Applied Pens Streamline Fountain Pen Review

Jake Lazzari is a designer based in the UK who makes some very interesting looking pens under the Applied Pens brand. Every part of the Streamline except the nib and converter is made by hand by Jake. The results are striking. Price: £135 Nib options: steel extra-fine, fine, medium or[…]

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Starting Again (Sketch)

Since my last visit here, almost three months ago, I’ve left the career I’d been in since leaving university (a quarter of a century ago), moved house, and started something completely new. That’s my excuse for the lack of posts. The completely new something is running a guest house by[…]

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Standing the Test of Time (3)

I’ve been writing here at Pens! Paper! Pencils! for almost four years now and in that time I’ve reviewed 138 inks, 67 pencils (wooden and mechanical), 177 pens and 66 other items (notebooks, cases, etc). As I did around this time [last year][l16], and the year before, I thought it[…]

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Sylvester (sketch)

This is Sylvester, our neighbour’s cat who sadly died a few weeks ago. In his youth, Sylvester would terrorise our cats but he mellowed in his old age. If you like my pet drawings and would like one of your own please take a look at Portray Your Pet.

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Metaxas Stylos Color featured

Metaxas Stylos Color Fountain Pen Review

The Stylos Color is a pen I backed on Kickstarter, designed by a gentleman called Kostas Metaxas. Although, as far as I can tell, it isn’t available to buy anywhere, Kostas has just finished his fourth Kickstarter campaign on a variation of this pen (all but the first one being[…]

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