Faber-Castell e-motion fountain pen review

Until I spent rather a lot of money on a Platinum #3776 Sai, this was my favourite pen. It is wonderful in so many ways. I love the shape. It doesn’t look as if you ought to be able to write with it for more than a few minutes but[…]

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Platignum Vibe fountain pen review

This is a very cheap pen. I bought this from Cult Pens for eight fine British pounds and it came with a matching ballpoint, too. I hear some people like ballpoints. A cheap pen doesn’t mean a good value pen unless it writes well and is fun to use. Fortunately[…]

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Lamy pur 47 fountain pen review

The Lamy pur 47 would be a great pen but for a fatal flaw. The design is very Lamy indeed: minimal brushed metal abounding with high quality clicky sounds when uncapping, posting and capping again. The nib is the standard Lamy nib which means it’s good quality and interchangeable with[…]

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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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Pentel Energel 07 gel ink pen review

I think this was a freebie from the lovely Cult Pens people. Not because they sent me it to review but because they nearly always throw something in for free with every order. This is because they are great. But not so great that they send me things to review.[…]

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