Paper Mate Biodegradable Gel Pen Review

The Paper Mate Biodegrable Gel 0.7 is pretty well described by its name. However, there are issues with both the concept and the pen’s performance. Price: £14 a pack of 15 (haven’t been able to find them available singly) Tip size options: 0.7 Barrel options: recycled pale green and white[…]

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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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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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e+m Allwood Ballpoint Pen Review

e+m make some beautiful looking pens and pencils from wood. I reviewed one of their clutch pencils three years ago and I still enjoy it very much. The Allwood pen is a budget ballpoint. I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of[…]

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Pilot DR Drawing Pen Review

The Pilot DR was one of the first drawing pens I bought because it’s easily available in UK high street shops, together with with Faber-Castell Pitt. I didn’t get along with it very well finding it a little scratchy and dry. However a little while ago I thought I’d get[…]

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