mm
Length posted: 155mm
Nib: Steel.

I’ve been test-driving this pen for almost a solid week, which is something I like to do with my pen reviews now instead of just some first impressions (I mean, I do those anyway too).

This is a smaller amount (and bullet-pointed) than usual because I really wanted to get on with using the pen.

This is a smaller amount (and bullet-pointed) than usual because I really wanted to get on with using the pen.

I believe that it arrived last… I think it was Thursday, after being posted on Tuesday. I actually received an email from James from The Pen Company to double check that he needed to send out the pen with an Extra Fine nib – which I thought was attentive and nice. I’ve exchanged emails with a few people at The Pen Company and the exchanges have always been really nice, friendly and relaxed. I really like that – it’s really off-putting when you’re in contact with a company and their messages are all… You feel like you’re bothering them. There’s none of that here.

Just to give you guys an impression of what my handwriting is like with all the Lamy nibs.

Just to give you guys an impression of what my handwriting is like with all the Lamy nibs.

P1000711The packaging was a touch disappointing, to be honest with you guys. I expected something ever so slightly fancier than a cardboard box almost exactly like the one I got my Neon Orange Lamy Nexx in. Then again, I tend to get rid of most of my pen packaging anyway, so I suppose it’s not the biggest issue in the world – just maybe something to keep in mind if you were getting this pen as a gift for someone else.

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I’m pretty much in love with the colour of the thing and the almost seamlessness look of it. The clip is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen but I don’t find it particularly… Giving. I could probably get it into pen loops or pen cases with a little effort but it’s quite… Strong? Stiff? I’ve be overly paranoid that I’d break it, but that’s just me – you might feel differently about it. But on the plus side, aside from the elastic and plastic baggie, I think the packaging is recyclable? Yay for that!

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Get your own here or browse The Pen Company’s entire Lamy range 🙂

Disclaimer: This pen was sent to me to review by The Pen Company and I do get to keep it. However, all opinions are completely my own and are all honest.

Blog post word count: 629 (handwritten but the nib samples are not included) + 474 (typed) = 1,103 words

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Review: Gorjuss Tweed Notebook/Travel Journal/Binder.

Hey guys!

Taking a small break from from my Midori posts this week because I want to talk about something I got last week.

As most of you may or may not know, I use a Filofax. I use a few, actually, although one is a Paperchase branded binder. But I own several. I kind of fell into the Filofax community by accident, which was different to falling into the fountain pen and fountain pen ink community. I knew I was falling into that one. I wasn’t aware that I was falling into the planner community. I don’t think I’ve fallen in as deep as some people though, so I’m reasonably proud of myself for that.

Anyway. I’ve been eyeing up this… Let’s call it a binder for now, for a very long time and I only recently decided “oh, screw it” and purchased the thing. I think one of the reasons why I was so hesitant was because I don’t know anyone else who has one, but I’ve been using one of the thin, A5 Gorjuss notebooks recently, and the thing is beautiful, so I figured, eh, why not.

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Some basic information:
Design: “I Found My Family In A Book”, but also comes in “On Top Of The World” and “White Rabbit”.
Dimensions: About 6 inches wide, 7 and a half inches tall and just under an inch and a half thick.
Rings: It has six silver rings with the same layout and spacing as a Filofax Personal binder. They’re about 20mm – my measuring isn’t the most accurate. I feel that a bronze colour would’ve looked nicer, but I understand that it’s easier to buy binder rings in bulk in silver.
Fastening: Brass? button like snap closure.

Logo EmbossingOpen Book Embossing There’s some really nice little details too. On the ‘leather’ spine piece on the front is an embossing of the phrase “I Found My Family In A Book” (which was really hard to get a photo of.) On the back, there’s an embossing of the Santoro Gorjuss logo and an open book. These details are really hard to get photos of, so I hope that you can see them.

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It comes with 300 pages; blank, lined and grid; different colours, light markings and different pictures. The blank paper is pale pink with “I Found My Family In A Book” in white in the bottom outer corner on the front side of each page. The lined paper is pale green, I think, with a pale print of the same Gorjuss girl that’s on the front of the journal on the outer corner on the back of each page. The grid paper is pale yellow with a pair of scissors on the outer bottom corner on the front side, and an open on in the lower outer corner on the back side of each page. I’m not sure if the colours are going to be the same in the other two variations of these journals, but I would imagine that the phrase/s and pictures would be different to go along with the design on the front. I wasn’t able to get good photos of the designs because everything is so pale. I know that the paper is pretty good too, because, as I said, I’ve been using one of the Gorjuss A5 stitched notebooks, and the paper in that is the same. It doesn’t hold up too well to really wet inks but ballpoints and not too inky/fine tipped gel pens work great.

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It also has a cardstock-like pouch, two “end papers” for lack of a better term, with appropriate graphics and three contact information cards. You can see a brief glimpse of one of the “end papers” in one of the photos above, and the contact information cards to the below left. P1000696 The pouch slash storage envelope has the same “I Found My Family In A Book” design on the front, and the end papers have the same design on one side and a portrait like design on the other. Again, I’d imagine that each of the three binders has corresponding images.

Something I really like is the size of the paper. As I said; the rings in the book are the exact same layout as Filofax Personal binders; so the paper is the same height. But the paper in the Gorjuss binder is wider by about… An inch. Just under an inch. Look:
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There’s no pen loop or anything of the kind but there’s enough space between the edge of the paper and the loop of the strap to add in a stick on one if you cut a flyleaf to the right size. Or you could hook a pen clip into one of the pockets. That would work too.

I think maybe the 300 pages and the two end papers, and the storage envelope it comes with are a bit much for the binder to hold. I read somewhere that your binder inserts shouldn’t sit too close to the join on the binder rings, and the contents of this binder are very close so I don’t think you could totally “stuff” it, which a lot of planner people like to do.

Overall? I really like it. I’m pleased I got it. It’s pretty, a good size and the little details are great. Plus the amount of paper is darn awesome. I’d like to see some more designs and maybe some brighter colours, but I think Gorjuss are adding more girls to the general range, so there’s hope for that at least.

Any questions, leave me a comment!

Might be back to the Midori posts next week, we’ll see.

Until then,

Danni

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Dollar Fountain Pen Review

Hi guys!

Yup, an actual review for you today! Amazing.

Dollar Demonstrator Piston Fountain Pen

So. I stumbled across this pen when I had an itch for a new pen but didn’t have much money, and for some reason I really wanted a demonstrator pen. So, off to eBay I went. I stumbled across this one. I liked the clear bungundy actually and thought, “hey, I could use that one for the Rouge Hematite so I don’t have to risk ruining my TWSBIs or my Lamy converters.” (Although in hindsight a new Lamy converter is about the same price as this whole pen. But I digress.) So I ordered one.

I’m pretty sure that the date on the review is the date I actually received the pen. And I still really like it actually. I like that there’s like… An end cap, for lack of a better term, that protests the piston twister. I thought that was neat, because it means you can post the cap without having to screw it on and then have to worry about moving the piston as you take the cap off.

I like the fact that the piston matches the grip colour, and the little end of the cap (which has a Dollar sign on it, so I’m pretty sure that it’s the brand name and not the reccommended price.) And it comes in three colour ways – clear/burgundy, clear/black and clear/blue. I’ve been really drawn to those sort of colours recently (I’m a little bit in love with the TWSBI Classic in burgundy.)

The pen looks kinda cheap, I’m not going to lie, but it’s all plastic from what I can tell (apart from the nib which is, according to the stamping, iridium, and apart from the metal clip). And it was cheap. It was three and a half English pounds. (£3.50 like I said in the beginning.) But I don’t mind about that so much; it’s more about the performance for me. And I still think that it writes really well. It always starts up first time for me as soon as I take the cap off. And also, from what I can tell, you can’t take it apart to clean it, so you’d have to spend a while using the piston to do so. At least, I think that you can’t take it apart – I’ll have to have another look to double check the thing but it doesn’t feel like you can.

Which reminds me; because you can’t take the thing apart (or so it feels), you can’t fill it with a syringe. You really do have to stick the nib in a bottle and use the piston to fill it. So, you probably can’t use ink sample vials with it, unless there’s a lot of ink in your sample vial. Or well, you probably could use samples, but not once you start getting right down to the bottom of the vial.

Right, here’s my first impressions of the thing, including a small little ramble about the ink I was using.

A side note: clicking my photos of handwritten things opens them in a new window and allows you to zoom in. BUT I am very aware that the zoomed in feature is absolutely huge. I haven’t figured out how to change that so it’s not so much of an eyesore yet, but I’m working on that, I promise. I’m just not very technically inclined so it’s taking a little while.

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So, that’s it really. I really like this little thing. I like it so much, that after I wrote out my first impressions of it that I went I ordered three more; one in each colour way, so now I have two clear/burgundy pens. I might go back and order another clear/black and another clear/blue at some point just so my count is even.

Hey, I really like the pen okay? 😀

That’s it from me this week guys.

Until next week!

Danni

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