'Mr Pen' is an online shop where you can get lots and lots of quality fountain pens at very reasonable prices. I recently bought one of their offerings in the form of the Italix Captain's Commission and thought I'd share my impressions. This is a pen I first saw at a pen club meet about … Continue reading Italix Captain’s Commission.
Pierre Miller at the 'Desiderate Pen Company' based in Chicago, probably needs little introduction to many of you out there. He has been making his own unique and elegant pens for some time and I have admired them from afar. A few weeks ago I was able to order one of his pens that I … Continue reading Desiderata Pen Company – Precession 2019
I recently posted a review of my newly acquired Starwalker in which I said I liked the medium nib it came with and doubted if I would swap it. Today, this changed. Making up my mind that this particular pen was near-perfect as an accompaniment to my small pocket diary I carry everywhere, the only … Continue reading Montblanc nib exchange fun
I have had an on/off inclination to dip my toes into buying what is perhaps the gateway into all things that is Montblanc in the form of their Starwalker. This has taken me well over ten years - spoiler alert, I wish I had done so sooner. On paper the Starwalker shouldn't do it for … Continue reading Montblanc Starwalker – a little gem
You have probably read the sad news that fountain pen blogger https://ukfountainpens.com has - for the moment at least - put his pens and ink away for the foreseeable. Sad news. Probably like you I have looked forward to his excellent reviews, thoughts and insights into the addiction hobby that is fountain pens. In recent … Continue reading Shout out to Anthony at ukfountainpens.com
What a mouthful! I bought this pen from the fountain pen blogger, Jedi Master and friend UKFountainPens and was eager to get hold of a Sonnet with an 18k nib. Parker and I go back a long way. I used a Parker 25 and 45 almost exclusively for years but as time went by my … Continue reading Parker Sonnet Great Expectations Secret Shell Blue Special Edition
You might have read the self inflicted damage I caused to the nib of a less than a week old Lamy Imporium. After a suggestion from a reader of this very blog, I took their advice and reached out to Lamy. Taking the nib off the pen, I placed it in a padded envelope and … Continue reading Shout out to Lamy