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Friday, April 21, 2017

Goulet Q&A Episode 165: Useless Ink Swabs, Designing Tomoe River Notebooks, and Where I Disagree With the Pen Community!


Goulet Q&A is now available as an audio podcast! Click here  for the RSS feed to use in your podcast app of choice, or click here for a direct download.


In this episode, I talk about useless ink swabs, designing a Tomoe River notebook, and where I disagree with the whole fountain pen community!

This week:
  • Easter/Holy Week gauntlet
  • prepping for vacation
New/Upcoming Products: - (1:41)
  • restocked a lot of random products we've been backordered for a while
  • Montegrappa inks
  • Doubling up on Q&A this week to publish one for next week!
  • Lamy Dialog 3 is coming back! in black

Pens/Writing - (3:35)

1) Evan M.- Facebook - (3:36)
So I just got a new aurora flex 88. my question is. is there a break in period or anything with it? because my dreamtouch and m1000 nibs flex wayyyy more than this one. it's not disappointing or anything it goes from xxf to b but I expected more from a "vintage flex".. ps best company ever
  • there's a difference between softness and flex
  • Visconti Palladium nibs and Pelikan m1000 nibs are softer, yes
  • the problem if you try to flex these out is they will spring and not bounce back properly
  • Aurora did several iterations of softness in developing their 88 flex nib, including softer ones than this
  • they felt they sprung too easily, so they dialed it back
  • Omas nibs in my mind were some of the softest modern flex nibs available, but people sprung them a LOT
  • I see where Aurora's coming from, they were going more for maximum line variation and maximum bounce back with minimal risk of springing the tines
  • that said, there will be a break in over time, so it can only get softer, yes

2) zdia- Instagram - (8:25)
I've always wondered what exactly a converter converts. Why is it called a converter? What does it convert, and into what? A boring cartridge pen into an exciting breadth of ink possibilities? That's my best guess... can you help?
  • you pretty much answered your own question
  • converters "convert" cartridge pens into pens that can use bottled ink of any brand
  • they're often referred to just as "converters" when their more official designation is actually "cartridge/converters" or C/C like you see online
  • other pens that have built in mechanisms don't have anything to convert to, so they just go by their filling type (piston, vacuum, etc)
  • Some cartridge/converter pens can even be eyedropper "converted" too, further demonstrating what that term is actually accomplishing

Ink - (12:48)

3) mnmlscholar- Instagram - (12:50)
Ink reviews often have huge swatches of the ink smeared or swabbed onto a page. But in my experience, inks rarely look like that when I write with them. So I tend to focus on the writing samples in the reviews to guesstimate what it might look like in my own pen, and on my own paper. What should I be learning about an ink from the giant ink swatches on GouletPens (and reviews)?
  • ink swabs have been used online to show inks for as long as I've been conscious of the existence of fountain pens
  • it's true, the swabs themselves do look different than it does in a pen, but at a glance they show the most dramatic representation of the color
  • especially in digital form, the color can be hard to see just in the writing, unless you are REALLY zoomed in
  • they're also, frankly, just a lot faster to do!
  • writing samples are definitely more representative, and a full ink review even better!
  • We hands down do a swab for all our inks, writing samples or ink reviews when we can/have time, and highly encourage ink samples
  • there's just nothing like getting to use it yourself!

Paper - (19:40)

4) acosta_maite- Instagram - (19:41)
In Q&A Episode 163 @48:33, regarding TRP, you mentioned that you would have to design a new notebook format for meetings, etc. Is that something you would seriously consider? A Goulet Journal with TRP in A5 Dot Grid with tons of pages would be awesome. Do you think that is something we could hope for anytime soon?
  • it is something I would consider, have/am considering
  • it's complicated, paper is really tough to do well and at a reasonable price
  • in order to offer notebooks at a reasonable price you have to do LARGE quantities, so you have to be pretty darn committed to make it happen
  • it's very speculative
  • a Goulet journal in A5 with dot Tomoe paper could be possible, but I'd need some feedback about what you'd honestly be willing to pay for it...?

Personal - (26:13)

5) Hope F.- Facebook - (26:15)
Do you have any opinions/preferences that aren't popular in the fountain pen community? I myself love hearing some feedback while I write, and I find something oddly satisfying about a little bit of echo on the page, but I find that not many people agree. Your videos are what got me into fountain pens. Thank-you to you and the Goulet Pen team.
  • if there's one thing I've learned about the fountain pen community, it's that if you ask 10 people what they think, you'll get 10 different opinions!
  • that said, there are some fairly common things that people agree on
  • but for everything that the community leans towards, there's an equally if not greater enthusiastic minority that feels the complete opposite
  • Here's a couple of my preferences you may or may not agree with:
  • Cartridge converter pens are generally my favorite! They're so easy to clean, if the mechanism acts up it's a couple of dollars to replace it, and they're generally more affordable!
  • Broader nibs make my handwriting better- most people feel the opposite, that fine nibs make their writing better, and I still just don't understand that!
  • My handwriting looks best at about 70% max speed- generally slowing down helps most people, but I actually write better when I'm pushing my speed just a bit
  • You don't have to use fountain pens for EVERYTHING- I'm as much a convert as anyone, but there are times when I just will not even bother (carbon paper, signing receipts)
  • I ink and carry all my pens, price be darned- while I definitely am more careful with my particularly rare or meaningful pens, I feel they are meant to be used and will never buy a pen with the intention of storing it away and never using it, mine are all fair game
  • Paper can never be too smooth- I can appreciate paper with a little bite, but I have not yet experienced a trifecta that's TOO smooth for my liking


QOTW: What fountain pen opinions/preferences do you have that seem to be against the tide of the rest of the pen community? - (39:42)

Thanks so much for joining us this week! You can catch up on any old Q&A videos you missed here.

Write On,
Brian Goulet

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Things: Ice and Fire


Winter has arrived at Goulet Pens and we're arming ourselves with a bevy of beautiful writing utensils. As you may know, the Montegrappa Game of Thrones pens launched recently and have caught the attention of many of our fine fountain pen enthusiasts.  No matter which house of Westeros you align yourself with, the products in the assortment below are sure to capture your attention. Without further ado, we present Thursday Things: Ice and Fire.

Featured products from left to right:

Stark
Montegrappa Game of Thrones Fountain Pen - Stark
Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen - Smoke
Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen - Tumbled Raw

Targaryen 

Montegrappa Game of Thrones Fountain Pen - Targaryen
Pilot Metal Falcon Fountain Pen - Burgundy
Platinum Balance Fountain Pen - Wine Red

Baratheon 

Montegrappa Game of Thrones Fountain Pen - Baratheon
Edison Collier Fountain Pen - Burnished Gold
Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen - Black/Gold


Lannister
Montegrappa Game of Thrones Fountain Pen - Lannister
Lamy LX Fountain Pen - Gold
Jinhao x450 Fountain Pen - Red/Gold

Which house collection strikes your fancy?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monteverde Moonstone with an Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass: Monday Matchup #138

Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.

Hey guys, Sarah here. This week, I'm serving up some wanderlust with the beautiful Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass fountain pen and rustic Monteverde Moonstone ink. Want to hear where I found my inspiration for this piece was and how I completed it? Read more below!

When I sat down to draw, I had no idea where to start. My amazing co-worker, Lydia, has been inspiring me lately with the way she incorporates her hand lettering into her drawings, so I began thinking along those lines. When I first wrote in the quote, I had to stop and admire how fluid and steady the Edison nib was... Whoa! So smooth. I sketched some seashells around the words, but it just didn't fit the feeling that I wanted to go for. I decided to scrap it and start over. After writing the quote over again, I went back to my original inspiration from Lydia and started doodling around it and let the words inspire the drawing. A compass naturally formed from the shape of the quote and I ran with that. I free-handed the rest of it with the pen and used a water brush pen to fill in the larger areas. My hand got so tired while drawing the tiny lines around the edges that I had to stop and take a break! To finish it off, I went in with the brush pen once more to fill in any blank space with a wave pattern.

The Moonstone ink was so intriguing to me. It looked like a warmer brown when it was wet, but dried to a cool brown with some subtle purple sheen. It was unexpected, but I enjoyed how the muted look really worked in this drawing. The Medium nib on the Edison was juicy and showed off the ink perfectly. I really enjoyed this feature and have been eyeing Edison pens because of this. The shimmery depth of the Seaglass body was another added bonus and made it fun to use.

This pen and ink combo would be good for everything! The medium brown ink might not be appropriate for every situation, but it could look really nice when using it for writing sentimental or nostalgic things. The Edison Nouveau Premiere is perfect for every writing situation, no exceptions there. I did not want to give this pen back when I finished this Monday Matchup. This experience just might push me over the edge of finally buying my first Edison pen. I wouldn't change a single thing about this matchup!

Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.
Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.
Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.
Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.
Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.
Illustration of a compass using an Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen and Monteverde Moonstone ink.

You can find the seasonal edition Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass fountain pen for a limited time at Gouletpens.com for $149. Monteverde Moonstone is available in a 90ml bottle for $15 or a 2ml sample for $1.25. 

Follow the directions below for a chance to win this pen and the bottle of ink. We're excited to see what pen and ink you have matched!

How to enter Monday Matchup Giveaway:
  • Match a pen and ink together. They don't have to match in color, any fountain pen, and ink works.
  • Take a picture of your pen and ink matchup. 
  • Find the entry details and instructions below on how to share your picture with us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or as a blog comment*. 
  • You can choose to enter only one way or submit up to 4 different entries if you'd like. Feel free to use the same picture for all 4 entries.
  • Confirm your entry via the Rafflecopter widget below which will record your entries. This is how we'll draw a random winner. Since it's totally random, you're eligible to win each week! 
  • To see more of Rafflecopter's privacy policy, click here. Your email is never shared, and is only used to contact you should you win.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway The contest is open Monday, April 17, 2017, at 12 pm EST until Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 12 pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow once the contest closes. The winner must live in a country that Goulet Pens currently ships to. Click here to see the Official Contest Rules.

Write on,
Sarah

Friday, April 14, 2017

Goulet Q&A Episode 164: Infamous Baystate Blue, Lamy 2000LE vs Homo Sapiens, and the Aging Pen Community


Goulet Q&A is now available as an audio podcast! Click here  for the RSS feed to use in your podcast app of choice, or click here for a direct download.

In this episode, I talk about fearing the infamous Noodler's Baystate Blue, whether you should buy the Lamy 2000 Black Amber LE or Visconti Homo Sapiens, and how I'm addressing the aging FP community. 

This week:
  • in-laws were in town, great visit
  • Ellie had a friends' birthday party and it was awesome
  • lots of choir singing for us this week, (5 out of 8 days)
  • Easter egg hunts for days

New/Upcoming Products - (2:25)

Pens/Writing - (5:37)

1) drjfrs- Instagram - (5:38)
I am torn between getting the Lamy 2000, 50th anniversary fountain pen and the Visconti Homo Sapiens Oversize fountain pen and the Visconti Homo Sapiens Midi fountain pen. Any suggestions how to go about choosing one over the other. 
  • tough call! 
  • I love both, honestly
  • HS oversize is my go to daily carry pen at the moment
  • I'm not real big (pun!) on the Midi, personally
  • Lamy 2000EF nib is awesome and I do enjoy it
  • Makrolon is my nightly journaling pen that I keep on my nightstand
  • the Black Amber is nice, but it's a pretty big premium over the Makrolon so you have to really appreciate the LE aspect of it
  • One thing that does help is we've been running the promotion with buy a Black Amber get a Makrolon along with it, that helps 
  • if it really comes down to one or the other and all else is equal, I'd be inclined to go 2000 Black Amber if for no other reason than it's limited and will not be available once they're all gone!

Ink - (10:54)

2) weeksie98- Instagram - (10:57)
Hey Brian, I read the manufacturers guide to a few of my pens (I got really bored, okay) and I noticed that they always seem to recommend that you use only their inks, because their formulation is meant to be optimised to the pen. I'm not going to restrict myself to one brand of ink no matter what the manufacturer says, but do you think there's actually something in the idea that a manufacturer's ink will work better in their pens than others? Loving the Q&A! 
  • yes, that's not super uncommon
  • I equate it to the same reason a car company tells you to always take your car to a dealer, or only put a certain brand of oil in the engine
  • It's not that any other ink outside of that brands' WILL harm your pen, but that's the only ink within their control
  • some people buy pens and use incorrect types of ink, boutique inks with some more extreme properties, etc, and pen companies don't want the liability of warrantying ink they can't control
  • the vast majority of fountain pen inks will work without issue in the vast majority of pens
  • you may want to take extra consideration with vintage pens (especially ones with sacs) with some boutique inks, do your research and only go with what you're comfortable using

3) Cynthia B.- Facebook - (18:02)
After watching quite a few of Brian's videos, I now have an irrational fear of Noodler's Baystate Blue ink. Every time Brian mentions Baystate Blue in a video, it's because of an issue that the ink could cause with whatever he's demonstrating (the ink can stain, it's hard to clean, you have to use bleach to clean it out, don't mix with other inks, etc.). If Baystate Blue is so amazingly "complicated", what are the properties of this ink that would make people want to use it despite its many complications?
  • there's really nothing to fear with Baystate Blue, just realize that it's different than normal ink
  • it's incredibly vibrant, and that is the appeal
  • it's really not hard to clean, if you use the right stuff (10-25% bleach in water)
  • bottom line, it's just one ink out of hundreds, and it's actually pretty easy to stay away from it so no need to fear it

Troubleshooting - (35:18)

4) reed.thoughts- Instagram - (35:21)
I have different piston fillers which include Montblanc, twsbi, and others... But it.seems sometimes ink gets past the piston's seal. How can I remedy this? Not how to clean it, but how to prevent this from happening at all!!
  • ink slips back there because it's getting past the seal, period
  • on some pens, you can do more than others to help prevent it
  • if it's a failed seal (rare, especially on a new pen) have it replaced
  • if it's not failed, then you can simply put silicone grease on it to help (especially if it's a double-walled seal like the TWSBI)
  • if ink gets past the seal, it's really not the end of the world (unless it's leaking and dripping out of the pen)
  • it's likely more an aesthetic thing than anything

Business - (40:25)


5) The Pen Penchant- YouTube - (40:35)
Hello, Brian and crew! First of all, thanks for all of the wonderful work you do for the FP community. It has been a pleasure to see your business grow before our very eyes over the years. My question for you is what would you like to see in fountain pen review content? Anything you're not seeing but would like to? Thanks, and keep up the fantastic work.
  • I'm like anyone else, I like to see the specific things I have questions about and little else!
  • I actually show a lot of what it is I think I'd like to see in the videos we do here, that's no accident
  • I like comparisons, which I know are hard and take a ton of time to do
  • close up details, macro stuff
  • a little light on the technical specs, I don't really need tons of facts and data thrown at me, but I do like some generalized assessment of the facts
  • overviews like why this thing is special, how it stacks up against other similar things, what are the best/worst parts of it, etc
  • I love puns, clever inside jokes, and just genuine enthusiasm!

6) Matthew Beddow- YouTube - (45:45)
Recently i've been discussing the future of Fountain Pens with a Reviewer 'Larry Berrones' and a question that came out of that discussion was : Do you have any Metrics to measure the age of people purchasing Pens and Ink , obviously this is very important to know if you're going to project sales over a long period because if the Data suggested that it was mostly older people as a percentage then eventually the sale will decline ,without being morbid,as these older people get too old to write or pass on. I am concerned , as many of us are, that the fountain pen may decline and possibly disappear if the market shrinks. If you could answer that one i love to understand what you currently do measure and what your thoughts are.
  • if you've followed me this hits on my 2009 "epiphany" at the DC Pen Show
  • I saw a lot of gray haired folks there, and I saw a super-long term problem of young people absent from carrying on the FP legacy
  • I sought to change this, and it's driven me from day one
  • all these videos, all the pictures, content, our site, the tools, it's all to educate and make it easier for new users (a lot of whom will be younger) 
  • we don't track any of this for specific individuals, our tools are not overly sophisticated
  • I don't want you to think this is a Big Brother/1984 situation here
  • there are analytic tools we use to view web traffic, click-throughs on our content, and a lot of other things because it's just smart for us to know what's working well for you
  • as far as age goes we have some relatively reliable assumptions we can make based on the data we have and it's actually quite encouraging
  • specific numbers are proprietary and frankly aren't entirely relevant, I trust my gut more than the data
  • the majority of our customers are not very close to "signing off" their fountain pen lifestyle for one reason or another
  • a small percentage are retirement age, but the overwhelming majority of our crowd is working professionals
  • we put out content on a lot of platforms where (relatively) younger people find us, and that helps keep new people getting into the hobby, so I'm much less concerned about this than I would be if we weren't so involved in social media

QOTW: Have you ever actively recruited someone into fountain pens? Whom? - (50:34)

Thanks so much for joining us this week! You can catch up on any old Q&A videos you missed here.

Write On,
Brian Goulet

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Copper Pens Comparison

There are many great copper fountain pens on the market today, so how do you choose the right one? Three of our favorites at Goulet Pens are the Karas Kustoms Ink, the Tactile Turn Gist, and the Montegrappa Fortuna Copper Mule. All three are very striking workhorse pens that will look great for any writing project. Did you know that when left unpolished over a long period of time, a copper pen forms a patina from skin oils on the writer's hands? Brian outlines defining specs and features that make these pens unique and shares why he'd recommend any of them for someone looking to pick up a copper pen in the Goulet Q&A slice below. Read on or check out the video to learn more!



Karas Kustoms Ink



This pen is very solid and weighs in at 118g overall. At 137.3mm long with a 9.5mm grip diameter, it is a substantial sized pen. Available for $200, the Karas Kustoms Ink is a great size if you have larger hands. It may not, however, be super comfortable for long writing because of the size and weight. The design of the pen is quite streamlined and sleek, so it will patina nicely and evenly. The Copper Fountain K ($130) is a great alternative that Brian prefers.

Tactile Turn Gist



The compact, textured Tactile Turn Gist is a great pocket pen with an intriguing design and comfortable grip that's not slippery at all. The Copper Gist weighs in at 75.6g overall and is 128.5mm closed, but extends to a comfortable 152.6mm when posted to write. It features a continuous spiral cut throughout the body and cap of the pen that offers a visually appealing design element to the pen. At $139, it is also the most affordable option in this group of copper pens. However, the Gist is harder to polish because of the ribbed texture and is not quite as shiny as the other pens on this list to begin with due to the texture. Though what it lacks in shine, it makes up for in panache!

Montegrappa Fortuna Copper Mule



The Montegrappa Fortuna Copper Mule is definitely the showstopper among these copper pens. It features the most elegant design of the three pens on this list, offering a copper body enhanced with brushed stainless steel accents. This lovely two-tone look really appeals to Brian personally. The Copper Mule is the lightest of these pens, weighing in at just 53g for the entire pen. The Fortuna will develop a beautiful patina over time unless the included cloth is used for polishing. This pen may not be the best choice for someone on a budget and at $375, it tips the scales as the most expensive pen on our list. The brushed stainless steel accents could prove problematic for someone looking for that all-copper look as well, as they are pretty noticeable and break up the copper body. But for someone looking to splurge a bit on a show-stopping copper pen, the Copper Mule is the one for you. It also comes with a free copper mug!

Which copper pen catches your eye and captures your heart? Leave us a comment below.

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

Thursday Things: Flora


Grow your writing collection and watch your inspiration bloom with these floral finds, perfect for springtime musings. This collection gathers the best and brightest products and arranges them into a beautiful bouquet of fine writing fun. Take a deep breath and enjoy the heavenly garden of pens, inks, and notebooks, artfully laid out in Thursday Things: Flora! Find your perfect arrangement for writing joy.

Featured products from left to right:
You can pluck your favorites all from one page in the Thursday Things: Flora shopping guide.
Platinum 3776 Nice Fountain Pen - Lilas
Faber-Castell Op Art Fountain Pen - Water Lily
Kaweco Skyline Sport Fountain Pen - Mint
Pilot Metal Falcon Fountain Pen - Sapphire
Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Pink/White, Fine
Faber-Castell Loom Fountain Pen - Metallic Violet


What's your favorite flower?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Introducing Montegrappa Game of Thrones Fountain Pens!


The themes of family, honor, treachery, and ambition cut through George R.R. Martin's beloved series, Game of Thrones. Montegrappa captures the essence of the series through a pen collection to represent the most important houses of Westeros in their Game of Thrones fountain pens. The acute attention to detail, both for the fountain pen enthusiast and Game of Thrones fan, makes these pens appealing to both. And if you fall into both categories, like many members of the Goulet Pens Team, then these are incredibly exciting.

All of the fountain pens in the Montegrappa Game of Thrones collection have unique characteristics which we'll go into detail about below. They also have some similarities, like a steel nib that is stamped with a sword motif. In terms of writing experience, the nib offers a generous flow, while still offering a bit of feedback. The single wide thread on both the pen and in the cap ensures that the clip will always line up with the nib and design on the pen. It has a comfortable, gently-sloping grip section. Each pen is rather weighty, and well balanced, although the cap weight varies from pen to pen. When using the pen with the cap posted, the weight of the cap can upset the balance of the pen and make it back heavy, so keep that in mind.

For more details, please be sure to read the technical specs on each product page. Additionally, this review by David from Figboot on Pens is incredibly thorough and offers a lot of great details. If you are considering purchasing one of these stunning pens, we encourage you to take a look!


 
Montegrappa Game of Thrones Baratheon
House Baratheon is represented by the stately and powerful stag. The death of King Robert Baratheon in the first Game of Thrones book is one of the pivotal points in the story, kicking off the "game of thrones" to begin with! The Montegrappa Game of Thrones Baratheon fountain pen is a courtly charcoal with 18kt yellow gold-plated accents. The cap is full of wonderful details, like a fleur-de-lis pattern, a clip in the shape of the head of a stag, and the Game of Thrones logo at the bottom of the clip. The top of the cap features a finial with a stag and the house motto "Ours is the Fury." As for writing experience, the pen weighs 47g which is fairly average, and is slightly toothy but still a smooth writer.

Ink Suggestions:



Montegrappa Game of Thrones Lannister
The ferocious lion is the symbol of the House Lannister, and the Montegrappa Game of Thrones Lannister fountain pen represents this fierce family with aplomb! Weighing in at 48g, this pen is decked in deep red with 18kt gold-plated accents. It is as eye-catching as it is useful! The cap features a lion's head clip, while the finial has a lion and the house's motto, "hear me roar." In the books, the House Lannister is full of some of the most complex and complicated characters, but the fountain pen displays the richness of house. As we know, a Lannister always pays his debts...

Ink Suggestions:




Montegrappa Game of Thrones Stark- Coming soon!
As of 4/12/2017 the Montegrappa Game of Thrones Stark fountain pen is on backorder. We are expecting it in May. Sign up for an email notification on the product page to know when it arrives!

The Game of Thrones House Stark fountain pen is sleek and cool, with its white and silver coloring. The house motto, "Winter is Coming" is engraved on the top of the cap, along with a depiction of a direwolf, the house sigil. The clip echoes the house sigil as well and is the head of a powerful direwolf. All of the accents are plated in palladium. Because the members of the House Stark are the Kings of the North, Norse runes were used as inspiration for the patterns on the cap of the pen. The Montegrappa Game of Thrones Stark fountain pen weighs an overall 48g. It is a push to post pen, and like the rest comes with a cartridge converter and takes standard international cartridges.

Ink Suggestions:



Montegrappa Game of Thrones Targaryen
Fiery red stands out against the coal-black on the Montegrappa Game of Thrones Targaryen fountain pen. House Targaryen ruled Westeros for three centuries before the rebellion that put Robert Baratheon on the Iron Throne. The house sigil is a three-headed dragon, although the fountain pen only displays one. The dragon represented is appropriately a European-style dragon. You can find it both on the clip and on the finial, where the house's motto, "Fire and Blood," can be found. Accented in bronze, this pen weighs in at 47g overall.

Ink Suggestions:


You can find the Montegrappa Game of Thrones fountain pens at GouletPens.com. The MSRP for these pens is listed at $350, but you can find our best price once you add it to your cart.


Which Game of Thrones fountain pen is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!


Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team



P.S.: The themes expressed in the Game of Thrones tv show and books do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Goulet Pen Company or its team members.

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