Pennaquod Pen Blog Search Engine

I’ve not mentioned pennaquod.net for quite a while. It’s a search engine that tries to remove for sale listings and shops and let you find review information. It does this by searching almost 100 pen blogs. It uses a customised Google search to do this and so you’ll see some[…]

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Pilot Vanishing Point (Capless) Fountain Pen Review

The Pilot Vanishing Point, known as the Capless in the UK but nowhere else, is a retractable fountain pen. There are very few other retractable fountain pens. Visconti make the Pininfarina Carbongrafite for the rather staggering price of just under £1400 and Lamy make the Dialog 3 for £250, although[…]

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Mac (sketch)

This is Mac, one of the most beautiful dogs in the world. He lives here, in Italy, and has a pretty good life chasing the local wildlife and dozing in the sun. I drew this as part of my Portray Your Pet project, using Tombow Mono 100 and Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni[…]

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Tombow Olno Mechanical Pencil Review

As you will see from the pictures, this is a pencil I’ve had for a long time. It’s a pencil that’s been used a lot in that time, too. There is a reason for that: this is a good pencil. Price: £5 (UK) $5.50 (USA) Lead size options: 0.5mm Barrel[…]

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Faber-Castell Loom Fountain Pen Review

I’ve made no secret of my love for Faber-Castell fountain pens. The Loom is one of their cheapest and comes in a range of bright and cheery colours. What’s it like? I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site. These[…]

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