I recently wrote a blog post titled 'Xbox or PlayStation?' In this I compared this to the Montblanc 149 and Pelikan M1000. Owning a 149 I am now resisting the urge for an M1000... Don't know about you but when in the past I've though about buying a car, ever other car I see seems … Continue reading Resisting the call for a Pelikan M1000!
What has that got to do with fountain pens I can almost hear you saying? I'll try to explain. It has always struck me that the two titans of the fountain pen world - Pelikan and Montblanc - are a little bit like Xbox and PlayStation. More specifically, their respective flagship models the M1000 and … Continue reading Xbox or PlayStation?
After my little clear out of some rather high-end pens I decided that I would offer for sale some pens that are much more affordable and all excellent in their own way. Payment will be via PayPal friends and family and postage is included in the price. If you are not in the UK postage … Continue reading More pens for sale
It has been a while since I put out a blog post so I thought I would. As you may be aware I have been having a clear out of several pens. I have to say that I would be happy to keep all of the ones I have put up for sale but as … Continue reading Having a clear out!
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!