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 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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Franklin-Christoph M27 fountain pen review

Franklin-Christoph Model 27 Collegia fountain pen review

I blame A Fool With A Pen entirely for my buying this pen. His review sold me on the quality and a brief look at the Franklin-Christoph website sold me on the colour. This is the Franklin-Christoph Model 27 ‘Collegia’ in Tennessee Orange with an extra-fine steel nib. And it[…]

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Noodler’s Nib Creaper Rollerball review

Noodler’s Nib Creaper Rollerball is a piston filling rollerball. It holds a lot of ink – any ink you like, too. In terms of look and feel it is very Noodlerish. By which I mean rather retro, well-made, good value and basic but thoughtful. As far as I know it’s[…]

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Noodler’s Konrad fountain pen review

A good pen is a pen that brings you joy when you pick it up and write. That has nothing to do with price, nib goldiness, filling mechanism or any other objective quality. It’s hard to define and it will be different for every individual person. The Noodler’s Konrad is,[…]

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