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Tombow Olno Mechanical Pencil Review

As you will see from the pictures, this is a pencil I’ve had for a long time. It’s a pencil that’s been used a lot in that time, too. There is a reason for that: this is a good pencil. Price: £5 (UK) $5.50 (USA) Lead size options: 0.5mm Barrel[…]

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Tombow Airpress Ballpoint Pen Review

When most people think of a pen that will write on just about anything, just about anywhere, they think of the Fisher Space Pen. There are, however, some alternatives, such as the very reasonably priced Tombow Airpress. I bought this with my own money at the usual consumer price. These[…]

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Tombow 8900 review

Tombow 8900 Pencil Review

Tombow make great pencils for both writing and drawing. The 8900 is Tombow’s cheaper pencil for “General Writing”. Price: $0.80 Lead grade options: 2H, H, HB, B, 2B Barrel colours: green Barrel shape: hexagonal Eraser?: no The 8900 is a good looking pencil. It’s simple, with an unfinished end, but[…]

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Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pen Review

I’ve been slowly building up my collection of Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens for a few years but I have to admit it wasn’t until quite recently that how to use them properly really clicked. They’re a combination of felt-tip pens and watercolour paints but require a different approach to[…]

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Tombow Zoom 101 Fountain Pen Review

I was very pleased to have a chance to try the Tombow Zoom 101 fountain pen from The Pen Company. Tombow make some of my favourite art supplies and are famous, in particular, for their pencils, but they are not the first company you tend to think of when considering[…]

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