The London Pen Show landed here in the capital in March instead of its usual October. I cannot really complain about two shows in one year. I arrived quite early and as my family and I had stayed at relatives not far away, I enjoyed the couple mile walk to the venue at the Holiday … Continue reading London Pen Show – March 2019
You might have read my recent blog post about my 'Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Ebony' and its occasional ink starvation issue. I have been testing a possible solution for the past week or so and think the issue is no more. The pen occasionally suffers an almost ink starvation issue that results in the … Continue reading Possible Graf ink flow solution
My daily carry for the week ahead is going to be quite an easy one. In fact little has changed for the past few weeks. I am sure things will change (there is the London Pen Show nest Sunday) but for the moment at least, I am getting on so well with these pens I … Continue reading Daily carry for the w/c 04/03/19
I have had my 'Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Ebony for a few weeks now. It has not left my daily carry along with my Montblanc 146 LeGrand Platinum Line and Montblanc 149, so there is a bit of a German theme going on here. The Graf is an unusual pen. It is quite short … Continue reading Loving the Graf von
The February meet up of the UK South Pen Club was on Saturday, 16th and with a few hours before other commitments I was allowed to attend. The location was the 'Heron on the Lake' in Fleet. I made very good time and got there about 11:30 a.m. Penultimate Dave arrived not too long after … Continue reading UK South Pen Club February meet up.
The Montblanc 149 needs little in the way of introduction from yours truly. The internet is awash of reviews, videos, adoration, critics and everything in between. This week after years of should I shouldn't I, the moon and stars seem to align and a 149 was mine. The genesis for buying the 149 was buying … Continue reading The classic that is the ‘Montblanc 149.’
It was fellow blogger ukfountainpens who first alerted me to a Montblanc fountain pen available from BMW of all places. With very understated BMW branding and a price tag of £350 it looked like a bargain. Buying the pen from BMW was fairly painless. An email to say they had received my order followed by … Continue reading Montblanc 146 LeGrand Platinum Line (BMW)