A. G. Spalding Maple Wood Orange Fountain pen review

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[…]

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Pentel Energel 07 gel ink pen review

I think this was a freebie from the lovely Cult Pens people. Not because they sent me it to review but because they nearly always throw something in for free with every order. This is because they are great. But not so great that they send me things to review.[…]

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Rotring Freeway fountain pen review

This is a solidly made metal pen. It’s well put together although perhaps a little basic in its design. It reminds me a little of school. As for the nib… it’s firm, to say the least. It is a nib that could be used to smash glass in case of[…]

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Noodler Nib Creaper fountain pen review

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[…]

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MUJI 0.38 Gel Ink Pen review

I bought these pens quite some time ago, tried them, decided they were very nice and then didn’t pick them up again for a very long time. When I did, they worked immediately and I realised just how good they were. They write a good crisp fine line every single[…]

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