3 Bestselling Fountain Pen Brands on Amazon (Jul 2015)

I’ve been desiring a few new pens lately, so I have been snooping around eBay, Amazon, and Aliexpress. Last year, I have made a list of the top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon. Amazon releases a bestsellers list for each product category every hour. As fountain pens are a relatively niche product category, I did not expect the bestseller list to change that frequently, which is why I am only doing a follow-up of it only now. Last year,…

Grey Kakuno vs White Kakuno

EDIT: Pilot Pen has contacted me to correct the error in my post – there is no Pilot Sumino, and the white Kakuno is still known as the Kakuno. So do note this as many sources online call it the Pilot Sumino, which is not correct! I have made the necessary changes in this post to correct the name of the pen. Thanks to Pilot Pen for pointing this out! As promised on my Fukubukuro sale post, I was going…

New Pilot Capless Bamboo fountain pens

18 Jul 2015 edit: Pilot calls this the Pilot Capless Bamboo fountain pen, but the material is dyed birch wood, and not bamboo. The red one is Cherry Bamboo and the black one is Black Bamboo. Birch or Bamboo, I love it very much! Question: What does it take for Maybelline to decide that she absolutely wants a Pilot Capless (Vanishing Point) fountain pen? Answer: Make the Capless using black or red wood. Someone handed two Capless fountain pens to me,…

Pilot Namiki Togidashi Hira Double Crane Maki-e Fountain Pen Review

What an honour I have again, to review a pen of a friend. This time, it’s a really delightful pen with a long name — the Namiki Togidashi Hira Double Crane Maki-e fountain pen! This pen was loaned to me by Siew Hong for the purpose of this review. The pen comes with a bottle of Pilot ink, nicely wrapped in plastic. The velvet-covered huge box has a very elegant-looking creased gold cloth lining inside, where the pen rests and…

Two Namiki Falcon fountain pens

Today I will review the Namiki Falcon fountain pen, as Parka has lent 2 of his to me. One of the pens has a normal Soft Fine Falcon nib, while the other nib has a Spencerian modification! In case you hadn’t been aware, the Namiki Falcon is known as the Elabo fountain pen in Japan, while outside the Land of the Rising Sun, it is known simply as the Falcon. Let us first have a look at the pen. It is…

#pendelight Recently launched: Namiki Chinkin series

Namiki Chinkin Matsu

Today’s delightful pens are from the Namiki Chinkin collection, and it’s the first time On Fountain Pens has the honour to feature Namiki pens here! Chinkin means “gold inlay” and it is the technique used to create the wonderful designs on these beautiful pens. These pens have just been launched in November 2014, fresh out of the oven from Namiki. There are 4 designs in the collection, namely: Namiki Chinkin Yukari Cranes (Tsuru) Namiki Chinkin Yukari Pine Tree (Matsu) Namiki…

Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen review

The Pilot Vanishing Point is also known as the Pilot Capless, and it’s a pretty funky name for a fountain pen! I don’t know what exactly to say about this pen, as it reminds me of ball point and gel pens that have the clicky function to push out and retract the nib (and you know how anti-ballpoint fountain pen people can get 🙂 ). Also, the closest encounter I ever had with Pilot Capless pens had been during the…

Pilot 78G fountain pen: a revisit

I know I’ve reviewed this pen before, but since I have grown very fond of it, I felt that my anecdotal previous post hadn’t given it enough justice. Those had been the days when I did not even have a proper camera (not that I have one now – my photos are all taken using my smartphone with a nice quality camera). I was just starting out in the realm of fountain pens and hadn’t known very much what to take…

Pilot Kakuno fountain pen – great for kids and beginners

On the topic of beginners’ fountain pens, I realised I haven’t really done up a single post about fountain pens for beginners! I shall look into this very very soon, but meanwhile, I have created a new category of posts for my blog to cater to this need. The category is called “For beginners”, and this new fountain pen that I got recently is the first to go in! I shall also review my older posts and fish out those…

Pilot Custom 742 with SFM nib

Alright, I actually bought this pen for myself for my birthday in 2012, but I’ve been keeping it under wraps for almost 2 years now! Nope, it’s not a hideous pen that is unable to see the world. In fact, it’s a pretty pen, and a good one at that! Introducing… the Pilot Custom 742 with a soft fine-medium nib! This elegant, classic-looking pen is black with gold trims, not very much unlike the Mont Blanc classic pens, or my…