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Egyptomania

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Egyptomania

Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania What was Egyptomania? The dictionary defines Egyptomania as follows: Obsessive interest by westerners in ancient Egyptian culture, especially during the 19th century. The interest was sparked during this time by two things, the first being Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign in Egypt from 1798-1801, the second being the increased and exhaustive scientific study of ancient Egyptian remains and culture that was a direct result of his campaign. Egyptomania is not necessarily a good thing although some good came out of it, a lot of appropriation of the "exotic" and foreign culture came off as exploitation, especially when looked at...

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Back to the Future with the Esterbrook J.R.

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Back to the Future with the Esterbrook J.R.

Esterbrook J.R. Color: Capri Specs: Description: A compact revival of one of Esterbrook's most important designs Nib: Stainless Steel Material: Turned Acrylic Filling Mechanism: Cartridge / Converter Weight: 20 grams posted, 11 grams un-posted Measurements: 5 inches capped, 4.62 inches uncapped, 6 inches posted History: Esterbrook is truly an American original when it comes to the world of pens. Originally established in 1858, at the brand's height it was the biggest pen company in the United States, producing around 216,000,000 pens a year. Esterbrook is not only an "American" pen brand but also a brand deep rooted in American history...

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It's a bird! It's a pen! It's the Pilot Falcon!

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It's a bird! It's a pen! It's the Pilot Falcon!

Pilot Falcon Color: Red with silver toned trim   Buy Product   Specs: Description: A lightweight pen with a unique looking semi-flex nib Nib: 14kt gold Semi-flex nib Material: lightweight resin Filling Mechanism: Cartridge / Converter Weight: 10 grams uncapped, 19 grams posted Measurements: 5.4 inches capped, 5.9 inches posted Ink Capacity: .87ml converter Appearance & Packaging: The Falcon was originally produced by Namiki, Pilot's higher end line, the pen is now being produced under the Pilot name which is why you may see it called by either name. The pen's packaging is really nothing special, it comes in a...

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Paper. Whats the Difference? What to choose?

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Paper. Whats the Difference? What to choose?

Introduction: Paper has been such a constant in eveybody's life that we tend to forget that not all paper is the same, not just whether its graph, lined, grid, etc. but also the qualities of the paper, how it deals with different pen types, the bleed through, the feathering, dry time and things of this nature. The difference in paper will be most clear when a fountain pen is used so for the sake of the comparison I'll be using the same fountain pen with the same ink on all the different paper in this example. The pen I'll be...

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Back to School

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Back to School

Back to School Despite the current circumstances, the 2020/2021 school year is fast approaching and having all the supplies to ensure a successful year is more important than ever. Online classes, despite the name, aren’t completely online and most still require work written on paper but don’t worry, Pen Boutique can provide quality products for all your back to school needs. We have something for everyone this school year whether you need a nice new fountain pen, pencil, ballpoint, or stationary we have a ton of brands to choose from in all different price points.   Fountain Pens: Fountain pens...

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