Category Archives: Pen Reviews

The Faber-Castell Grip 2011

The Faber-Castell Grip 2011 series of Mechanical Pencils and Ballpoints brings about a nice selection of inexpensive, fun colored writing instruments for school.

Pen Review: The Pilot Prera

The Pilot Prera is yet another entrant in the under $75 (street price $56) demonstrator pen class. Unlike other demonstrator pens, these are offered in clear only, and the colored portion of the pen is restricted to the top of … Continue reading

The Monteverde Artista Crystal Pen Review

I think this should be called the year of the demonstrator pen.  Everybody has one.  I mean everyone.  So it came of little surprise to me when I saw the announcement that Monteverde was going to bring their own offering … Continue reading

Pen Review: The Delta Fusion 82

I can’t really remember the last time I was so excited about a modern pen offering. Well, quite frankly, as a vintage pen collector, that might not sound like much, but since the first of the year, my collection of … Continue reading

Pen Review: The TWSBI Mini

Well, at long last we have been graced with the arrival of the newest birth in the TWSBI family, the Mini.  One of the (almost only) two complaints of the larger sibling TWSBI 540 piston filler is that it a) … Continue reading

Pen Review: The TWSBI Micarta

When the TWSBI Micarta was announced earlier this year I was interested. This was  a new and different pen, unlike most others on the market.  I like transparent pens, and while they are all the rage lately, I do like … Continue reading

Pen Review: The Edison Herald

I have to admit, despite having carried Edison pens for several months, I had never inked one of them or owned one, not even one of the production series.  I had tried them before, but what does a 30 second … Continue reading