The Namisu Naos is a substantial, all-metal pen sporting a #6 Bock nib. With unique design, quality manufacturing and competitive pricing, the Naos gets many things right.
There are many places where you can practice writing online. There is of course here, WriterShelf. I like it the best because of the ability to have multiple pen names. Still, it's good to have different places to write in addition to WriterShelf.
Here's another under-the-radar Chinese pen well worth a look. The Natami Inception is a Platinum #3776 Century clone. And a very well made one.
I've never treated myself to a Platinum #3776 Century - as much as the Chartres Blue appeals.
The PenBBS 491 may be at the low end of the PenBBS price range but it still features outstanding design, top-drawer materials, excellent fit and finish and PenBBS's best nib.
The mother-of-pearl, gold- and silver-leaf resins of the Moonman M8 make this pen unique. The connection to the Moonman M6 make it a great writer.
The Kanwrite Desire is a terrific, entry-level Indian pen. It combines great materials, excellent size, solid fit-and-finish and a high-quality #6 nib that comes in a bunch of sizes.
If you have a chance, get one!
A New Pen? Sort of.
The PenBBS 500 makes a strong first impression. It feels substantial with solid size, girth and weight. Unfortunately, spring-loaded piston filling system is likely to be tricky for new fountain pen users.
I’ve waited some time before writing this review. This has been my go-to pen for about a month now, making lists, jotting notes and annotating life as it goes by. The regular stuff.
The long and short of it is: this is a high-quality writing ...
The T1 is Moonman's first piston filler fountain pen. It's also their first pen made from aluminum. Turns out the T1 is a very nice pen!
The PenBBS 480 is a redesign of the 359 introduced in 2018. Very similar in size to the 308, the 480 is a superb writer that fits naturally in the hand posted or not. The pen is a cartridge converter filler that also works as an eyedropper.
Debating whether or not to upgrade to the new iPhone? look no further
Gardening is a little different than your typical indoor plant lover. First of all, gardening includes the joy of being outside growing vegetables and fruits. We know people who love actively gardening in their own backyards or those who...
The Wing Sung 699 is a handsome, full-sized pen. It is wonderful in the hand and feels balanced posted or unposted. The vac-filling mechanism holds a good quantity of ink.
As a dog owner, dealing with canine separation anxiety and distress can sound like a daunting task. When you become a dog parent, you never even think about the potential behavioral issues that might arise and the thought of having a dog that...
If you're looking for a straight-forward brass mechanical pencil that looks great and writes well, look no further. Here's one that will last a very long time.
This science fiction teen novel is a gripping read. Fair Coin by E.C. Myers is an exciting book that even reluctant readers will enjoy.
It's great to be able to grab some random colors for inspiration. All too often it's easy to just go with the same old color combinations that we tend to gravitate to naturally. To avoid falling into that rut, it's good to switch up the colors. ...
The Delike Brass pen is solid and ready for the rough and tumble of everyday use. Just what you'd expect from a brass pocket pen. It's perfect for travel, school or slipping in your pocket or bag when heading out into the world.
Moonman has released their own No. 6 nib - and it's a winner. It comes in the new Moonman M6, a medium-sized, cigar-shaped wooden pen.
It's no secret I like the PenBBS 350 aluminum pen, especially since I swapped a #6 M nib for the standard PenBBS one. It's a great writer and very comfortable in the hand.
I can safely say, however, I like the PenBBS 380 even more. And it com...
The PenBBS 309 could be the only pen you need. Near ideal in size and weight, the 309 posts perfectly and holds a lot of ink. And it was one of the first pens PenBBS made!
Moonman continues to explore new ways to incorporate their #6 nib into new pens. The Moonman C2 pocket pen is easy to like. The pen posts perfectly and feels great in the hand. The #6 nib fits the pen well and performs flawlessly. The C2 is a fun ...
Just when we were getting used to US$20 pens, Wing Sung reminds us that they do cost-down production as well as anybody. The Wing Sung 3013 is true vac filler with a reliable nib, a good size and solid-looking quality.
The Moonman M600S may be the best pen yet with Moonman's new Nº 6 nib. Everything about the Moonman M600S is spot on: size, girth, weight and balance. Clearly, working from the Duofold Centennial dimensions makes for a great pen.
The PenBBS 352 is a well-designed cartridge-converter pen offered in an attractive range of acrylics and sold at a reasonable price. Almost everything about the pen strikes a positive note. It's available with a new EF nib.
Remember the PenBBS 322? It came out last fall as a low-cost PenBBS offering. A slim pen, the 322 featured a #5 mini-fude nib (with a cool heart-shaped breather hole), less metal and was only available in transparent acrylic. This FPN review compa...
Moonman has released a second pen featuring their new #6 nib.
This time it's an acrylic demonstrator that looks to be the successor to the popular Moonman M2.
Aside from a larger nib, the C1 is designed as an eyedropper or a converter fill...
Come for the cap, stay for the nib and the balance in your hand. Taiwanese pen maker Fine Writing International's 6th generation brass pen Golden Armour is a unique pen you'll want to check out.
When writing a short story or other piece of fiction, it can be frustrating to feel "stuck" on something as simple as a character's name. This is especially true if you have to name some minor characters for whom no name has sprung to mind yet.
The Precision is unlike any of the other TWSBI pens in my collection. Nonetheless, it's turned out to be a more than welcome addition. The design has won me over; I'm all in. The quality is more than evident. The writing performance is flawless. T...