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
Update I have reduced the pens still on offer for sale and you'll have until 17:00 London time on Thursday before I remove them from sale. Like many other I am trying to downsize my pen collection and I am having another sale. I am off work next week and offering these pens for sale … Continue reading For sale
I don't know about you dear reader but I look after my pens. I am not the sort of chap who keeps them in mint, as new, showroom condition but prefer to use them. For me, not using a pen would just be a waste. Of course this afternoon things went disastrously wrong? The Lamy … Continue reading Lamy Imporium nib disaster
Added 30/09/19. I will be deducting 8% off the asking price for my Waterman Edson until Friday 4th October. If I don't sell it my then I am happily withdrawing it from sale. Having another little clear out. I will list a few pens as and when I can best to part with them. Payment … Continue reading For Sale – update Sold.
You might have read my recent deliberations over whether or not I should get a Pelikan M1000. Well, the title of this blog might give things away but I will try to explain why. I have two Montblanc 149 fountain pens, classic gold finish and the platinum line version. Both have medium nibs. They are … Continue reading The 149 won…