Tag Archives: under$25

Pelikano Fountain Pen

Pelikan Pelikano Review & Video

Do you think that a fountain pen built for a kid might be right for you or a child you care about? This review will tell you everything you need to know about the Pelikan Pelikano, including a close up photo of the nib and a writing sample. If you’re a more visual person, take […]

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Dryden Design Classic Fountain Pen

Dryden Design Classic is a cheap fountain pen which comes in either silver toned or black gloss finish. The hardware is gold on both pens. There is a tallish bump on the end of each cap that is unique to this brand and looks like a dot of plastic on the top, center of the […]

Dryden Design Hooded Nib with Cap

Dryden Design’s Quest: Smooth Nib Under $20

I was introduced to Dryden Design pens through email at as a request to review their fountain pens. Upon receiving them, the gift box this hooded nib comes in as well as the set with a ballpoint and appealing finish make this bad boy a keeper.   My Short Video:  Dryden Design Hooded Nib Design […]

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Sailor Fude DE Mannen Fountain Pen Review

Sailor Fude DE Mannen fountain pen has a 55 degree bent nib which allows for line variation as you write. This is a super fun pen intended for Japanese Calligraphy or sketching. The pictures below show the severe bend of the nib, so that when you align that flat part with the paper, it creates […]

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Pilot Plumix Italic Review Cool on the Cheap

Do you want to discover how the Pilot Plumix, under $10, can make your writing look AMAZING? Good, then you’re in the right place. This little  will give you line variation and slow your writing down enough to really make your penmanship shine.        My Short Video: Pilot Plumix Italic Design The Pilot Plumix Italic has such […]

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Pilot Kakuno Review Fine Nib

The Pilot Kakuno is a lovely beginner fountain pen that comes in many different colored caps to encourage choosing your favorite color to compliment the black or white body. I love the transparent section, where you can see the feed working to supply the nib with ink as you write. This also makes it extremely […]

waterman kultur Phileas writing sample

Waterman Kultur Phileas Review

Do you want to discover one of my favorite cheap fountain pens? Of course you do, it’s why you’re reading! Well, you’ve arrived at one of my favorites for under $25 (at the time of writing,) from an iconic brand: the Waterman Kultur Phileas.        My Short Video: Waterman Kultur Phileas Fountain Pen […]

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Pilot Penmanship with Ergo Grip Review

Marketed toward students, the Pilot Penmanship with ergonomic grip is a great find if you love extra fine nibs. Such an unusual shape and the cap is almost comical. Check it out.

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Sheaffer VFM Fountain Pen Review

Looking for info on an inexpensive Sheaffer VFM? Look no further, everything you want to know about this great starter pen in metal when most are plastic.

Parker IM showing Cartridge

Parker IM Fountain Pen Review

The Parker IM in Deep Gun Metal is eye candy. I have the same feeling about the Taupe version. HOT. Writes like a dream. What more could you ask for?