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  • Schön DSGN Pen Review Ian Schön has many lovely variations of his pen but this is the basic model: the Classic. They’re manufactured in small batches in Massachusetts. Price: $60 for this version Ink type: ballpoint Barrel options: polished aluminium, black anodised aluminium (this one); brass, steel, copper and titanium available at extra cost; clip available at extra cost Refill options: Fisher Space ...
  • Karas Kustoms Decograph Fountain Pen Review Karas Kustoms are best known for their machined metal pens, several of which I’ve reviewed. These pens are consistently excellent. The Decograph is different in that it’s made from thermoplastic rather than metal. It’s part of Karas Kustom’s signature pen line of limited edition pens. Price: $165 Filling method: standard international cartridge/converter Nib options: stainless steel #6 in ...
  • Twiss Irish Bog Oak Fountain Pen Quick Look Reviewing custom made pens can be a little tricky. I, after all, picked the material and the general design so if I would have only myself to blame if I didn’t like them. Fortunately for my own sense of well-being and sanity, I do. (Irish bog oak is fantastic. It’s oak that sat in Irish peat ...
  • Nock Co Fodderstack XL Cover Review Nock Co make a very interesting range of cases in designs that can’t be found elsewhere. The Fodderstack XL is a good example of this. It’s 6” by 3.5” (15cm by 9cm in 21st century units) and holds one or two pens along with a notebook. The colour options vary from time to time. The exterior ...
  • Magnetips Drawing Pens Review and Giveaway The Magnetip is a fibre-tipped pen that contains magnets at each end. These pens were sent to me by Magnetips to review. They sent me two sets of pens which I’ll be giving away. Read on for the review and for details of the giveaway. These are my own views. Many thanks to Magnetips for sending ...