It’s that time again, another 100 twitter followers achieved another giveaway! This time with the help of RL Allan publishers I’m giving away an Allan’s pocket journal. I reviewed one of these back here. These retail at £25 each. This time the winner may also be able to choose the colour, depending on their availability. […]Read more "Giveaway: Anyone for some goat?"
The eagle-eyed and sagacious among you will already have placed the quote in the title as being from the 14th century middle english alliterative poem, ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’. It comes from the description of the green knight himself as follows: ‘Half a giant on earth I hold him to be, But believe […]Read more "Every feature in fair accord: A review of the Edison Hudson"
I used to write with fire… no really I did! My first career was that of an analytical chemist. On occasion in college we would write with fire, technically we were looking at the thermal decomposition properties of nitrates, but fire-writing sounds so much more cool doesn’t it. It involved taking a saturated sodium nitrate solution […]Read more "Writing with fire: A short review of Pelikan Edelstein Amber ink"
Is today better than yesterday?Philosophical evolutionary thinking as presented within most modern cultures posits that we and indeed everything else around us all get better as time goes on, entropy notwithstanding. Things evolve so they say, whether on a macro or a micro level, whether it be societies as a whole or people as individuals, […]Read more "Hooked on Classics: The rewards of using vintage fountain pens…"
“I know not where in all human history to any given thousand men in arms there has been committed a work at once so proud, so precious, so full of hope and glory as the work committed to you.” ~ Governor John A. Andrew of Massachusetts Call me an old romantic but I love the ability that we […]Read more "Full of hope and glory: A short review of Noodler’s 54th Massachusetts ink"
The heat is on people! Now we’re getting really serious, at least in terms of the sums people will spend on a pen. This is the fourth post in this short series in which we quickly review the buying of fountain pens in particular price ranges. In this post we’re looking at the range between […]Read more "It’s all about the money boys #4: Pens between £75-£150"
Today on the daily scribble we’re showcasing Noodler’s Qin Shi Huang ink. A very nice, rich crimson ink. AFWAPRead more "Daily scribble: 21st Mar. 2014"