Why is this a mega-review? Because it’s not about a single Sailor Pro Gear; it’s about the model. I’ve got several Pro Gears, myself, and I’ve borrowed some from a friend who also collects Sailor Pro Gears. While this is predominately about the full size Sailor Pro Gear, I’ve got some slims, some interesting nibs, a Realo, and exclusive, limited, and standard line pens. I don’t really see the point of doing a full review of a pen just because it has a different finish or material or colour but I wanted to show off a bunch of Sailor Pro Gears. That is why this is a Sailor Pro Gear Mega-Review!Read More
Opus 88 are a relative newcomer to the international fountain pen scene from Taiwan. They have released some novel and eye-catching designs starting with the Koloro series of pens, a uniquely designed pen with resin and ebonite finish, this more traditional Picnic series, and more recently the eye catching Fantasia series.
A big thanks to Pen Classics NZ for sending this pen for review. Pen Classics has very good shipping rates to Australia (and obviously to New Zealand) but also decent shipping rates around the world and a full collections of interesting inks and pens including Opus 88 pens.Read More
Montblanc released the Heritage 1912 in 2013 as a homage to their safety pens of the early 20th century. The 1912 is a piston filler with a retractable nib and a small profile (when capped) but a normal well weighted pen when uncapped. This is a bit of a different review as the pen isn't a stock pen from the manufacturer; the nib has been modified by Mike Masuyama.Read More
OMAS, sadly, went into voluntary liquidation in January 2016. Fortunately, Emmanuel Caltagirone bought the defunct OMAS assets and created Armando Simoni Club which uses the same Arco Celluloid that OMAS is famous for. I lay-byed this newer model OMAS Paragon shortly after the end of OMAS from a local shop in my home town. Late that year it was finally mine. I've had this pen until recently when I traded it for another OMAS that I, personally, find more comfortable.Read More
On July 31st last 2017 I reviewed the Nakaya Piccolo Writer Kuro-tamenuri. Twenty-eight days before that review was published I had ordered my own Nakaya. Ten months later it finally arrived; the Nakaya Decapod Writer Aka-tamenuri with a broad bi-colour nib. It's been a long wait but I think it was worth it and having this one has made we consider another Nakaya purchase down the road. I bought the pen from La Couronne du Comte.
I'm going to be doing more pen reviews moving forward as well so if there are any requests from for a review from all my pens please let me know!Read More