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 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!
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!?
I recently wrote a blog post in which I said that I am having difficulty in using anything other than my Montblanc 149 and 146. This has made me ponder how us fountain pen types can go through phases. Not long ago my daily carry was very Visconti based (I own more Visconti pens than … Continue reading Phases of fountain pen ownership