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Who Invented The Fountain Pen?

Who Invented The Fountain Pen? Was it Poenaru? Waterman? Who Did What? Who Invented The Fountain Pen? Answer Follows… Petrache Poenaru patented the fountain pen on May 25th, 1827, he invented the fountain pen while he was in school in Paris and wanted a way to continue note taking without stopping to dip for ink. […]

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Top 5 Fountain Pens By Price

The Top 5 best fountain pens by price comparison charts allow you to compare my fountain pen recommendations from different manufacturers at each price point below. Flyweights and heavyweights aren’t matched up for title fights in boxing; I evaluate fountain pens based on how they perform when it comes time to put up or shut […]

Gold vs. Steel Nibs – The Great Debate

I get a lot of questions about why I prefer gold nibs, what the difference is. You don’t tend to see glowing reviews of steel nibs from collectors, (they’re usually bought by people using their first few fountain pens) and few people address the nib construction in their reviews. So what’s wrong with a steel nib? Well nothing, unless you’ve […]

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Experts Share Their Favorite Fountain Pens

In celebration of the first anniversary of my website, I asked some of the top fountain pen experts to answer one important question:   “What’s your favorite fountain pen? If you could only use one fountain pen the rest of your life, what would it be?” You’re in for a treat. Here are their expert […]

Best Beginner Fountain Pen

The best beginner fountain pen has many of the features of more expensive pens at a price that doesn’t have you reaching for a Bic Crystal. So which one should you choose? If you’re n a hurry and want the short answer, jump to my review of the best cheap beginner fountain pen. Want more […]

Baron Fig Confidant Notebook – A Review of this Hardback Journal

Baron Fig Confidant Notebook caught your eye? This review has tons of close up photos, inked pages and explains how this hardback journal handles fountain pens. This journal comes in one color: gray. It also comes in the traditional assortment of either lined, dot grid or blank pages in 5.4″ x 7.7″, wider and shorter than […]

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