So in March last year the UK went into it’s first Covid lockdown. On my fucking birthday. Which was the first day of a week off work. I’d planned to go out to museums, exhibitions and see films at the cinema. Instead I couldn’t even walk in my local park. So the next day I […]Read more "VHS Notebook by Peleg Design"
So, I’ve not been in the office since mid-March. And I’ve not been working since the end of March. And as of the end of July I will no longer be employed. I went back to clear my desk a month ago, but hadn’t left much stationary there. The fountain pens I had loaded are […]Read more "Stuck at home with pens"
A few years back the introduction of the Kuru Toga caused a stir in the stationery community. It has a novelty ratchet mechanism in the tip which rotates the lead a few degrees every time it is lifted and placed back on he paper. If you write continuously for any length of time with a […]Read more "Uni Kuru Toga mechanical pencil"
After enjoying the Dollar pen (still to be reviewed) so much I was curious about other Pakistani pens. After seeing it mentioned in the comments of a video I tracked down a Dux 240 on ebay for the princely sum of £2.99. It arrived without any packaging apart from a cellophane sleeve and I got […]Read more "Dux 240 Fountain Pen"
It’s funny to review the Namisu Nova Ebonite after the Ixion. I missed the original metal Nova kickstarter as I didn’t find the design quite as original as the Nexus. But they released the ebonite version which tempted me, but by the time I chose to make the purchase they had sold out! To make […]Read more "Namisu Nova Ebonite"
In the low cost addiction of pencils it’s easy to pick up a lot of different things quickly for very little. However when writing this review I decided to double check what I paid for a dozen Mirado Black Warriors. I recall it being not very much. But consulting my Amazon history in October 2015 […]Read more "PaperMate Mirado Black Warrior HB Pencil"
So after teasing for a dog’s age here’s the first pencil review (ignoring the joke one). I’ve been using my sizeable pencil horde for my roleplaying gaming but I’ve also been using them at work in the mix with fountain pens and other writing instruments. I found this particular Tradition 2B in an abandoned desk […]Read more "Staedtler Tradition 2B"
So calligraphy isn’t something I’m interested in. I had a cheap calligraphy pen a while back and didn’t care for it. But I do like flex nib pens. So I grew curious about Zebra-G nibs. These are carbon steel (so not corrosion resistant) dip pen nibs that can be fitted onto fountain pens with feeds. […]Read more "Zebra-G calligraphy nib"
Having backed other Namisu Kickstarter projects (Nexus, X01 rollerball (to be reviewed!)) and buying an ebonite Nova (also to be reviewed, some day) I was first in line to back the Ixion project. Hoever it was a problematic project, running late with component issues and many thought an insufficient level of contact from Namisu. Personally […]Read more "Namisu Ixion"
Sharrrrrk pennnnnnnnn! Well, that’s what it felt like when Jinhao introduced this novelty pen on to the market. And like many in FP fandom I just couldn’t say no. Especially at its Ebay price of just 99p. It comes in many colours; I went for a green. The grip section is transparent and tinted to […]Read more "Jinhao Shark Pen"