The Conklin Victory Fountain Pen Review

The Conklin Victory is the latest addition to a long line of fine writing tools dating back to the late 1800s. While most of their pens fall squarely in the "luxury" price range, the Victory has just hit the Goulet Pens catalog at the moderately entry level price of $40. Lets take a look and … Continue reading The Conklin Victory Fountain Pen Review


The Faber-Castell WRITink Review

WRITink Cover

Pilot Metropolitan. TWSBI Eco. Lamy Safari. These are the staples of the “Entry Level” fountain pen market, and with good reason. The WRITink from Faber-Castell , fits the budget, but does it earn a place on that short list? This week I’m spending time with this new pen to answer that very question. One note … Continue reading The Faber-Castell WRITink Review

Karas Kustoms Fountain K Review

Fountain K Cover Photo

Back in January, I visited the Los Angeles International Pen Show, saw the sights, met some friends, and spent some money. It is there where I met two gentlemen from Karas Kustoms, and came home with a shiny new Fountain K, a bold but minimally designed fountain pen made with tough and durable materials. Its … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Fountain K Review


Lamy AL-Star Review

I was on the fence about Lamy for a long while, and I was leaning in the other direction to be perfectly honest. Looking at the pen online and reading other reviews, the pen seemed great, but bland.


“Economical” doesn’t mean Boring 

The TWSBI Eco is the first pen I've spent more than $20 on. When I first got into fountain pens, I was immediately drawn to the demonstrator style because it is so vastly different than standard pens and pencils. Being able to see the ink in the pen as you write creates an effect in … Continue reading “Economical” doesn’t mean Boring 


Everyone’s Favorite Starter Pen

The Pilot Metropolitan is, according to most internet sources, the Go-To fountain pen for newcomers. With the low price tag of around $15, and Pilot pedigree, it’s easy to see why. I started with the simple basic black Metropolitan with the Fine nib. The pen is shipped in a sleek plastic box with one Pilot … Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite Starter Pen