Platignum Studio fountain pen review

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)[…]

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Faber-Castell Ambition fountain pen review

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[…]

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Nib Comparison

If this isn’t proof that how pen makers classify nibs is almost meaningless, I don’t know what is. In order, from finest to mediumist: Pilot Prera (fine); Pilot MR (fine); Faber-Castell Ambition (extra fine); Waterman Translucent (medium); A. G. Spalding Maple Wood (medium); Kaweco Classic Sport (extra fine); Rotring Freeway[…]

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Schneider Xtra Document 0.3 rollerball pen review

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[…]

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