Venvstas Designer 8 Clutch Pencil Review

My first experience with Venvstas was not entirely positive but since then I think they’ve worked hard to sort out initial difficulties and introduce new products, many of which look very interesting. Venvstas designed a pencil before they designed a pen, so how does this one work out? This pencil[…]

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Marlen Aleph Fountain Pen Review

Marlen is an Italian company that makes a range of reasonably priced fountain pens. The Aleph is at the more expensive end of their range and is the result of a collaboration with the Italian language fountain pen wiki fountainpen.it. This pen was loaned to me by the original purchaser,[…]

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Manuscript Notebook Review

Manuscript are an American notebook company. They sent me a set of their notebooks to review. These are my honest opinions based on using one of each size for several weeks. Pocket notebooks Size: 5.5″ x 3.5″ Price: $11 for three Pages: 64 Cover: textured cardboard Paper: off-white Ruling: blank[…]

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Parker Vacumatic Fountain Pen Review

The Parker Vacumatic is one of the most distinctive and sought after vintage pens. It was produced between … and …. and stands out because of its translucent stripes. These look like a New York skyline at night and, as well as being pretty, give Vacumatics a romantic and nostalgic[…]

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Start Bay Navigator Notebook Cover One Year On

Back in June 2017 I reviewed my fairly new Start Bay Navigator leather notebook cover. This cover holds up to four A5-sized notebooks using elastic cords. Since then it’s been in daily use for almost eighteen months. I’ve also met the man behind the business and I’ve had a chance[…]

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