Tag Archives: budget

Jinhao 159 Nib

Jinhao 159 Fountain Pen Review

Is the Jinhao 159 fountain pen just another cheap Montblanc 149 knockoff? This big, fat beast of a pen certainly LOOKS like the infamous MB. Find out more

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Hero 9296 Fountain Pen Review

Is the Hero 9296 the best cheap fountain pen ever made? It depends… The pencil-thin body is topped off with an extra-fine hooded nib, great for sketching! Take a peek at its performance

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Jinhao 950 Porcelain Dragon Review

The Jinhao 950 blue and white porcelain dragon fountain pen is large and heavy, but how does it write? You’ll find all of the details on this beauty here…

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Hero Clover 7028 Pen Review

Lucky Clover Hero 7028 is a cute, feminine fountain pen. The little clovers dance across the cap and it appears to be such a cute addition to your pen collection. There’s just one thing…

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Battle of the Budget Fountain Pens

This is an epic battle. I’ve been asked SO MANY times to review budget fountain pens, the cheapest I can find… So I set out on my mission to review 10 pens under $10. Here are the results.


Hero 616 Extra Light Classic Review

The Hero 616 Extra Light Fountain Pen is clearly a faux Parker 51, down to the art deco arrow clip. Find out how it writes and if it’s worth your cash.


Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Review

Curious about what makes the Platinum Preppy so popular among cheap fountain pens? Here are my thoughts. I LOVE this pen and it’s less than $10. Awesome value!