Sheaffer 300 review

Easter holiday I spent some time on doing more family stuff and tried to relax. But now Easter is over, it’s time to get back to fountain pen business.

This time I’m bringing you a review of the Sheaffer 300, a pen that surprised me in different ways. Sheaffer is the brand with the iconic white dot. The White dot is Sheaffer’s enduring symbol of their lifetime warranty, quality, prestige and performance. Sheaffer is an American company founded in 1912 and to this day they still make beautiful fountain pens. Their most famous fountain pen are the snorkel pens…but now I’m drifting away. Just add to it that I would love to have a Sheaffer snorkel pen 🙂

The Sheffer 300 fountain pen was added to my collection in September 2021. At that time I already had some Sheaffer pens:

  • Fountain pens:
    • Sheaffer Calligraphy fountain pen set
    • Sheaffer Pop Star Wars
    • Intensity Ferrari (broken :-()
    • Sheaffer Prélude GT
  • Ballpoint pens:
    • Sentinel
    • Sheaffer 100

It is perhaps strange that I have already collected a number of pens from a brand that was actually completely unknown to me when I started my fountain pen hobby. Somehow I like the Sheaffer pens and they haven’t disappointed me so far.

Source: – Sheaffer 300 line up

The Sheaffer 300 is still available at the Sheaffer store for 65 Euro. The official Sheaffer store only sells the 100, the 300 and the VFM. All these fountain pens are located in the lower market segment and are suitable for the novice enthusiast, also because they are affordable. The most expensive Sheaffer I could find online is the Legacy, for this you pay 460 Euro.

The Sheaffer 300 is a cartridge/converter fountain pen with a classic look. It has a black lacquered barrel with chrome trim. Combined with the chrome cap this pen shows a certain elegance and class.

The cap is made of metal and has a very nice finish in chrome. I know chrome is sensitive to fingerprints and this is no different for this cap. The cap has a plastic inner cap and the cap closes with a solid ‘snap’. With a weight of 23.50 gr (total weight of the pen, write-ready, is 44,60 gr.). the cap is very heavy. This of course ensures that the balance of the pen is out of balance when you post the cap. The imbalance is somewhat limited because the barrel goes quite deep into the cap. You have to attach the cap to the barrel with a firm pressure if you decide to post the cap. The cap is sturdy and safe and the pen looks pretty nice that way. Nothing else is mentioned on the cap with the exception of the Sheaffer brand name.

De cap has a very nice clip and Sheaffer’s white dot. The spring clip is well designed and very functional.

The metal brass barrel has a nice laquered finish with chrome trims on both ends. The barrel is also heavy: 16,40 gr. The barrel has metal threads inside for screwing onto the section.

The section is the part of the pen I had some issues with. The lacquered finish is less qualitative compared to that of the barrel. What really bothers me is that there is a kind of line on the grip that probably comes from the production of the section (some kinda molding issue). Not that this has an influence on the writing, but this line is completely in sight. Usually you will find such ‘poor’ finishes with cheaper fountain pens. Sheaffer could have done better. I could fix it myself by sanding it away and then polishing it, but I don’t think that’s really the intention. There are probably also users who have never noticed this, but as a reviewer you have an eye for every detail.

Sheaffer uses its own cartridges. The cartridge in the Sheaffer 300 is well placed and works fine. These cartridges are larger than the standard cartridges, so you can usually write for a while with the provided ink. There is no room for a second cartridge. You can also use a Sheaffer converter, but these contain less ink than their cartridges.

The Sheaffer 300 is only available with a steel nib. The nib is nicely finished with some decorations. The nib has a breather hole. The nib of my Sheaffer is a fine one. Sheaffer can really boast about this nib: it writes delightfully! A bit wetter than one expects from a fine nib but buttery soft. This steel nib offers no line variation. Yes, I can certainly say that this fine nib belongs to one of my best fine nibs, a winner.

What I also like is that you can pull the feed and the nib out of the section, handy for a thorough cleaning.

The Sheaffer 300 comes in a nice Sheaffer cardboard box with user and car guide, converter and 2 ink cartridges (black and blue).

Montblanc 149 – Sheaffer 300 – Pilot Metropolitan – Parker Sonnet
Montblanc 149 – Sheaffer 300 – Pilot Metropolitan – Parker Sonnet


As a general conclusion, I can say that I really do like this pen. She looks very elegant and quality and gives you an impeccable writing performance. You get good quality for little money. I do believe that you are more likely to find this fountain pen in a business setting than in a school environment. Keep in mind that this pen is a heavy one, but for me I like the more heavier pens. This pen is highly recommended, especially for the pen collector. I for sure would buy it again!

Some details:

  • Total empty weight: 42,40 gr.
  • Capless empty weight: 18,90 gr.
  • Cap weight: 23,50 gr.
  • Capless length: 12,10 cm.
  • Posted length: 15,45 cm.
  • Body width: 1,30 cm

Out of a total score of 30, I would give this pen a 26. This pen loses points because it is not a limited edition, it is not a gold nib, the nib offers no line variation, the ink system is not the standard international and there is a small quality issue on the grip (molding ressidue line).

Conklin Duragraph orange nights review

Back in time, June 2020, when I bought my first new fountain pens, I was of the opinion that the Conklin Duragraph would fit perfectly in my collection. I found the pen very attractive because of its retro classic look but also because the orange and black colors look very chic. I bought it for 59 Euros.

In general, we can say that when we buy a fountain pen, the fountain pen gets all the attention. But sometimes we have to look beyond our noses. What I mean by this is that the whole package must be given due consideration and that there must be a certain balance. In short, the pen comes in a very attractive beautiful finished box, including a converter and two ink cartridges, the warranty and instructions. The entire package exudes quality and brings a smile to me. Conklin really sets the example of how it should be here. Above all, Conklin gives a lifetime guarantee on its products. Now let’s talk about the pen itself.

The pen looks very classic. The flat-top design is appreciated. The first Duragraph was launched in 1923 and is still sold today. The available colors are amber, cracked ice, forest green, red nights, orange nights and turquoise nights. The nigths have a black cap. The available nibs are extra fine, fine, medium, broad, stub and omniflex. If you are not a fan of a fountain pen, you can opt for a ballpen.

The black flat-top cap is a screw cap with plastic threads. The screwing/unscrewing of the cap feels good and it takes only one turn to open the pen. The cap has a chrome trim with engrave the brand name and ‘Duragraph’ and on both side some moon-like shapes. This moon-like shape is also on the nib. On top of the cap is printed in white ‘Conklin Est. 1898’. I fear that this print could wear off due to the frequent use.The clip of the cap is slightly curved and is very useful. The clip has no markings.

It is possible to use this pen in a posted way. The only drawback is that the barrel goes not deep enough into the cap. As a result the pen becomes long and gets off balance. I rarely post a pen, but for people with very big hands the posting in this case could be a relief.

The pen is made out of quality handmade resin. I’ve been using and transporting the pen for a while, but I can’t really notice that there are signs of wear and tear. To be honest, I would like to say that I take great care of my fountain pens and consider them vulnerable. I like the resin pattern of the barrel. The barrel is screwed onto the grip. You need 4 turns to unscrew the carrel. The barrel has a flat top with no markings on it. Between the black top and the orange resin, there is a small silver band.

The pen has a metal section with a black plastic grip. The included converter screws into the section and is well made. I like this screwing of the converter. If you want, you can also use standard international cartridges. With long international cartridges you could have an issue because the barrel has not enough space.

The hourglass-shaped grip is short. In combination with the long nib, this causes me to take the grip very close at the front with my fingers. This felt a little uncomfortable.

The medium #6 steel nib really looks stunning. The nib has the Conklin logo on it in gold tone. Also engraved is ‘Toledo’ and ‘USA’. One the side of the nib is the size engraved. The nib has some kind of moon-shaped breather hole. I really like how this nib looks. If you don’t like the size of the nib, you can always turn and replace the holder with the nib out of the section. For cleaning purposes, you can pull the nib and feed out of the holder, you don’t even have to use great force for this. Easy does it.

The writing performance of this pen is good, not excellent. I read an article somewhere that most of the nibs need to be tuned after purchase. Also for this nib I notice that the tines are not fully aligned which is confirmed when I look at it with a magnifying glass. This makes the nib not feel really soft, but also not to say that it is scratchy. Actually, I can’t say anything bad about this nib. After the pen is filled with ink, the pen starts writing almost immediately, without ever experiencing any problem, on any quality of paper. When I have gained some experience I will try to smoothen this nib myself.

Due to its resin this pen is not a heavy one. The complete empty weight is only 22,80 gr. and without cap 10,90 gr. With a length of 12,50 cm, when the pen is uncapped, this is not a long pen. In most cases this pen will suit any hand.

Lamy Safari – Faber-Castell Loom – Conklin Duragraph
Lamy Safari – Faber-Castell Loom – Conklin Duragraph

For testing the pen I used the Diamine Ancient Copper. This inks suits the Duragraph well.


This pen opened my eyes in many ways. If one word could describe this pen, I would go for ‘quality’. Keep in mind what you get for about 60 Euros: a quality vintage looking pen at an affordable price. You can easily use this pen as an everyday carry pen. Yes, for sure I would buy this pen again. And this pen comes in such a nice luxury presentation box that you can give as a present to everyone, even to me 🙂

Some details:

  • Total empty weight: 22,80 gr.
  • Capless empty weight: 10,90 gr.
  • Capless length: 12,50 cm.
  • Posted length: 17,50 cm.
  • Body width: 1,1 cm

Out of a total score of 30, I would give this pen a 27,50. This pen loses points because it is not a limited edition, it is not a gold nib and it writes just a bit too scratchy.

Kaweco Student 60’s swing review

When I started my fountain pen hobby, KAWECO was not known to me. When I showed some interest in the KAWECO, I noticed that they have a nice range of modern pens. KAWECO’s pens are not the most expensive pens, they are rather at the bottom of the segment. Their most famous series is the Kaweco SPORT which is available in various versions. In the meantime, I am also proud owner of a number of KAWECO’s, including the Classic Sport, Perkeo, Special brass and the Student.

The KAWECO Student 60’s Swing is a fountain pen that I purchased, online, in August 2020. I paid 62 Euro for it. The pen is sold in a very attractive vintage metal tin. Included is a short KAWECO ink cartridge, a KAWECO sticker and a piece of paper with the warranty, history and instructions. This all looks beautiful and exudes quality.

The pen looks very classic. The green cap and ivory colored barrel in combination with the gold trim contribute to this. The Student is available in the following colors:

  • Transparent demonstrator
  • Black
  • 20’s Jazz with brown cap
  • 30’s Blues with red cap
  • 50’s Rock with blue cap
  • 60’s Swing with green cap
  • 70’s Soul with orange cap

What I find a bit strange is the way they link a music period to a color? It’s nice that way, of course, but who at KAWECO made those links. I’m probably delving into this too much. I also wonder why this pen is called the ‘Student’ pen? I fear that there are few students who can afford a pen of 62 Euro, knowing that you run the risk of losing your pen at any moment. Anyway, having said that….

In order to continue in a positive way, I have to admit that I am attracted to this pen. The overall finish seems good and the polished finish of the body looks nice.

It is not a big pen. Uncapped it’s only 11,9 cm long, capped 13,1 cm. Posted the pens is 16 cm. The barrel is 1.3 cm at its thickest point. At the point where your fingers hold the section, the section is 0,9 cm.

Time to go over the parts of the pen. The green-colored cap with gold accents looks very nice and retro. At the top is the KAWECO logo. The curved clip is quite classic and has engraved the company name. The clip is stiff rather than smooth, but usable. The gold-colored band once again includes the brand name. So no doubt that this is a KAWECO pen. And also on the top of the cap is printed in gold ‘Kaweco Student GERMANY’. The cap is a screw cap that screws onto the plastic threads of the barrel. The screwing of the cap onto the barrel does not give me such a satisfied feeling. It feels a bit cheap. But when the pen is capped, the cap stays tight en secured.

For many fountain pens the posting of the cap is a difficult story, also for the Student. You can use the fountain pen in a posted way and it is secure. But the barrel goes not deep enough into the cap and causes the pen to become somewhat unbalanced. The weight of the section is almost the same as the weight of the cap and that is why balance gets disturbed.

The barrel and cap are made entirely of ‘high grade’ resin. The ivory-colored barrel thickens in the middle, but has no specific accents. When the pen is closed, all attention seems to go to the cap. What I don’t like is that the top of the barrel has a kind of hole that probably has its origin when manufacturing the barrel.

When the cap of the pen is removed, the gold-colored chrome section and nib stand out. Without a cap, most of the weight of the pen will be on the nib. This creates a pleasant feeling while writing. The section is a metal section. Due to the chrome finish, it is sensitive to fingerprints, if this would disturb you. I didn’t feel like the section was slippery. The section is slightly narrower in the middle.

The gold-colored fine #4 steel nib looks very nice and matches the section. It has a breather hole. The nib is decorated with some curls and Kaweco logo. If you don’t like the nib, you can unscrew it and replace it with another one, als long as the insert is the 060 with thread. These inserts with nib can be bought at Kaweco. If you are careful, you can pull the nib out of the insert. This is very useful for cleaning purposes. That way you can also change the nib with, for example, a nib from the Kaweco Classic. Also you can manage to insert a golden nib (14k) into your Student. How cool is this!

Just a small note: be careful when you pull the nib out of the insert. By applying some power you can damage the nib. After I did this, I noticed the nib tines were wider resulting in thicker lines and wet writing. Lucky I could fix it back in its original state. It’s more safe to unscrew the insert and replace with another insert that has a different nib.

The most important thing about a pen is the writing performance. Just like this is the case with my other Kaweco, this Student is also a good performer. This may seem logical because the nibs are the same. To be a fine nib, it feels very smooth, not scratchy. The steel nib is not rigid, allowing variation in line thickness, but not in the sense that calligraphy is possible. The nib is connected with a black plastic Kaweco feed.

The Kaweco uses standard international cartridges or converters. Compared to the Kaweco Sport series, you can use longer converters with the Student.

Lamy Safari – Kaweco Student – Pilot Metropolitan
Lamy Safari – Kaweco Student – Pilot Metropolitan


Without a doubt the Kaweco Student is a good quality fountain pen available in many colors and nib sizes. If the nib is not what you want, you can change the size. It’s a modern fountain pen with a classic look. The writing performance is outstanding and it does not let you down. Perhaps it is just a bit to expensive for a ‘Student’.

Some details:

  • Total empty weight: 23,60 gr.
  • Capless empty weight: 14,50 gr.
  • Capless length: 11,90 cm.
  • Posted length: 16 cm.
  • Body width: 1,3 cm

Out of a total score of 30, I would give this pen a 27. This pen loses points because it is not a limited edition, there is a ‘hole’ at the top-end of the barrel, it is not a gold nib and it writes just a bit on the wet side.

Waterman Cotele review

The Waterman Cotele is a vintage fountain pen that I have owned since my childhood.  I can’t remember the exact date or how it came into my possession. I am sure that I bought this pen new.

The internet does not give me much information about this pen. The information I have found turns out to be that it is either a Cotele, a Master or a Master GT. In my further search for the identity of this pen on the internet, I have the impression, when comparing photos, that this pen seems to be more like a Cotele. So for now, I’ll stick to a Cotele, until counter-notice. Anyway I asked the question on my insta, but nobody could help me with this. I even included Waterman into this, but no response.

I found some interesting info in the comment section of a youtube video by Grandmia Pens about this pen:

👉🏻 Hi, Stef, You are indeed, correct. The Waterman is a Cotele (with acute accents over the ‘o’ & last ‘e’; it is pronounced (phonetically), Co-tel-ay, & translated from the French it means, ‘cord’ (as in rope). From what I understand, Waterman did not strictly adhere to the corded finish – as in your gold coloured example. There were two versions; one with chrome trim & accents, including nib, then the ‘posher’ gold plated accents, but with an 18K/750 gold nib (stamped on the face of same). I own a version that resembles yours, with one significant difference, my cap clip is solid & very narrow – it has been mistaken for a ‘Master’, but has been verified as the Cotele. I’m fortunate in owning the 18K nib, which I bought for a steal from e-bay a few years ago; the finish on mine, however, is not as grand as yours; mine being dark red marble lacquer over brass. The only preference I do have – over the model you demonstrate here, is that I prefer the solid clip, over the slotted version. That said, it’s a handsome looking piece…

Comment by Andrew tongue ON grANDMIA PENS, 26/02/2013

The full aluminium body of the pen is very thin, which makes it look very elegant in combination with the long fine gold nib. The pen weighs only 15.6 gr. making her a real lightweight. 

The barrel and cap of the pen have a kind of longitudinal grooves that feel soft and pleasant. The gold-colored accents (trim, clip and nib) give this pen a somewhat classic look. I like the overall look of this pen.

The clip on the cap is very stiff and actually not very functional. The clip is curved a bit to the outside probably due to the frequent use. On the top of the cap and on the clip the Waterman logo is debossed. The cap is a slip-on cap. When closed, the inside of the cap catches the 3 engraved lines on the section. Its closed position is not the safest, but it’s just ok. 

Because I used this pen a lot when I was a student, there is significant wear and tear especially on the middle of the body.

Cotel with the original fine steel nib

The original nib I have is a gold tone steel fine nib. This nib has no decorations. The nib has some sharp bended edges on the side of the section. From the information I got when I first wrote this review in 2011, it seems the Cotele comes also with a golden nib. I can certainly confirm this in the sense that I got an old broken Waterman equipped with the same nib, but this nib is a golden 18K. It goes without saying that I exchanged these nibs.

Waterman Cotele with 18k golden nib

Cleaning this pen is easy because you can separate the feeder and the nib.

The section is made out of shiny plastic. But after all those years, there are remarkable signs of wear on the end of the section. This is probably due to the way the cap encloses the section. So, the shine is gone on that part. Between the cap and the body, there is a small gold looking trim, so when the pen is open the golden trims are repeated and this looks nice. At the top end of the section there are 3 inserts on which the cap is closed. These inserts are very typical for the Cotele. The only drawback is that overtime dirt gets into these inserts, so you really have to clean it out regularly. I remember doing this at school when classes were boring.

The Waterman Cotele uses the regular international cartridge standards. I noticed that sometimes it’s difficult to get the cartridge installed properly. For the long Waterman cartridges this problem is automatically solved when you screw the barrel on the section. I doubt the cartridge will stay fixed when using smaller cartridges.

The most important above all, the writing performance.

Let’s start with the original steel nib. When I studied the nib I noticed the nib is slightly damaged and therefore causing a rather scratchy handling. Being a fine nib, I suppose it’s already a bit scratchy. This makes a good judgment difficult for this nib.

When I swapped with the golden nib things changed dramatically in a good way. The nib feels smooth and gives a lot of line variation. This nib has a certain sweet spot and as soon as you go above the 45° angel a certain scratchiness occurs. Also you have to keep the nib very level. Turning the nib too much the scratchy feeling starts. So the sweet spot or the performance window is very tight, be aware. The nib also writes quite wet.


I think this is one of my oldest and (in the past) most frequently used fountain pens. The wear and tear on the pens is the evidence. The pen looks classy and elegant and I would rather recommend this pen for people with smaller hands. The gold nib performs well als long as you manage to keep it within its performance window which is very tight. That being said, I don’t think this pen is a pen for a beginner.

Some details:

  • Total weight: 15,60 gr.
  • Capless weight: 9,30 gr.
  • Capless length: 12,10 cm.
  • Posted length: 16 cm.
  • Body width: 0,90 cm.

Out of a total score of 30, I would give this pen a 24. This pen loses points because it misses the original packing and papers. The pen is not a limited edition, the clip is useless, the nib looks simple, the nib feels somewhat scratchy and offers less line variation.

Narwhal Key West Largo review

I bought this Narwhal pen in November 2021. The company then called Narwhal, but changed it to Nahvalur in the summer of 2022. Now it turns out that Narwhal’s Icelandic pronunciation is simply ‘Narwhal’. There must be a reason why they did this, but I don’t know it. But it is actually quite strange that a young company still opts for a name change, this must have an impact on the commercial stability of this company. Anyway for this review I stick to Narwhal because I bought it as a Narwhal.

The Narwhal Key West fountain pen is available in two liveries: the golden sparkling Islamorada and the blue sparkling Largo. These together represent the beach: Islamorada is the sand and the Largo is the sky. I went for the Largo with medium nib. I bought the pen for 55 Euro at Scrittura Elegante.

The pen comes in a beautiful black cardboard box with Narwhal logo. Enclosed is a handy leathery pouch in which the pen is located. The pen itself is packed in a plastic bag.

What immediately catches the eye is the sparkling look of the cigar shaped body. A converter is included. The shimmers that are incorporated into the plastic layer are very attractive. The plastic finish also feels very high-quality, this promises to be a sparkling fairy tale.

The cap is a screw-on cap with a good clip. You need almost 2 turns to unscrew the cap, this is a bit too much. On the cap is a silver ring with some kind of ‘pacman’-pattern. This ring strengthens the cap so that hardly any cracks can occur. It is noteworthy that the brand name is nowhere on the pen, with the exception of the logo on the nib.

Posting the pen is not done because the cap is not tight and secure enough on the barrel, and also there is a risk that the cap will leave marks on it.

The section screw in the barrel with metal threads. Same as with the cap, no change of cracks on the barrel here, so design-wise they did a good job. Nothing special about the barrel to mention.

The section has the same sparkling finish as the body. The section feels hard and has a small step towards the nib. There is some distance between the section and the tip of the nib due to the large nib. For me this is not a problem, but I can imagine that with smaller hands you tend to hold the pen closer to the paper and than this small could be getting in the way and for me it started hurting my fingers.

The steel medium nib looks nice with some attractive curls engraved. The inkflow is good and the pen writes not too wet. Let’s say the medium is a big medium, somewhat between medium and broad. The nib offers some line variation but not to behave like a flex nib. For me, this nib gave me way too many false starts that bothered me while sketching. For writing with it and when the ink flow is going on, the false starts were less. For me the fine steel nib of the Narwhal Merman felt better. Although the broken piston of the Merman gave me other problems. The Narwhal nibs are made in house but I think they need some tuning.

Concerning the medium nib: because my Merman cannot be fixed anymore, I decided to swap it with the Key West. So now the Key West hast the fine nib, and I can tell you its writing performance is spot-on.

Some details:

  • Total weight: 24,70 gr.
  • Capless weight: 14,10 gr.
  • Capless length: 12,60 cm.
  • Posted length: 16,40 cm.
  • Body width: 1,3 cm.

Out of a total score of 30, I would give this pen a 25. This pen loses points because the cardboard box looks cheap and there is no warranty or instructions. The pen is not a limited edition, posting is unsecure, no gold nib and a disturbing edge between grip and nib.

Parker 25 review

On March the 11th, my father’s partner gave me a nice vintage Parker 25 once used by her brother. She never used the pen and she wanted te please me with it. The Parker seemed to be in a good state, only the old ink was still in it and for sure this pen was not used for many years. Anyway I’m very happy to receive this pen and add it to my collection.

The Parker 25 is a vintage fountain pen, released in the early 70s. Production stopped in the mid 90s. The model I have is the MKII because it has no breather hole in the nib. The MKII was produced from 1979. In the early 70s Parker for the first time focused on people aged 18-30, and the Parker 25 was their bet.

The Parker 25 is a metal pen with a replaceable nib. When you look at the body of the pen, the back looks strange because it is much thinner than the front end. But this thinner end is actually the perfect design for posting the cap. In my opinion this way of posting is ‘perfect’ (can I say this?). I mean, when posted, the pens looks very nice and feels well balanced. I almost never post a pen, but for the 25 I certainly make an exception.

The steel cap is not fixed on the barrel, it is a snap cap that turns around freely. The cap has a wide clip with (not the typical Parker arrow) plastic Parker logo on it. On the cap the Parker brand name, logo and ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ are debossed. With a small pull on the cap you open the pen. As mentioned above, posting the pen is an example how good posting can be and it’s very tight and secure.

The pen I have as a commercial engraving on the side of the body: ‘Cilag-Chemie’. The body screws on the section with its metal threads. The black plastic shiny is large and long enough to give you a good grip. This section has no ergonomic function.

There is a small step between the barrel and the section. This step does not get in the way of my grip. The grip covers a part of the nib but not like eg. the Parker 51 does.

The steel nib surrounds the feeder and both nib and feeder can be taken apart. This makes a thorough cleaning easy. There is no indication whether the nib is a fine or a medium. I think it’s a fine one. This steel nib does not offer line variation and is quite stiff. When I inked the pen I took some time for letting me write. The nib felt scratchy and I had the impression that the tines are to close. After sanding the nib felt better but I still have to work a bit on the tines. Inkflow is not a problem.

In general, I have to admit that this pen did please me, despite the minor problems with the nib. As soon as I have gained more knowledge and skills in editing nibs, I will come back to this.

Some details:

  • Total weight: 17,20 gr.
  • Capless weight: 10,60 gr.
  • Capless length: 11,85 cm.
  • Posted length: 14 cm.
  • Body width: 1,1 cm.

Out of a total score of 30, I would give this pen a 21. This pen loses points because I no longer have the original box with contents. The pen is not a limited edition, the cap is too loose, no gold nib, the look of the nib, writes very scratchy, no line variation, skips while writing and no standard cartridges.

About my old reviews

It’s actually been since 2020 that I’ve been doing reviews of fountain pens. Since I switched from Pennen2020 to Peacock pens, you will notice that a large number of reviews can no longer be found. Don’t panic, gradually the pen reviews will appear online again. I don’t want to just put them back online. I want to take a look at the reviews myself first and refresh them.

It goes without saying that this will take some time, but I assure you that I really do want to make the best of it. Readers who also follow me via instagram will be informed of new additions to Peacock tripe.


Dearest pen lovers,

I’m so proud and happy to welcome you to my new blog site,

Since 2020 I have been active in the fantastic world of fountain pens. And as always, when you start something, you have to find your way and gain experience. I also had to experience this and go through it, with many ups and downs, but also with beautiful memories and nice contacts with people in the fountain pen community.

Why and how I got into the fountain pen hobby can all be found in the ‘About me‘.

I shared my first experiences through I mainly shared some reviews of my pens and some general experiences. Now I’ve gotten to a point where I don’t think the name ‘pennen2020’ is very appropriate anymore. I don’t like the ‘2020’ in it, because it reaches further. Also I want to give it a more personal touch with a link to my family name. My family name is ‘De Pauw’, so this translated means ‘The Peackock’. And to make a long story short, I think it is now clear why I chose ‘’. It will take some time getting used to it, but we are fully committed.

The language I use will remain the English language because it allows me to reach a wider audience. The really official start is scheduled for April 1, 2023 and this is certainly not an April fool’s joke. Since the new domain name is already hosted, I wanted to post a blog anyway to give some explanation to the casual passer-by. As always, feel free to leave a message with comments or questions.