Rotring Esprit fountain pen review

Apart from the Art Pen, Rotring don’t make fountain pens any more and this is a shame because they used to make some great ones. Some of the more collectable Rotrings go for a lot of money on eBay but others, like this Esprit, can be found for very reasonable[…]

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Nock Co. – Pen Cases Hand Made In The USA

Nock Co. – Pen Cases Hand Made In The USA You have backed every pen project launched on Kickstarter. Time to protect your purchases with a Nock Co. pen case. I knew Monday was going to cost me some money. What I didn’t know was (a) how much money it[…]

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Diamine Twilight ink review

I think it’s hard to instil much character in a dark blue-black ink but Diamine have managed it with Twilight. It’s a beautiful colour with lots of shading. Lamy pur 47, 1.1mm italic nib, Monsieur notebook, terrible handwriting.

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Pilot Prera fountain pen review

The Pilot Prera is quite rightly a legend. It’s solidly made and comes in a range of colours. What sets it apart, though, is the nib. When Pilot make a fine nib they do it properly: a very fine line and lovely and smooth to write with. This is one[…]

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