Platinum Double Action R3 Multipen Review

Platinum make a few different multipens and I reviewed one of them way back in October 2014. This pen is a step up from that plastic version but costs only a couple of pounds more. I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support[…]

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Lamy Linea review

Lamy Linea Fountain Pen Review

The Lamy Linea is an aluminium-bodied fountain pen with an interesting herringbone pattern. It takes standard Lamy converters and cartridges and standard Lamy nibs. This pen has many similarities with the pur, the st and the Logo, so let’s start there before going on to the differences. All but the[…]

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Blue Boat in Weymouth Harbour (picture)

I bought some Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils a little while ago and tried them out properly for the first time with this picture. They really pop. I used my Platinum Carbon Pen (with Carbon Ink) for the lines and Winsor and Newton Black Indian ink watered down for the wash.

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Parker 45 Harlequin capped

Parker 45 Harlequin Quick Look

In an article asking why vintage pens aren’t more popular, Jonathon Deans suggested the Parker 45 might be a good starter pen. I agree: they’re good value and easily found on eBay, they’re simply made and therefore reliable, and they use Parker’s cartridges and converters, still available to buy new.[…]

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OHTO Rook uncapped

OHTO Rook Fountain Pen Review

OHTO make the pen that got me into all this in the first place and some decent mechanical pencils, too. Their fountain pens, though, have a mixed reputation. I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site. These are my own[…]

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