Copic Multiliner SP drawing pen capped

Copic Multiliner SP drawing pen review

The Copic Multiliner SP is my favourite drawing pen. It’s also pretty good for writing with. Copic make disposable Multiliners and refillable Multiliner SPs. The SPs have aluminium barrels that are a pleasure to hold and use. They are light but feel well constructed, making them perfect for extended periods[…]

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Pelikan M215 fountain pen nib

Pelikan M215 fountain pen review

The Pelikan M215 is an amazing pen. It is virtually faultless. It is a piston-filling pen that holds a good amount of ink. The piston mechanism is smooth and has the feel of precision engineering. There is not wiggle or wobble and it glides in the most luxurious way. There[…]

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D1 refill comparison round 1 tips

Comparison of D1 Refills (Part one)

There are many many pens that take D1 refills, including a couple that I’ve reviewed here and several on Kickstarter. The new Retro 51 Tornado Touch also uses one. A D1 refill, if you don’t know, is a mini refill commonly used in pocket pens or multipens. There are as[…]

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Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Ballpoint branding

Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Ballpoint pen review

I am not the best person to review ballpoints, I must admit. They have their place, I know, but they will never, for me, be as good to use as any other kind of pen. Having said that, thanks to Pure Pens I have one of these Faber-Castell Grip 2011[…]

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MUJI Fountain Pen capped

Muji Fountain Pen review

I’d been after the Muji Fountain Pen for some time. I like the Muji aesthetic: simple, stylish, functional, unbranded. This fountain pen is very much in this vein. It’s a simple aluminium tube with a nib at one end. The nib is scratchy and uninspiring. It’s a standard ‘iridium point’[…]

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