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[…]

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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,[…]

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Back Pocket SpaceX Notebook Review

It 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[…]

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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’[…]

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Pilot Frixion Colour Pen review

When I was at school, many many moons ago, I remember how an erasable pen felt like some kind of holy grail. We had to write in pen, we made many many mistakes, and we wanted to obliterate all those mistakes so our teachers would never see. All we got,[…]

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