Schön DSGN Pen Review

Ian Schön has many lovely variations of his pen but this is the basic model: the Classic. They’re manufactured in small batches in Massachusetts. Price: $60 for this version Ink type: ballpoint Barrel options: polished aluminium, black anodised aluminium (this one); brass, steel, copper and titanium available at extra cost;[…]

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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[…]

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Platinum Double Action R3 Multipen Review

Platinum make a few different multipens and I reviewed one of them way back in October 2014. This pen is a step up from that plastic version but costs only a couple of pounds more. I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support[…]

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Blank Forces X1 X2 closeup of etching

Blank Forces X1 and X2 EDC Pen Review

Blank Force’s X1 and X2 pens are the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign from last year. I interviewed Kevin Hayes, the person behind Blank Forces, back in November. Now that the pens are available to buy online I thought it would be a good time to review them. Rather[…]

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Faber-Castell Twice mulitpen review

Faber-Castell Twice multipen review

The Faber-Castell Twice is a chrome-plated metal-barrelled multipen. It takes two D1 refills and costs about £25 ($40). The pen comes with blue and red ballpoint refills which aren’t too bad at all. Being D1, there are a very many other options if you’d prefer something else. The metal barrel[…]

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