People like ebonite pens, since ebonite is a unique pen material that feels wonderful in the hand. However, ebonite pens often aren’t exactly inexpensive. Not so the Osprey Milano. Based in the US and aiming for pushing the skill of handwriting, Osprey Pens aims for bringing affordable writing instruments to the masses. And with an ebonite pen at 60 USD, I have to say they quite succeeded. The Milano that I review here is an interesting modular pen concept: you can basically swap in any #6-nib you feel like (while Osprey themselves already offer a good nib-selection from Fine to Flex), you can swap out the clip or use the pen as a clip-less, you can use standard international cartridges, converters, or eye-dropper then pen. That’s quite a mouthful!
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the chance to thank Abhi of Osprey Pens, who offered to send me the pen for review.
The video is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Osprey Milano (brown ripple ebonite reviewed here – available in a number of other colors as well)
- Ebonite body with ripple-pattern
- Silver-colored accents and trims
- Cartridge/converter-filler (standard international) – pen can be eyedropper-filled
- Available #6 steel-nib options: Fine (F), Medium (M) and Broad (B) – special nib options such as 14k gold or Zebra-G flex nibs are also available (plus the pen can be equipped with basically any #6-nib)
- Price: 60 USD
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