Faber-Castell e-motion fountain pen review

Until I spent rather a lot of money on a Platinum #3776 Sai, this was my favourite pen. It is wonderful in so many ways. I love the shape. It doesn’t look as if you ought to be able to write with it for more than a few minutes but[…]

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Inked on Friday 6 December

Quite a few new inks this week. Kaweco Classic Sport EF, with, actually, Schneider Black, I forgot when I wrote this out. TWSBI Diamond 580 F, Pelikan Edelstein Amber Platinum #3776 Sai F, Pelikan Edelstein Topaz Faber-Castell e-motion M (review coming soon), Diamine Twilight Faber-Castell Ambition M, Diamine Oxblood (thanks Informal[…]

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Lamy pur 47 fountain pen review

The Lamy pur 47 would be a great pen but for a fatal flaw. The design is very Lamy indeed: minimal brushed metal abounding with high quality clicky sounds when uncapping, posting and capping again. The nib is the standard Lamy nib which means it’s good quality and interchangeable with[…]

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A. G. Spalding Maple Wood Orange Fountain pen review

I am a big fan of wooden barrelled pens. This was the first one I bought: an import from Jet Pens, which led to a lesson in British customs charges. It was worth it though because this is a pen with a lovely Japanese nib (described as a medium but[…]

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Rotring Freeway fountain pen review

This is a solidly made metal pen. It’s well put together although perhaps a little basic in its design. It reminds me a little of school. As for the nib… it’s firm, to say the least. It is a nib that could be used to smash glass in case of[…]

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