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Stationery. Fountain pens. Ink.
Stationery. Fountain pens. Ink.

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Reviewing this memento from history has been a tricky proposition for me. Reviewing vintage pens that are not focused on aesthetic presentation (Conway Stewart Dinkies for example), but rather performance, is always tenuous. Do I review it as if it was a…
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The Sheaffer NoNonsense line has been around since the 1980’s and has been a mainstay of budget conscious students everywhere. I snapped up my own NoNonsense eons ago. Absolutely fell in love with its austere design and superb performance, but I should…
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The Platinum Carbon Desk Pen is a mainstay of the artistic world: inexpensive and predictable. It’s found in the pencil cases of illustrators worldwide. Personally, I am not much of an artist, and whilst I use fountain pens daily, I use them to write and…
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Oxford is a well known brand of stationary in the UK. Growing up, it was basically the standard at school, and whilst it’s not known for catering to trends, it does have a reputation for decent quality at a decent price. When I saw this red Black n’ Red…
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I absolutely love snapping up budget pens in the under $25 range because they universally have at least one feature that is super impressive, while having so many downsides that are so easily avoided, I almost stagger back from the stupidity of it all.…
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This will come as a shock to you folks, but I rarely read other people’s fountain pen reviews. The formatting most reviewers seem to strive for is one of professional consistency, which I always found quite jarring, as it’s hardly pertinent to the why of…
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Before we dig into this review, I should mention that I have owned quite a few Indian fountain pens in the past and have always been left feeling a smidgen indifferent towards them. The price is generally excellent and the fit & finish is usually… okay,…
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The Jinhao 992 pen is more or less everywhere these days, and frankly, for good reason. I know there has been some controversy with cracking in the past, but in my experience this is a rock solid pen. Admittedly, I do have one of the later versions, so…
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Alright folks, sorry about the delay. I know I said I would wrap up this up pronto, but my amateurish attempt at an experiment took longer than I expected. I simply own too many fountain pens and thus, I was distracted and forgot about the whole damn…
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I have had the photographs for this review ready to go since May, but I found myself floundering around like an idiot because my appreciation for this fountain pen is entirely based on feeling. On the surface of it, the Waterman Hemisphere is a pretty…
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