Pilot Plumix fountain pen review

The Pilot Plumix is a very cheap fountain pen that is only available with a medium italic nib. I don’t get on too well with italic nibs but I’ve found this one to be smooth, though firm, and typical of the high quality of Pilot nibs even in this price[…]

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Pilot V7 Hi-Tecpoint rollerball pen review

The Pilot V7 Hi-Tecpoint is a refillable rollerball pen, available in a 0.7 size, writing a 0.5mm line, and also a 0.5 size (the V5), and in red, blue, green and red. The black version is properly black, which, sadly, makes a nice change from the grey you so often[…]

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Faber-Castell e-motion fountain pen review

Until I spent rather a lot of money on a Platinum #3776 Sai, this was my favourite pen. It is wonderful in so many ways. I love the shape. It doesn’t look as if you ought to be able to write with it for more than a few minutes but[…]

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Platignum Vibe fountain pen review

This is a very cheap pen. I bought this from Cult Pens for eight fine British pounds and it came with a matching ballpoint, too. I hear some people like ballpoints. A cheap pen doesn’t mean a good value pen unless it writes well and is fun to use. Fortunately[…]

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Lamy pur 47 fountain pen review

The Lamy pur 47 would be a great pen but for a fatal flaw. The design is very Lamy indeed: minimal brushed metal abounding with high quality clicky sounds when uncapping, posting and capping again. The nib is the standard Lamy nib which means it’s good quality and interchangeable with[…]

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