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!?
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
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
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.
Last Saturday was the first pen club meeting of 2019. Visiting relatives not too far away I was going to walk the couple of miles to the meeting point near Liverpool Street station but messed up the timing. I therefore had to resort to taking a few stops on the tube to make it in … Continue reading First Pen Club Meeting of 2019