Reviews

Below is a chronological list of all reviews.

To search dozens of pen blogs, including this one, you can use Pennaquod, or you can search just Pens! Paper! Pencils! using the search box above.

An index of all reviews on Pens! Paper! Pencils! can be found here.

  • Blank Forces Pocket Bolt Ballpoint Pen Review This summer I was running a guest house for the first time. Summer by the seaside is a busy time and in between cooking bacon and servicing rooms the beach and the sea calls to you. I spent little time luxuriating in different fountain pen nibs and interesting inks and instead got down to basics ...
  • Pelikan M205 Aquamarine Fountain Pen Review Did I need a another Pelikan M200? Apparently I did, because as soon as I saw this special edition aquamarine version I bought it. I also stumped up the extra for a gold nib because Pure Pens were doing the upgrade for a fantastic price. (The total price of the pen was not much more ...
  • Applied Pens Streamline Fountain Pen Review Jake Lazzari is a designer based in the UK who makes some very interesting looking pens under the Applied Pens brand. Every part of the Streamline except the nib and converter is made by hand by Jake. The results are striking. Price: £135 Nib options: steel extra-fine, fine, medium or broad; left-handed medium Barrel options: various colour combinations Filling ...
  • Metaxas Stylos Color Fountain Pen Review Metaxas Stylos Color featuredThe Stylos Color is a pen I backed on Kickstarter, designed by a gentleman called Kostas Metaxas. Although, as far as I can tell, it isn’t available to buy anywhere, Kostas has just finished his fourth Kickstarter campaign on a variation of this pen (all but the first one being successful) so there’s a fair ...
  • Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen Review Visconti Van Gogh featuredGrail pen is a term that’s used a lot in our neck of the woods: a pen that isn’t easily obtainable due to either cost or scarcity. The Visconti Van Gogh was my grail pen from quite early on in my pen obsession. I loved how it looked and I loved the association with one ...