Artus Spezial

Today we look at a pen that came into existence right around the time Lamy, the pen company, did. This Artus Spezial is a transitional pen from possibly the late 1940’s to early 1950’s. You can find the exact same pen labeled as Lamy instead of Artus.

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Pilot Vortex Review

Pilot Vortex – Iroshizuku Kon Peki Fine Nib I saw the Pilot Vortex on JetPens for the first time a couple of months ago. I thought it looked unique and unlike any traditional fountain pen. The look somewhat reminded me of a 1950’s view of a futuristic rocket. It could almost be something out of […]

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The DIY Nibmeister – Part I

Recently, I was asked for advice on nib grinding. Up until now, I have been reluctant to provide information for a few reasons. Some of the techniques I learned from reading on the web, other techniques I figured out on my own, some I picked up from watching videos and still others I have “reverse […]

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