First post of 2017! So I didn’t originally fancy a pilot Kakuno (I’m not doing the keyboard tango to get that umlaut every time). But while perusing Amazon UK I found Japanese models were available for just £8.30ish. At that price I took a punt. Now when I say ‘Japanese model’ I mean this version […]Read more "Pilot Kaküno"
So I’ve been a bit busy and neglected JAPB. How about a quick look at what I’m using at the end of 2016? So my TWSBI 540 is back in play with Cult Pens Deep, Dark Red. It is still my favourite pen. Maybe I’ll get something even more upmarket in 2017? From an old […]Read more "Work loadout, December"
So I’m a bit too impulsive when it comes to purchasing new stationery, especially when it’s cheap. So when Cult Pens had the Uni-Ball Vision Elite BLX pens on offer a couple of years ago I picked up two for just £1.50 each in each of the colours. The BLX series (also available in Jetstream […]Read more "Uni-Ball Vision Elite BLX"
Well this is a pen I’ve owned for ages but never reviewed. As it’s back in my work rotation this is a great opportunity for a JAPB review! I had my eye on the Loom for a while before I picked it up. I really liked the aesthetics; simple lines, solid colours. The list price […]Read more "Faber-Castell Loom"
So no photos this time. I ‘took’ one of the shop interior but it seems my phone neglected to save it 😦 My partner really wanted to see an art exhibition in South Islington. This gave me an excuse to walk 10 minutes West and visit Present & Correct. This darling little shop is in […]Read more "Present & Correct, Isington"
Here’s one off the old backlog… So a year or two ago I read a favourable review of the 301 series rollerball. In a comment somebody mentioned a fountain pen variant. A quick google and I found it for sale on Amazon UK for just £2.99. A moments click and one was on its way. […]Read more "Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen"
Long time no post. D’ya miss me? During December I decided to wind down the fountain pens I was using so my 2 week xmas break wouldn’t have pens drying out in my office desk drawer. And I took a couple of other pens into work. One of which was this Schneider rollerball I’d had […]Read more "Schneider Xtra Document 0.6mm, black"