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review: stipula splash

318IMG_8021I won a Goulet Pen Company Monday Matchup giveaway a few weeks ago, and received a Stipula Splash and a bottle of J. Herbin Stormy Grey. I was so surprised and excited when I found out I’d won–and I would like to thank the wonderful people over at the Goulet Pen Company for their generosity!

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review: pilot 78g

318  IMG_7871Boy oh boy. I really wish I had hopped on the Pilot 78G train earlier, because it’s been a real struggle finding this pen.  Of course, it may have been easier if I wasn’t so particular: it had to be teal, and it had to have the broad nib. The broad nib  is actually an italic nib, which I thought was really cool!

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review: lamy joy (aluminum cap)

318IMG_2914The Lamy Joy is a calligraphy pen distributed by the same ol’ people who brought you the Lamy Safari. If you hate the grip on a Lamy Safari, or if you’re just not a huge fan of a pen that wants to force you to hold your pen a specific way, you’re not going to be a fan of the Lamy Joy. But if you don’t really mind–like I do, since the way I grip my pens defies most forms of physics–then you may want to consider investing in one of these pens.

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review: platinum riviere

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Ah, the Platinum Riviere. I’ll let you know right now that this pen is $1.50. I feel like that’s a good place to start this review.

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review: serwex special 101

318IMG_2908Full disclosure: I no longer own this pen. You’ll say, “Whaaat? How could you review a pen you no longer own, P?” Well, the answer is that I had this post saved in my drafts for what turned out to be nine months. And unfortunately, my poor Serwex Special 101 got lost to the swirls of time. By that, of course, I mean I left it behind in class and someone must’ve either scooped it up or thrown it away. Which is really a shame for them, because I remember very clearly that I needed to refill it when I lost it. So godspeed to whoever picked up my leaking pen. But onto the review.

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review: twsbi diamond 540

318Scan10007I thought I would begin my series of reviews here, with my TWSBI 540 Diamond. This pen has been with me for quite a long time (since 2011, possibly?) and is pretty near and dear to my heart.

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review: zebra craft-star 1

318Scan10001Once upon a time, I looked upon all my stationery and I thought, “This is really lacking in the metallic department.”

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review: marvy le pen

318Scan2I’m not really a fan of “writing markers”. For me, markers are for art projects and the like. So when I walked into Kinokuniya and saw the Marvy Le Pens, I thought: why would I ever want those? I was considering just walking past and checking out the notebooks when it caught my eye: teal. I love teal. I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to try it out, and since it was only $1.99 it wouldn’t be such a big deal if I didn’t like it.

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