Archive for the ‘Good Deals’ Category

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If You’ve Ever Wanted To Try A Pilot Kaküno

07/28/2017

The Pilot Kaküno is one of my favorite bargain fountain pens. The white barrel with a soft blue cap is just right for a number of blue inks and looks rather sassy with orange. Pink and magenta are attractive colors for it, too. It writes well and is the most lightweight pen in my collection. That is all to the good.

While perusing Amazon for other items, I discovered the blue Kaküno has earned an Amazon’s Choice ranking and is currently listed at less that $10 for either the fine or the medium nib. I ordered mine with a three-pack of CON-50 converters though the pen comes with a cartridge that can be refilled via pipette or syringe.

Hey, what’s not to like about a nib that winks at you!

 

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Pendleton Brown Pens At Discount

09/29/2016

iPenStore has a few Pendleton Brown modified pens discounted at under $100. I bought two Pendleton pens privately last year that are very sharp, fine italics. They flow well and are nicely adjusted for their nibs. My pen budget is tapped out or I would be tempted by the last one on the list. Very tempted…

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Conklin Duragraph Deal- 24 Hours Only

09/20/2016

Fountain Pen Hospital has a terrific deal until noon Wednesday on the Cracked Ice Conklin Duragraph fountain pen. A stub in that color has been in my collection since last year and has earned significant time in my rotation. At this price, purchasing a second is tempting, very tempting…

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Pen Deal: Kaweco AL-Sport

08/18/2016

Kaweco fountain pens are loved by newbies and old hands alike. They are well-constructed, have interchangeable nibs and many of the plastic models can be had for under $25. It’s a workhorse pen and highly recommended in the community. I reviewed a Kaweco years ago if you want my take on the Sport model.

Today I discovered a Massdrop deal on the AL Sport that is 25% less than the price at most retailers. The deal includes a range of nib sizes and colors. For a few extra dollars, a clip and converter can be added.

If you have wanted an AL-Sport, this could be the deal for you.

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A Good Deal On A Stealth Fountain Pen

08/11/2016

A stealth fountain pen is matte black and makes an intriguing addition to any collection. Today I discovered the Rosetta Vulcan matte black model with a steel nib which is the only shiny part of the design. Otherwise, it has a non-reflective black finish and definitely falls into the stealth category.

The nib is a JoWo #6 and should be a very smooth writer. JoWo makes nibs for a lot of manufacturers including TWSBI, Bexley, Conklin and others. My experience with their 1.1 mm steel nibs has been good and reviews of their other nibs have been positive.

The Vulcan comes in black, gunmetal and matte silver with six grades of nibs. The current price on Amazon is in line with some offers elsewhere so this isn’t a special, but it is a good deal for a 1.1 italic nib that can operate in stealth mode.

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For One Day Only FPH Has A Good Deal On A Sheaffer FP

08/09/2016

For one day only, Fountain Pen Hospital has a terrific price on a Sheaffer 300 White Dot fountain pen. This is a smart-looking, well-constructed pen. The neutral gray makes it suitable for business and compatible with any color ink if you like a little dazzle in your personal arsenal. Orange would do it for me. How about you?

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A Couple Of Pen Deals

08/05/2016

While searching for pens on Amazon, I ran across a couple of Platinum models that are very well priced. Both are from the #3776 Century line with the Slip and Seal mechanism that extends the length of time ink remains fluid in the nib. Especially in summer heat, it keeps pens ready to write instantly.

The first deal is a Platinum “#3776 Century Chartres Blue Medium nib. The second is a Platinum “#3776 Century Black in Black Medium nib for those who prefer a more neutral appearance. I have a Century with a medium nib and thoroughly enjoy it. But then I like the broad and music nibs, too. Hey, a good pen is a good pen.

A couple of Platinum Century nibs…

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