Schön DSGN Pen Review

Ian Schön has many lovely variations of his pen but this is the basic model: the Classic. They’re manufactured in small batches in Massachusetts. Price: $60 for this version Ink type: ballpoint Barrel options: polished aluminium, black anodised aluminium (this one); brass, steel, copper and titanium available at extra cost;[…]

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Karas Kustoms Decograph Fountain Pen Review

Karas Kustoms are best known for their machined metal pens, several of which I’ve reviewed. These pens are consistently excellent. The Decograph is different in that it’s made from thermoplastic rather than metal. It’s part of Karas Kustom’s signature pen line of limited edition pens. Price: $165 Filling method: standard[…]

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Twiss Irish Bog Oak Fountain Pen Quick Look

Reviewing custom made pens can be a little tricky. I, after all, picked the material and the general design so if I would have only myself to blame if I didn’t like them. Fortunately for my own sense of well-being and sanity, I do. (Irish bog oak is fantastic. It’s[…]

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Nock Co Fodderstack XL Cover Review

Nock Co make a very interesting range of cases in designs that can’t be found elsewhere. The Fodderstack XL is a good example of this. It’s 6” by 3.5” (15cm by 9cm in 21st century units) and holds one or two pens along with a notebook. The colour options vary[…]

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Magnetips Drawing Pens Review and Giveaway

The Magnetip is a fibre-tipped pen that contains magnets at each end. These pens were sent to me by Magnetips to review. They sent me two sets of pens which I’ll be giving away. Read on for the review and for details of the giveaway. These are my own views.[…]

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