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By Steve Morton | Writing tools we all love

Pen Review: Caran D’Ache 849 Fountain Pen

I have been waiting with bated breath for the Caran d’Ache 849 fountain pen ($52) to finally be available. It was accidentally revealed a bit ahead …


L’artiste pencil cases by PrintWorks

Home <b>›</b> Stationery, Notebooks and Organisers <b>›</b> Pens <b>›</b> <b>L’artiste pencil cases by PrintWorks</b><p><i>on</i> July 10, 2017 • ( 0 )<p>For the past four years I have been in a …


Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen Review


What Makes a Fountain Pen Worth the Money?

Many may remember the feeling before they decided to buy their first pen, that hesitation to make the leap from inexpensive, possibly office- or …

Fountain Pens

Troika Construction Sketch Mechanical Tool Pencil 2.0

I really like the look of this pencil. It is a pencil, ruler, lead pointer (sharpener) and eraser all in one! Find it here


Review: Apsara Beauty Dark Writing Pencil

The Apsara Beauty, or as I often mistakenly call it Black Beauty in some sort of homage to my childhood spent wondering why so many of my classmates …


Brazilian-Made Castell 9000s

Have you ever seen a Castell 9000 <i>not</i> made in Germany? Until now I’d only encountered the German variant of the venerable green pencil made by …


Neat & Super Dark: An overview of the colorful uniqueness of Indian pencils

One of the great ironies of wooden pencil merchandising is that for a product that’s a symbol — perhaps <i>the</i> symbol — of globalized industry, we see so …


Prismatic Limited Edition Archer Pencils by Baron Fig

Deep thinking. Big ideas. Changing the world. Like Baron Fig, I’m for all of that. But some days (most days, honestly) I don’t have the time or …

Limited Edition

Nib Newbs! TWSBI Eco!

M200 Smoky Quartz Special Edition Demonstrator

While not officially rumored, an announcement has been expected from Pelikan regarding a new fountain pen from their Classic line in the same color …

Fountain Pens

Pen & Ink Review: Robert Oster + James Finniss Serendipity ✑ Robert Oster Lake of Fire

Aurora 88 Nebulosa | Pen Précis

I’ve been reviewing/talking about Aurora Pens a lot lately. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of a lot of their pens. This pen, however, may be my …

Limited Edition

Nemosine Singularity Stub Nib Fountain Pen Review

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Edison Pearlette Fountain Pen Review

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Uni-ball Signo Needle Gel Ink Pen Review


Pen Review: Pelikan M101N Bright Red



Four years into this blogging thing, and here comes my very first review of a Parker pen! Why did I wait so long? Well, let's just say I might have …


Pen Review: Kanilea Pen Co. Mauna Kea

I've been waiting for a couple of months now before publishing a review of what might be my favorite pen acquisition of the past year: the "Mauna …

Mauna Kea

Maybe the Jinhao 992 Ain’t All It’s Cracked up to Be

I was ready to sing the praises of my latest ridiculously-cheap pen acquisition, the Jinhao 992 (aka the 922, aka the Spiral, aka the drunken …

Cool Stuff

Update to Currently Inked Downloadable Templates

Hey, pen friends! When I released the very first Currently Inked notebook a little over a year ago, I also released a downloadable PDF template for …


Streamline fountain pen review

<b>A little bit of</b> <b>history</b> <b></b> As the twentieth century grew more confident in its own artistic milieu and Art Deco architecture collided with aeronautical …

MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen Review

I came across the MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen on Amazon recently and was surprised because I know of MUJI because of their awesome store, but I’ve …

The Lamy Safari - Then and Now

Today: a quick look at two blue Lamy Safari fountain pens – one from the early 1990s and one from the mid-2010s.<p>…and just because people prefer to …

Pelikan M205 Aquamarine Fountain Pen Review

Did I need a another Pelikan M200? Apparently I did, because as soon as I saw this special edition aquamarine version I bought it. I also stumped up …

Fountain Pens

Aurora Duo Cart | Fountain Pen Review

Recently, a large Italian company was celebrating its 60th anniversary, and approached the Italian pen manufacturer, Aurora, with a commission to …

Review: TWSBI Eco Neon Green - Right foot oblique medium grind

I’ve reviewed the TWSBI Eco not long after it was released in Singapore way back in Jan 2016. I even give one away. This time I am not so much …


Review: Lamy Petrol

Lamy Petrol is Lamy’s 2017 limited edition ink. It’s paired with the Lamy Safari Petrol fountain pen’s release. Lamy Petrol is a deep, dark and …

Limited Edition