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Writer Corner

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There are many ways we find to express ourselves. In this fast paced technology world there is an abundance of ways to do so. Many well-known authors from the past and present prefer the feel of a fine writing instrument in their hand while composing. Starting with his 1994 novel “Stardust” fantasy author Neil Gaiiman first used a Waterman pen with a large notepad. He enjoyed creating with a fountain pen. He now utilizes over 60 different pens which include, Visconti, Pilot Custom 823 Amber and Delta. Dylan Thomas preferred the popular Parker 51 fountain pen with its fast-drying ink....

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Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point Copper Fountain Pen - Review

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Meet Pilot’s newest addition to the Vanishing Point line, the 2014 Limited Edition Copper. I had been admiring the Vanishing Point pens for a couple of years now, waiting to see if they would come out with a model that I couldn’t resist.As bright as a shiny new copper penny, this pen really called out to me. It is almost as much fun to just look at as it is to write with. The 2014 Copper pen comes with rhodium appointments on the barrel and clip and a rhodium-plated medium 18k gold nib, which I found to be a little...

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Pilot E95 Black and Burgundy/Ivory Fountain Pen Review

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Pilot E95 Burgundy/Ivory Fountain Pen The Pilot E95 is the latest in a long line of 14k gold nib pens. It comes in two versions, black and burgundy/ivory, both with gold trim. The standard Black with Gold trim is nice, but the Burgundy/Ivory really caught my eye.It is a shorter pen, only 4.7" capped and 5.8" posted, but perfect for my hands. The pen would probably be too small for someone with large hands. It has that vintage look from the 1960s and still is very classy and sleek. The scripted "E" on the cap and the gold inlaid nib...

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Pilot Custom 823

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In Praise of the Pilot Custom 823 By Wesley James Young Pilot Custom 823 When I am asked what my favorite pen is, I always come back with the Namiki Custom 823. Now you are probably wondering what the name means. Thanks to that very same engine of procrastination which allows you to view this review, we can know the number represents year this pen was released, 82 years from the company’s founding in 1918, and the 30,000 yen price on that release date. As for the custom, well no one seems to have a good answer for that portion....

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