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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 plastic Ink type: blue or black gel; also available ...
  • 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 it’s occasionally available at WH ...
  • Tombow Olno Mechanical Pencil Review Tombow Olno featuredAs you will see from the pictures, this is a pencil I’ve had for a long time. It’s a pencil that’s been used a lot in that time, too. There is a reason for that: this is a good pencil. Price: £5 (UK) $5.50 (USA) Lead size options: 0.5mm Barrel options: black/pink, blue, blue/pink, clear white (this one), ...
  • 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 are my own honest opinions. This ...
  • Rhodia Rhodiarama Softcover Notebook Rhodia’s Webnotebook has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best fountain pen-friendly notebooks there is. It was my number one choice until I started using covers, when the thick cover, usually such an advantage, became a bit awkward. I tried many different softcover notebooks, some good, some bad, but what I really wanted ...