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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OHTO Rook uncapped

OHTO Rook Fountain Pen Review

OHTO make the pen that got me into all this in the first place and some decent mechanical pencils, too. Their fountain pens, though, have a mixed reputation. I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site. These are my own[…]

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Petit Punnet notebook covers

Petit Punnet Notebook Review

Petit Punnett is a small British company that makes a range of products featuring fascinating geometric designs. Having noticed them on Twitter I contacted them to see if they could send me some notebooks to review. Thank you to Petit Punnet for letting me look at these items. These are[…]

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OHTO Tasche nib

OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen Review

OHTO began in 1929 making dyes and ink. In 1963, they produced the world’s first rollerball pen. Their Graphic Liner was the pen that opened my eyes to the world of pens beyond the Bic ballpoint. They have a fine history. However, their fountain pens have a mixed reputation, to[…]

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Stipula Passaporto branding

Stipula Passaporto Fountain Pen Review

The Stipula Passaporto is a very small pocketable fountain pen. I picked up mine from Massdrop and it’s a slightly different version to the one you can find elsewhere. This version has threading on the end of the barrel so the cap can be screwed on to post: the usual[…]

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