529 Duo Pocket Ballpoint Pen Review

The 529 Duo has recently launched on Kickstarter. I was fortunate enough to be loaned a prototype to review and so here are my thoughts. Price: £20 early bird, £25 retail Refill options: uses the Cross Ballpoint refill, which comes in fine, medium or broad and black, blue or red[…]

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Ivy Pug (sketch)

Here’s Ivy. I’ve drawn her to build up my portfolio of pen and ink pictures for Portray Your Pet. Platinum Carbon Ink, Daler-Rowney Bristol Board, using a Franklin-Christoph M03 with a needlepoint nib and a Platinum #3776 Sai with a fine nib, and a Platinum Brush Pen

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Kaweco Dip Pen Winner

The winner of the Kaweco Dip Pen has been chosen by random.org and is Pete Scott, who said Thank you to my children for making everything worth it. Thank you to all of you who take the time to read my little corner of the internet and sorry there can[…]

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Namisu Nova Studio Matte Ebonite Fountain Pen Review

Namisu’s Nova Studio Matte Ebonite is the upmarket version of their very excellent Nova Aluminium. It’s the same size and shape but made, unsurprisingly, from ebonite and titanium rather than aluminium. Namisu loaned this pen to United Inkdom for review purposes and this review will form part of a meta-review[…]

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