Additive Pens Double Helix Fountain Pen Review

Additive Pens use 3D printing to produce unique looking pens. I’ve had this pen a couple of years now and so this is a long term review. The pens come with stainless steel Jowo nibs but I’ve been using mine with a 14k gold broad nib ground to a stub[…]

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Off Lines Notepads Review

Off Lines is a German company that makes little notepads with easily removable pages. Size: 9cm by 13cm (small version); 7.4cm by 10.5cm (medium version) Price: €8 (small); €10 (medium); add €7 for a pen; a pack of small refills costs €6 for 100 sheets Pages: 64 sheets Cover: denim[…]

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Edison Pen Co. Pearlette Fountain Pen Review

I reviewed the Edison Pen Co Collier a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. It felt like a pen that was designed by someone who really enjoyed using pens and it had a great old-school charm combined with modern nibs and materials. When Goldspot pens offered to send[…]

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Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Ballpoint Pen Review

Retro 51 are best know for their Tornado rollerball line but that’s not all they do. The Hex-O-Matic range consists of a mechanical pencil and a ballpoint, each in silver or black. Price: £29 Ink type: ballpoint Barrel options: black or silver Refill options: Schmidt EasyFlow 9000M (Parker/G2 style) Size:[…]

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Cards and Prints

At my home on the south coast of England, I now have the world’s smallest gallery. It won’t stay small forever as I’m adding to it at the supersonic rate of about one drawing per month. I’m currently working on a picture of Weymouth’s lifeboat, the glacial progress of which[…]

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