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"
It’s funny reviewing a classic pen. The 2000 has been around since the 1960’s, long before I was born. There must have been tens of thousands of reviews of it. But I guess my opinion is as valid as anybody else’s over the past 50 years. The 2000 is often recommended as a great choice […]Read more "Lamy 2000"
I’m having a quiet day at work, having to find things to do while the next thing in the official pipeline crawls towards me. Screw it, lets do a pen review! The Jinhao 992 has recently become popular in our community. It is a Sailor clone in style that is incredibly cheap; mine was £1.70 […]Read more "Jinhao 992"
So I was trawling Amazon when I found a new seller whose whole stock was priced at £7.99. Loads of big name brand pens, from Lamys to Pilots. I sensed a scam, or an order that would be rejected when their management realised the work experience kid had fucked up their shop front. But out […]Read more "Caveat emptor"