review: sailor jentle yama-dori

31832Sailor Jentle Yama-dori is one of the newer inks released in the Sailor Jentle line after the past colors were discontinued. Unfortunately, a bunch of really popular colors are no longer being made (like Grenade: rest in peace), but I think the fountain pen community had high hopes for the new line.

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review: j. herbin vert réséda

318jhvrI bought an entire bottle of Vert Réséda to put into my Kaweco Sport Skyline in mint, and there is no way I regret it. At all.

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review: kaweco sport skyline

318IMG_7949The moment I saw the Kaweco Sport Skyline, I knew I had to have it. I mean, look at it.

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review: noodler’s air-corp blue-black

318nacbbThis isn’t my first tango with Noodler’s Air-Corp Blue-Black: I actually wanted this ink about a year ago after I tried out a sample, but I only just recently managed to pick up a bottle!

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review: jinhao 599

318  The Jinhao 599, oh how familiar you look. Perhaps this pen reminds you, ever so slightly, of a rather famous pen from a rather famous company that rhymes with Shlamy.

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review: pilot metropolitan

318IMG_2912Oh, Pilot Metropolitan. Pen of pens. You’ve probably heard a lot of good stuff about the Metropolitan, and I’m here to tell you: it’s all true.

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review: diamine marine

318Scann1Diamine Marine was an ink that was pretty high on my wishlist for a while. I bought a sample, and then I bought another, and then I caved and bought a bottle. I really, really like this ink.

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review: noodler’s 54th massachusetts

318Scann10001You may not have noticed this (ha…) but I love blues. Blue-greens, blue-blacks, plain ol’ blues… I love ’em! So when I picked up Noodler’s 54th Massachusetts, I expected to have a pleasant ride. I’ve had relatively good experiences with Noodler’s in the past (Noodler’s Black was the first ink I ever got, Noodler’s Air-Corp Blue-Black is a definite favorite, Noodler’s Kung Te-Cheng was quite simply a disaster, but I am willing to forgive Nathan for it), so I was really hoping that this ink would fall in the Black/Air-Corp Blue-Black category and not Kung Te-Cheng category.

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review: sailor clear candy

318IMG_2904The Sailor Clear Candy is an inexpensive, Japanese fountain pen. It’s very simple, but it’s a surprisingly good! Continue reading

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review: rohrer & klingner alt-goldgrün

31887Ooh boy. What an ink. I never picked up a sample of Alt-Goldgrün, just sprang for the bottle after I saw the swab over at the Goulet Pen Company.

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