I am not really a believer in kismet, fate, destiny...whatever word you want to choose but just over fours weeks ago the stars seemed to align and then kept aligning with regards a pen. It all started in Kingston upon Thames were I had been cycling through and happened to be hopelessly lost. As I … Continue reading Montblanc Heritage 1912 – a tale to tell
I like Montblanc pens and their inks. I have been using 'Irish Green' for ages. It is an ink I use every single day. In fact I have quite a few pens filled up with it. Another favourite is 'Toffee Brown' and more recently I have been enjoying the delights of 'Corn Poppy Red.' I … Continue reading Montblanc Boutique – New Bond Street
When dipping your toes into fountain pen land you might lean towards a certain brand. For example my pens are almost exclusively European in origin and hail from Italy, Germany and Belgium (yes you read correctly Belgium). Going hand in hand with buying and using pens, inks and various items of stationery, is the need … Continue reading Fountain Pens…it’s tribal people!
Diplomat are a pen company that have been around since 1922 but until recently a brand that has flown well below the radar for me. Having tested out one of their pens, the Esteem, at the recent London Pen Club Meeting I knew I had to check them out. Fellow blogger https://rupertarzeian.com brought his Esteem … Continue reading Diplomat Esteem – a bargain!?
I recently wrote a blog post in which I said that I am having difficulty in using anything other than my Montblanc 149 and 146. This has made me ponder how us fountain pen types can go through phases. Not long ago my daily carry was very Visconti based (I own more Visconti pens than … Continue reading Phases of fountain pen ownership
Since buying my Montblanc 146 and 149 (Platinum and Gold finish respectively) they have not left my side. I cannot really put my finger on it but they are - for me at least - bordering on perfect. I use them everyday and both medium nibs are utterly dependable. Added to this, I just like … Continue reading Daily Carry for w/c 01/04/19
Since getting my 'Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Ebony' I have been all but raving about the built quality, attention to detail and wonderful writing experience to be had. At the recent London Pen Show I had my eyes open for another Graf. I didn't see any sadly but the one I had been coveting … Continue reading Graf von Faber-Castell Macassar