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Trying Pilot Demonstrator Pens - Custom 74 and Custom 823

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Trying Pilot Demonstrator Pens - Custom 74 and Custom 823

When Pen Boutique owner Leena asked me to write about the Pilot Custom 74 and Custom 823, I was thrilled. I love Pilot pens, and the majority of the pens I own are Pilots. I was already intimately familiar with the black double broad Custom 74 that I bought three years ago, which has always behaved perfectly. However, all the Custom 74s that we carry at Pen Boutique are the translucent demonstrator models, so they look very different from my solid black pen, and I had never tried a demonstrator pen! (I know, kind of close-minded of me!) The Custom 823 is also a demonstrator, so I started thinking a lot about...

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Playing with the Monteverde Regatta Sport Blue Fountain Pen, Rollerball and Ballpoint

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Playing with the Monteverde Regatta Sport Blue Fountain Pen, Rollerball and Ballpoint

This week, Pen Boutique owner Leena asked me to write about the Monteverde Regatta Sport Blue fountain, rollerball, and ballpoint pens. We are newly offering a special set with the fountain and ballpoint beautifully paired together in the same box, and you can also purchase the ballpoint and rollerball from us individually. This is a retired edition and they are all being offered at a huge savings for a limited time (50% off for the individual pens, and over 50% off for the set!). I was excited to be able to try all three pens, and was given the three to bring home with me...

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Faber Castell E-Motion Fountain Pen Review

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Faber-Castell E-Motion Pure Black Fountain Pen The e-motion has long been one of the most popular Faber-Castell lines available. It has mainly been built with a wood or precious resin body and metal front section, cap and rear section. Faber-Castell’s latest iteration is a whole metal affair – the Pure Black edition. This is a modern looking, minimalist designed writing instrument. The body is made of an anodized aluminum with a guilloche pattern engraved on it, which offers a tactile feel and grip without being too rough. The front section, cap and end piece are chrome plated and then finished...

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Lamy Wild Rubin (ruby) Studio Pens

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Lamy Wild Rubin Studio Pens The Lamy Wild Rubin (ruby) Studio pens have finally arrived! The pictures I first saw of the Wild Rubin reminded me of the Lamy Royal Red color. Boy, was I wrong. The true color of the Wild Rubin does not come through in the pictures. The Ruby color is shimmery and bright, not a matte color at all.The Wild Rubin has a stainless steel barrel and polished chrome accents. It has the iconic propeller clip. The fountain pen and rollerball are the same style as previous colors, but the ballpoint is now tapered and has...

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Caran d"Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen

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I have had a Caran d"Ache 849 Ballpoint pen for over a year and it has never let me down. The hexagonal shape, the unique click forwarding device, the finely engineered push button mechanism and its compact, but not too small, pen size makes this one of my favorite pens that is always ready to go. In fact, I liked it so much that when my nephew started college I gave him one as a gift. I enjoy color options with my ink refills. Monterverde Parker Style gel refills fit snuggly in this pen. This allows me some of my...

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