Namisu Nova Studio Matte Ebonite Fountain Pen Review

Namisu’s Nova Studio Matte Ebonite is the upmarket version of their very excellent Nova Aluminium. It’s the same size and shape but made, unsurprisingly, from ebonite and titanium rather than aluminium. Namisu loaned this pen to United Inkdom for review purposes and this review will form part of a meta-review[…]

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Kaweco Dip Pen Giveaway

Kaweco’s Dip Pen is a modern take on a very traditional object. It’s made from aluminium and looks very stylish. I’m not the best person to review a dip pen because my handwriting is truly terrible. You can, fortunately, find lots of reviews on Pennaquod. Instead, I’m giving one away.[…]

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Faber-Castell 663 Fountain Pen

In 1919 a gentleman called Hermann Böhler left Kaweco to form a company named Osmia. Faber-Castell began to acquire Osmia in 1935, finally buying the company outright in 1951. During this time, and into the early 60s, Faber-Castell continued to use the Osmia name and logo. The 663, however, was[…]

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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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