I like a bargain… Some time ago I wrote a series of posts on the expectations one can realistically have of fountain pens in differing price brackets. Part of the rationale for that was to contribute to the thesis I hold that a great writing experience shouldn’t cost the earth. Today in that same vein […]Read more "Basically Distinctive : A review of the Faber-Castell Basic fountain pen"
Due to the need to help a family member out I’ve got some pens to sell… Preferably within the UK if possible. Most have been reviewed on my site if you want to browse some pictures 1. Edison Hudson F nib in green. 2. Conklin Stylograph mosaic. 3. Sailor Reglus F nib in orange. 4. […]Read more "Selling today…. Time to thin the pen herd."
OK another year is now in full swing… gone are the Christmas decorations along with the tree and by now mouldy turkey and hardened leftover cheese. The question now is what do we do to keep our spirits up through the bleak quarter of January through March as we weather the financial and calorific cost […]Read more "The Pen is poised: Anticipating & Advocating #InCoWriMo 2015"
It’s always good to start a series of reviews in a party mood… Here I go keeping my word that, despite the fact that life keeps getting in the way, I will prioritize the reviews of the 150th anniversary series of ink from Diamine. So I thought why not kick off with a party, or […]Read more "Let’s Party: A short Review of Diamine 150th Anniversary Carnival Ink"
Most muggles, sorry non-fountain pen enthusiasts, would think that £20 (around $30) is an exorbitant amount to spend on something as seemingly trivial as a pen. You may remember thinking the same thing long ago before being bitten by the pen enthusiasm bug or you might be financially constrained to the point that indulging your […]Read more "It’s all about the money boys #2: sub £20 pens"
Like some Melvillian Ishmael of old I make bold at this time to tell thee of Ahab… Incidentally that’s not the diabolically tormented and eventually ill-fated captain of the whaling ship “Pequod” but rather the slightly subversively political flex-nibbed fountain pen produced by Noodler’s in the USA. I say subversive and political because Noodler’s pens and inks […]Read more "Not a one trick pony: A short review of the Noodler’s Ahab"
Today’s scrible uses Diamine Onyx black, now I’m not a lover of black ink per se, but if I have to use one then this is the one for me… AFWAPRead more "The daily scribble: 9th Feb. 2014"