Stuck at home with pens

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 […]

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Dux 240 Fountain Pen

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 […]

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Namisu Nova Ebonite

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 […]

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Staedtler Tradition 2B

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 […]

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Zebra-G calligraphy nib

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. […]

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Namisu Ixion

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 […]

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Jinhao Shark Pen

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 […]

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