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The Mad Scientist of Nibs
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The Mad Scientist of Nibs

He goes by the name CY,” but Chinyi Chow’s nibs give writers a seemingly endless variety of expressiveness.

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4 mins  |
December 2022
Anabelle's Opus
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Anabelle's Opus

Anabelle Hiller’s journey to nib making was a process of self-discovery, one tine at a time.

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4 mins  |
December 2022
Trends in 2023
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Trends in 2023

Van Gogh with the flow! The new collection of Visconti Van Gogh fountain pen inks are the perfect companion to the Italian brand’s popular line of fountain pens inspired by works of the Dutch master painter.

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10+ mins  |
December 2022
Visconti Scores a Backgammon
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Visconti Scores a Backgammon

Under the leadership of Francesco Poggesi, the Italian pen and accessories company is winning on all fronts.

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8 mins  |
December 2022
RETRO 51'S ROCKETEER COLLECTION BLASTS OFF!
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RETRO 51'S ROCKETEER COLLECTION BLASTS OFF!

A new collaboration from the makers of the Tornado honors the 40\" anniversary of The Rocketeer comic book series.

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5 mins  |
December 2022
Diplomat and the Nexus of History
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Diplomat and the Nexus of History

As Diplomat’s marks its 100“ anniversary, new releases in 2022 and 2023 prove its future is as bright as its past.

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6 mins  |
December 2022
Filling a Need: William Penn and Sheaffer
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Filling a Need: William Penn and Sheaffer

As Sheaffer celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2023, 20-year-old Indian fine writing retailer William Penn is giving this legacy U.S. writing instruments brand a new lease on life.

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5 mins  |
December 2022
The Great War and the Trench Pen: Part II
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The Great War and the Trench Pen: Part II

The first trench pens did the job and did it well, but what would life be without competition?

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5 mins  |
December 2022
The Great War and the Trench Pen:Part II
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The Great War and the Trench Pen:Part II

The first trench pens did the job and did it well, but what would life be without competition?

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1 min  |
December 2022
John and Jon, Modern and Vintage
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John and Jon, Modern and Vintage

Two makers with very different techniques create a new kind of pen and pencil set.

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2 mins  |
December 2022
Graceful, and Award-Winning, Envelopes
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Graceful, and Award-Winning, Envelopes

In 2022, the Washington D.C. Calligrapher Guild's annual Graceful Envelope Contest invited contestants to send their \"Greetings and Salutations.

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1 min  |
December 2022
News from Pen World
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News from Pen World

As the calendar turns to the next year, Pen World continues to expand and change.

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1 min  |
December 2022
2022 Pen Artisan Guild Award
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2022 Pen Artisan Guild Award

The first annual Orlando Pen Show, which took place September 8 to 10, 2022, was well attended by artisan pen makers.

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2 mins  |
December 2022
The Universal Appeal of Table Games
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The Universal Appeal of Table Games

Being a successful table game player involves a little bit of luck and a lot of strategy. Bere: of a table board, at least two players, and the rolling of dice, table games have challenged us in a playful way for 5,000 years now.

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3 mins  |
December 2022
A Tree Grows in Taiwan
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A Tree Grows in Taiwan

Cypress may be a young pen brand, but its competitive pricing and ability to maneuver supply chains promise years of continual growth.

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5 mins  |
October 2022
Unicorns Exist: Nahvalur Pens
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Unicorns Exist: Nahvalur Pens

This young pen brand sets itself apart with house-made nibs and a true piston-filling mechanism.

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6 mins  |
October 2022
Why I Collect Rolleroalls!
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Why I Collect Rolleroalls!

On the following two pages, we present two highlights from the work of the late Jerry Ceppos for Pen World. The article on this page, “Why I Collect Rollerballs!”, was originally printed in PW Vol. 24 No. 1 (2010). The essay on the next page, “Thanks for the Thank-You Note!”, was printed in PW Vol. 31 No. 6 (2018). To learn more about Ceppos’s storied career in journalism, see page 12 in this issue.

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2 mins  |
October 2022
The Heavenly Realm
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The Heavenly Realm

David Oscarson's new Deus Regit collection is a testament to his faith in God and the goodness of humanity.

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8 mins  |
October 2022
The Kenro Method
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The Kenro Method

As a U.S. distributor and now as manufacturer of Esterbrook, Joel Blumberg and Kenro Industries are still providing a roadmap for the industry 30 years on.

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5 mins  |
October 2022
The Great War and the Trench Pen: Part
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The Great War and the Trench Pen: Part

World War I, the first and last trench war, led to technical innovations that changed our way of life—including life in the trenches themselves.

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5 mins  |
October 2022
Pen Heaven's Virtual, Pearly Gates
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Pen Heaven's Virtual, Pearly Gates

The London-based pen shop gives customers across the globe a uniquely comprehensive online retail experience.

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4 mins  |
October 2022
Orlando's Premiere: sept. 8-10
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Orlando's Premiere: sept. 8-10

The first pen show in Orlando, Florida in over two decades was a huge success according to vendors, attendees, and Show Director Joe Cortner.

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5 mins  |
October 2022
ILeft My Pen in San Francisco
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ILeft My Pen in San Francisco

Over 100 vendors were present for the 2022 San Francisco International Pen Show, once again held at the Grand Bay Hotel formerly Hotel Pullman) the last weekend in August.

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1 min  |
October 2022
Still the SuperShow (August 5-8)
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Still the SuperShow (August 5-8)

The Washington D.C. Fountain Pen SuperShow returned to the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, Virginia the first week in August.

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1 min  |
October 2022
Steinway Pianos and Jan Zander Pens Make Beautiful Music
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Steinway Pianos and Jan Zander Pens Make Beautiful Music

On June 24, piano makers Steinway & Sons announced the Masterpiece 8x8 collection, an homage to Earth's most precious woods.

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4 mins  |
October 2022
Remembering Jerry Ceooos:
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Remembering Jerry Ceooos:

October 14, 1946 July 29, 2022

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6 mins  |
October 2022
The Church of Maki-e
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The Church of Maki-e

With lower price points for its newest series of writing instruments, AP Limited Editions continues its mission of spreading the joy of maki-e.

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4 mins  |
August 2022
The Metaverse of Colorverse Ink
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The Metaverse of Colorverse Ink

The young South Korean ink brand is changing our perception of fountain pen inks through a universe of unique colors.

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7 mins  |
August 2022
Winners around the World
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Winners around the World

The 28th Annual Pen World Readers' Choice Awards display robust creative strength from brands across the globe.

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4 mins  |
August 2022
S.T. Dupont Défi Millennium: Redefined
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S.T. Dupont Défi Millennium: Redefined

The newly redesigned S.T. Dupont Défi Millennium collection is aptly named.

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1 min  |
August 2022

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