The Charts: May 14 update

I still remember the times when my sister and I would listen to the ‘pop’ charts on the radio as they came out on a Sunday… We’d sit, ready to record the songs from the radio with three-fingered dexterity, simultaneously holding down the play ,record and pause buttons on our portable tape recorders.. Ahh those were the days, long before Steve Jobs ad Bill Gates came along and the likes of iTunes, Grooveshark and Spotify appeared.

This is no different, call it nostalgia but I thought that I would give and update on my favourite pens and ancillary items in the form of a sort of chart. So here are my current top picks by category (reviewed 9th May 2014):

Fountain Pens (that I own)P1010094_2

  1. Signum Solare – F nib
  2. TWSBI 580 – F nib
  3. Pilot Custom Heritage 91 – FM nib
  4. Faber-Castell Ondoro – M nib
  5. Pilot Bamboo – M nib
  6. Onoto Magna Classic – F nib
  7. Edison Hudson – F nib
  8. Kaweco Classic Sport – M Nib
  9. Pilot MR (Metropolitan) – M nib
  10. Pilot Tow – FM nib

Other pens/pencils

  1. Uni Kuru Toga pencil 0.5mm
  2. Pilot G-Tech-C4
  3. Uniball vision elite F
  4. Staedtler Stick 430M
  5. Sakura Pigma micron .005


  1. Rhodia dot pad A4/5
  2. Maruman Mnemosyne
  3. A5
  4. Black n’ red A5 wirebound
  5. Iconic  Essay book


  1. Sailor Jentle Sky High Blue
  2. Diamine Syrah
  3. Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo
  4. Diamine Salamander
  5. Diamine Ancient Copper

Online shops:IMGP1317

  1. The Journal Shop – UK
  2. Bureau Direct – UK
  3. Pure Pens – UK
  4. Goulet Pens – USA
  5. Cult Pens – UK

Other stuff

  1. Hobonichi Techo Planner
  2. Allans’ pocket journal
  3. Midori ‘Japan works’ ruler
  4. OHTO smile clip
  5. Kokuyo Harinacs stapleless stapler

What do you think?



6 thoughts on “The Charts: May 14 update

  1. Wonderful list! MIne would include two sets of Osmiroid 65 Italic/lettering nibs…and a small callection of treasures no longer available.

    1. The reason they aren’t there is simply because I haven’t ordered from them 🙂 so can’t comment (yet)

  2. Impressive lists of pens and related items.

    The colour of thatSignum Solare is out of this world. I would love to have one myself. It is a pity Signum pens not being easily available in UK.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I love the colour on the Solare and am blessed to have had one sent over to the UK 🙂

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