Platinum #3776 Yamanaka Fountain Pen Review

Here’s another example of my favourite fountain pen range, Platinum’s #3776 series. This one is a limited edition from Platinum’s five lakes series. I have one other from that series, the Sai. The remaining three are Kawaguchi, Shoji and Motosu. I was able to get this pen at a discount[…]

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Pentel Brush Pen Review

I find a brush pen a very useful part of my sketching setup. A few little touches here and there, after drawing the picture in ink, can really give a sketch some depth. I’m looking for several attributes in a brush pen. It needs to have good dark ink that[…]

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Pilot Frixion Colour Pen review

When I was at school, many many moons ago, I remember how an erasable pen felt like some kind of holy grail. We had to write in pen, we made many many mistakes, and we wanted to obliterate all those mistakes so our teachers would never see. All we got,[…]

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Venvstas Carbon V Fountain Pen Review

Updated on 28 April 2017 Lucio Rossi, the man behind Venvstas, got in touch with me soon after this review was published and we’ve exchanged several emails. He had undertaken to replace all the original Carbon V pens with an updated version and made the same offer to me. The[…]

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Steel and Flint Pen Quick Look

The Steel and Flint Pen is being launched on Kickstarter tomorrow for an early bird price of £45. They were kind enough to send me a prototype to take a look at. I’ve only had it a few days so this is just a quick look rather than a full[…]

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