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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The Old Family Home (sketch)

As I mentioned three weeks ago, my parents recently moved from the house they’d lived in for forty years, where my brother and I grew up, and where two of my grandparents lived in the later years too. For a little while there were four generations living here. It’s a[…]

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Visconti Van Gogh featured

Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen Review

Grail pen is a term that’s used a lot in our neck of the woods: a pen that isn’t easily obtainable due to either cost or scarcity. The Visconti Van Gogh was my grail pen from quite early on in my pen obsession. I loved how it looked and I[…]

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