Tag: midrange

A. G. Spalding Maple Wood Orange Fountain pen review

18 November 2013 By ian

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 finer than most of my […]

Noodler Nib Creaper fountain pen review

28 October 2013 By ian

I like this pen. Why is it spelled Creaper and not Creeper though? I don’t know. Like the success of Downton Abbey, it’s one of life’s great mysteries. This is a pen with a flex nib and try as I might I can’t get the hang of it. So I just use it as a […]

Pilot Prera fountain pen review

30 September 2013 By ian

The Pilot Prera is quite rightly a legend. It’s solidly made and comes in a range of colours. What sets it apart, though, is the nib. When Pilot make a fine nib they do it properly: a very fine line and lovely and smooth to write with. This is one of the pens I always […]

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 […]