Category: Pen review

Platignum Studio fountain pen review

16 September 2013 By ian

I shouldn’t really like this pen. It is a rather strange colour (turquoise, allegedly) and a medium nib. Also there’s nowhere to put the cap! I know that won’t bother most of you but to me it’s rather troublesome. I bought this pen by accident (I was scheming on eBay) but it’s turned out to […]

Faber-Castell Ambition fountain pen review

8 September 2013 By ian

The Faber-Castell Ambition Pearwood is a beautiful looking pen. I’m a sucker for wood and metal; organic and machined; old and new. Gets me every time. This is a stunning pen. In my big chunky hands this pen is a perfect length and weight but it is a little top heavy when posted and if […]

Schneider Xtra Document 0.3 rollerball pen review

1 September 2013 By ian

I don’t know why I like this pen as much as I do. It’s a rollerball, which is fine, but it’s not a very black black, which is not fine. More a dark grey than a black. Not black. The pen isn’t much of a looker, either. So why do I keep picking it up? […]

Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen review

26 August 2013 By ian

The Kaweco Classic Sport is the pen I keep in my pocket. This in one pocket, a Pilot Colelo Lumio in the other. It is the perfect pocket fountain pen. The lid screws on so it doesn’t come off unless you want it to. with the lid on the pen is very small. Pocketable, even. […]

Waterman Translucent fountain pen review

19 August 2013 By ian

I picked this pen up for under 7 Euros in a French supermarket. A Waterman fountain pen for that price? Yes please! It turns out that it has a good fine nib, is comfortable to hold and use and feels like it should have cost several times as much. I wish I’d filled my trolley […]