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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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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