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Famous Authors & Their Fountain Pens: Ernest Hemingway

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Famous Authors & Their Fountain Pens: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway   Ernest Hemingway was a famous contemporary American writer. He was known for his journalism, novels, and short stories. Most of his work was written between the mid 1920's-1950's. In 1954 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. His writing consisted of simple and natural language, that was easy to understand, but was actually very detailed and had a deeper meaning than it may have seemed on the surface. A few of his most famous works are: The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea -- which...

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Fountain Pen Day 2020 Handwriting Competition

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Fountain Pen Day 2020 Handwriting Competition

Fountain Pen Day 2020 Handwriting Competition    Did you grow up in schools with draconian penmanship standards? Did you spend hours getting your cursive just right? Have you ever been complimented on your print? Now is your time to shine. To celebrate Fountain Pen Day on November 6th, Pen Boutique is holding a handwriting competition! If you think you have good handwriting, get out your favorite fountain pen and submit a handwriting sample. We'll have prizes for best cursive, best print, best under 15, and best in show. Submissions are open until November 6th, so enter as soon as possible and show...

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Kaweco, The Rise of the Pocket Pen

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Kaweco, The Rise of the Pocket Pen

 Kaweco: The Rise of the Pocket Pen History & Introduction:     The Kaweco brand was technically founded in 1883 but was not featured on the Heidelberg directory until 1889, during this time the brand produced their own wooden dip pens but fountain pens and gold nibs were imported from Morton in New York. In 1908 the brand patented the first safety pen design which was a major development in pens at the time with other brands following in the footsteps of Kaweco in developing the safety pen.  In 1911 the brand released what is now one of the best pocket...

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Kyle's Top 10 Montblanc Special & Limited Editions of all time!

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Kyle's Top 10 Montblanc Special & Limited Editions of all time!

 Top 10 Montblanc Fountain Pen Models: Introduction & History:     Everyone, whether you are into pens or not, has heard the name Montblanc. It's one of those brands that has ascended the binds of being "just a brand" and is now a deep rooted Icon in not only the pen world but also in what it means to be luxurious. Montblanc has been around since 1906 with their Meisterstuck line being launched in 1924, they quickly rose to international acclaim due to the quality of their writing instruments. Before we get into the list I want to have a...

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Top Picks for Fall Inks

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Top Picks for Fall Inks

                         Top 5 Fall Inspired Inks   Now that it's fall, and starting to feel like it here in Maryland, it's time to bring out those dreamy fall inks!  My 5 favorite fall inks are:Diamine Autumn Oak Autumn Oak is a dark orange, similar to a burnt orange. It has a nice medium shading to it, and reminds me a lot of fall! It is not water resistant, and does have a longer drying time -- but it is worth it!Diamine PumpkinPumpkin is a medium, vibrant orange that is what...

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