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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 another one and try it ...
  • Back Pocket SpaceX Notebook Review Back Pocket Notebook featuredIt seems these days that a new notebook’s been released before you can finish half of the one you last started, so it takes something special for one to stand out. The Back Pocket SpaceX notebooks certainly look striking but do they hold up in use? Size: 14cm by 9cm (A6ish) Price: £12 for a pack of ...
  • 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 thanks to Cult Pens’ support of ...
  • Kaweco Smokey Grey Ink review Smokey Grey is one of Kaweco’s newer inks and it’s fantastic. I like it almost as much as Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same and it’s a fair bit cheaper, too, at least if you’re paying UK prices. It also comes in short standard sized cartridges. It’s a good neutral grey that’s saturated enough to be legible. Thank you ...
  • Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L Mechanical Pencil Review Mechanical pencils seem to be where companies are trying out new ideas, some of which are useful, some of which are gimmicks. The snappily named Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L features variable springiness to the tip. I was able to get this pencil at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site. These ...