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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Noodler Nib Creaper fountain pen review

I like this pen. Why is it spelled Creaper and not Creeper though? I don’t know. Like the success of Downton Abbey, it’s one of life’s great mysteries. This is a pen with a flex nib and try as I might I can’t get the hang of it. So I[…]

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Reynolds Ink Pen fountain pen review

This is a cheap and very cheerful pen. Okay so it did leak all over me but that’s my fault for not sealing it properly. It’s an eye-dropper after all. This cost me a grand total of £2.29 from eBay. It is very plasticky and when I first tried it[…]

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Rotring Esprit fountain pen review

Apart from the Art Pen, Rotring don’t make fountain pens any more and this is a shame because they used to make some great ones. Some of the more collectable Rotrings go for a lot of money on eBay but others, like this Esprit, can be found for very reasonable[…]

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