Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Ballpoint Pen Review

Retro 51 are best know for their Tornado rollerball line but that’s not all they do. The Hex-O-Matic range consists of a mechanical pencil and a ballpoint, each in silver or black. Price: £29 Ink type: ballpoint Barrel options: black or silver Refill options: Schmidt EasyFlow 9000M (Parker/G2 style) Size:[…]

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Karas Kustoms Galaxie Pen Review

I reviewed the two fountain pens from Karas Kustoms’ new Reaktor range a little while ago. The Galaxie and Galaxie XL make up the other half of the range. The Galaxie is a ballpoint and the Galaxie XL a gel ink pen. These pens were sent to me by Karas[…]

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BN Works Twiist Pen Review and Giveaway

BN Works are a Taipei based company that makes ballpoint and rollerball pens. They asked me if I’d like to review their new Twiist pen and I said I would. These are my own honest opinions on this pen. As always, I don’t keep review samples and so am giving[…]

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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;[…]

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Blank Forces Pocket Bolt Ballpoint Pen Review

This summer I was running a guest house for the first time. Summer by the seaside is a busy time and in between cooking bacon and servicing rooms the beach and the sea calls to you. I spent little time luxuriating in different fountain pen nibs and interesting inks and[…]

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