There is a first time for everything. Or so they say. And I know this surely also applies to fountain pen reviews. It is almost like the more you review, the more you realise how much you actually have not yet reviewed.
Having that said, I could almost not believe it myself when I realised that I had never reviewed any Otto Hutt pen. Mind you they are a long established German pen manufacturer (since 1920) that actually celebrates their 100 year-jubilee in this year 2020 – and me having a soft spot for German pens. Mind you they are basically ‘from my hood’, being located a swift 2.5h car-drive from my home-town in Germany, in the same federal state. Mind you their stylistic approach is kind of close to Bauhaus design – which I appreciate form factor-wise.
For me personally, this means that the brand does fly somewhat under the radar. A quick scan of fountain pen related social network activities seems to confirm this impression. When ringing the ‘German pens bell’, the sound is more like Pelikan, Montblanc, Lamy, Kaweco. Not so much Otto Hutt. Which really is a pity and needs to change, because Otto Hutt does make some very interesting writing instruments.
After all this, I think it is more than justified to go all in directly. Like a go big or go home kind of thing. So my Otto Hutt kick off review will launch straight away with the brand’s flagship model: the Design 07. And I hope that this will not be the last Otto Hutt review.
Check out the video-review below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Otto Hutt Design 07
- Platinized and lacquered brass barrel and cap with fluted guilloche pattern
- Fills with standard international cartridges/converter
- Available 18k gold-nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B)
- Price: ca. 500 €
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This steel pen is quite perfect, but for this price range a pinston filler system should be highly appreciated. Otherwise, it will be only another pen… differently than Lamy 2000 steel.
nope, nobody needs a piston its pointless, cc is much more usable and reliable