If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the Lamy Safari is practically worshipped. From the numerous clones like this to those pens who just took the triangular grip it is a fountain pen design classic. So having being a fan of Jinhao pens like the 992 and 159 I was keen to try […]Read more "Jinhao 991"
Y’know, for the longest time I didn’t want an eye dropper pen. I felt I didn’t need the bigger capacity or the effort of converting a cartridge pen. Then one day I found myself wondering what to do with the dregs in ink bottles (which I don’t have quite yet). When the level is just […]Read more "Lecai Eyedropper Fountain Pen"
Don’t buy this pen. Guess I should justify that statement…. On a whim I picked up one of these Pilot 78-ish pens off ebay for about £1.60 IIRC. I liked the green barrel and the office smart look. In the hand it felt like cheap plastic, as expected. The gold ‘colour’ nib has ‘WING SUNG’ […]Read more "Wing Sung 3001"
So the past few months I’ve been going on a cheap Chinese pen bender. Catching a good review online or just seeing a pen for sale at pocket money prices has accrued a collection that mostly hasn’t even been loaded yet. One of the first of my post-Jinhao pens has been the Wing Sun 698 […]Read more "Wing Sung 698"
Hey, tomorrow is Fountain Pen Day! Like most special occasions this was invented in a Hallmark-esque way to celebrate our community’s love of a certain analogue tool. It’s a great way to promote the hobby and bring existing enthusiasts into contact with others. Go check out some blogs and clubs linked from their web site!Read more "Fountain Pen Day"
The problem with watching reviews on YouTube is it’s very easy to get excited about a new pen. Seeing it in use, being compared to other pens makes it a bit more immediate than the written word. The Dollar pen was mentioned in a review for another pen and I went off to find out […]Read more "Dollar Fountain Pen review"
After missing LWES last year I made an actual effort to get along to my first ever pen show. After initially going to the wrong hotel (doh!) I went to the nearby correct Holiday Inn. I arrived about 14:15 so the show had been going on a while and I suspect I’d missed the busiest […]Read more "London Writing Equipment Show 2017"